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Budget 2020-21: Illicit trade in tobacco products – I

ARTICLE: This is the first part of a two-part series on how to counter illicit trade in tobacco products, recoup revenue losses and discourage smoking...

Budget 2020-21: Illicit trade in tobacco products – I

ARTICLE: This is the first part of a two-part series on how to counter illicit trade in tobacco products, recoup revenue losses and discourage smoking...

Budgets 2020 amid Covid-19 crisis – III: Fiscal challenges and 18th Amendment

The failure to tap the actual tax potential by the federal and provincial governments is the real issue and not the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act,...

Budgets 2020 amid Covid-19 crisis – II: Need for paradigm shift

In the present circumstances, in the forthcoming federal budget, the need for a fair and simple tax system, as elaborate in Towards Flat, Low-rate, Broad...

Budgets 2020 amid Covid-19 crisis-I: Revival, growth and revenues

"If we were to construe Entry 52 of the Legislative List keeping in view the above meanings of the expression "in lieu of", it becomes...

FBR: audit closure, capacity & legality

According to a Press report, the government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) "has quietly closed over 310,000 tax audit cases that had been automatically selected from...

Covid-19: economic & tax reliefs

Pakistan is facing the brunt of Coronavirus outbreak as the country is in a partial lock down. This has had a negative impact on businesses....

A simple tax bailout

As mentioned in the last column [Tax bailout for economic revival, Business Recorder, April 17, 2020], all businesses-badly hit by lockdown in the wake of...

Tax bailout for economic revival

According to various Press reports, all businesses in Pakistan, as elsewhere, badly hit by lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 epidemic, are demanding a comprehensive...

Incentive-package for construction industry: Amnesty, tax breaks & multiple reliefs

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, in a Press conference on April 3, 2020, announced what is termed by official quarters as a "comprehensive...

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