MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to conduct e-katcheri every month in all regional tax offices including Regional Tax Office Multan.
A taxpayer of Regional Tax Office Multan has been facing multiple issues regarding filing income tax returns due to global outspread of Covid-19.
Multan Tax Bar Association has demanded Federal Board of Revenue to organize e-katcheri for resolving genuine concerns of taxpayers.
Sources told Customs Today that Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Javaid Ghani was requested by business community and taxpayers for the meeting but it was not made possible due to on-going Covid-19 situation.
The program has been launched in compliance with the directive of the prime minister to conduct e-Khuli Katcheri to stay in contact with the public by all available means and provide them accessible platform to raise their issues for timely resolution.
The taxpayer’s facilitation wing of Regional Tax Office Multan informed taxpayers through recent circular about the program directing that e-Katcheri would be conducted by every tier of FBR in the second week of every month on regular basis.
The FBR directed all the tax offices to ensure that all proceedings of the e-Katcheri are property recorded and tasks should be assigned to concerned officers accordingly.
The Regional Tax office Multan has also been directed to submit performance report on the outcome of the meeting with public.
In the wake of COVID-19, the tax authorities shall conduct one e-Katcheri at all tiers of FBR in the second week of every month. In the backdrop of COVID-19, only e-Katcheris shall be conducted for the time being until normalcy of the situation. The FBR directed all the tax offices to ensure that all proceedings of the e-Katcheri are property recorded and tasks should be assigned to concerned officers accordingly.