Federal Board of Revenue

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Federal Board of Revenue
وفاقی آمدنی مجلس
FBR Pakistan logo.png
Department overview
FormedJuly 1, 1920 (1920-07-01)
Preceding Department
TypeRevenue collection
JurisdictionPakistan Pakistan
HeadquartersIslamabad, Pakistan
Employees21,500 (2019)[1]
Department executive
  • Javed Ghani[2], Chairman
Websitewww.fbr.gov.pk Mob:- +923427935933

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) (Urdu: وفاقی آمدنی هيئت‎), formerly known as Central Board of Revenue (CBR), is a federal government organization of Pakistan that investigates tax crimes and money-laundering. FBR operates through tax inspectors that keep tax evaders under surveillance and perform special tasks for FBR Headquarters. FBR performs role of collection of taxation in the country from all individuals and businesses.

FBR also collects intelligence on tax evasion and administers tax laws for the Government of Pakistan and acts as the central revenue collection agency of Pakistan.[3]

History[edit]

Established as the Central Board of Revenue on 1 April 1924 through enactment of the "Central Board of Revenue Act, 1924". In 1944, the CBR was put under the Revenue Division with the Ministry of Finance until 1960, when on the recommendations of the "Administrative Reorganization Committee", the CBR was made into a division of the Ministry of Finance. In 1974, further changes were made to streamline the organization and its functions. In 1991, the CBR was once again reverted to its original status under the Revenue Division, however in January 1995, the Revenue Division was abolished and the CBR was once again reverted to a division of the Ministry of Finance. In 2007, the "FBR Act" was passed in July 2007, whereby the Central Board of Revenue was renamed to the present-day Federal Board of Revenue and for a third time placed again under the Revenue Division of the Ministry of Finance.

Functions[edit]

FBR is a semi-autonomous federal agency of Pakistan that is responsible for enforcing fiscal laws and collecting revenue for the government of Pakistan. FBR has the responsibility for (i) formulation and administration of fiscal policies, (ii) levy and collection of federal duties, taxes and other levies, and (iii) quasi-judicial function of deciding taxation cases and appeals. FBR primarily operates through its main collection arms comprising Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) and Large Taxpayer Units (LTUs) across the country. FBR has two major wings: the Inland Revenue & Customs. The Inland Revenue Service (formerly known as Income Tax Department) administers domestic taxation including Sales Tax, Income Tax and Federal Excise Duties and is the main component of FBR. The Pakistan Customs Service administers import duties and other taxes collected at import stage, as well regulates international trade with regard to prohibitions & restrictions imposed by the government. For the purpose of collection of revenue and pursuing tax evaders, FBR's powers & functions also include but are not limited to: carrying out inquiries and audits/investigations into the tax affairs, commanding arrests, attachment as well as public auction of movable and immovable assets of a non-compliant.

Structure[edit]

Wings[edit]

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Customs
Inland Revenue
Admin
Taxpayers Audit
Legal
Fate
SPR&S
HRM
Information Technology
Accounting
RA&R

Directorates[edit]

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Directorate General of Transit Trade - Pakistan Customs
Directorate of Broadening of Tax Base (Special Directorate)
Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation - Pakistan Customs
Directorate General of Internal Audit - Pakistan Customs
Directorate General of Input Output Coefficient Organization - Pakistan Customs
Directorate General of Reform & Automation - Pakistan Customs
Directorate of Post Clearance Audit - Pakistan Customs
Directorate General of Valuation - Pakistan Customs
Directorate General of Training & Research - Pakistan Customs
Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation - Inland Revenue
Directorate general of Training and Research - Inland Revenue
Directorate of Withholding Tax - Inland Revenue
Directorate General of Internal Audit - Inland Revenue

Members of the Board[edit]

