FBR surpasses fiscal year 2019/2020 collection target

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has surpassed revenue collection target of Rs3,907 billion for fiscal year 2019/2020, which was significantly lower due to coronavirus adverse impact on the economy.

FBR official spokesman on Tuesday said that the tax authorities had surpassed the downward revised target of Rs3,907 billion and collected Rs3,957 billion be Tuesday evening.

The spokesman said that the gross collection of the FBR also recorded above Rs4,000 billion for the first time in the history. The collection is considerably high considering the adverse impact of coronavirus.

The collection in the month of June 2020 also recorded at Rs411 billion by 3:00PM on June 30, 2020 as against the June target of Rs398 billion.

It is important to note that the FBR had lost around 30 officials due to the pandemic, which also included a grade 22 officer Muhammad Zahid Khokhar.

The FBR praised its officials for their dedication toward revenue collection despite threat of COVID.

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