ISLAMABAD (APP) - Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday urged the government to take business community into confidence before introducing the value added tax (VAT). President ICCI, Zahid Maqbool while chairing a meeting of ICCI Sub Committee on Taxation said that healthy relationship between taxpayers and tax collectors is the key for optimum revenue generation from taxes and VAT should not create rift between these stakeholders. He said that government should first launch a comprehensive awareness campaign about VAT using all mediums of communication as majority of business community and commonman are still unaware about the basic principles of this tax. He said without doing proper groundwork, implementation of VAT might not yield the desired results. VAT requires lot of documentation work while all traders are not well literate nor all can afford the services of tax advisors, he added. Therefore, this factor should also be kept in mind while going for VAT so that traders may not face undue problems in payment of this tax, he added. Committee members asked for taking into consideration other problems of businessmen like energy crisis, high utilities tariffs, high interest rate, rising inflation and increasing cost of doing business in the country.