Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) to verify persons’ identity directly.
A statement issued by the FBR said that on the directives of the Prime Minister to facilitate taxpayers the MoU had been signed to directly verify CNIC and other relevant documents.
A FBR spokesman said that the connectivity would facilitate taxpayers as this would automatically feed tax refund data into withholding statements and tax returns.
Further, it will reduce timing to comply with relevant laws, the spokesman added.
The FBR hoped that this connectivity would also help the tax authorities to connect with other organizations.
The connectivity with NADRA will help the FBR to identify such individuals who are out of tax net and concealing their incomes and assets, the spokesman said.