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Tax to GDP ratio dips to 11.4pc during FY2010-20

Tax to GDP ratio dips to 11.4pc during FY2010-20

ISLAMABAD: Tax to GDP ratio has slipped to 11.4 percent in fiscal year FY20 (2019/2020) when compared with 11.6 percent in the preceding fiscal year, according to statistics released by the finance ministry.

The size of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been measured at Rs41,727 billion in fiscal year 2019/2020 as compared with Rs38,559 billion in the preceding fiscal year.

The total tax collection was recorded at Rs4,747 billion during the fiscal year under review as compared with Rs4,473 billion in the preceding fiscal year.

The tax contribution of the federal government was recorded at Rs4,334 billion and contribution of the provincial government was Rs413 billion during fiscal year 2019/2020.

Whereas, the tax contribution of the federal government was at Rs4,061.62 billion and the contribution of the provincial governments was Rs402 billion in the fiscal year 2018/2019.

The collection of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was at Rs3,998 billion in the fiscal year 2019/2020 as against Rs3,829 billion in the preceding fiscal year.

However, the FBR’s revenue collection to the GDP fell to Rs9.58 percent in fiscal year 2019/2020 as against 9.93 percent in the preceding fiscal year.

The collection of direct taxes was recorded at Rs1,524 billion in fiscal year 2019/2020 as compared with Rs1,445.6 billion in the preceding fiscal year.

Out of the total direct taxes, the collection of property tax was at Rs9.65 billion as compared with Rs7.02 billion.

The collection of tax on goods and services increased to Rs1,855 billion in fiscal year 2019/2020 as compared with Rs1707 billion in the preceding fiscal year.

The collection of other taxes recorded increase to Rs732.58 billion in fiscal year 2019/2020 as compared with Rs627.65 billion in the preceding fiscal year.

The duty/tax collection on the international trade recorded decline to Rs626.38 billion in fiscal year 2019/2020 as compared with Rs685 billion in the preceding fiscal year.