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FBR chief urges greater effort for revenue collection

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Mr. Sohail Ahmad has called for concerted efforts to improve the collection of revenue.

“Meeting the revenue collection target is a huge responsibility and we must pool and use all our resources to meet this challenge,” he said in his address to a seminar organised by the HRM Wing of the FBR on ‘IP framework for effective business processes’ here in the capital.

The Chairman emphasized the importance of IP and its contribution towards the performance of various FBR wings such as audit and enforcement. He announced similar seminars would be held in the coming days to gather feedback and break the disconnect between the Headquarters and the Field Formations.

The seminar attended by the concerned FBR Members, all Chief Commissioners from the Field Formations as well as Commissioners IP, DG (IMS), CEO (PRAL) and GM (PRAL) discussed a broad range of issues related with IP to identify a clear roadmap for better cross verification of information and broadening of tax base in the wake of functional and structural integration of domestic taxes within the FBR.

CEO PRAL, DG (IMS) and Member Sales Tax and Federal Excise also briefed the participants about the ongoing activities in the field and the actions required to be performed. The participants proposed removal of dormant NTNs, integration of all applications of Sales Tax and Income Tax, more training in Mahasil, STARR & their different modules as well as specific software
relevant to job descriptions.

At the end, the DG (HRM) thanked the participants for their valuable input and suggestions and assured that these suggestions would be sent to the concerned authorities for devising the future strategy.

Hamid Raza Wattoo
Secretary PR
Feb 03, 2010
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