Taxing Agriculture in Pakistan

Taxing Agriculture in Pakistan

by Mr. Mahmood Hasan Khan, Mr. Mohsin S. Khan
     
 

Pakistan’s economic performance has been marred by persistently high fiscal deficits which have resulted largely from the inability to raise sufficient revenues. Agriculture is a dominant sector of the economy, but generates very limited revenue from direct taxes on agricultural producers. The paper first reviews the history of attempts to tax agriculture in… See more details below

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Pakistan’s economic performance has been marred by persistently high fiscal deficits which have resulted largely from the inability to raise sufficient revenues. Agriculture is a dominant sector of the economy, but generates very limited revenue from direct taxes on agricultural producers. The paper first reviews the history of attempts to tax agriculture in Pakistan, the purpose of which is to underscore the difficulty in adopting and implementing a sound agricultural tax policy. It then examines various alternatives with regard to the taxation of agricultural land and incomes. Finally, it presents the outlines of a full-fledged agricultural income tax that could be implemented within the Constitutional framework in the next three to five years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455293179
Publisher:
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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