FBR not to conduct raids: FPCCI

KARQCHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Monday said that the tax authorities have assured of not to conduct raids and harass taxpayers.

Engr. Daroo Khan Achakzai, President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Dr. Mirza Ikhtair Baig Sr. Vice President FPCCI, Vice Presidents FPCCI, Mr. S. M. Muneer, Mr. Zubair Tufail, former President FPCCI and Sheikh Khalid Tawab Former Sr. Vice President FPCCI hailed the announcement of Chairman Federal of Revenue (FBR) Dr. Jehanzeb Khan made in a meeting with Business Community at FPCCI that henceforth there will be no raids on the tax payer as these raids had created great deal of concern, harassment and anxiety among the business circles.

They also appreciated the decision of Chairman FBR to formulate a Committee consisting of FPCCI and officials of FBR to resolve the day to day issues of businessmen. They assured that FPCCI will not support tax evaders and will look into the individual cases of tax evasion on merit.

The President FPCCI underscored the need of activation of Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for resolving taxes related cases of Rs. 38 billion. He also suggested early issuance of promissory notes against the refunds as exporters are facing huge capital shortage for making new investments.

He also emphasized on the identification of new tax payers and exploration of new areas for broadening of tax payers instead of putting more burden on the existing tax payers.

The businessmen appreciated FBR for extending date of filing tax returns till March 31, 2019 and urged to enhance the tax base through direct taxes instead of indirect taxes which directly affects the low income group.

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