Hafeez Shaikh directs FBR to simplify tax scheme for people

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Hafeez Shaikh, on Tuesday directed the Federal Board of Income (FBR) to hunt recommendation from consultants of various sectors and simplify the tax scheme for individuals, ARY Information reported.

Chairing a gathering concerning tax amnesty scheme, Shaikh mentioned tax scheme needs to be made handy for the lots. “We would like the utmost variety of individuals to avail the scheme.”

The assembly additionally reviewed strategies mooted by the members to make tax scheme a profitable one.

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The finance adviser mentioned the prime minister had already given instructions to take away pointless issues from the scheme.

Hafeez Shaikh on Sunday had additionally reviewed Tax Amnesty Scheme 2019. He was presiding over a gathering with officers of the Federal Board of Income in Islamabad.

A notification of the assembly mentioned the assembly mulled over mechanism and limits of the tax amnesty scheme. “Tax scheme needs to be made straightforward and possible,” mentioned the adviser to PM on finance.

On April 20, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh held a cellphone dialogue with Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo, Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan, and mentioned the progress of negotiations for an IMF-supported programme for Pakistan.

Each side expressed their dedication for shifting the discussions ahead. It was agreed that an IMF mission will go to Pakistan by the tip of April 2019.

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