Islamabad: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has shared the CNICs of unregistered persons with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) in its efforts for the expansion of the national tax base, a news source reported. The board shared the CNICs of 100,000 unregistered individuals with the authority.
NADRA had sought the data including traveling, telecom, property, utility, credit card, banking, vehicles, and other information from FBR to determine the predictive tax liability of tax evaders and short-filers. This type of data is available with FBR’s third-party information maintained within the board’s databases.
Sources have revealed that NADRA is required to link the CNICs provided with its database covering family tree and provide all the data back to FBR for further processing and tax base expansion.
The federal government through its Finance Act 2020 has allowed FBR to access real-time information and databases of various authorities. As per sources, the timely data verification by NADRA will be significant to expand the tax base.