Income tax magnified
Income tax magnified
According to a Gilani Research Foundation (GRF) Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 38% Pakistanis would favor a lot if a new law was passed by the National Assembly requiring households earning Rs.1 crore a year or more to pay a minimum of 30% of their income in taxes; 39% would favor it somewhat.

According to GRF press statement issued here on Wednesday, this press release is Part 1 of a series on Taxation. This series has been released by Gallup Pakistan in anticipation of the annual budget).

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Would you favor or oppose National Assembly passing a new law that would require households earning Rs.1 crore a year or more to pay a minimum of 30% of their income in taxes?”

In response to this question, 38% respondents said they would favor such a law a lot, 39% would favor it somewhat, 16% would neither favor nor oppose it, while 2% would somewhat oppose it and 5% would oppose it a lot.

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1574 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 16- March 23, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately – 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.