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LTBA seeks removal of complexities in PRAL system

LTBA seeks removal of complexities in PRAL system

LAHORE: Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) demanded of the Federal Finance Minister and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue to remove complexities in the PRAL system (Pakistan Revenue Automation Ltd) as it is creating multiple problems for taxpayers.

The demand was raised at a meeting of Lahore Tax Bar Association. The meeting was presided over by the President (LTBA) Qari Habibur Rehman Zuberi and also attended by Secretary LTBA Ali Ahsan Rana, Zahid Pervaiz, Tufail Asghar, Khurram Shahbaz, Zulfiqar Ahmad and Anis Anjum among others.

The LTBA President said that the government would not be able to meet revenue target for the year if the PRAL system was not made taxpayer-friendly and the problems in it were not removed immediately.

He on the occasion adopted a resolution calling for immediate changes in the PRAL system that has put the taxpayers in great troubles. The participants also expressed their dismay over the non-functioning of the system in the recent past.

They also called for improvement in the Chief Revenue Office (CRO) Islamabad to enable it to help expansion in the tax net instead of creating undue hurdles.

They also demanded of FBR to grant permission for submission of Wealth Statement as Short Document besides allowing submission of manual tax returns as there are a large number of businessmen who are unable to use online system.

The LTBA President said that the Association had already forwarded a number of complaints to the authorities concerned but to no avail. He said that the Chairman FBR should take stock of the whole situation to ensure smooth filing of tax returns.