Mr. Younus Sahab (Addl. Charge) (Chairman)
Syed Nadeem Hussain Rizvi (Member (Taxpayers Audit))
Mr. Asim Ahmad - (Member IT (Information Technology))
Mr. Muhammad Javed Ghani - (Member (Customs-Policy))
Mr. Muhammad Tariq Huda - (Member (Customs-Operations))
Mr. Bakhtiar Muhammad - (Member (Administration))
Ch. Muhammad Tarique - (Member (Inland Revenue - Policy))
Mr. Syed Ghulam Abbas Kazmi - (Member (Legal))
Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad - (Member (Inland Revenue-Operations)
Mr. Bakhtiar Muhammad - (Addl. Charge) (Member (Facilitation & Taxpayers Education))
Dr. Hamid Ateeq Sarwar - (Member (Strategic Planning, Reforms & Statistics))
Hafiz Muhammad Ali Indhar- (Member (HRM))
Mr. Faheemul Haq Khan - (Member (Accounting))
Mr.Sarfraz Warraich - (Member Legal & Accounting - Customs)
Ms. Ambreen Iftikhar - (Member (Reforms & Modernization))

Chairman[edit]

The FBR Chairman is the executive forerunner of the board and is liable to formulate and enforce the fiscal policies of the country, decide on taxes and duties and ultimately act as a referent to the judicial appeals to the board. The chairman serves an essential job to operate in sync with the economic and trade ministers of the country as well as keep up with the prime minister of the state. Javed Ghani was appointed as the chairman of the board on 4 July 2020 succeeding Nausheen Javed Amjad.[7]

List of Regional Tax Offices Across Pakistan[8][edit]

Sr.No Designation Current Chief Commissioner
1. Chief Commissioner Large Taxpayer Unit Islamabad Muhammad Naseer Butt
2. Chief Commissioner Large Taxpayer Unit Lahore Mr. Qaiser Iqbal
3. Chief Commissioner Large Taxpayer Unit Karachi Mr. Badruddin Qureshi
4. Chief Commissioner Corporate Regional Tax Office Karachi Dr. Aftab Imam 5. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Islamabad

Dr. Shamsul Hadi|-

6. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Rawalpindi 7 Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office-II, Karachi
8 Chief Commissioner Corporate Regional Tax Office, Lahore[9]

Ms. Amna Hassan|-

9. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office-II, Lahore Mr. Ahmed Shuja Khan
10. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Multan Ms. Nabila Faran 11. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Gujranwala Mr. Tariq Mustafa 12. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Sukkur
13. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Faisalabad

Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Arif|-

14. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Peshawar
15. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Abbotabad Dr. Ahmad Shahab 16. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Quetta Mr. Yousuf Haider Sheikh
17. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Sialkot

Mr. Tariq Mustafa (Addl. Charge)

18. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Hyderabad
19. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Bahawalpur
20. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Sargodha
21. Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Sahiwal

Mr. Shaban Bhatti|}

Regional Tax Office in Sahiwal is the most recent addition to the tax machinery. It became operative on October 1, 2017.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhatti, Haseeb (2019-09-26). "Top court seeks FBR report on fake companies involved in tax fraud". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2019-09-27. ... "How many employees does the FBR have?" he asked. Zaidi told him that the institution employs 21,500 people. ...'
  2. ^ http://gnnhd.tv/index.php/Pakistan/17204-1593802800-new-chairman-fbr
  3. ^ "Welcome to Federal Board of Revenue! Revenue Division Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2007-04-27.
  4. ^ "FBR WINGS". fbr.gov.pk. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Members". fbr.gov.pk. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ "IRS Training". Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  7. ^ http://gnnhd.tv/index.php/Pakistan/17204-1593802800-new-chairman-fbr
  8. ^ FBR. "Contact Chief Commissioners/Director Generals/Other Head of Department of Field Offices". fbr.gov.pk. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  9. ^ Webmaster (2017-05-13). "No surprise visits to business premises: FBR Chairman - PakObserver". PakObserver. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  10. ^ "RTO Sahiwal becomes operative". The Nation. 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2018-05-20.

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