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FBR Taxpayer Education Wing briefs newsmen

ISLAMABAD: Facilitation and Taxpayer Education (FATE) Wing of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) arranged an interactive meeting with a select group of journalists from daily Business Recorder, Islamabad, to apprise them of the latest FBR measures for facilitating the taxpayers.

According to a press release of the FBR issued on Monday, the informal interaction, that continued for more than an hour, was attended by Chief of ‘FATE’, Sajjad Haider Khan, Chief of DT Policy, Aftab Ahmad, Chief, Legal, Majid Qureshi, and Chief of Direct Taxes Mohammad Iqbal.

Secretary (FATE-DT) Sajid Hussain Shah, Secretary (FATE-Customs) Akhtar Hussain, Secretary (PR) Hamid Raza Wattoo, Second Secretary (FATE-Helpline), Mazhar Iqbal and Second Secretary (PR) and Mujeebur Rahman Talpur were also present. During the interaction, the FBR officials briefed the journalists on different measures taken, and being planned, by FBR for broadening the tax net and enhancing the tax-to-GDP ratio. The media persons were also apprised of the latest status of activities and measures for introducing the value-added tax (VAT) from the next fiscal year.

Chief of FATE Sajjad Haider Khan said the FBR considered the facilitation and education of taxpayers as a key component of the reforms programme and efforts were afoot to promote a tax compliance culture with a view to persuading the affluent sections of the society to contribute progressively towards national development. He said the FATE Wing had planned to regularly interact with the media as part of the facilitation efforts which would continue on regular basis to provide necessary information to the stakeholders. It was also felt that input on different aspects of VAT regime was imperative to educate the general public on fast track basis, the press release added.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:3/16/2010