FBR keen on finding new taxpayers: Haroon Akhtar

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ISLAMABAD: Haroon Akhtar Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue on Friday said the government does not want to burden the existing taxpayers and the tax authorities are keen on finding new taxpayers.
While talking to a delegation of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), he said the government believed in collecting taxes and broadening of tax base with the help of business community in a business-friendly environment free of duress and intimidation.
The government considers the support of traders and business community as a key to the government’s efforts for maximizing revenue generation and resource mobilization, he said.
Haroon Akhtar Khan said the government had increased the revenue growth by 20 per cent which came out even better at 24 per cent during the month of November.
“This is a positive trend and this must continue in coming months for the socio-economic uplift of the country,” he added.
He said FBR field formations were already in regular touch with the chambers and traders’ associations and this close interaction would be strengthened in coming months for the broadening of tax base.