Tax offices fail to meet target of integrating retailers

Tax offices fail to meet target of integrating retailers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has expressed annoyance over the lack of interest shown by field offices in integrating Point of Sale (POS) of Tier-1 retailers with the online tax system.

According to an official document related to Tier-1 Retailers POS Integration – Third Quarter Targets (January 2022), the analyses revealed except for Large Taxpayers Office (LTO) Karachi and Regional Tax Office Bhawalpur, “none of the formations have achieved their assigned targets.”

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“This is an alarming situation which reflects negatively on the commitment on you formations,” the FBR informed the tax offices.

The FBR directed Chief Commissioners Inland Revenue of tax offices to personally look into the state of affairs and ensure a healthy figure of Tier-1 Retailers POS Integration against the assigned monthly targets.

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The Member Inland Revenue – Operations has shown displeasure over the slow pace of integration of Tier-1 retailers, notified through Sales Tax General Orders (STGOs). “… These monthly targets are based on STGO and poor percentage of integration in January 2022 indicates lack of commitment of field formations both in integrating the Tier-1 retailers cleansing of STGOs list of taxpayers,” the official document added.

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According to the details, the tax offices were required to integrate 2828 Tier-1 retailers but those offices were able to integrate only 407 retailers during the month of January 2022.

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