The tax revenue collected by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has grown by 17 % with additional revenues of Rs. 345 billion compared to last year, according to an official statement.
In the current fiscal year 2019-20, out of a target of Rs.920 billion for the period from July to January 2020, the FBR has accumulated Rs. 897.5 billion Income Tax which shows an increase of 18.1 % compared to the corresponding months in the last year in which only Rs. 759.1 billion could be collected.
Likewise, the target of sales tax collection until January 2020 was set at Rs. 1,039 billion. Out of this target, the net collection of Rs. 996.6 billion has been made which shows a growth of 24.7 % compared to the corresponding period in the last year in which Rs. 799.1 billion were collected.
Federal Excise Duty of Rs. 145.1 billion was collected against the target of Rs. 151 billion from July to January which showed an increase of 23.6 %. The customs duty collection target was set as Rs 399 billion till January 2020.
FBR managed to collect Rs. 373.8 billion compared to Rs. 390.6 billion last year in the same months. So far, FBR has collected Rs. 2407.7 billion against the target of Rs. 2509 billion till January 2020 which has increased by 16.7 % compared to last year when Rs. 2062.7 billion were collected.
The domestic tax collection has also increased by 28 %. Domestic sales tax has also increased by 41 % from July 2019 to January 2020. The total domestic revenue of Rs. 1339.91 billion has been collected compared to last year’s 1057.60 billion. Revenue at the import stage has grown by 6 % against the budgeted target of 36.8 %.
FBR has issued Rs. 54 billion of additional refunds this year compared to last year. The total refunds of Rs. 131.01 billion have been released till January 2020 whereas in the last year the refunds of Rs. 76.71 billion were issued.
Refunds Issued by FBR
FBR has also released the refunds detail issued through FASTER system. The total number of refunds claims cases, where Annex-H submitted, were 6081 with a claimed amount of Rs. 37,614 million. The FASTER system has processed 4,606 cases with a claimed amount of Rs. 3,3364 million showing a percentage of 89.99% of total cases.
After the processing of such cases, total refunds of Rs. 29,303 million have been issued showing a percentage of 87.47% of processed cases. Through the FASTER system, Rs. 4061 million were deferred due to want of required data.
Up to February 29th, 2020, total returns for Tax Year 2019 were 2,483,866 whereas 373,877 new taxpayers paid taxes in Tax Year 2019.