Islamabad: According to news reported in the national dailies on October 9, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has developed a ground-breaking strategy to register taxpayers in remote locations throughout local districts and tehsils in order to widen the tax net.
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According to the news source, this project will get under way this week and rely on the District Taxation Officers Inland Revenue’s full participation. District Taxation Officers from the Inland Revenue Service will be stationed in the nation’s major cities as part of this plan. In areas with poor access to Regional Tax Offices (RTOs), these officers will be crucial in registering new taxpayers and carrying out important surveys.
The FBR’s upcoming activation of district taxation officers is expected to usher in a significant change because it aims to make the FBR’s physical presence inside local districts more convenient. In turn, this will make it easier to find new taxpayers, register their profiles, and improve tax collection in areas where it has hitherto been underreported. Additionally, it has the potential to significantly increase total tax compliance.