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Finance minister assures to address APNS demands

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KARACHI: The Federal Finance Minister, Asad Umar, has assured the APNS office bearers and the members of the Executive Committee that the government is fully cognizant of the issues and problems of the print industry. The finance minister said it is the government’s responsibility to help media to brave the financial crises. Asad Umar was […]

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Internet escapes tax net

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LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday withdrew tax on internet services apparently on ‘pressure of social media’. Hundreds of websites in the country had been displaying a message “Don’t tax the internet” as part of their blackout campaign against the tax. The Punjab government on May 28 through an SRO had imposed 19.5pc tax on […]

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Tax data and right to information

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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), in compliance to commitment given by the Finance Minister to the Senate on January 7, 2014 that details of all parliamentarians would be made public by February 15, 2014, is still searching and collecting their data-even National Tax Numbers (NTNs) have not been issued to all of them till […]

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Tax rates fixed for cable TV operators

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By: Hanif Khalid ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has fixed tax rates for cable TV operators as per Pemra Rules, 2009. Rs7500 licence fee has been fixed for Category H, while renewal of the licence will cost Rs10,000. Rs25,000 licence fee has been fixed for Category 2 while the renewal of the licence will cost […]

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