ISLAMABAD - Aiming to improve the agricultural tax collection, the reconstituted National Finance Commission (NFC) is all set to discuss the much-debated issue of agricultural tax in today (Friday) meeting apart from taking other important issues including imposition of GST on services sector, it was learnt on Thursday. Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh would chair the NFC meeting today (Friday) that would take by-annual report of the 7th NFC award wherein provincials concerns would be addressed. Senator Haji Adeel of Awami National Party (ANP) on Thursday told The Nation that it is review meeting where implementation regarding 7th NFC award would be discussed. NFC meeting was earlier scheduled for November 16, but postponed to November 21 and then rescheduled for today (December 16). Senator Adeel, who is also representative of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in NFC, further, said that meeting would also discuss the much-debated issue of agricultural tax. The agricultural tax is already imposed in the provinces, he said and added that its collection is not up to the required capacity that needs to be addressed. He said that there is need to increase the ratio of agricultural tax as the last meeting of NFC agreed that this ratio should be increased, he informed. He further informed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was promised that they would receive net hydel profit worth of Rs 25 billion in bulk, however we are getting it in instalments. I will raise this issue in todays meeting, said Senator Haji Adeel. Another important issue of collection of sales tax on goods and services would also be discussed in the meeting. It might be mentioned here that Sindh government has shown serious concerns over inclusion of sales tax on services in the meeting agenda. The Sindh government has demanded of the federal government to erase item-II from the agenda of NFCs upcoming meeting, which pertains to the collection of sales tax on services. On the other hand, the officials of the federal government are of the view that three provinces sans Sindh are on the same page regarding collection of sales tax on services, as they already agreed that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) should collect and return it to the provinces after deducting services charges. Several points in this regard have to be discussed with the provinces; therefore it (sales tax on services) is part of the agenda.