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FBR wants details of Pakistanis holding UAE work permits

It has written a letter to the UAE finance ministry

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 23, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Aug 23, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
FBR wants details of Pakistanis holding UAE work permits

The Federal Board of Revenue has asked the United Arab Emirates for details of Pakistanis holding an Iqama (work permit) from UAE.

The tax authority wrote on Friday a letter to the UAE finance ministry which seeks the bank account details of Pakistanis holding a UAE work permit.

The move is reportedly a reaction over suspicion that some people may have laundered funds to the country under the guise of a work permit.

Related: 214 small Karachi retailers told to pay tax by FBR

In the letter, however, the FBR’s directorate of internal taxes said information already received from the UAE was “not very substantial”.

The government has recently started cracking down on people who don’t pay their taxes or file them. The FBR recently announced  it would be taking action against schools that aren’t paying tax. It also issued a list of such schools.

It also said it will be taking action against beauty salons that don’t pay tax.

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  1. Sheriff  August 24, 2019 1:12 pm/ Reply

    Progressive world is going towards deregulation
    And reducing taxes encourage flow of foreign currency into the country
    Pakistan is going in reverse direction

  2. Anwar khan  August 24, 2019 6:29 pm/ Reply

    Paid taxes have nothing in return, Pakistan’s every corner displays Garbages, Roads hay dirty holes, environment is polluted, drinking water isn’t available, health and safety is disappointing, Law & Order situations are worse, education is far away from poor even middle class…..100s of more issues

  3. Ahsan  August 25, 2019 3:59 am/ Reply

    Pakistan everything is in trouble . No system in everything. We are still living in 70s

  4. Uzair Ahmad Bhatti  August 25, 2019 8:06 pm/ Reply

    FBR is already a corrupt department and it blackmail and humiliate the honest tax payers while it protects corrupt elements. It is surprising that FBR is trying to squeeze those overseas Pakistanis who spend their hard earned money to buy property in other countries. FBR can get many times more tax from billionaire businessman inside the country who are not paying taxes. How many businessmen of Jinnah supermarket Islamabad or Uniplaza/Atrium mall Karachi or Shah Alami market Lahore pay Tax?

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