RCCI delegation meets FBR Chairman

RAWALPINDI: A delegation led by President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce (RCCI) Zahid Latif Khan met FBR chairman Tariq Mahmood Pasha at FBR house Islamabad.

Talking to the delegation, Chairman said FBR believes in partnership with the business community. Increasing tax base and tax net has been top priority.

Directions have been passed on to all FBR offices across the country to show respect to traders, he added. With due consultations with traders and business community amendments have been made to facilitate tax payers and we always welcome recommendations from the business community. Without documentation of economy Pakistan can’t move forward, he added. The chairman congratulated new office bearers of RCCI on assuming office and expressed hope that the new team will work closely with government institutions in addressing issues faced by traders. President

RCCI Zahid Latif Khan, on the occasion, said traders have a common voice that harassing traders in the name of collecting taxes must be stopped. FBR and income tax staff should treat traders with respect. He said Government must adopt a comprehensive strategy in broadening the tax base and tax net rather than burdening the existing taxpayers. He also demanded that Tax filers must be exempted from Tax Audit.