Karachi continued to have the highest income tax collection from return filers during Year 2018, followed by Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Rawalpindi.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) conducted a city-by-city analysis of the Tax Directory 2018, which contained information on income return filers and deposited in each city for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2018.
According to the FBR analysis titled ‘Tax Collection from Major Cities,’ income collection from return filers in Karachi for the year 2018 was Rs. 572,594,396,386 and Rs. 204,148,673,059 from Islamabad.
Lahore came in second with Rs. 200,717,435,894, Rawalpindi came in third with Rs. 35,170,187,615 and Faisalabad came in third with Rs. 16,264,148,003. Karachi city data revealed that the FBR had administratively divided the coastal city into five areas.
The tax from Karachi was Rs. 209,107,138,348, Karachi Central Rs. 9,059,371,508, Karachi East Rs. 34,092,500,901, Karachi South Rs. 114,229,955,253, and Karachi West Rs. 28,891,487,111, according to the breakdown of collection from the commercial hub.
The collection from Punjab’s provincial capital, Lahore, was Rs. 180,580,693,868, Lahore Cantt was Rs. 5,270,469,564, and Lahore City was Rs. 14,866,272,462 during this period. Malir received Rs. 29,374,153,827 in tax from income tax return filers in the jurisdiction of that area.
Multan contributed Rs. 12,772,888,239, and Sahiwal contributed Rs. 1,770,291,678 as taxes from area return filers. During the fiscal year 2018, Gujranwala collected Rs. 7,926,264,130. The FBR collected Rs. 4,499,262,113 from Sialkot income tax return filers.
The FBR collected Rs. 1,610,871,493 in tax from Abbottabad, and Rs. 2,481,243,943 from Bahawalpur. Dera Ghazi Khan contributed Rs. 6,357,384,959, while Kohat contributed Rs. 1,640,625,913.
North Waziristan Agency collected Rs. 1,119,980, Okara collected Rs. 1,081,818,348, and Peshawar contributed Rs. 13,643,621,461.
Quetta collected Rs. 10,052,581,291 in it, while Sargodha collected Rs. 2,210,683,221. Sheikhupura collected Rs. 2,611,985,052 in income tax, while Sukkur collected Rs. 3,574,079,338. Income return filers in Haripur contributed Rs. 1,706,260,030 to the city. The total IT collected from Hyderabad return filers was Rs. 4,065,622,573.
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