Finance Minister urges FBR to strive for broadening tax base

LAHORE: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has directed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to aggressively follow up its agreement with traders to expand the tax base.

During a visit to FBR House in Islamabad, the Advisor asked for timely and full payment of tax refunds.

He emphasized to keep robust communication with public and stakeholders in every activity undertaken by the FBR to harness public support for its efforts of broadening the tax base and promoting tax-compliant culture in the country.

FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi informed on the occasion that FBR has registered 16.3 per cent revenue growth by collecting Rs2,083.2 billion as per provisional figures for the period between July to December 2019.

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He said it is Rs292.3 billion more than the revenue collected during the corresponding period last year.

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