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Taxes and social democracy

“The perks culture has also held real estate development hostage for decades as officials seek to reward themselves through plots. Government sponsored developers such as the DHA and Coop societies…

Simplification of taxes for growth — III

In this concluding part, we are highlighting various proposals already given to the government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and some new ideas for restructuring tax administration on national level. Additionally,…

Budget and taxes

On April 27, 2018, the present government (ending its tenure on May 31, 2018) will announce its sixth budget amidst criticism that the same should have been left for the…

Collecting More Taxes

Collecting more taxes

It was the renowned American Supreme Court judge Oliver Wendell Holmes who wrote more than a century back that ‘taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society’. If…

Ailing economy and regressive taxes

In their respective budgets, the federal and provincial governments, by just enhancing the existing tax rates and imposing new regressive taxes have confirmed that they lack visions to fix the…

Taxes for welfare

As two-thirds of the tax collected is in the form of indirect taxes and one-fourth of the entire amount comes from petroleum and petroleum products at various stages (which is…