Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue despatches Federal Board of Revenue members to Karachi to meet traders

Islamabad, February 03, 2016 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Senator Haroon Akhtar Khan has despatched a high-level team of FBR officials to Karachi to hold series of meetings with office-bearers and members of trade bodies, business community and tax bar association to apprise them of the Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme (VTCS).

The team comprises Member Inland Revenue Policy Rehmatullah Wazir, Member Facilitation and Taxpayer Education Wing Nadeem Dar and Chief Inland Revenue Policy Vishnu Raja Qavi. The three senior FBR officials would stay in Karachi until the weekend and hold meetings with the traders and representatives of business community and explain to them the benefits and advantages of the recently launched Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme which allows the traders a broad range of incentives to become part of the tax net.

The sending of a high-level FBR team to the metropolitan city of Karachi comes following Haroon Akhtar Khan’s instructions to the officers and staff of FBR to make all-out efforts to make the scheme successful as the scheme offers a “rare and golden opportunity to the traders to become part of the tax net and do their business with ease and comfort and without any fear of being audited for the next four years”.

It may be added that FBR has set up a control room-cum-operational room in the FBR Headquarters to coordinate activities in FBR’s field formations across Pakistan to facilitate and educate the traders about the Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme which has been launched after approval of the Parliament.

The Control Room fitted with communication and connectivity gadgets, was made operational yesterday. A dedicated team of FBR officials has also been deputed at the Control Room to coordinate efforts for facilitating and educating the traders and motivating them to make full use of the Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme.

Meanwhile, all Regional Tax Offices have already been instructed not to issue any notice to a person who becomes part of this scheme, without the approval of FBR Headquarters. To make the scheme successful and to facilitate the trader’s community, focal persons and sub-focal persons have also been appointed in all Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) while informative and explanatory material about the scheme has also been made ready.

For more information, contact:
Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Talpur
Second Secretary (Public Relations)
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
FATE Wing, Federal Board of Revenue,
Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92 51 921 7267
Fax: +92 51 9208456
Email: mujeeb.talpur@fbr.gov.pk, talpur35@gmail.com