Counterfeiters included in FBR taxpayers list

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has revealed that fake taxpayers have been world ahmed
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According to the Federal Tax Ombudsman, FBR staff members were included in the list of taxpayers due to a combination of FBR staff, but there was no serious attempt by the FBR of the black listing against the fraudsters.

The FTO says that in most cases, blacklisting and suspension were issued after 5-6 months despite the issuance of rcurrent world newsed alert, while the FBR did not suggest any action against the fraudsters and facilitators.

According to the Federal Tax Ombudsman, the order for recovery of Rs 41 crore and action against fake registered persons was issued 4 years ago but the FBR is reluctant to take action despite the FTO's own notice.current world news

According to company officials, the Directorate General I&I has not opened a case against the staff involved in the fake registration nor is the FBR taking the nature of the matter seriously.

The FTO says chief commissioners should initiate disciplinary and criminal proceedings on counterfeit tax refunds.current world news

The Federal Tax Ombudsman also directed the FBR to take action in addition to the STRN suspension by issuing a red alert on fake tax refund cases.