| IRS Body expressed reservations Plan to Make New Revenue Authority |
KARACHI: The Inland Revenue Service Officers Association (IRSOA) Sindh chapter on Thursday expressed reservations over the reforms process that led to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) being transferred to the Pakistan Revenue Authority (PRA).
More than 120 officers from all IRS cadres attended the meeting, discussing the situation arising out of the FBR controversial and unmanageable reform plan that would turn it into a PRA.
The Officers Association meeting unanimously agreed that the IRS is supporting meaningful and transparent reforms aimed at creating a viable, automated and effective tax organization.
However, officers expressed their concerns over the highly cautious and secretly approved baseless reform plans that were apparently developed by non-service elements. The statement said, “This is neither a detailed plan nor is it legal in the strict sense of constitutional and legal constraints in the country’s federal system.
The IRS has the highest level of service and employment-related training for effective tax collection, given the country’s economic and economic realities, the statement said.
Officials said the reforms aimed to create a controversial authority that could employ non-government employees, representing business communities and professional organizations, to avoid taxes and encourage tax evasion rather than taxation. Can encourage.
This will frustrate the pace of tax collection which is very important for the defense and development of the country. The statement said that it would frustrate the documents and revenue collection by the IRS against anonymous transactions / properties, weakening the issue of tax assets overseas and Pakistan in the FATF proceedings.
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