Govt working on multiple areas in broadening tax net: RTO


From Business Correspondent

RAWALPINDI: Chief Commissioner, Inland Revenue, Regional Tax Office Rawalpindi Dr. Hamid Atiq Sarwar said the government was working on multiple areas in broadening the tax base and Tax net. He said while addressing during a visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here yesterday. Hamid said that trader’s contribution towards revenue collection has been increased and we do appreciate their efforts in strengthening the national economy. Inland Revenue department has delegated certain services to zonal offices so that local taxpayer get easy access and get his grievances addressed at local level.

He further added the Inland Revenue department had zero-tolerance for misbehavior and harassment created on the part of tax collectors against any taxpayer, as maintaining the respect of taxpayers was top of its priorities. He said he had an open-door policy and assured that genuine complaints of taxpayers would be addressed. He also lauded RCCI for its efforts in promoting trade activities in the region and providing a platform to address the issues linked with taxpayers.

On this occasion, President RCCI Malik Shahid Saleem said that traders are not against the taxes, however, harassment should be stopped in the name of tax collections, registration of business centers and multiple audits and misuse of discretionary powers of inland revenue officers.


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