The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to launch an investigation into the income tax records of the affluent segments of the country.
According to official sources, FBR is actively collecting data on members associated with powerful entities such as industrialists, lawyers, and doctors associations.
This comprehensive effort involves scrutinizing identity card numbers and verifying mobile numbers of members within these major associations.
The tax probe aims to leverage data from Pakistan Revenue Automation Ltd (PRAL) and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for an in-depth examination, ultimately enhancing efforts to bring the affluent classes into the tax net.
Furthermore, technical experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are collaborating with FBR tax officials, engaging in extensive discussions and analysis based on data from FBR subsidiary PRAL.