Finance Ministry Denies Reports Of Merging Direct And Indirect Tax Bodies
Finance Ministry said that the merger was earlier recommended by the Tax Administrative Reforms Commission but was not accepted
The finance ministry in its release said that the report had been published without due verification of facts and that it "creates a policy distraction".
It further said that the merger was earlier recommended in a report of the Tax Administrative Reforms Commission (TARC), but was not accepted.
"The report of TARC was examined in detail by the government and this recommendation of TARC was not accepted by the Government. As a part on an assurance made by the government in the Parliament in response to a Parliament question, the government has also placed this fact in 2018 before the Committee on Government Assurances," the release said.