Tuesday September 28, 2021

No link or access to banking transactions: FBR

There is no fingerprint authentication mechanism available with the FBR, tax body's spokesperson says
Web Desk
August 19, 2021
The logo of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). — File photo
The logo of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). — File photo

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has has no link or access to banking transactions of people at any level, the tax body's spokesperson said Wednesday.

The spokesperson's statement  came in response to messages circulating on emails and social media over FBR's apparent access to banking transactions.

"There is no fingerprint authentication mechanism available with the FBR," the spokesperson wrote on Twitter.

The tax profile data of FBR has only offline bank account numbers which are not linked with banks or financial institutions, the spokesperson stated.

"Therefore, there is absolutely no risk of any access to transaction banking at any level. FBR has termed Messages being circulated in emails and social media as fake and baseless," the spokesperson added.