Taxation

FBR, NADRA to carry out ‘360-degree’ analysis of non-filers

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) Monday agreed to carry out a ‘360-degree’ analysis of the non-filers for bringing them into the tax net.

Sources told Business Recorder here on Monday that the senior NADRA officials Monday visited FBR House to hold a meeting with FBR Chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan and his team of members including FBR Member Inland Revenue Policy and FBR Member Inland Revenue Operations.

Both the sides discussed in detail the measures to broaden the tax base by sharing taxpayer’s data available with the NADRA. It has been agreed to start the exercise of searching for new taxpayers with the help of NADRA database.

According to the sources, the actionable data of NADRA would be used to carry out a ‘360-degree’ analysis of the non-filers for bringing them into the tax net. The FBR is in the process of acquiring data of up to 400,000 non-filers from NADRA for taking necessary action against them. Now, the FBR has already acquired overwhelming data which would be used for broadening the tax base. A 360-degree view would be taken of non-filers including their lifestyle, expenditures, foreign travels, purchase of properties and other data. By the end of this month, the FBR will roll out this exercise.

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