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

  NEWS

Publish Date (Media)

Print Media (Urdu)

Print Media (English)

Electronic Media

  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

1.Business Recorder
2.Aaj News

1.ProIQRA

  Alvi confirms FTO’s excess ST amount refund order

March 16, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  President upholds FTO’s decision on refund of excessive tax

March 15, 2022

1.The NEWS

1.Daily Spokesman
2.Urdu Point

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

March 15, 2022

1.Business Recorder

  FTO asks FBR to fix income limit for tax exemption

February 26, 2022

1.Aaj Tv

1.The news
2.Business Recorder

  President upholds three redressal orders of FTO

February 25, 2022

1.The news
2.Business Recorder

  Disposal of ADRC Cases

February 10, 2022

1.Press Release

  AWARENESS SEMINAR

February 4, 2022

1.AWARENESS SEMINAR

  Tax Ombudsman has decided 1000 complaints in 3 months

February 7, 2022

1.Islamabad Post

  President rejects FBR plea in maladministration cases

February 5, 2022

1.Islamabad Post
2.Business Recorder
3.Tribune

1.PK Revenue

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

January 17, 2022

1.Dawn News
2.Tribune
3.Geo News
4.Dunya News
5.Digital APP
6.Digital APP

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

January 7, 2022

1.Daily The News
2.Daily Business Recorder

  conduct regular inspections of record

November 30, 2021

1.Pro Pakistani
2.Reddit

 FBR asked to empower chief collector to conduct inspections, audits

December 1, 2021

1.Daily Business Recorder

 Bogus tax refunds (0200/OM/2019)

December 23, 2021

1.24 News
2.The Express Tribune

 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

1.Daily Business Recorder

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

October 26, 2021

1.Custom News
2.Pakistan Today

 Adaptation of FTO Ordinance, 2000 proposed

November 11, 2021

1.Business Recorder

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

October 26, 2021

1.Pro Pakistani
2.Car Spirit Pk
3.Pakwheels

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

January 04, 2021

1.Daily Nawa-i-Waqt
2.Daily Dunya

1.Daily Business Recorder
2.The Nation
3.Daily Times

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

December 28, 2020

1.Daily Express
2.Daily 92 News
3.Daily Nai Baat

1.Dawn News
2.The Nation
3.Daily Times
4.The Express Tribune

 Tax Amnesty Scheme (0011/OM/2020)

August 4, 2020

1.Daily Express
2.Daily Jang
3.Daily Dunya
4.Daily Pakistan
5.Daily Nawa-e-Waqt
6.Independent Urdu

1.Daily The News
2.Daily Business Recorder
3.Daily Tribune Express

1.Aaj
2.24 News
3.92 News

 Bogus Tax Refund
(All Red Alert Cases)

February 4, 2020

1.Daily Express
2.Daily Jang
3.Independent Urdu
4.Daily Pakistan
5.Daily 92
6.Geo Website

1.Daily The News
2.Daily The News
3.Daily Dawn
4.Daily Tribune Express
5.Daily Pakistan Today
6.Weekly Customs Today
7.Weekly Customs Today

1.Geo News
2.ARY News
3.92 News
4.24 News

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

January 9, 2020

1.Daily Jang
2.Daily Express

1.Daily Business Recorder
2.Daily The News
3.Daily Dawn

1.92 News

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

January 7, 2020

1.Daily Jang
2.Daily Nawa-i-Waqt
3.Independent Urdu
4.Daily 92
5.Samaa News website

1.Daily Business Recorder
2.Daily The News
3.Daily Dawn

1.Geo News
2.Samaa TV
3.92 News
4.Aaj News

 Tax From Cigarettes Manufacturers (0002/OM/2018)

November 8, 2019

1.Daily Dawn
2.Daily The News
3.Weekly Customs Today

 

 Irregularities in Jewelry Trade
(0011/OM/2018)

October 23, 2019

1.Daily Express
2.Daily Jang
3.Daily Pakistan
4.Independent Urdu

1.Daily The News
2.Daily Dawn

 Exempted Agriculture Income

October 23, 2019

1.Daily The News
2.Daily Tribune Express
3.Daily The News
4.Daily Business Recorder