ISLAMABAD - After failing to achieve revenue collection targets in two consecutive months, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will now have to collect Rs 194 billion in the ongoing month (March) in order to reach the quarterly target of Rs 410 billion. As the tax department failed to meet the revenue targets in January and February, it will now have to accumulate an uphill collection of Rs 194 billion in March to reach the thirds quarter target of Rs 410 billion, which is an challenging target for the tax bosses, said an official of FBR while talking to The Nation on Saturday. He further said that actual target was Rs 156 billion for March, however the shortfall in two months would also be achieved in ongoing month to reach the quarterly target. It might be mention here that FBR had missed the tax target by Rs 16 billion in January, as it collected Rs 108 billion against the target of Rs 124 billion. While it had also missed the target by some Rs 22 billion in February, as it collected Rs 108 billion against the target of Rs 130 billion. The sources told The Nation that FBR had achieved the tax collection target in the first two quarters, including Rs 294 billion for the first quarter (July-September) and Rs 360 billion for the second quarter (October-December), of the ongoing financial year 2010-11. However the possible shortfall in the third quarter (January-March) could increase the problems of beleaguered government, which is already searching new ways for revenue generation measures. The govt is all set to impose 15 per cent flood surcharge and increase the special excise duty from the coming month (April) in order to reach the annual tax collection target of Rs 1,604 billion.