ISLAMABAD: In a step towards improving the tax system, the federal government decided to launch a new tax campaign across the country, ARY News reported.
This was announced by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Youth Affairs, Usman Dar, in a statement on Sunday.
Under the impulse, all development projects will be named as the main contributors and will also open development projects at the local level.
The campaign will be carried out in collaboration with the Federal Revenue Board and NADRA, and these institutions will identify taxpayers at the village and street level.
In the first phase, the unit will start from Sialkot and will be extended to other parts of the country in the next few days.
In a statement today, Usman Dar said that this campaign aims to respect the main contributors, adding that the initiative will further improve the tax culture in the country.
Last month, Karachi, the Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) of the Federal Revenue Board (FBR), published its semiannual performance report that showed a revenue collection growth of up to 15 percent compared to the year previous.
The unit raised Rs160 billion against Rs144 billion for the corresponding month last year. According to statistics, LTU collected additional revenues of up to Rs90 billion between July and December 2019.
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He added that the unit had also introduced several tax facilitation and enforcement projects during the period. Recording the 128 percent growth in the reimbursement of Income Tax and Sales Tax, the amount of the issuance was Rs17.8 billion, which was recorded up to Rs7.8 billion during the first six months of the Last fiscal year