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Evolving A Tax Culture

Evolving a tax culture

Since taxes are the primary source of revenue for any state, therefore every state constantly endeavours to improve the general shape and quality of its taxation system. Tax noncompliance, in…

Tax On Agriculture

Tax on agriculture

International financial and monetary institutions and watchdogs of economic and fiscal policies have been persistently demanding that the government widen the base of the tax network in Pakistan. This initiative…

Towards a fairer tax system

The World Bank, in its latest report, ‘Pakistan Development Update’, issues a stark warning: in the current fiscal year, the country’s fiscal deficit is projected to skyrocket to a staggering…

Equitable taxation

The concept of taxation has deep historical roots, dating back to the governance of Greek city-states, where elected governments were entrusted with managing the welfare of citizens. The Greeks utilized…

Cultivating tax awareness

It is common knowledge that efficient collection of taxes is fundamental to the economic stability and growth of any country. However, in Pakistan, the tax collection system has been marred…

Subject of taxation on farm income

This article discusses the issue of availability of food for the poor at affordable prices, economics of agriculture and the misperception about the potential collection of tax on income from…

Improving tax compliance

The caretaker government has set up a tax reforms taskforce to come up with recommendations to close the ‘tax gap’ due to weak compliance, without requiring any additional tax policy…

Taxing work and subsidising non-work

Turns out that there’s a Salaried Class Alliance (SCA), based in Karachi, which describes itself as a “non-political, non-religious, non-ethnic, non-profit organisation that aims to create awareness among the salaried…