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LCCI asks FBR to resolve issue of ‘inactive’ online services

LCCI asks FBR to resolve issue of ‘inactive’ online services

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to resolve the issue of “inactive” of online services at its portal.

LCCI President Ijaz A. Mumtaz said that the LCCI is constantly receiving complaints from its members that they are facing serious problems while working with FBR’s online services as their online requests do not go through the online portal and cannot be retrieved by the collectorate concerned for further processing.

“The matter is grave since no documents are accepted by the Federal Board of Revenue manually,” Ijaz A. Mumtaz said.

The LCCI president said that the today’s world, Information Technology is of prime importance as it saves precious time of the business doing people therefore concerned authorities of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) should pay immediate attention towards this important issue.

“The Federal Board of Revenue’s online portal is creating problems since long but business community is unable to understand that why immediate attention was not paid to solve the issue”, the LCCI president said.

He said that the Federal Board of Revenue would have to facilitate the business community in maximum to achieve the massive revenue target of Rs 3100 billion set for the ongoing financial year.

Ijaz A. Mumtaz suggested to allow manual processing of the requests till said system is thoroughly tested and made fully functional s this hindrance is badly affecting smooth flow of business activities in the country.