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FTO Resolves 8,128 Tax Complaints, President Lauds Performance

The Federal Tax Ombudsman has resolved 8,128 complaints against the maladministration of tax and customs authorities during the year 2023 as compared to 6,106 complaints in 2022. Furthermore, the registration of complaints increased by almost 24% as 8,076 complaints were filed in 2023 compared to 6,480 in 2022. FTO has also provided a relief of Rs 17.74 billion to taxpayers in 2023 as compared to Rs 7 billion in 2022.

This was featured during a preparation given to President Dr Arif Alvi, who visited the FTO Office in Islamabad, today.. Federal Tax Ombudsman, Dr Asif Mahmood Jah, Counsels to the FTO, provincial heads, and senior authorities of the FTO went to the gathering. Dr Asif Mahmood Jah advised the President about the FTO’s general execution, effort and drives taken for the assistance of citizens.

He informed that FTO gave liberated from cost equity to complainants against the maladministration and oppressiveness of duty authorities in something like 60 days, adding that the typical time taken for the removal of grumblings had been diminished to 44 days during 2023.

While featuring the accomplishments of FTO, he expressed that FTO was a public-help situated association that had given charge alleviation to low-paid workers, instructors, salaried class, beneficiaries, and buyers of vehicles through its choices. He further said that FTO was putting forth attempts to expand its effort and enrollment of cases by opening new local workplaces, laying out a helpline, and bringing issues to light through classes, and collaborations with the business local area in different urban communities of the country. He notified that FTO was likewise effectively attempting to make mindfulness about its job and administrations in charge matters utilizing virtual entertainment and mass informing through cell organizations.

Talking on the event, the President said that FTO ought to additionally speed up its endeavors to build the enrollment and removal of objections, other than expanding its effort to citizens.

He additionally called for upgraded coordination among FTO and FBR for the convenient execution of its choices, and acquiring enhancements the expense system. He commented that a superior duty framework was fundamental for increment expense and income age in Pakistan, which would assist with working on our economy as well as diminish the country’s reliance on credits.

The President exceptionally valued FTO’s exhibition that had given help of Rs 17.74 billion to complainants, other than tending to 8,128 protests a year ago. He additionally encouraged the need to give ideal alleviation to complainants, particularly abroad Pakistani.

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