Supreme Court Judge Justice Gulzar Ahmed has lashed out at the federal board of revenue. He observed that the tax body was just a burden on the country.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed stated that 80% of the revenue is collected in indirect taxes while billions of rupees go without being taxed.
“There are hundreds of billions of rupees [in unrecovered taxes] every year and the 22,000 employees at the FBR’s disposal only manage to recover 20% of revenue,” the judge said.
He further added that close the revenue authority and see how many taxes are collected.
“Disband the FBR and then see how much money is collected,” remarked Justice Gulzar Ahmed.
The Supreme Court Judge was hearing a case filed by the federal board of revenue against the restoration of it’s employee.