Domestic Taxes, comprising Income Tax, Sales Tax and Federal Excise Duty, constitute about 90% of the Revenue collected by FBR. These taxes are not only similar in essence, but also are interdependent in practice. The time tested international tenor vindicates the same. The assimilation of these taxes into a single administrative structure was imminent since long, but never in the history of the Pakistan’s Economy, was the need so great for the materialization of this change. Spurred by these exigencies and with a view to apply the modern taxation techniques to improve the tax to G.D.P ratio, the Inland Revenue Wing of the FBR was created, combining the three domestic taxes.
It is expected that the inception of this wing would facilitate the taxpayers, as it would provide them to carry through their tax matters in one organizational structure. The creation of this wing would also be conducive for the tax administration, as the access to the taxpayer’s data in respect of different domestic taxes would be easily available.