ISLAMABAD - In order to broaden the tax base of the country, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued notices to 1,60,000 non-taxpayers during the first five months (July-November) of the current year, as it had planned to bring 0.7 million non-taxpayers into the tax net in the year 2011-2012. Riffat Shaheen Qazi, member FATE and official spokesperson of the Federal Board of Revenue, has informed The Nation that FBRs drive for brining non-taxpayers into the tax net is continuing. Everyday we issue notices to those people who are not filing their returns. On a query, she said, Our first goal is to bring non-taxpayers into the tax net and after that we will estimate how much revenue will be generated from them. It might be recalled here that government had traced 2.3 million non-taxpayers in the country, which would be brought to the tax net. Out of 2.3 million, the FBR would issue notices to 0.7 million non-taxpayers in the ongoing financial year 2011-2012. However, another official of the board has said that government had planned to collect Rs 70 billion during the ongoing fiscal year from identified 0.7 million people living in posh areas, have more than two foreign currency accounts and travel abroad every year but dont pay any tax. Talking about the revenue collection of the FBR , the member FATE said that collections has shown growth of 28 per cent during the first five months (July-November) of the current fiscal year 2011-2012 against the same period last year. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has collected some Rs 640 billion during the first five months (July-November) of the current financial year 2011-2012, which is 28 per cent higher than the collection of Rs 500 billion in the same period last year. The FBR has also surpassed the revenue collection target of Rs 632 billion set for the first five months of the ongoing fiscal year. The high ups of the FBR and Finance Ministry believed that government would reach the annual tax collection target of Rs 1952 billion at the end of June 30 keeping in view the current progress of the Federal Board of Revenue.