AIC Submits Recommendations on Pakistan’s Digital Taxation Framework

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The Asia Internet Coalition (“AIC”) has submitted a position paper on Digital Taxation Framework, highlighting key Issues and Recommendations, to the Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan. As responsible stakeholders to shape the policy environment around the most pressing issue on Digital Taxation, we appreciate the ability to participate in this discussion and the opportunity to provide inputs into the policy-making process in Pakistan. In light of these developments at the OECD level, and given a recent discussion of Pakistan’s tax policy in the E-Commerce Policy Framework, we would like to share our views on certain Issues and Recommendations for an effective digital taxation framework in Pakistan. The AIC believes a rationalized tax framework will help Pakistan attract international investors, reduce the cost of doing business for the local economy, encourage local technology companies to remain onshore and help Pakistan become a competitive hub for technology companies.