What Are The Powers And Functions Of Income Tax Authorities Of Pakistan?


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The laws of the Income tax in Pakistan are governed by the policies of Central Board of Revenue. The Income tax authorities are divided into sub departments which are audit, enforcement and collection, Legal, Tax payer's facilitation and Information processing. Following are the powers and functions of all of these income tax authorities:
- Selection and audit of income tax cases.
- Computation and assessment of income tax chargeable.
- Impose penalty on defaulters
- Process complaints of existing tax payers.
- Ensure compliance of filing of statutory returns.
- Communicate assessment and penalty orders.
- Launch prosecution
- Broadening of tax base and booking of new taxpayers.
- Defend appeals
- Receive returns and statements
- Sort and disseminate information and other documents.
- Staff postings and career planning
- Maintenance of records

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