Coverage of important findings/recommendations by the FTO in Print & Electronic Media

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Print Media (English)

Electronic Media

  ATIR directs FBR to return ‘illegally recovered’ money to taxpayer

December 01, 2022

  Q4FY22 adjustment: KE tariff to go up by Rs1.55/unit

November 30, 2022

  FTO says oil, gas sector ‘strictly’ governed by Ogra

November 30, 2022

  Tractor-making sector: FTO tells FBR to conduct probe into Benami deals

November 23, 2022

  APTMA demands restoring controversial SRO for sales tax refunds

November 23, 2022

  Federal Tax Ombudsman Asif Mahmood Jah visits RCCI

November 22, 2022

  FTO resolve over five thousand taxpayer complaints in ten months

November 22, 2022

  Determined IT refund: Scam involving tax officials unearthed

November 21, 2022

  President Alvi stresses increased tax collection to end financial woes

November 12, 2022

  Increased tax collection must for ending financial woes: President

November 12, 2022

  President calls for enhancing tax collection, tax-to-GDP ratio

November 12, 2022

  President Alvi stresses need for creating easiness for taxpayers

November 13, 2022

  Efforts for dialogue ended without success: President Dr Arif Alvi

November 13, 2022

  President Dr Arif Alvi addressing an awareness seminar on the role of the Federal Tax Ombudsman at Governor House

November 12, 2022

  Alvi for increasing tax collection to shun foreign aid

November 13, 2022

  FBR’s Action Against Corrupt Officials Limited to Lower Grades

November 15, 2022

  ‘Illegal’ refund to a company: FTO directs FBR to assign ‘organised tax fraud case’ to inquiry team

November 16, 2022

  Women must be taken along in development process: Dr. Arif Alvi

November 14, 2022

  FTO Directs FBR to Facilitate Families of Deceased Govt Employees

November 7, 2022

  FTO takes suo motu in tax evasion case

November 6, 2022

  FBR tasked with conducting probe into fake supplies in Sugar sector

November 4, 2022

  FTO refunds excess sales tax to car buyers

October 4, 2022

  PTBA suggests measures to resolve refund adjustment ahead return filing deadline

September 25, 2022

  FBR enables 'refund adjustment tab' in tax return forms

September 27, 2022

  PTBA suggests measures to resolve refund adjustment ahead return filing deadline

September 25, 2022

  FTO takes 75 suo moto notices against maladministration

September 26, 2022

  PTBA suggests measures to resolve refund adjustment ahead return filing deadline

September 25, 2022

  ‘Past refund adjustment claims are being rejected’: FBR removes a tab from new IT return form under IRIS

September 25, 2022

  Seizure of vehicles across country: FTO asks FBR to prepare policy with inputs from LEAs

September 23, 2022

  FTO Demands Appropriate Action Against Smuggled Cars

September 22, 2022

  ‘Slacked audits’: FTO finds Commissioner IR (Appeals) involved in malfeasance

September 22, 2022

  Embezzlement incident: Airports directed to establish customs currency declaration counters before ASF’s

September 22, 2022

  FTO Orders Action Against ASF and Customs Official for ‘Stealing’ Foreign Currency from Passenger

September 21, 2022

  FTO Takes Notice of FBR's Harsh Treatment Towards Senior Citizen

September 16, 2022

  FTO briefs businessmen about 'instant justice initiative'

September 12, 2022

  Refund queries: FTO asks FBR to form fact-finding committee

September 10, 2022

  Tax evasion cases: FTO concerned at FBR’s DG BTB shutdown

September 09, 2022

  FBR’s Major Unsettled Tax Evasion Cases Are Causing Massive Losses: FTO

September 08, 2022

  Alvi links prosperity to better tax collection

September 06, 2022

  K-Electric should not collect advance tax from mosques: FTO

September 04, 2022

  Bringing the rich under tax net to uplift the poor: President

September 06, 2022

  Beverage industry: FTO endorses govt’s proposal for Rs60bn additional taxes

September 06, 2022

  President Dr. Arif Alvi addressing an awareness seminar for taxpayers about the functions of the Federal Tax Ombudsman at Governor House

September 05, 2022

  Tax Amnesty Scheme-2018: Karachi LTO cannot probe offshore bank accounts: FTO

August 26, 2022

  FTO asks FBR to speedily process refund claims of elderly taxpayer

August 25, 2022

  FTO Saves an Octogenarian Overseas Pakistani From Additional Taxation

August 16, 2022

  President Dismisses FBR’s Appeals on Income of Low-Paid Employees

August 16, 2022

  FTO Secretariat sets up facilitation desk for taxpayers

August 10, 2022

  Cases of electricity & gas tariffs: APTMA praises FTO for providing relief to export-oriented sectors

