ISLAMABAD - Reaffirming the governments resolve to bring non-taxpayers into the tax net, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Salman Siddique Saturday said that annual revenue collection target of Rs 1952b for the upcoming financial year 2011-2012 billion is quite realistic. Talking to the media person after the post budget press conference, the Chairman FBR said that the government has 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 upcoming financial year 2011-2012, he added. Talking about the revenue collection target of Rs 1,952 billion, Salman Siddique said that the target is realistic and made on the basis of Rs 1,580b, while some Rs 280 billion would come through nominal growth of 18 per cent and rest of the revenue would be generated through administrative measures. He was of the view that FBR would face Rs 27 billion shortfall, as in case of relief given and revenue generation measures for the upcoming financial year. He said that FBR is aiming to collect more than Rs 50 billion due to the administrative measures in the department including Rs 25 billion from audit of withholding agents. The government is expecting to generate Rs 81 billion through taxation measures taken in March that including elimination of tax exemptions of fertilizers, pesticides and others, he maintained. He was of the view that FBR is expecting that pending cases in the courts would resolve soon as cases worth of Rs 131 billion in pending. It is worth mentioning here that the government has fixed revenue target at Rs 1,952 billion for the upcoming financial year against the revised target of Rs 1,588 billion for outgoing financial year. The break-up of Rs 1,952 billion revealed that, Rs 743.60 billion would come through direct taxes against Rs 626.90 billion of the outgoing year and Rs 1330.58 billion as indirect tax against Rs 1,052.46b of the year 2010-11. The break-up of indirect taxes shows that Rs 206.40 billion is estimated through customs duty against Rs 173.30 billion, Rs 836.70 billion as sales tax against Rs 654.60 billion, Rs 165.60 billion as Federal Excise Duty against Rs 132.90 billion, Rs 120 billion as petroleum levy against Rs 90 billion, Rs 1.81 billion as other taxes against Rs 1.59 billion and Rs 75 million as airport tax against the Rs 71 million of the outgoing fiscal year.