SCCI demands steps for simplifying tax-system, broadening of tax-base

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Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) demanded the government and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to take pragmatic steps for broadening the existing tax base and simplifying the system.

The chamber also asked to frame business-friendly policies to facilitate and provide relief to the business community.

The SCCI also emphasized the need to eliminate the additional burden of taxes, illegal/unnecessary actions, issuance of notices, and multiple tax audits, which are becoming the cause of harassment of the business community.

These remarks were made by SCCI senior vice president Shahid Hussain while chairing a meeting during a visit of Member Public Relations (PRs), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Islamabad, Sardar Ali Khawaja here at the chamber house, said a press release issued on Friday.

Businessmen have played a vital role in the economic development of the country through payment of various taxes so they should be facilitated and ensure every kind of relief to them, says SCCI senior office bearer.

The meeting was attended by SCCI’s vice president Ejaz Khan Afridi, Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue, Regional Tax Office (RTO) Peshawar Aqeel Ahmad Siddique, former presidents Haji Muhammad Afzal, Sherbaz Ilyas Ghazanfar Bilour, former senior vice president Ziaul Haq Sarhadi, former vice presidents Javed Akhtar, Abiduullah Yousafzai, executive members S.Minhajuddin, Abdul Hakim Shinwari, Hafaf Ali Khan, Hamza Ibrahim Butt, Laal Badshah, Munawar Khurshid, Kashif Amin, Qurtul Ain, Waqar Ahmad, Zahoor Khan, Fazal Muqeem, Mujeebur Rehman, Ihsanullah, Nadeem Rauf, Saddar Gul, Rashid Iqbal Siddique, Ishtiaq Muhammad, Aqil Ismail, Fahad Amin, traders, manufacturers, and others.—APP