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Former FBR chief Shabbar Zaidi praises PM as ‘warrior against status quo’

ISLAMABAD: Former chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Syed Shabbar Zaidi has vehemently rejected certain claims made by opposition leaders regarding his working relationship with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman made a reference

Shabbar Zaidi’s exit

It seems that FBR chairman Shabbar Zaidi, who was brought with much optimism to spearhead the PTI government’s tax reforms, might be on his way out. The tax authority has failed to meet the tax revenue target in line with

Chairman FBR Shabbar Zaidi denies rumours of his resignation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi on Tuesday denied rumours surrounding his resignation, claiming that he was unable to perform his duties due to health issues. Speaking to media Shabbar Zaidi said, “I have not withdrawn from

Shabbar Zaidi to resume FBR duties on January 20

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi has announced to resume his office duties from January 20, putting to rest rumours over any friction with the prime minister. The FBR  spokesman earlier said, “Chairman FBR will be the

Traders to get new form of CNIC from February: Shabbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that the traders getting a new form of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) would be implemented from February. While conducting a media conference, The FBR chairman said that the form

FBR committed to improve imports, says Shabbar

ISLAMABAD: The chairman Federal Board of Revenue has said on Tuesday that tax collection body is committed to curb the under-invoicing of imports “to save local industry” In a post on Twitter, Shabbar Zaidi said, FBR is seriously working to

SC accepts FBR’s plea over CVT collection

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi on Thursday said that the Supreme Court has accepted board’s plea about collection of Capital Value Tax (CVT). Shabbar Zaidi in a tweet apprised about Supreme Court’s decision regarding acceptance of

FBR brings new acts in tax returns

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Syed Shabbar Zaidi has said that every person owning a car above 1000 cc and a house which measures 500 square yards or above is required to file return of income, irrespective of

PM directs FBR to simplify refund payments system

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that achieving economic stability and creating job opportunities for youth and skilled persons is among the top priorities of the government. Chairing a meeting of government’s economic team, the prime minister said

FBR to announce access of ‘custom rulings’ on website

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has announced to provide access to ‘custom rulings’ on the Federal Board Of Revenue (FBR)’s website. Shabbar Zaidi posted a tweet on customs ruling that in order to promote transparency and

FBR to go after 17,000 big retailers in latest documentation drive

ISLAMABAD: In a major tax documentation drive, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to go after approximately 17,000 big retailers located in luxurious shopping malls, retail chains and stores having 1,000 square feet size across the country to

Business friendly changes made to curb under-invoicing: FBR

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman Shabbar Zaidi on Saturday said that the financial body has made valuable business-friendly changes in imports’ system to curb under-invoicing. Shabbar Zaidi posted on twitter, “As stated earlier substantial business-friendly changes have been

FBR to initiate panel audit for sugar industry

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Shabbar Ali Zaidi has announced to initiate a panel audit of the sugar industry to improve tax compliance. Also read: Shabbar Zaidi denies deadlock between FBR and traders In a tweet posted by Shabbar

FBR collects Rs320bn in October 2019, says Shabbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Bureau of Revenue Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that FBR collected Rs 320 billion during the month of October 2019. In a post on Twitter, Shabbar Zaidi  posted, “Alhumdullilah, FBR has collected Rs 320 billion during the

Traders end strike after reaching agreement with govt

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh announced on Wednesday that the federal government and business community have reached an agreement. The business community called off the countrywide shutter-down strike after reaching an eleven-point agreement

FBR bars tax officials from personal interaction

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that the tax officials would be barred from personal interaction with businessmen. Also read: World Bank President to visit Pakistan on Oct 31 The Chairman FBR posted on a

Ordinance prepared against Benami properties, Chairman FBR

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi has revealed that an ordinance has been formed against Benami or undisclosed properties. Sources added that the government has come up with an ordinance without making significant amendments in it but

Dubai properties by Pakistanis

FBR chairman Shabbar Zaidi’s statement that the Dubai Land Department will provide the details of properties owned by Pakistani citizens will likely cause some unease among those who have parked their wealth in the glitzy Emirati city. Zaidi held productive

Dubai to give details of Pakistani owners’ assets: Chairman FBR

ISLAMABAD:  Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Shabbar Zaidi has said that the Dubai Land Department (DLD) would provide details of Pakistani owners’ properties held in  Dubai. According to Chairman FBR, a productive meeting was held on 9th and 10th

FBR to launch aggressive campaign for tax registration

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi has announced that an aggressive registration drive for tax purposes will be launched from October 15. In a statement on social media site Twitter, the FBR said is incumbent on all

Shabbar Zaidi denies deadlock between FBR and traders

KARACHI: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi has denied any deadlock between traders and his organisation. Chairperson of Federal Board of Revenue on Friday refuted any kind of deadlock between small traders and the board members. He used

IMF director visits Pakistan to review country’s performance

ISLAMABAD: Director of International Monetary Fund’s Middle East and Central Asia division has expressed his satisfaction over the three-month performance of Pakistan. Jahad Azour, Director of International Monetary Fund’s Middle East and Central Asia division visited Islamabad to review the

FBR finally launches mobile app for filing income tax returns

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched a mobile application for facilitating salaried persons in filing income tax returns. The announcement was made by FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi in a tweet, “FBR has updated Tax Asaan app for

FBR slashes duties on import of cellular phones

KARACHI: Federal Bureau of Revenue has proposed to cut down the import duties on the import of cellular phones by 50 percent. FBR said in a statement that it suggests slashing the duties for providing relief to a common man

FBR to launch mobile app to file tax returns today

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will launch a mobile application for salaried employees to file tax returns on Friday. FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that the revenue collection body will launch a mobile app for salaried employees to

Over 7 lac new taxpayers registered: Shabbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that 783,039 new taxpayers filed returns with the tax department as a result of various schemes. Shabbar Zaidi said this while briefing the meeting regarding the performance of the

FBR achieves 90pc revenue collection: Shabbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Syed Shabbar Zaidi has said that 90 percent revenue collection has been achieved. Shabbar Zaidi in a tweet said, “So far, FBR’s target for FY2019-20 has been achieved to the extent of

Number of Income tax filers exceeds 2.5 million

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi has said that the number of income tax filers in the country has exceeded to 2.5 million. Talking to the media, Shabbar Zaidi said that FBR was simplifying the process of