SC expresses anger on FBR over tax collection
October 17, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday expressed anger on the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) over tax collection while hearing an appeal filed by an employee of the bureau concerning service matters. The Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) performance was questioned by the SC during a hearing. Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that the board is turning into a burden for the government. “Why hasn’t the board been able to meet its tax targets? They have employed more than 22,000 people just to collect 20% of taxes. More than 80% of the taxes are indirect, the judge said. The court was hearing an appeal filed by the federal board challenging the restoration of its Muhammad Anwar Goraya. A two-member bench dismissed the board’s petition in the case.