FBR advised to stop treating taxpayers unfairly

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been urged to stop unfair treatment of compliant taxpayers. The taxpayers should be rewarded instead of harassing them for being compliant. Institute of Chartered Accountants... Read more »

Customs announces auction of luxury vehicles on May 21

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Customs announced public auction of luxury vehicles lying at Prime Minister House to be held on May 21, 2019 at State Warehouse, Islamabad Dry Port. Read more »

Higher duty rates proposed for car, luxury items import

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been suggested to impose higher rates of duties on import of non-essential and luxury items in order to reduce current account deficit. Read more »

FBR chairman agrees on abolishing withholding tax on raw materials

KARACHI: Shabbar Zaidi, Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday asked business community to provide list of raw material for reducing tax rates on import stage. Read more »

PTBA suggests 5-year policy for gradually reducing sales tax rate

KARACHI: Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has suggested gradually reduction of sales tax rate under five-year policy and for first year the sales tax rate should be brought down to 15 percent... Read more »

Exemption on import of telecom equipment demanded to encourage investment

KARACHI: Foreign and multinational companies have demanded the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to exempt sales tax and customs duty on import of telecom equipment in order to encourage investment in this... Read more »

Black money invested in immovable properties allowed whitening at just 1.5 percent of tax

KARACHI: The government has allowed whitening of money investment in immovable properties at nominal income tax rate of 1.5 percent on declaration made by June 30, 2019. Read more »

PTBA recommends eliminating 12 provisions of withholding tax in next budget

KARACHI: Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has recommended abolishing 12 different provisions of withholding income tax in order reduce the cost of business. Read more »

Sales tax rate in Pakistan highest in region: ACCA

KARACHI: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has said that the existing sales tax rate of 17 percent in Pakistan is the highest in the region. Read more »

FBR recommended to exempt income tax on mortgage loans to facilitate salaried persons

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been recommended to exempt income tax on mortgage loans in order to facilitate salaried persons. Read more »

Amnesty Scheme -2019: text of presidential ordinance

ISLAMABAD: The amnesty scheme announced by the government for foreign and domestic undeclared assets a day earlier has been launched through promulgation of presidential ordinance on Wednesday. Read more »

PTBA recommends outsourcing potential taxpayers profiling to data mining company

KARACHI: Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has suggested the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to outsource the preparation of profiling potential taxpayers to a data mining company for broadening of tax base. Read more »