FBR starts crackdown against 10,000 non-filers in property, education and service sector


ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will issue 10,000 notices next month to non-filers of income next as first phase of the drive against tax evaders.
State Minister for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan on Thursday said the government was devising a strategy to go after the tax-evaders and initially 10,000 people have been identified on the basis of data which would be brought under tax net from next month.
These potential taxpayers have been identified in different fields including education, property and other services sectors, he said.
He said that on the basis of data obtained by the government, first batch of 10,000 potential taxpayers would be served notices in the beginning of next month (January).
The minister said that in order to broaden tax net, an amnesty scheme was also under consideration to facilitate Pakistanis bring back their money from abroad. However, he was of the view that this scheme would be executed after thorough consideration.
The minister said that the recently imposed Regulatory Duty (RD) on various importing items by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) would begin showing its positive effects on revenue collection soon.
He said that the number of tax return filers has also increased from 0.914 million last year to 1.14 million during the current year (2017-18), which is a positive sign.