Member IR (Operations) holds meetings with tax officials, industry to boost revenue collection

KARACHI: Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Member Inland Revenue (Operations) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched a round of meetings with tax officials and industrialists during his four–day visit to Karachi starting from January 14, 2021.

FBR sources on Thursday said that the Member IR had a busy schedule, which included meeting with the tax offices and chambers/associations.

The sources said that the meetings would focus on revenue collection during the first half of the current fiscal year.

During his meeting with chambers and associations, the member would encourage the industrials to contribute towards revenue collection.

According to the schedule, the member will kick off the visit to meet with an industrialist on Thursday evening.

The member on Friday will meet with office bearers of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA). On the same day, the Member will meet the senior officials of the Medium Tax Office (MTO) and Corporate Tax Office (CTO) to review the revenue collection performance.

On Saturday, the member will hold meetings with representatives of the Pakistan Yarn Merchant Association (PYMA) and Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA). On the same day, the Member will also hold a meeting with office-bearers of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI).

On Sunday, the Member is scheduled to meet Chief Commissioners Inland Revenue to discuss the revenue performance.

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