Three committees constituted for restructuring FBR
ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi on Friday constituted three high-level consultative committees to make proposals on restructuring the tax authority to make the reforms a more exclusive exercise.
The committees were constituted three days after FBR’s chief commissioners and members of the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) met with the Zaidi demanding withdrawal of proposed measures for revamping the tax authority within two days.
The chairman has also approved terms of references for the committees. The committees are tasked to look for the future status of the tax authority under the federal government as the attached department or semi-autonomous body or completely autonomous.
Other issues that the committees will look into relating to recruitment, retention, capacity, remuneration, financial autonomy, organizational structure, and work process.
It clearly shows that the committees looking into FBR reforms have not done their proper homework and gave a presentation on proposed reforms without seeking feedback from the stakeholders.