PM directs to use modern means to bring Non-Tax payers into Tax Net

 
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Islamabad, Feb. 19 (TNS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to use modern means for tax collection to bring non tax payers to the tax net and to facilitate existing tax payers.

Chairing a meeting regarding government’s steps to collect revenue in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said tax evaders are foes of the nation and the country and they do not deserve any concession.

The Prime Minister said focus should be made on tax evaders and non-filers instead of harassing regular tax payers. He said tax evaders and non-tax payers should be exposed before the people. He said indiscriminate action should be ensured against tax evaders and FBR officials, who facilitate theft of tax.

The meeting was informed that over six thousand cases of high net worth individuals are under review from which a total income of over two billion rupees is expected of which 1.3 billion rupees have so far been received.

It was told that sixty six cases of information and investigations are also being examined and over 1.5 billion rupees have also been collected in this matter.

The Federal Board of Revenue apprised that mapping of 2,000 plazas have been completed, while automatic system to collect tax has been installed at over 2,500 points of sale. It was said that a collection of 24.818 billion rupees is expected under new measures taken by the FBR and 11. 882 billion rupees have already been collected.