Pakistan’s stagnant tax base

Dawn | Nov 22, 2020 at 8:20 AM
  • By 2006-07, 39pc of total tax revenues were generated from this category.
  • Since then, the proportion of tax revenues generated through direct taxes has stagnated, hitting a peak of 39.97pc in 2017-18.
  • This increase, however, did not occur due to any significant shifts in the structure of taxes collected, as direct taxes continued to represent around 40pc of total tax revenues.