Dar mulls withdrawing Statutory Revision Orders

FBR Chairman apprised him about the efforts being made to achieve the revenue targets set in the budget.


Web Desk December 27, 2013
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chairing the meeting at FBR on December 27 in Islamabad. PHOTO: NNI

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was briefed by the chief tax agency of the country on plans to withdraw the Statutory Revision Orders (SROs) in Islamabad on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported.

Chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Bajwa briefed Dar on the efforts being made to achieve the revenue targets set in the budget during a performance review meeting on Friday.

During the four-hour long meeting‚ threadbare discussions were held on the existing SROs issued for concessions in Income Tax‚ Customs and Sales Tax.

Bajwa informed the Finance Minister that the plan would be finalised under the broad guidelines to be discussed during the next meeting.

SROs are a mechanism under which export officers can choose which companies would receive tax exemptions.

The system is controversial because of an inherent susceptibility to corruption.

COMMENTS (2)

change | 8 years ago | Reply

Govt can increase revenue manifold by restoring trust of countrymen by Ending corruption, improving law & order and ensuring justice to all.

Parvez | 8 years ago | Reply

If anyone knows about how SRO's are misused it the PML-N...........so for them to say that they are considering getting rid of this menace is interesting but highly doubtful.

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