TAX ADMINISTRATIONS OF DIRECT TAXES SALES TAX AND FEDERAL EXCISE INTEGRATED INTO INLAND REVENUE
Government of Pakistan is committed to enhance domestic resource mobilization as part of its stabilization and reform strategy to meet the targets of sustainable growth. A key element in this regard is the establishment of a fair and efficient tax administration.
2. FBR has been undergoing a comprehensive Program of Tax Administration Reforms. The Program aimed at restructuring of FBR on the pattern of leading modern tax administration. The Tax Reform Program envisaged a functionally integrated tax administration of sales tax, federal excises and direct taxes. The key element was to facilitate the taxpayers by providing universal self-assessment across all taxes. It would not be possible to implement the system effectively without having a functionally designed tax administration. The FBR continued to operate in separate domains of Direct Taxes and Sales Tax / Federal Excises with partial design adjustments at Headquarters and field formations.
3. Accordingly, the tax administrations of direct tax, sales tax and federal excise have been integrated into a single position of Inland Revenue headed by a single Member. He is responsible for all field operations at the Regional Tax Offices and Large Taxpayers Units across the country. This step is intended to facilitate taxpayers by creating a single window access and aligning all business processes to promote a tax compliant culture.
4. In addition, a new support function of enforcement & accounting has been introduced in the functional design which is to be administered by a separate Member. At the same time the taxpayers’ audit has also been entrusted to an independent Member separating it from the internal audit function.
Member. FATE / Official Spokesman, FBR