Enhancing tax collection at the provincial and federal level, particulary initiatives that strengthen relations with tax authorities

Pakistan’s weak revenue base has resulted in periodic macroeconomic imbalances that have created a pattern of stop-start growth and adversely impacted its long-run trend rate of growth. It has also constrained federal and provincial governments from making adequate investments in social and physical infrastructure needed to stimulate growth. IGC would like to support research towards enhancing tax collection at the provincial and federal level, and in particular would like to support initiatives that strengthen relations with tax authorities.

Previously funded research projects have included an incentives experiment for property tax collectors, and income tax evasion and optimal enforcement policies