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FBR launches drive to make cellular employees part of tax net by filing returns

FBR launches drive to make cellular employees part of tax net by filing returns

ISLAMABAD: As part of its initiative to rope in large public and private sector organizations and companies in its ongoing drive for filing of Income Tax returns, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has approached the country’s cellular sector to facilitate the workforce employed there to become part of the tax system by filing their tax returns.

The FBR’s effort to engage more than 50 leading corporations and companies of the country is being spearheaded by Ms. Nausheen Javaid Amjad, Member Facilitation and Taxpayers Education (FATE) Wing who met Mobilink’s management at the company’s head office and briefed them about a strong desire of the FBR to facilitate the employees of large companies to file their Income Tax returns. Mobilink’s CEO Aamer Ibrahim, Vice-President Corporate & Economic Affairs Ibrar Khan and Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer Syed Ali Naseer were also present.

Chief FATE Wing Ms Tehmina Aamer accompanied the Member FATE. During the meeting, Member FATE FBR Ms Nausheen Amjad said that, keeping in view of the concept of corporate social responsibility with the taxpayers, FBR was trying to reach out to the large public and private sector organizations and companies. “We are confident that together with companies such as Mobilink, we can boost the rate of filing as the filing of Income Tax returns is not only a legal obligation but also a national duty,” she said, adding the FBR is willing to provide any facilitation and training to help the Mobilink employees e-file and become part of the tax system. Mobilink CEO Aamer Ibrahim lauded the FBR’s initiative and expressed his company’s full support for it. He said that as a thought leader and as one of the leading multinationals of the country, Mobilink is happy to work with the FBR to boost the rate of taxation. “We would love to spearhead a positive drive about the role of taxes in national development and how we can take the country forward,” he added.

He also welcomed FBR’s offer to help Mobilink employees e-file and instructed his team to work with the FBR in the coming days to arrange facilitative sessions for the officers and staff of the company so that the company, being one of the largest contributors to revenue generation, could also emerge as a leader with its workforce as filers and enjoying the benefits of filing in terms of reduced taxes on a range of business and bank transactions.