Tax directory 2016 shows 13.23pc increase in return filers


ISLAMABAD: The number of income tax return filers has increased by 13.23 percent in one year, according to directory of all taxpayers issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday.
The initiatives taken by the government to broaden the tax base are yielding the desired results due to which the total number of taxpayers who have filed their returns and included in this directory has increased to 1.21 million compared with 1.074 million taxpayers in the directory for the tax year 2015.
On this occasion, Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said that in line with our tradition of the last three years the present tax directory of all taxpayers for the tax year 2016 has been issued.
The Tax Directory comprises three sections i.e. Corporations, AOPs and individuals listed in alphabetical order.
The Tax Directory is a manifestation of Government’s commitment to provide access to information to the general public and should help in creating public awareness, motivation and transparency, the finance minister said.
He commended the chairman, officers and staff of the FBR for their contributions in the publication of this directory.