400,000 tax-evaders served notices
- Web Desk
- Nov 24, 2023
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) initiating proceedings against the tax evaders has started issuing notices to them.
Initially 400,000 non-filers have been served with notices and further action will be taken against those not responding to the notices which includes disconnecting their electricity and gas connections, according to sources.
The sources further said that the mobile phone SIMs of tax evaders could also be blocked.
If need arises the FBR will issue orders to Discos for disconnection of electricity connections.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is intensifying efforts to expand Pakistan’s tax net by implementing stringent measures aimed at increasing taxpayer participation.
With a targeted objective of bringing in 1.5 to 2 million new taxpayers into the system by June 2024, the FBR has established 145 district tax offices across the nation.
To accomplish this goal, the FBR is tapping into third-party data sources to gather information about taxpayers. This data will be utilized to identify non-filers, prompting decisions to disconnect electricity and gas meters of those not complying with tax obligations, and even block mobile SIM cards.