No injustice to be tolerated against any tax payers: FTO

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Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) Dr Asif Mahmood Jah has categorically stated, “No injustice will be tolerated at any cost against any tax payer” across the country.

Talking to delegation of traders led by former senior Vice President Lahore Chamber Meher Kashif Younis here at his regional office on Thursday, the FTO said he always attached great importance to business community especially all tax payers and fully committed by law to address the genuine grievances being confronted by them due any mal-administration by any functionaries of Federal Board of Revenue or inland revenue services or customs.

He said all Advisors/consultants of regional offices of FTO spread all over the country have been directed to speed the lawful disposal of pending complaints on top priority and be decided on merit within stipulated period of time frame. He said private sector always play significant role in economic development of the country and state is bound to provide business friendly environment to them by fully ensuring for ease of doing business.

Dr Asif Mahmood Jah said tax payers contribute a major role towards national development by paying taxes timely. On the other hand he said FBR is apex tax body in Pakistan which collects taxes and revenue from tax payers strictly in accordance with law. He urged the business community to file only lawful genuine complaints supported with documentary evidence for seeking justice or remedy of grievances.

He said special awareness seminars are being organized at all regional offices and big cities to educate the business community about the role and function of FTO while business coordinators have also been appointed at chambers of Commerce and Industries for effective better liaison with FTO for prompt action.

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