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President calls for enhanced outreach of Federal Tax Ombudsman

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has asked the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) to raise awareness about its role in providing speedy justice to the people against the maladministration of tax authorities. The President said this while talking to the Federal Tax Ombudsman Dr Asif Mahmood Jah, who called on him to present the FTO’s Annual Report for the year 2022 here in Islamabad on Monday.

Dr Asif Mahmood Jah said the FTO received 7,000 complaints during 2022 and 6,500 of them were disposed of. The FTO highlighted that tax refund claims to the tune of Rs7-billion were decided and the due amount was paid to the aggrieved taxpayers. President Dr Arif Alvi appreciated the performance of FTO in enhancing its outreach and providing relief to the aggrieved taxpayers.