The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) revealed the provisional revenue collection data for July 2022, which came to Rs458 billion.

The FBR generated net revenues of Rs458 billion in July, which was Rs15 billion more than its goal of Rs443 billion.

These collections—which represent an increase of roughly 10 per cent over the Rs417 billion collected during the same time last year—are the biggest ever for the month of July.

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The gross revenue increased from Rs438 billion in July of the previous year to Rs486 billion, a rise of 11 per cent. Similarly, the amount of refunds given out in July increased by 32 per cent to Rs28 billion from Rs21 billion paid in the previous year.

Domestic taxes made up 55 per cent of the total collection while import taxes kept their 40 per cent share.

Previously, 52–53 per cent of the total revenue was collected via taxes at the import stage. Similarly, the increase in domestic income tax is close to 31 per cent, which the FBR described as a dramatic move toward direct taxation.

The Advance Tax collected in July has increased significantly. Due to the implementation of a withholding provision that is applicable regardless of the holding term, there is also a 118 per cent rise in the advance tax on the sale of properties under Section 236-C.

Similarly, a change in the tax rate has led to a 40 per cent increase in Advance Tax under Section 147, particularly from financial companies.

Raising the FED rate on tobacco and cigarettes has also paid off. Sales tax from the tobacco sector increased by a record-breaking 67 per cent, while the FED from tobacco saw a record-high growth of over 47 per cent, or Rs2.6 billion.

Additionally, the FED for international flight travel has climbed by more than 200 per cent. Additionally, Pakistan Customs saw a modest 2.58 per cent increase in revenue under the heading of customs duty during July 2022 compared to Rs65 billion collected during the same time last year.

However, it fell short of the Rs77 billion target set for July as a result of the government’s import compression policy, which aims to limit the outflow of US dollars.

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In addition, the FBR lost around Rs11 billion in sales tax due to the zero-rating of petroleum goods.

It is important to note that the number of income tax returns for the tax year 2021 has increased by 13 per cent to 3.4 million from 3.0 million for the tax year 2020.