ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Mehmood Pasha has assured the representatives of the Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran and Tajran Action Committee that tax filing system and process will be simplified so that less educated persons could submit tax returns without the help of any lawyer.
He stated this during a meeting with a delegation of the two traders organizations led by Sharjeel Mir at the FBR headquarters.
The delegation was consisted of Chairman Anjuman-e-Tajran Sheikh Saddique, Chief Patron Chauhdary Iqbal, spokesman Naveed Qamar, Patron-in-chief of Grain Market Rawalpindi Sheikh Asif, and representatives of the Goods Transport Association Raja Zafar and Zahid Bakhtawari.
The delegation briefed the chairman that there are 3.2 to 3.5 million traders in the country they could be brought into the tax net. They assured the chairman of their cooperation in this regard.
President Sharjeel Mir said that Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran is ready to work closely with FBR for brining the non filers traders in the tax net through broadening the tax base.
Delegation advised chairman that taxpayers should be provided state-of-the-art facilitates at airports, railway stations, jospital and in other state institutions.
Delegation also requested chairman FBR that Taxpayers Audit system need to be little change, FBR should not put the name of those taxpayers in next balloting which has already included in the audit list as a result of balloting. Old system should restore for taxpayers audit and given them three year exemption if FBR audit their accounts.
Chairman FBR said that this year FBR cannot review on this proposal but in next year FBR will revisit this decision. Chairman FBR also said that this kind of interaction is crucial to know and understand one another’s point of view. He stressed the need to bring the Taxpayers and FBR closer and to remove the misunderstandings, if any, to build a stronger relationship.