Revenue collection increases in October

ISLAMABAD – The revenue collection by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in October 2015 increased by 22 percent as compared to the same month of last year.

During the month of October, 2015, according to the provisional figures received so far FBR has made a net collection of more than Rs 223 billion, as against net collection of Rs 183 billion made last year showing an increase of 22 percent, said a statement issued by the FBR here on Saturday.

It is expected that the final collection would further increase when the final figures are received, the statement added. The revenue collection trend during the month of October 2015 shows a marked improvement over the trend in the previous three months of the current financial year and augurs well for the efforts of FBR for achievement of the assigned revenue targets for the current year.

From July, 2015 to October, 2015, FBR made a net collection of more than Rs 814 billion as against net collection of Rs 725 billion made last year resulting in an increase of 12 percent. This is after having issued refunds of Rs 32 billion as against Rs 29 billion issued during first four months of last year.


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