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  • April 16, 2014

Tax directory unveiled

Date: April 16, 2014

The Federal Board of Revenue Tuesday issued Annual Tax Directory containing the names of
more than 800,000 taxpayers for (Tax Year 2013) disclosing titles and tax payments of the
income tax return filers, corporations, Association of Persons (AOPs) and individuals.

The tax directory has not disclosed the annual income of all taxpayers. Only National Tax
Numbers (NTNs) and tax paid for the Tax Year 2013 has been specified in the directory of all
taxpayers for the year ended June 2013. The directory has been tabulated from returns filed
manually and electronically (till April 14, 2014). Manually filed returns have been entered into
the system. There may be some discrepancies at the level of filing or data entry. Moreover, a
considerable number of manually filed returns could not be entered into the system despite best
efforts due to missing identifiers on the returns.

Taxpayers are requested to review their return data and if there is any discrepancy in their
published data or the Return is not available in the Directory, it may be brought to the notice of
the Member (IR-Policy), FBR House, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad, Phone No: 051-9205221;
email address: memberir@fbr.gov.pk by 15 May 2014. Based on this feedback, the final version
of the Directory shall be published by June 30, 2014. Till said date, this Directory may be treated
as provisional edition, FBR added.

According to an announcement of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday, on January 6, 2014,
during speech in Senate, he had announced to publish a Tax Directory of all taxpayers, in
exercise of powers conferred under sub-section (5) of section of 216 of Income Tax Ordinance,
2001. The government has now presented the Annual Tax Directory of all taxpayers for the tax
years 2013, prepared by the Federal Board of Revenue. This Tax Directory provides the name,
NTN and amount of tax paid by those who had filed their returns. The Tax Directory comprises
three sections ie Corporations, AOPs and individuals and has been prepared in alphabetical
order. This is an important milestone in providing access to information to the general public and
should help in creating a sense of public awareness, motivation and transparency.

Ishaq Dar commended the FBR Chairman, officers and staff of the FBR who worked to produce
the directory. Tax experts congratulated the FBR that Federal Board of Revenue has published a
directory for all taxpayers by doing this FBR has achieved an important milestone in providing
access to information to the general public which would be helpful in creating a sense of public
awareness, motivation and transparency.

The Finance Minister has fulfilled his promise to publish a Tax Directory of all taxpayers. In this
regard in exercise of powers conferred under sub-section (5) of section of 216 of Income Tax
Ordinance, 2001 Annual Tax Directory of all taxpayers for the tax years 2013, has been
published for the information of the general public, they added.

 

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