APP – Member Facilitation and Taxpayers Education (FATE) Wing of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Nasheen Javid Amjad on Wednesday said that a marked increase recorded this year in the number of tax returns filed by the salaried class, both in the private and the public sector.
Talking to top top leadership of Pakistan State Oil Company Limited, she said that it was due to timely technical assistance and facilitation provided by FATE wing to the taxpayers as part of FBR's outreach programme.
She said that the porgramme was aimed at acknowledging the contribution of taxpayers and offering them further help and assistance in a bid to broaden the tax base, said a press release issued by FBR here.
Managing Director PSO Sheikh Imranul Haque, CFO PSO Yacoob Suttar and General Manager Finance Imtiaz Jaleel received the FBR Member at the PSO House and discussed with her ways and means for further strengthening the relationship between FBR and PSO.
Member FATE said FBR wanted to reach out to the corporate world to offer them all kinds of technical help and assistance to discharge their tax related obligations.
“FATE Wing of the FBR has undertaken this initiative since September last year at the behest of Chairman FBR Tariq Mahmood Pasha to strengthen relationship with the corporate world and build a culture of trust and shared responsibility that leads to optimal revenue generation and tax compliance”, she added.
Our aim is to create greater awareness and understanding about the significance and advantages of discharging tax obligations for the taxpayers and filers who can benefit significantly in terms of paying lower rates of taxes on a host of financial and business transactions as compared to non-filers who have to pay far higher rates for their non-compliance, she said.
Speaking on the occasion MD PSO said that he was impressed with the efforts of FBR and particularly the Facilitation and Taxpayers Education Wing for bringing a fresh impetus and refreshing change in its professional dealings with the taxpayers.
He noted that a direct and frank way of knocking at the doors of large corporate taxpayers as the FBR had done for the last six months, was a welcome departure from the past and hoped such efforts would be continued in the best interest of the taxpayers and for an optimal revenue generation and resource mobilization.
He assured the member FATE fullest support from his company towards FBR's taxpayers outreach efforts.