The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) announced yesterday that it will publish active taxpayer list (ATL) on a fortnightly basis to encourage documentation.
The board also decided to issue cards to filers of tax returns. The board has issued SRO765 of 2014 in this regard.
A tax official said the need to issue cards was felt after introduction of tax incentives for return filers.
In the budget 2014-15, the government introduced higher tax rates for non-filers. In April this year, the FBR published taxpayers’ details in a directory for the first time to reveal names of defaulters.
The tax authority has already issued facilitation cards to the top 400 taxpayers in four categories of taxes.
As per new rules, FBR has authorised the National Database and Registration Authority for printing and issuing taxpayers cards.