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Provinces seek place in FBR Board-In-Council

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However, the provincial revenue authorities have pointed out that these decisions had not been included in the minutes of the meeting sent to them.

The FBR and the provincial revenue authorities had held a meeting to address the latter’s reservations over a memorandum of understanding about a single portal for filing tax returns and registration.

The provinces had earlier rejected the draft of the MoU, saying that the necessary preparations for its implementation should be made first.

The FBR told the provincial revenue authorities that it would present a demonstration on the web portal first, but sent the draft of the MoU instead.

A senior FBR officer said when Hammad Azhar was the state minister for revenue, the board and the provincial revenue authorities had agreed on the MoU and it had to be signed after being finalised through consultations.

During the meeting, FBR officials assured the provincial authorities that their reservations about the MoU would be addressed. However, they sent them incomplete minutes of the meeting.