The PTI government took charge about two and a half years ago. The current government inherited a system of taxation with multiple loopholes and institutional frictions. The PTI
government rightly advocated and later launched tax reforms as per their electoral agenda. The aim was to increase revenue generation through tax collection, to ultimately end dependence on external sources.
Tax reforms require long-term orientation to be most effective. That being said, this report sets out to evaluate the performance of the incumbent government against their own set targets in the domain of taxation. The achievement of the government, during the first half of its tenure, across 10 targets is scored. The report gives 42.5% score on tax reforms measured against PTI promises. The success of tax reforms is categorized as not achieved, less than partially achieved, partially achieved, and achieved.