Pakistan government earned only Rs. 36.423 trillion through tax revenue to meet the public expenditure of Rs. 72 trillion over the last ten years.
Despite having a large tax potential, the country was unable to raise its tax-to-GDP ratio to that of developing countries (15 percent of GDP).
According to a report compiled by ProPakistani based on various reports of the Ministry of Finance, the tax-to-GDP decreased during the three years of the ex-prime minister Imran Khan’s tenure from 13 percent to 11.1 percent. The report shows that Pakistan’s tax-to-GDP ratio increased to 13 percent during the fiscal year 2017–18, the last fiscal year of the Pakistan Muslim League-N under prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
% Of Tax-to-GDP
|2020-21||Rs. 5273 billion||11.1%|
|2019-20||Rs. 4748 billion||11.4%|
|2018-19||Rs. 4473 billion||11.6%|
|2017-18||Rs. 4,467 billion||13.0%|
|2016-17||Rs. 3,969 billion||12.5%|
|2015-16||Rs. 3,660 billion||12.4%|
|2014-15||Rs. 3,018 billion||11.0%|
|2013-14||Rs. 2,564 billion||10.1%|
|2012-13||Rs. 2,199 billion||9.6%|
|2011-12||Rs. 2,052 billion||9.9%|