Tax collection witnesses negative growth after 51 years

ISLAMABAD: The revenue collection in 2018/2019 has witnessed negative growth after 51 years, according to year book released by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The historical revenue collection shows the tax collecting agency witnessed the negative growth in 1967/1968.

Following is the historical revenue collection figures since 1948/1949:

Rupees in million

Year Total  
1948-49 311 +
1949-50 448 +
1950-51 785 +
1951-52 951 +
1952-53 882
1953-54 701
1954-55 775 +
1955-56 965 +
1956-57 884
1957-58 978 +
1958-59 1,281 +
1959-60 1,178
1960-61 1,400 +
1961-62 1,565 +
1962-63 1,760 +
1963-64 2,083 +
1964-65 2,498 +
1965-66 2,686 +
1966-67 3,299 +
1967-68 3,213
1968-69 3,902 +
1969-70 4,610 +
1970-71 4,984 +
1971-72 5,162 +
1972-73 6,508 +
1973-74 9,019 +
1974-75 10,937 +
1975-76 13,193 +
1976-77 15,664 +
1977-78 19,188 +
1978-79 22,399 +
1979-80 30,016 +
1980-81 34,764 +
1981-82 38,551 +
1982-83 43,308 +
1983-84 50,331 +
1984-85 52,410 +
1985-86 59,202 +
1986-87 65,301 +
1987-88 75,425 +
1988-89 90,381 +
1989-90 104,233 +
1990-91 110,493 +
1991-92 139,776 +
1992-93 153,238 +
1993-94 172,591 +
1994-95 226,578 +
1995-96 268,037 +
1996-97 282,087 +
1997-98 293,631 +
1998-99 308,509 +
1999-00 347,104 +
2000-01 392,277 +
2001-02 404,070 +
2002-03 460,627 +
2003-04 520,843 +
2004-05 590,387 +
2005-06 713,442 +
2006-07 847,236 +
2007-08 1,008,091 +
2008-09 1,161,150 +
2009-10 1,327,382 +
2010-11 1,558,014 +
2011-12 1,882,693 +
2012-13 1,946,360 +
2013-14 2,254,532 +
2014-15 2,589,978 +
2015-16 3,115,054 +
2016-17 3,367,900 +
2017-18 3,843,755 +
2018-19 3,828,482

 

The negative growth in revenue collection for fiscal year 2018/2019 has been witnessed when Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi is performing as chairman.

The previous negative growth in revenue collection was recorded in 1967/1968 when Ghulam Ishaq Khan was Ex-Officio Chairperson of the then Central Board of Revenue (CBR) presently FBR.

Record shows the tax collection also witnessed negative growth in 1952/1953, 1953/1954 and 1956/1957 when Mumtaz Hassan was ex-official chairperson of the CBR. He served at head of the tax collecting agency from February 25, 1952 to November 01, 1958.

The tax collecting agency again witnessed negative collection growth in 1959-1960 when H A Majid was ex-officio chairperson of the CBR.

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