The number of income tax-filers in Pakistan has jumped to 2.5millions recording a rise of 69% during the current fiscal year, ARY News has reported.

According to the details, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has reported that over 1.36 million people have been added to the number of income tax filers in the country.

FBR also aims to achieve a target of 4 million tax returns by the end of tax year 2019.


Chief In-Land Revenue (Operations) of FBR Bakhtiar Muhammad said that according to the facts and figures, the number of income tax filers reached over 2.5 million till August 21, while the number of income tax return filers was over 1.5 million last year.

Earlier in July, FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi had said all measures are being taken to include more people in the tax net, adding that “We cannot have stabilized and equitable society unless we have a fair taxation system”.