Project launched to promote tax culture through educational institutions

Project launched to promote tax culture through educational institutions

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) have signed a agreement to promote tax culture in the country through educational institutions.

A special signing ceremony of Letter of Understanding (LoU) between FDE and FBR held on Wednesday in Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Islamabad.

Ceremony was observed by Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood, Parliamentary Secretary Wajija Akram Khan, Chairman FBR Javed Ghani, Federal Secretary Farah Hamid Khan, Additional Secretary Mohyuddin Ahmed Wani, Director General Federal Directorate of Education, Zia Batool and senior officers of the FBR.

The LoU is aimed to promote tax culture and tax awareness in all educational institutions of Federal Directorate of Education.

It shall serve to define and detail the terms & conditions to foster positive taxation culture serve and awareness among students and teachers through different sets of activities, skills and experiential learning for making them responsible citizen.

Federal Board of Revenue will educate and train two hundred twenty thousand students & seven thousands & five hundred teachers through taxation syllabus, training sessions and seminars.

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) shall provide experiential learning opportunities, on and off campus for personal and professional development of the students and Teachers.

Federal Board of Revenue is prime institution of the country which collects tax from businesses and individuals, scrutinize tax crimes and money laundering by applying highest standards of courtesy, integrity and professionalism.

Federal Directorate of Education shall arrange tax awareness campaigns and walks in coming months all over the Islamabad capital territory.

Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood applauded the initiative and urged the provinces to follow this practice. Federal Education Minister has stated, we are introducing such reforms through syllabus for students and teachers, which have never been observed in the history of the country, before.

The project will ensure improved personal and professional knowledge, attitude and skills of the students & teachers through core values of respect for law, the life and property of self and others by strictly following the Federal Board of Revenue.

LoU was inked by Director General Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) Zia Batool and Chief (FATE) Federal Board of Revenue Ayesha Farooq.