ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday introduced the online tax profiling system, which would enable people to check details of their assets.
Talking to media in Islamabad, FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi said people could check their tax profile after paying Rs500 fee every time. He said the online application was launched for inquiry of assets.
The chairman said the data was compiled with the help of the National Database and Registration Authority and anybody could access his personal information. While, security features had been added to the online system so that nobody could see another person’s information, he added.
State Minister for Revenue Hamad Azhar also talked to journalists on this occasion.
For accessing your information you will have to send a message to 9966, then you will receive a code for registration on the system. After that, you will have to pay Rs500 to gain access to your data.
On June 20, Shabbar Zaidi had said that the government would not extend the deadline of the tax amnesty scheme (assets declaration scheme).
“The scheme cannot be extended beyond June 30 for the government is constrained by the International Monetary Fund programme,” he had said.
The FBR chairman had elucidated that jewellery held at home was not included in the scheme and, similarly, the scheme was also not for non-registered vehicles.
“The FBR has collected all the relevant data about the people. The banks have shared details of the bank accounts having over Rs5 million in cash, so that they could be held accountable for taxes,” Zaidi said in a statement, Radio Pakistan reported.