FBR suggested reduced corporate tax rate for job creation

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been suggested to reduce corporate tax rate by one percent for companies creating 50 or more new jobs in a year.

Pakistan Business Council (PBC) in its tax proposals for budget 2019/2020 suggested the government to reduce tax rate for companies creating more jobs during a year.

“One percent lower tax rate for existing companies that create 50 or more new jobs on their own payroll in a year.”

Giving rationale to the proposal, the PBC said that Pakistan needs to find employment for two million youth each year.

The PBC further suggested first year depreciation allowance for investment in making upgrades to the provision of facilities (including lifts, ramps) for the specially challenged in the workplace or business.

It further suggested 0.5 percent lower tax rate for providing livelihoods to specially challenged persons equal to five percent of the workforce.

Giving rationale to the changes, the PBC said that in order to demonstrate a commitment to creating livelihoods for all and work toward target of sustainable development goal – “By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.”

It further said that no or limited facilities that allow access in the workplace or business for the specially challenged thereby deterring the disabled from working.

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