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KARACHI: Pakistan Freelancers Association (PAFLA) has asked the federal government to remove tax on the income of freelancers, who are earning precious foreign exchange for the country through working on different projects for foreign clients.

In a budget proposal, the PAFLA has demanded of the government to remove the variable tax rate ranging from 1 percent on return filers to 2 percent on non-filers against every income transaction received by freelancers in their bank accounts.

PAFLA CEO Tufail Ahmed Khan said a majority of the freelancers in Pakistan work on different platforms of freelancing which also deduct their fees at different rates, on the other hand, various money transfer services also charge an amount from the freelancers, hence all these factors reduce their overall income significantly.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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