FBR collects Rs 4,732 billion tax revenue during outgoing financial year 2020-21

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FBR collected Rs 4,732 billion tax revenue in the outgoing fiscal year exceeding the revised target of Rs 4,691 billion by Rs 41 billion and 18% higher than last year. 

According to the data, released by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday, the department has been successful in collecting an amount of Rs 4.732 trillion during the fiscal year 2020-21 against the revised target of Rs 4.691 trillion.

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This is the provisional report and it is expected that final data will show more amount, collected during the last fiscal year. Out of total taxes, the amount of income tax is short of Rs 137 billion against the target. At least Rs 25 billion of Federal Excise Duty came short of the target. The amount of sales tax in the total revenue exceeded Rs 317 billion.  

The amount of customs duty, collected in the last budget also is surplus than the targeted value of the same. As compared to Rs 4 trillion during the budget of 2019-20, 18% more taxes have been collected during the outgoing fiscal year.

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An amount of Rs 251 was disbursed among the exporters as compared to Rs 136 billion which were given to the exporters last year, shows an increase of 85%.  

Tax revenue collected from IT sectors came short this year as, during the last fiscal year, this amount was Rs 1.871 trillion while it is Rs 1.734 trillion during the outgoing financial year, showing the shortfall of Rs 137 billion.

The amount of sales tax was Rs 1.692 trillion during the fiscal year 2019-20- which comes to Rs 2.189 trillion, showing an increase of 29%.  

The target of sales tax collection was Rs 1.972 trillion and as such, Rs 317 billion have collected more. The growth of sales tax is mainly due to the rise in fuel prices, increase in imports, and start of economic activities after the Covid-19. The amount of Federal Excise Duty was Rs 258 billion during the fiscal year 2019-20 which came to Rs 284 billion, showing the growth of 10%. 

The amount collected as customs duty came Rs 765 billion which was Rs 636 billion during the financial year 2019-20 which shows an increase of 20 %. The revenue collection for the fiscal year 2021-22 has been fixed at Rs 5.829 trillion. 

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