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FBR launches annual tax directory of 1.21m taxpayers

FBR launches annual tax directory of 1.21m taxpayers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue Friday launched tax directory for the year 2016 (for the fourth consecutive year), featuring tax details of 1,216,614 taxpayers.

The 17,000 page document was formally launched by Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar during a function at FBR house here. The government has issued the tax directory of the taxpayers for the consecutive fourth year. “In line with our tradition of last three years, I am pleased to present the Tax Director of all taxpayers for the Tax Year 2016, prepared by the FBR,” said the finance minister.

The tax directory comprises three sections including corporations, Associations of Persons (AOPs) and individuals listed in alphabetical order. Dar said that the initiative taken by the government to broaden tax base were yielding the desired results due to which the total number of taxpayers, who have filed the returns and included in this directory to 1,216,614 compared with 1,074,418 taxpayers in the directory for tax year 2015.

He said that the tax directory was the manifestation of government’s commitment to provide access to information to the general public and should help in creating public awareness, motivation and transparency.

Dar lauded efforts of the FBR chairman and staff of the board for their contribution in the publication of this directory.

“In line with our tradition of the last three years, I am pleased to present the Tax Directory of all taxpayers for the Tax Year 2016, prepared by the Federal Board of Revenue,” he said.

The finance minister on the occasion called upon the senior officials of the board to contribute to their best to achieve current year tax collection targets.