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No outside interference in custom, IRS affairs under restructuring of FBR agenda


ISLAMABAD: The federal government has said that there will be no outside interference in the administrative matters of Customs or Inland Revenue service by any other agency and ministry under the restructuring of FBR Agenda.

According to the Finance division, restructuring of FBR is on the agenda of the Government to improve its governance, efficiency and effectiveness.

The restructuring of FBR is on the agenda of the Government, to improve its governance, efficiency and effectiveness.

Certain proposals have been prepared in line with international best practices to rationalize and streamline the functions of the FBR, strengthen the FBR policy board, and overall governance, integrity and performance of the revenue agency based on a creative oversight structure that would enhance its accountability to the state and clients.

The creation of specialized administrative structures will be accompanied by better delegation & accountability of administration.

An institutional mechanism is being considered to establish a Tax Policy group with the right expertise and analytical capability to facilitate rationalization of the tax regime emphasizing fairness and equity in the tax regime.

These proposals have been prepared by the government after months of deliberation and consultation with experts, academics, and senior leadership of FBR and its members.

However, these proposals do not include any item relating to the downsizing of the workforce or any outside interference in the administrative matters of Customs or Inland Revenue service by any other agency and ministry.

Reports carried by digital media on the restructuring of the Federal Board of Revenue misrepresent the objective and scope of reforms that are much needed to lift the tax/GDP ratio, while ens

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