The Untapped Tax Potential of the Cigarette Industry in Pakistan

This policy brief was produced by the Social Policy and Development Centre of Pakistan (SPDC) and estimates the extent of under-reporting of cigarette production by the tobacco industry in recent years. The considerable level of under-reporting substantially effects tax collection efforts by the Federal Board of Revenue. Among other policy recommendations, the brief recommends greater efforts to monitor the industry to prevent further under-reporting. A corresponding report can be found here.