FBR to bring unregistered doctors in tax net to broaden tax base
To broaden tax base, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday made the decision to bring unregistered doctors into tax net.
- Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) decides to bring unregistered doctors into the tax net.
- The decision has been taken in a bid to broaden the tax base.
- FBR writes to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) asking for details of its members within ten days.
- All the doctors registered with the PMDC are bound to file their tax returns.
In a bid to broaden the tax base as part of the new reformed tax policy, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) decides to bring unregistered doctors into the tax net. Following the decision. FBR also wrote to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) asking for details of its members within 10 days.
It is mandatory for all the doctors registered with the PMDC to file their tax returns. However, as FBR complains, that most of PMDC members were not filing their tax returns. The new decision stresses the need, which will broaden the tax base and also expose the defaulters.
‘Tax defaulters are enemies’
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to adopt a new and reformed system for the tax collection. The purpose is to take sustainable measures that have a long-lasting impact and implementation, creating ease for expansion of tax net in the country.
“Tax defaulters are enemies of the nation, they should be exposed,” the Prime Minister said while chairing a high-level meeting regarding tax collection in the Federal Capital Islamabad.
Chairman FBR briefed the Prime Minister that significant measures are being undertaken to bring defaulters in the tax bracket. FBR chairman added that more than Rs 6 billion tax had been collected by the FBR in the cases related to off-shore companies so far.
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