August 04, 2022

  President directs FBR to undo unjust taxation

August 03, 2022

  FTO takes notice of non-compliance of ECC decision by FBR cell

July 31, 2022

  APTMA Appreciates FTO For Prompt Relief To Export Sector

August 02, 2022

  President directs FBR to undo unjust taxation on lecturers’ salaries

August 02, 2022

  FTO takes notice of non-compliance of ECC decision by FBR cell

July 31, 2022

  FTO names RWCCI chief as honorary coordinator

July 31, 2022

  FTO investigates tax collection through electricity bills

July 29, 2022

  FTO Directs FBR to Dispose of Pending Tax Refund Claim for Tax Year 2018

July 29, 2022

  FTO directs FBR to improve system of giving prizes to winners

July 28, 2022

1.The NEWS

  FTO Directs FBR to Ensure Timely Payments to Lucky Draw Winners

July 27, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Transit scheme cargo: FTO asks FBR to install mobile scanners at Chaman

July 27, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Auctionable goods: FTO asks customs to do away with huge pendency

July 26, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO Directs FBR to Install Mobile Scanners at Chaman

July 26, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Customs Collect More Than Rs. 5 Billion Through Auctions

July 25, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  FTO directs FBR to clear over 3,000 courier consignments

July 24, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO Orders FBR Not to Register Used Car Dealers as Retailers

July 22, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Automation system: FTO approves Rs250m upgradation plan

July 21, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO Convenes Meeting With Traders

July 20, 2022

1.The Nation

  FTO Office Resolves Around 2,650 Tax Complaints In Six Months: Dr Asif Jah

July 19, 2022

1.Urdu Point

  FTO Directs FBR to Devise Simple Return Form for Salaried Class

July 19, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) visits RCCI

July 19, 2022

1.Islamabad Post

  FBR ordered to compensate merchant for illegal destruction of goods

July 19, 2022

1.Pro Pakistan

  FBR ordered to compensate merchant for illegal destruction of goods

July 18, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  Outreach of tax ombudsman discussed

July 18, 2022

1.Tribune

  President rejects review representation by FBR on Suzuki Motors refund cases

July 17, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  FTO for evolving mechanism for issuing exemption certificate to taxpayers

July 17, 2022

1.Pakistan Today
2.Minute Mirror
2.The Nation

  Meeting held to expand outreach of tax ombudsman secretariat

July 17, 2022

1.Daily Times

  FTO For Evolving Mechanism To Issue Exemption Certificate To Tax Payers

July 17, 2022

1.Urdu Point

  Refund of excess amount to car buyers: President rejects FBR’s application against FTO’s order

July 17, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Provisional assessments: FTO directs FBR to rectify flaws in WeBOC system

July 16, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO Directs FBR to Fix Responsibility in Lax Assessment of Tyres and Tubes Case

July 15, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Non-issuance of refund: FTO directs FBR to pay compensation to taxpayer

July 15, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO Directs FBR to Settle Eight Years Old Refund Matter

July 14, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Tax ombudsman directs FBR to settle eight-year-old refund

July 14, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  FPCCI Wants Out-of-box Actions By FTO To Make FBR Businesses Promoting Body

July 08, 2022

1.Urdu Point

  FTO Office Is Working Day And Night To Provide Relief To The Masses

July 07, 2022

1.Urdu Point

  Late delivery: FBR asked to direct car maker to pay KIBOR+ 3pc/annum

July 05, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO Recommends FBR to Penalize Pak Suzuki Against Late Delivery of Cars

July 05, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Small gift parcels: FTO asks FBR to formulate proper rules

July 05, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Removal of goods without payment of duty: FTO unearths containers clearance scam

June 30, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO directs FBR to settle refund claim of complainant

June 30, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FBR Ordered to Clear Empty Import Containers Using Automated System

June 30, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  FTO Directs PTCL and FBR to Settle Customer’s Refund Claim

June 28, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  President upholds FTO’s order

June 24, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  President directs probe into non-utilization of foreign grant for 30 years

June 23, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  Appellate tribunal: FTO directs FBR to ensure quick disposal of pending cases

June 21, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO directs FBR for quick disposal of long pending cases

June 20, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  President Asks Taxpayers To Approach FTO For Cost-Free, Speedy Justice

June 14, 2022

1.The Nation

  President asks FTO to raise awareness among taxpayers

June 14, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  RCCI demands withdrawal of property tax on rental income

