The Role of Taxation in Pakistan's Revival

The Role of Taxation in Pakistan s Revival The tax system of Pakistan continues to under perform in particular in its ability to raise adequate revenues The bases of the most important taxes such as Personal and Corporate Income Tax and the

  • Title: The Role of Taxation in Pakistan's Revival
  • Author: Jorge Martinez-Vazquez Musharraf Rasool Cyan
  • ISBN: 9780199401154
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The tax system of Pakistan continues to under perform, in particular, in its ability to raise adequate revenues The bases of the most important taxes, such as Personal and Corporate Income Tax and the General Sales Tax GST , continue to be narrow and the level of tax evasion remains high Moreover, in recent years, the Tax to GDP Gross Domestic Product ratio has seen aThe tax system of Pakistan continues to under perform, in particular, in its ability to raise adequate revenues The bases of the most important taxes, such as Personal and Corporate Income Tax and the General Sales Tax GST , continue to be narrow and the level of tax evasion remains high Moreover, in recent years, the Tax to GDP Gross Domestic Product ratio has seen a substantial decline On the other hand, most of the macroeconomic fiscal adjustment in recent years has been on the expenditure side of the budget The country s need for spending on social services such as education, health, and capital infrastructure are likely to increase in the near future as governments pursue a strategy of sustained economic growth Most political manifestoes brought forward by political parties spell out major expenditure programmes while expressing a desire to increase tax collection To reach the desired taxation level in Pakistan, an in depth policy reforms programme needs to be formulated by policymakers This will require a detailed analysis of tax structures and tax administration An attempt has been made in this book to provide the necessary analysis.

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