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Tax Reform, Not Aid Please

Tax reform, not aid please

The BBC has reported that a group of British MPs have asked the British “government to withhold extra aid to Pakistan unless the country does more to gather taxes from…

Tax Reform Proposals

Tax reform proposals

Pakistan has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios even amongst the bottom ranked developing nations. The following statistics are indicative of the unexploited potential for additional revenue generation. Whereas there…

Tax Reforms

Tax reforms

Tax reforms, initiated at the command and demand of foreign donors in 2000, failed to yield any positive results in the last eight and a half years. Every year since…

Tax Reforms

Tax Reforms

Since 2001, in the name of simplification of tax laws the CBR is imposing more and more obligations on the citizens of Pakistan without conferring corresponding tax rights in tax…

Tax Reforms

Tax Reforms

Since 2001, in the name of simplification of tax laws the CBR is imposing more and more obligations on the citizens of Pakistan without conferring corresponding tax rights in tax…

Reforming tax system

Tax reform is a policy implementation by the government through which a few alterations are made to the tax system in order to overcome the loopholes and enhance the effectiveness…

Reforming The Urban Property Tax In Punjab

Reforming the urban property tax in Punjab

Roads, streetlights, policing and sanitation are some of the services for which governments levy the property tax in cities and towns. The urban property tax collected in Punjab, however, is…

Budget 2014-15: Reforming Sales Tax System – I

Budget 2014-15: Reforming sales tax system – I

Taxation should serve as a catalyst for industrial expansion and economic growth. In Pakistan the ill-directed, illogical, regressive and unfair tax regulations are causing a dampening effect on the industrial…

Tax, Power Sectors Need Reforms

Tax, power sectors need reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visiting Pakistan on a Post Project Monitoring (PPM) mission a couple of weeks ago emphasised yet again the need for power and tax sector…