June 13, 2022

1.The Dawn

  President asks taxpayers to approach FTO for cost-free, speedy justice

June 013, 2022

1.Daily Times

1.Associated Press of Pakistan

  I make sure that the grievances of the taxpayers are immediately addressed

June 12, 2022

1.The News

  Business community demands bringing 3.5 mln identified tax evaders, non filers to tax net for broadening base

June 12, 2022

1.Associated Press of Pakistan

  FTO Terms Excessive Tax Demands As Maladministration

June 09, 2022

1.Urdu Point

  FTO directs FBR to keep record of WWF refunds

June 08, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Implementation of providing cheap electricity to textile sector hailed

June 08, 2022

1.Pakistan Observer

1.Urdu Point

  FTO backs ECC decision on cheap electricity

June 07, 2022

1.The News

  FBR asked to make old undecided refund case part of training syllabus

June 06, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Business Community Urges Govt To Exempt Industrial Sector From Load-Shedding

June 06, 2022

1.The Nation
2.Daily Times

  Need stressed for sensitizing public to FTO’s role

June 03, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  Awareness Stressed Among Masses About Working Of FTO

June 04, 2022

1.Urdu Point

  Speakers at seminar underscore need for raising FED on sugar-sweetened beverages

June 03, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Recovery of due taxes from unregistered sugar buyers made easy

June 03, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO Calls For Spreading Awareness In Addressing Public Complaints

June 2, 2022

1.Urdu Point

  FBR directed to bring unregistered sugar dealers into tax net

May 31, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  President rejects FBR’s 25 representations with direction to bring unregistered sugar dealers into tax net

May 30, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  FBR fails to ensure automated collection of sales tax on retail price

May 30, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  Compulsory ST registration: Treating lawyer as retailer wrong application of law: FTO

May 30, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO declares Workers Welfare Fund a non-tax levy

May 28, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Adjustment of Determined Tax Refund Against Workers’ Welfare Fund Declared Illegal

May 27, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Tractor industry: FBR not following timelines in processing refund claims, says FTO

May 25, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  SBP Makes it Harder to Buy Cars Using Bank Financing

May 24, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Diplomatic missions, privileged persons: FBR illegally restores ST exemption on imports

May 24, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FBR is Ignoring The Law When Processing Sales Tax Refund Claims: FTO

May 24, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  FBR Fails to Implement Track and Trace System in Tobacco Sector

May 23, 2022

1.Pro Paistani

  FBR directed to disclose details of amnesty scheme beneficiaries

May 23, 2022

1.Tribune

  FBR Illegally Exempts Diplomatic Imports from Sales Tax

May 23, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  FTO acting as public relief-oriented institution

May 22, 2022

1.Daily Times

  The point-of-sale system does not provide equal opportunities

May 22, 2022

1.Islamabad Post

  GST refund to over 9000 cars’ buyers: FTO places comprehensive mechanism for FBR

May 22, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  The point-of-sale system does not provide equal opportunities

May 22, 2022

1.Islamabad Post

  FTO provided relief to over 1,900 taxpayers in five months

May 22, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  SRO issued on FTO’s recommendations regarding steel sector: Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah

May 21, 2022

1.Islamabad Post

  FBR sends case of 'fake supplies' to its relevant wing for investigation

May 20, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FBR's Failure to Assign Cases Likely to Cost National Exchequer Billions in Revenue

May 19, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Faulty integration of Tier-1 retailers: FTO has received over 100 complaints against FBR

May 19, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Non-essential items, luxury goods import: FTO asks FBR to notify enhanced RD rates 'without delay'

May 19, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FBR Dismisses Official for Providing Tax Consultancy to Accused

May 18, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Federal Tax Ombudsman Unearths Issues in FBR’s New PoS System

May 18, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  FTO helps create Rs. 660m tax demand

May 17, 2022

1.Business Recorder
2.Pakistan Today

  Business community asked to have close liaison with FTO

May 16, 2022

1.Daily Spokesman

  Taxpayers asked to keep close liaison with FTO office

May 16, 2022

1.The News

  Business community asked to liaise with FTO to address grievances

May 16, 2022

1.Daily Times

  Business community asked to have close liaison with FTO to address their grievances

May 15, 2022

1.Associated Press of Pakistan

  ‘Own motion’ cases: FTO completes investigations

May 15, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Rectification of tax credit : FTO seeks clarification from FBR

May 14, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO disposed of 2,900 complaints against FBR in 2021

May 11, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Rs.2.7 Billion Scam unearthed in Sugar Industry

May 11, 2022

1.Islamabad Post

  Federal Tax Ombudsman's Annual Performance Report Released

May 11, 2022

1.Sama TV

  Salaried class: FTO tells FBR to bring down tax slabs, thresholds in FY23 budget

May 6, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Govt Urged to Increase FED on Cigarettes and Beverages

