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Bilal Hassan

The sales tax gap

The estimated sales tax gap was nearly 67pc of the total sales tax collection Published Apr 15, 2019 07:02am

Understanding the benami law

The law gives enormous powers to tax authorities. Its careful implementation is necessary to prevent any abuse of power. Updated Mar 25, 2019 08:40am

Bridging the tax gap

Several provisions in Income Tax Ordinance 2001 are difficult to interpret and not easily implementable. Updated Sep 24, 2018 08:33am

Fixed sales tax regime revised upward

Some retailers will have an option to pay sales tax at the rate of 2pc of their total turnover, without the facility Published Jul 17, 2017 07:12am

Direct taxes in indirect mode

The Income Tax Code of Pakistan contains various provisions of presumptive taxes that ultimately become indirect taxes Updated Dec 26, 2016 09:03am

Efficiency of single GST rate

Abolishing multiple rates in favour of a single GST rate can help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the GST. Published Nov 09, 2015 07:10am

Faultline in Vat mode

A common faultline in Vat is its susceptibility to unethical practices. Published Oct 26, 2015 06:41am

Reducing poverty

The national and provincial poverty alleviation programmes operate on the periphery of the mainstream economic activity. Published Mar 30, 2015 06:42am

The ground realities

Tax collection from customs duty and federal excise duty decelerated more than the expected rise in... Published Feb 23, 2015 07:04am