Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi said on Tuesday that the board’s capacity would be enhanced to meet tax targets, a private media outlet reported.
Talking to journalists, Shabbar Zaidi said that FBR could not achieve the tax targets by following the conventional process.
He said, “First of all we have to identify the sectors that are still out of the tax net and then take measures to bring them under the tax base.”
In the agriculture sector, the government imposed taxes on the middleman, Zaidi said, adding that FBR is making efforts to increase number of new tax filers so as to expand tax net.
Earlier on May 24, Shabbar Zaidi had said that the new tax amnesty scheme would reduce people’s problems.
“Your money would be safer in Pakistan,” he had said while addressing a ceremony in Lahore.