FBR sets up BTB Zone Karachi for identifying tax evaders


KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has established special Broadening of Tax Base (BTB) Unit in Karachi to identify tax evaders in the commercial and financial hub of the country.
The unit has been inaugurated by FBR chairman Tariq Mahmood Pasha on December 18, 2017, said a statement on Friday. The chairman appreciated the establishment of BTB Zone in a shortest possible time and applauded the efforts taken by Chief Commissioners-IR Corporate RTO, RTO-II and LTU-II in making it fully functional. On the very occasion,
Chairman FBR while addressing the officers apprised that, BTB Units throughout the country have been created under the special directives of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi, and all out efforts may now be taken to net the new potential taxpayers.
Early on, while addressing all the Commissioners, of all five field formations in Karachi at LTU Karachi, the Chairman FBR emphasized the need to facilitate the taxpayers, redress their grievances on merit in a speedy fashion and maintain the current revenue growth at 20 percent of revenue budget till the end of Financial Year 2017-2018.
The Chairman further said that field formations to present better image of the organization in the society through transparency, fair play in their actions and better coordination with peer public sector agencies.