Govt to broaden tax net: FBR chairman

Fawad Maqsood September 4, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi Monday said the government was trying to broaden the tax network by imposing tax on private medical practitioners, schools and others non-tax paying sectors.

Talking to a private new channel, he said the imports had reduced by $ 1.79 billion during the first two months of ongoing fiscal year.

He said it was the policy of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government to reduce imports bills and increase exports, besides taking measures to reduce tax evasion.

To a question, the FBR chairman said tax collection had reduced due to decrease in imports.

He said the government would hopefully achieve the tax target set for fiscal year 2019-20.

To another question, Shabbar Zaidi said there was no likelihood of any mini-budget.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2019

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