ISLAMABAD: Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has recommended that the role of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) should be restricted to revenue collection.
In its annual report for year 2016, the FTO said that the restriction should be within the policy frame work set out by the Revenue Division. It further recommended that the FBR should have independent members instead of the FBR employees.
The FTO said that the FBR should have independent members instead of the employees from the revenue body.
The tax ombudsman said that in order to provide fair and effective adjudication system, departmental adjudication level and commissioner appeals should be dispensed with, and an independent National Tax Tribunal (NTT) should be constituted under the ministry of law or the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The NTT should also have provision for intra court appeals.
“The proposed NTT should consist of a Judicial Member (qualified to be appointed as a judge of the High Court) and a Chartered Accountant,” it added.