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Top 100 taxpayers in 4 categories to get privilege cards: Asad

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue official spokesperson Shahid Hussain Asad has said that privilege cards will be issued in March 2014 to 100 top taxpayers in four different categories.

This scheme is a part of Prime Minister’s incentive to the taxpayers to promote tax culture in the country.

Under the scheme, top 100 taxpayers will be issued privilege/recognition cards falling in four categories: CEOs of companies, salaried individuals, non-salaried individuals and member of association of persons (AOPs).

The benefits of the card will include use of VIP lounges at airports, fast track clearance and immigration counters and issuance of gratis passports.

The benefits of the cards also include increase in the baggage allowance from $500 to $2,500, annual dinner with the Prime Minister at excellence award ceremonies, invitation for ceremonies for March 23, August 14 and other state banquets.

Asad, who is also the Member Inland Revenue (Policy), said that the government will also confer with excellence awards to top 10 taxpayers in each category.

He said that FBR had discussed with all other government departments for the issuance of the privilege cards, including immigration department, civil aviation and passport issuing authorities.