KARACHI,(APP) Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) has set a collection target of Rs 25 billion for the next fiscal year 2011-12 in its first year after transfer of revenue collection powers to Sindh province under 7th National Finance Commission (NFC) Award. This was stated by the Advisor to CM for Planning and Development Qaiser Bengali in an interview here Friday. The major source of revenue, in my opinion is telecom sector. Others will be minor contributors, he added. He said that last year Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has transferred Rs 17 billion to Sindh province under sales tax on services. We had planned to collect Rs 25 this year, he noted. Bengali, who prepared a working paper on behalf of Sindh government which convinced federal government to hand over sale tax collection on services to the provinces, said that some problems can prop up in the initial period, but will be redressed amicably. In the initial year, there is a possibility that some service sectors including telecom may deposit deducted sales tax to FBR. But this can be obtained from FBR, he noted. He said SRB will have the services of 25 to 30 professionals, mostly management graduates and tax experts, in the first year to collect the sales tax, in contrast to 32,000 strong working force of FBR. But we will professionally discharge our duties and will be able to collect this big amount. At peak, SRB staff strength can go upto 90 persons, he observed. Bengali said that there will be not change for tax payers. Only collection agency will be changed from FBR to SRB. The FBR will provide us the list of telecom sector tax payers in Sindh. He said that SRB has held meetings with telecom sector operators including mobile service providers and told them that they will transfer the collected sales tax to SRB. Responding to a question, he said the SRB will get list of other sectors from FBR for revenue collection.