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FBR trying to provide fiscal space to govt, says Ahmad Waqar

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Mr Ahmad Waqar has said FBR is striving to provide a greater fiscal space to the government by improving the tax-to-GDP ratio and broadening the tax base.

Mr Waqar was addressing participants of the 90th National Management Course during their visit to the FBR House on Thursday. He said FBR had taken various steps in recent years as part of a reform process to change the image and perception of FBR, broaden tax base, rationalize tax/tariff rates, improve resource mobilization efforts, encourage voluntary compliance ,
simplify tax laws and procedures, facilitate businesses and improve efficiency, integrity and transparency.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Irfan Nadeem, member Inland Revenue Service, said FBR was committed to enhancing the capability of the tax system to collect due taxes through application of modern techniques, providing taxpayer assistance and by creating a motivated, satisfied, dedicated and professional workforce.

He also briefed the participants on the functioning of FBR and highlighted the success of the ongoing reforms programme in achieving a greater autonomy and reorganization of FBR and its field offices on functional lines, integration of domestic taxes management, separate handling of large taxpayers, introduction of one-stop shop operation, improvement in physical infrastructure and compensation to employees.

Hamid Raza Wattoo
Secretary PR
Apr 09, 2009
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