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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has called upon Trade Unions to collaborate with the Government to streamline the registration process for traders under the Tajir Dost Scheme.

In a crucial meeting held at the FBR Headquarters, representatives from various Trade Unions across Pakistan engaged with FBR officials, including the Chief Coordinator of the Tajir Dost Scheme, Naeem Mir. The objective of the meeting was to address concerns raised by the trade and business community regarding the implementation of the Tajir Dost Scheme and to foster a cooperative approach toward its success.

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During the discussions, Trade Union representatives emphasized the necessity for clearer guidelines on taxation for newly registered traders under the Tajir Dost Scheme. They highlighted that ambiguity surrounding the taxation regime was a key factor contributing to retailers’ reluctance to register, potentially impeding the scheme’s effectiveness. Additionally, they pointed out the lack of facilitation, tax exemptions, or incentives to encourage retailers to join the scheme.

In response, FBR officials and the Chief Coordinator of the Tajir Dost Scheme expressed willingness to consider the concerns and suggestions put forth by the trade community. They requested the Trade Unions to present a unified proposal within one week, outlining their recommendations for the registration and taxation of traders under the scheme.

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