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FBR to make legislators’ tax details public by Feb 15

FBR to make legislators’ tax details public by Feb 15

ISLAMABAD: Tax details of members of Senate, Parliament and all four provincial assemblies will be made public by February 15. Federal Board of Revenue is collecting data of parliamentarians in this regard.

FBR has already communicated with the secretariats of Senate, Parliament and provincial assemblies to provide a list including the Computerised National Identify Card Numbers and National Tax Numbers of all their members by January 31, 2014.

Apart from the list to be provided by the secretariats of the legislative bodies, FBR is also going to take into account the assets declared while nomination of papers were being filed by the contesting candidates for general elections in 2013 with the Election Commission of Pakistan. FBR has already collected the CNIC numbers of all the winning candidates in general elections-2013. After differentiation between the non-NTN holders and NTN holders, a separate list of non-NTN holder parliamentarians would be finalised for allotting them NTNs.

Following the directions of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, FBR is required to ensure issuance of NTNs to all the parliamentarians by the end of current month.