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Straggling FBR Revenues

FBR revenues showed exceptional growth in 2015-16 of 20 percent. The annual target was more than fully achieved for the first time during the tenure of the present government. It…

Growth in FBR Revenues

The outcome in terms of the level and growth of revenues collected by FBR up to October has been made public recently. Apparently, during the first four months of the…

Fall in revenues

The unprecedented has happened. National revenues, tax plus non-tax, of the Federal and provincial governments combined have actually fallen. They stand at Rs 2335 billion in the first six months…

Outlook for FBR Revenues

The revised budget for 2018-19 presented by the new government has brought down somewhat the FBR revenue target for the year from Rs 4435 billion to Rs 4398 billion. This…

Slow Growth In FBR Revenues

Slow growth in FBR revenues

FBR put in a stellar performance in 2015-16. The target for the year was more than achieved. The growth rate was over 20%, the highest since 2011-12. In one year,…

Taxes And Revenues

Taxes and revenues

Last week I wrote about a proposal floated by some researchers connected with the World Bank and a few other donor agencies to begin relying more on turnover taxes instead…

Federal Tax Revenues – Receipt Side

Federal tax revenues – receipt side

There is a need for a national anti-smuggling drive with political consensus for people to discourage and disassociate from purchase, sale and trade in smuggled goods. The ultimate solution for…

Pakistan’s power sector puzzle

With the new round of negotiations with the IMF, the power sector and its continued ailment is once again under discussion. The mounting circular debt and its crippling impact on…