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Need for simple tax laws

In 2001, the General Pervez Musharraf-Shaukat Aziz duo decided to promulgate a new income tax law on the dictates of International Monetary Fund (IMF). The move was opposed by us…

Lacunae In Pakistani Income Tax Laws

Lacunae in Pakistani income tax laws

Since the last decade it has been observed that a lot of improvements have been made in the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 (hereinafter referred to as the "I. T. Ord")…

Reforms In Tax Laws – I

Reforms in tax laws – I

National sovereignty and self-dependence is the foremost requirement of our country. We as a nation have to take such steps which may ensure our sustainable development based on the indigenous…

Bridging the huge tax gap

The new coalition federal government will soon be in power, after controversial elections of February 8 2024, allegedly marred with post-voting manipulated results to favour the favourite. These were the…

Design flaws in IMF programme

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes are regarded as well designed by other multilaterals (with routine consultation amongst themselves on not only synchronizing their policies but also ensuring that there…

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…

Law and the super tax: Part – I

Former member of parliament of the United Kingdom William Cobbett is famously known to have stated: “Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as…