The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday formally launched the online FBR Tax Profiling System, enabling 53 million people to check their bank details, properties, utility bills, and travel history data.
Addressing a press conference here at the federal capital, the FBR chairman Shabbar Zaidi introduced the system, using which citizens can check their tax profile after paying a fee of Rs500.
According to Zaidi, the data has been compiled with the help of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). Anyone — on the basis of their computerised national identity card (CNIC) and cell phone number — can request access to their information, he added.
Security features have been added to the online profile system so that no one can access the personal information of another person, Zaidi said, adding that Pakistan is entering a new era and tax assessment will now be made on the basis of available data as well as related information.
As per details, in order to access the information, the user will have to send a message to 9966 to receive a code for registration on the system.
Next, the person will have to pay an Rs500 fee and then gain access to their data.
The system allows citizens to view their profile created by correlating their data from multiple data sources of assets, expenses, and lifestyles available with the government, according to the FBR.