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FBR should add new taxpayers, not taxes: Ayesha Qazi

FBR should add new taxpayers, not taxes: Ayesha Qazi

LAHORE: “Excessive imposition of taxes on registered taxpayers could create tax evaders,” said Lahore Tax Bar Association President Ayesha Qazi.

In an exclusive talk with Customs Today on Wednesday, she said the FBR should enlist the new taxpayers to achieve current fiscal year 2014 target. As the economy of Pakistan is not in good condition due to shortage of energy and political rifts, how it is possible to get more taxes from the traders who are facing losses, she questioned.

She suggested that FBR should increase speed to broad the tax net.” We are here to help them to efficient the tax department, they can call us for help anytime”, she added. Commenting on the amended notification of the advance tax collection on international air tickets, she said that the services of our airlines were also poor which could face losses by imposing new taxes. She said that people would use other countries’ airlines, which might be a setback for the domestic airline industry.

Sources concerned told that almost 27,000 new NTN has been issued to the new taxpayers all over the Pakistan, while in Lahore Regional Office of FBR did not receive any returns from new taxpayers till the mid of September 2014.