The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has filed multi-million dollar tax evasion charges against International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) after the involvement of the (INGOs).
According to the details, FTO initiated its own motion investigation under section 9(1) of the Federal Tax Ombudsman Ordinance, 2000 (FTO Ordinance) based on evidence that some of FBR’s most meaningful and innovative initiatives are being diluted and washed away due to systemic follow-up failure, ineptitude, and incompetence, frequent posting transfers of officers, and massive changes of jurisdictions.
Though FBR and its dozens of field formations maintain an organized web portal, rich data center, exhaustive databases, elaborate and comprehensive operational soft wares, and houses a full-fledged & homegrown IT support system such as Pakistan Automation (PVT) LTD (PRAL), neither FBR headquarter nor any single field formation has a full-fledged & homegrown IT support system.
For such projects, any thorough, failsafe, and IT-enabled handling of a module (from predecessors to successors).
Any structured internal follow-up system or internal assessment mechanism to determine if the objectives set out in FBR’s flagship projects have been rationally pursued and realized.
As a result, with the movement of persons, dissolution of units/cells, and takeover by new management, the valuable work done is sometimes squandered, diluted, or undermined.