FBR temporarily halts raids on tax evaders

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has temporarily halted raids on tax evaders on assurance of business community.

The FBR has given an opportunity to non-compliant taxpayers to declare their income and assets by filing annual returns up to March 31.

At a media briefing on Thursday, Member Inland Revenue (Poilcy) Doctor Hamid Ateeq Sarwar and Member Inland Revenue (Operations) said that the FBR stopped the recovery campaign for fifteen days.

The members said that the raids have been suspended as a good gesture on the request of the business community.

Chambers and trade bodies have assured their cooperation in recovery of due amount of taxes from business community.

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and other business community had raised the issue of raids by tax offices during recent visit of FBR chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan to Karachi.

Member IR Operations Seema Shakil confirmed the issuance of notice to former president Asif Ali Zardari. She said that relevant office in Karachi which is dealing the case.

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