ISLAMABAD: Expressing hope that the ongoing tax dispute between the Centre and the Sindh government will end soon, Chairperson Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Nosheen Javed Thursday said the federal government is in talks with the provincial authorities to settle the dispute.
During an informal chat with media personnel, she said hopefully the issue will get resolved in a day or two. The FBR chief said the Sindh government has been apprised of the Centre’s stance of tax collection as per laws.
She said the country has been facing a tough economic situation because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the tussle may further worsen the situation.
Earlier, a meeting between officials of the Federal Board of revenue (FBR) and the Sindh Excise Department was held on Thursday.
On July 1, the Sindh Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control department had written to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) conveying the provincial government’s decision to no longer collect tax for the federal government. Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation, Mukesh Kumar Chawla said in a letter that the Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has henceforth forbidden tax collection for the federal government and FBR. – TLTP