May 5, 2022

1.Business Recorder

1.Pro Pakistani

  System-based scrutiny of IT returns

May 1, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO wants FBR heads to roll in alleged tax fraud case

May 6, 2022

1.The News

  Tax officials warned of strict action for private consultancy

May 1, 2022

1.Pakistan Revenue
2.Pro Pakistani

  Majority of Sugar Dealers and Distributors Not Registered with FBR

April 28, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  Wholesalers, dealers and distributors: FBR must bring unregistered sugar buyers into tax net: President

April 26, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  President lauds FTO role to facilitate traders; calls for its enhanced outreach

April 25, 2022

1.Daily Times

1.Radio Pakistan
2.Pro Pakistani
3.ARY News

  President lauds FTO role to facilitate traders; calls for its enhanced outreach

April 21, 2022

1.Associated Press of Pakistan
2.Pro Pakistani
3.Daily Spokesman

  Orders of FTO can only be challenged before President: LHC

April 19, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  Excessive tax demands fall under definition of maladministration: FTO

April 14, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO To Provide Fair Treatment To Taxpayers

April 14, 2022

1.Urdu Point

  FTO directs car manufacturers to pay KIBOR plus 3pc interest payment on late delivery

April 13, 2022

1.Pakistan Today

  President Upholds FTO’s Directive for FBR to Address Systematic Problems

April 12, 2022

1.Pro Pakistani

  FTO Directs FBR to Take Strict Disciplinary Action Against Corrupt Tax Officers

April 11, 2022

1.Business Recorder

1.Pro Pakistani

  FPCCI hails FTO tax refund verdict

April 09, 2022

1.The News

  President Upholds FTO decision in Millat Tractor Refund Case

April 01, 2022

1.Business Recorder

1.Pro Pakistani

  FTO Maybe given arbitrator's role between taxpayers & FBR: ICAP WEBINAR ON THE ROLE OF FTO

March 31, 2022

1.Daily Times
2.Daily Independent

  Recommendation to Exclude Furniture Manufacturers From the Category of Tier-I Retailers

March 28, 2022

  Alvi confirms FTO’s excess ST amount refund order

March 16, 2022

  President upholds FTO’s decision on refund of excessive tax

March 15, 2022

  FTO Noted, FBR field formations not maintaining IT-based tracking system

March 15, 2022

  FTO asks FBR to fix income limit for tax exemption

February 26, 2022

  President upholds three redressal orders of FTO

February 25, 2022

  Disposal of ADRC Cases

February 10, 2022

  AWARENESS SEMINAR

February 4, 2022

  Tax Ombudsman has decided 1000 complaints in 3 months

February 7, 2022

  President rejects FBR plea in maladministration cases

February 5, 2022

  FBR ill-treatment of 82 years old (0493/FSD/IT/2021)

January 17, 2022

 Customs ordered to clear 8,522 auctionable lots (211/0M/2021)

January 7, 2022

  conduct regular inspections of record

November 30, 2021

 FBR asked to empower chief collector to conduct inspections, audits

December 1, 2021

1.

 Bogus tax refunds (0200/OM/2019)

December 23, 2021

 FTO’s directive to FBR to constitute a fact finding inquiry (2067/KHI/CUST/2021 2068/KHI/CUST/2021 2069/KHI/CUST/2021 2081/KHI/CUST/2021)

December 24, 2021

 FTO orders special audit of steel sector cases (0123/OM/2021)

October 26, 2021

 Adaptation of FTO Ordinance, 2000 proposed

November 11, 2021

 Pak Suzuki is in Trouble for Charging High GST (1628/ISB/ST/2021)

October 26, 2021

 Initiate Criminal Proceedings Against Entities Involved in Bogus Sales Tax Refunds (0015/OM/2020)

January 04, 2021

 Expedite Auction of Stranded Vehicles on Karachi Port (0013/OM/2020)

December 28, 2020

 Tax Amnesty Scheme (0011/OM/2020)

August 4, 2020

 Bogus Tax Refund
(All Red Alert Cases)

February 4, 2020

 Smuggling & Sale of Iranian Petroleum (0003/OM/2018)

January 9, 2020

1.92 News

 Non-Custom Paid Vehicles (0010/OM/2018 to 0024/OM/2018)

January 7, 2020

 Tax From Cigarettes Manufacturers (0002/OM/2018)

November 8, 2019

 

 Irregularities in Jewelry Trade
(0011/OM/2018)

October 23, 2019

 Exempted Agriculture Income

October 23, 2019