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FBR's quest for in-house cleaning

Pakistan, Nov. 22 -- According to a Press release, the Federal Board of Revenue(FBR)issuedterms of references (ToRs) for Integrity Management Cell (IMC). According to the ToRs, theIMC will be headed b... Read More


Rich legislators of poor nation

Pakistan, Nov. 15 -- In democracy, direct taxes play an important role for equitable wealth distribution. The Parliament enjoys exclusive power to levy taxes and citizens pay these under social contra... Read More


Innovations in justice delivery

Pakistan, Nov. 8 -- In many early columns, the need for merging existing tax tribunals into National Tax Tribunal orNational Tax Court was discussed in detail for speedy disposal ofcases. We must also... Read More


FBR: extortionist & failed

Pakistan, Oct. 11 -- Our taxbureaucratskeep on maligning the citizens as tax dodgers, while theso-called "informed" analysts and all-knowing (sic) TV anchors join the bandwagon with often-repeated pop... Read More


FBR's data analysis

Pakistan, Oct. 4 -- The Federal Board of Revenue has released four documents in September 2020, namely, 'FBR Year Book for 2019-20','Parliamentarians' Tax Directory for Tax Year 2018', 'Tax Directory ... Read More


Legislators, FBR, NAB, ECP & accountability

Pakistan, Sept. 27 -- Every year a large number of legislators-Senators, members of National and Provincial Assemblies-fail to file their annual statements of assets and liabilities to the Election Co... Read More


FBR, NADRA & data sharing

Pakistan, Sept. 13 -- According to a Press report, in a recent meeting between Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), the issue of sharing data about ... Read More


Modernising & reforming FBR

Pakistan, Aug. 30 -- Pakistan, for the last many decades,has been grappling with the problem of raising adequatetaxes to meet needs of both the people and the state. The perpetualand burgeoning fiscal... Read More