ISLAMABAD - The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is unlikely to achieve the annual tax collection target of Rs 2,381 billion during the ongoing financial year after facing huge revenue shortfall of over Rs 60 billion in first four months (July-October) of the year 2012-13, it was learnt on Tuesday.According to the FBR officials, the tax department has provisionally collected Rs 549 billion during July-October period of the current fiscal year 2012-13 against the target of Rs 613 billion. Therefore, officials were of the view that FBR might not reach the tax collection target of Rs 2,381 billion at the end on June 2013 keeping in view the so far progress of tax department, as it failed to achieve target even in one month in last four months. Sources said even tax amnesty scheme, titled tax registration enforcement initiative that would yield Rs96 billion during the current fiscal year, might not help the government to reach the annual target of Rs 2,381 billion.“The government has not decided yet to revise the annual tax collection target for the ongoing financial year 2012-13”, said an official of Finance Ministry while talking to The Nation. He also admitted that tax collection target is unlikely to achieve. Meanwhile, Asrar Raouf Senior Member FBR, on Tuesday briefed the delegation from Pakistan’s most premier training institution, the National School of Public Policy (NSPP), Lahore on revenue target. The visiting senior civil servants were introduced to FBR’s revenue strategy in pursuit of this year’s target of Rs 2,381 billon (against last year’s revenues of Rs 1,883 billion). Asrar Raouf also appraised the senior delegates on facets of policy proposal on voluntary registration scheme for taxpayers that is currently under deliberation.He also appraised that while the economic scenario of Pakistan also impacts revenue collection, but despite such constraints the FBR with less than 1 percent cost, collects taxes exceeding 95 percent of Ministry of Finance (MoF) given  targets, and that over 85 percent of governments ‘expenditure is fed from revenues raised by FBR.A delegation from Pakistan’s most premier training institution, the National School of Public Policy (NSPP), Lahore, visited FBR today. As many as 58 senior bureaucrats undergoing the 97th National Management Course were amongst the delegates, led by very senior retired civil servant, Ismail Qureshi Rector NMU and Dean National Management College (NSPP) Naeem Aslam.