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Pakistan needs tax culture, expansion of tax net: Rehmatullah Khan Wazir

Pakistan needs tax culture, expansion of tax net: Rehmatullah Khan Wazir

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue Member Inland Revenue Operations Rehmatullah Khan Wazir has said that there is a need to introduce strong tax culture in Pakistan and expand the tax net.

Addressing a post budget seminar arranged by Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) the other day, he said that tax revenues of the provinces have increased after the National Finance Commission award. “This is up to the provinces to use the revenues on the welfare of the people and on developmental projects, he said. He, however, said that it was also a reality that the people did not want to pay taxes in Pakistan.

He said that in order to promote tax culture in the government is already taking measures but it is impossible to increase the tax net without the cooperation of masses.

On the occasion, other speakers said that tax revenue is backbone of any economy in the world, but unfortunately, the tax system of Pakistan is not taxpayers friendly as many people wanted to pay their tax liability but they have been always discouraged due the various bottlenecks in the system.

They said that the government should take corrective measure to make the tax system people friendly so everyone can pay his tax.

Lahore Tax Bar Association President Qameruz Zaman , General Secretary Abdul Waheed, Vice President Shahbaz Sidique, Ch Zahid Rafique Syed, Syed Ali Rizvi, Khawaja Adnan Zaheer and Ch Zahid Attique were also addressed the seminar .