Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Agenda for reforms, growth & welfare
Publication Year : 2021
Author: Ikramul Haq

The fragmented tax administration and complex tax codes are one of the reasons for low collection, sluggish growth due to heavy cost of compliance. The citizens, especially, transprovincial entities, have to deal with multiple tax agencies, namely, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA), Sindh Revenue Board (SRB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) and Balochistan Revenue Authority (BRA), provincial boards of revenue, excise & taxation departments, and many others.