Penalty: non-filers

This refers to “Filers and non-filers” (July 3), in which the writer claims that it is “our taxation system that forces people to indulge in malpractices”. If this were true, no one would be willing to pay taxes and the people would be out on the streets protesting against it.

The fact is, there are people who think it is their right to be exempted from paying taxes, which is why the country is so poor. To impose enhanced taxes on such people (non-filers) is an excellent measure, but the rate of enhancement should be at least fifty percent to bring this dishonest lot into the tax net and recover due taxes from them.  

Printed in DAWN, July 6, 2017