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Tax evasion in tobacco industry

Steal a little and they'll put you in jail, steal a lot and they'll make you king. This famous English proverb is so true when it comes to Pakistan. Illicit…

Preventing tax evasion

The startling revelations of the Pandora Papers have created a political storm across the world, leading to calls for action against those who hide their assets, avoid taxes and carry…

Global fight against tax evasion

In a globalised world, with widespread international financial flows, international cooperation on tax compliance has become the norm. Central to this has been information sharing between tax authorities. Over many…

Tax Evasion And Legislators

Tax evasion and legislators

Allegation of the Federal Information Minister in a press conference on November 27, 2014 that Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, and other prominent leaders of his party are "tax…

Of Corruption And Tax Evasion

Of corruption and tax evasion

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), infamous for corruption and inefficiency, is now turned into House of Fraudsters. The recent news of tax frauds and scams - fake refunds, non-collection…

Tax Evasion In Pakistan: A Critical Analysis

Tax evasion in Pakistan: A critical analysis

The economic problems of Pakistan are multifarious. The country has the lowest tax-to-GDP ratio in the world and a taxation system that is characterized as unjust and discriminatory. The macroeconomic…

Combating Tax Evasion And Money Laundering

Combating tax evasion and money laundering

It is a curious paradox that while funds for worthwhile industrial and business growth and public benefits are scarce in Pakistan, there is colossal unaccounted, untaxed, hidden money (foreign currency…

Combating Tax Evasion And Money Laundering

Combating tax evasion and money laundering

It is a curious paradox that while funds for worthwhile industrial and business growth and public benefits are scarce in Pakistan, there is colossal unaccounted, untaxed, hidden money (foreign currency…

Loan Write-offs & Tax Evasion

Loan write-offs & tax evasion

The Supreme Court, while hearing a suo motu case on September 27, 2010, questioned the authority and jurisdiction of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to waive off Rs 256 billion…