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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has abolished sales tax on the import of fresh fruits from neighboring country, Afghanistan.
According to the FBR, now the fresh fruits can be imported from Afghanistan without provision of any sales tax. Grapes, pomegranates and watermelons can be imported without paying sales tax, while 20 per cent sales tax will remain imposed on the import of apples from Kabul.
The FBR has issued directions to the customs collectors of Peshawar and Quetta in this context. It is to be noted that earlier, the FBR was charging 20 per cent sales tax on the import of fresh fruits from Afghanistan.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed confidence that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will comfortably achieve the annual tax collection target of Rs5,829 billion.
In a tweet, the prime had minister announced “good news on the tax collection” and said the FBR collected Rs850 billion during the first two months of current fiscal year, exceeding its own target figure by 23 percent.
He had said this reflects growth of 51 percent in revenue over the same period last year.