Wednesday September 22, 2021

Single Identifier Number for all domestic taxes launched

July 29, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched a Single Identifier Number for all domestic taxes by harmonizing Income Tax, Sales Tax and Federal Excise Duty.

Under this initiative, a taxpayer can use all applications under the Income Tax, Sales Tax and Federal Excise duty by mere use of CNIC if a taxpayer is an individual. In case of partnership firms and companies, the National Tax Number (NTN) shall be the common tax identifier number. In this manner, the Sales Tax, Income Tax and Federal Excise law have been harmonized. This is an important step towards ease of doing business and will substantially improve Pakistan’s rating on this count.

In this connection, a review meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on the government’s historic initiative in the health sector to provide quality health services to the people through the Health Facility Card. The meeting was attended by Special Assistant for Health Dr Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant Dr Shahbaz Gill, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, federal and provincial secretaries for Health Department and other senior officials.

A briefing was given on the provision of health cards in Punjab and KP, the number of beneficiaries and the expenditure incurred on this programme so far and the resulting relief to the people. The meeting was informed that through the health card in KP, millions of people have benefited through the admission of 210,200 in various public and private hospitals on which Rs5.3 billion have been spent so far.

Expressing satisfaction over the relief available to the people through the health card, the prime minister said that the present programme of providing quality health services is the largest and most historic programme in the history of the country. He said that for the first time the present government has started a comprehensive programme realising the weaker sections in the field of health, thanks to which not only public but also private hospitals are providing quality healthcare to the weaker sections. meeting.