FBR urged to reduce withholding tax for FMCG distributors

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been urged to reduce withholding tax rate to 0.2 percent for distributors of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies as higher rate is increasing the... Read more »

FBR suggested abolishing regulatory duty on import of phrma raw materials

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been suggested to abolish regulatory duty and reduce customs duty on import of raw materials by pharmaceutical industry. Read more »

Ban foreign cigarettes without health warnings: OICCI

KARACHI: The government has been advised to ban import of cigarettes without health warnings in order to discourage smuggling. Read more »

Reduction in corporate tax for E&P companies recommended to attract foreign investment

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been recommended to reduce corporate tax rate for exploration and production companies in order attract foreign investment in this sector and generate more revenue for... Read more »

New tax legislation sought for Islamic banking

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been suggested to draft new legislation for taxation of Islamic banking. Read more »

Demonetizing high denomination currency notes recommended to eliminate avenues for untaxed funds

KARACHI: The foreign investors and multinational companies have suggested the government to demonetize high denomination currency notes to eliminate parking lots for untaxed funds. Read more »

Amnesty schemes culture should be eliminated: OICCI

KARACHI: Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) has recommended the government to eliminate culture of amnesty schemes as such measures encourage tax evaders. Read more »

FBR restructuring proposed to make autonomous body

KARACHI: The government has been proposed to make Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as an autonomous body on similar line as State Bank of Pakistan. Read more »

FBR suggested reducing income tax rate for banks

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been advised to reduce income tax rates for banking companies in line with general corporate tax rates. 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 »

OICCI welcomes Shabbar Zaidi’s appointment as FBR chairman

KARACHI: The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI), has appreciated the appointment of tax expert Shabbar Zaidi as Chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), a statement said on... Read more »

100pc foreign shareholding allowed in legal entities incorporated in Pakistan: Razak Dawood

KARACHI: Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, has said that 100 percent foreign shareholding remained allowed in legal entities incorporated in Pakistan. Read more »