Fbr’S Tax Crackdown: Over 11,000 Non-Filers Get The Chop!

## FBR Blocks Over 11,000 SIMs of Non-Filers

May 24, 2024

Islamabad, Pakistan – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken a significant step to enforce tax compliance by blocking 11,252 SIMs of individuals who have not filed their income tax returns. This ongoing process aims to ensure that all taxpayers contribute their fair share to the national exchequer.

### Background

The FBR has been collaborating with cellular mobile operators (CMOs) to identify and block SIMs associated with non-filers. Initially met with resistance from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the FBR’s move gained momentum and support from various stakeholders.

### FBR Spokesperson’s Statement

According to the FBR spokesperson, as of May 22, 2024, the FBR had successfully blocked 11,252 SIMs belonging to non-filers. This action demonstrates the FBR’s commitment to enforcing tax laws and promoting fiscal discipline.

### New Regional Tax Office Inauguration

In a separate development, FBR Chairman Malik Amjed Zubair inaugurated the new Regional Tax Office building in Islamabad. The modern facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to enhance taxpayer convenience and streamline tax collection processes.

In his address, the chairman emphasized the importance of maximizing revenue collection in these challenging economic times. He urged officials to maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in their duties.

### Conclusion

The FBR’s actions to block SIMs of non-filers and inaugurate the new Regional Tax Office reflect its determination to improve tax compliance and strengthen the national economy. As the process continues, it is expected that more non-filers will come forward to fulfill their tax obligations.