Efforts to expand Pakistan's almost non-existent tax base have recently been accelerated as the country faces massive economic challenges. One of these initiatives by the government was to make income tax records public. However, these records are hard to access and use. I decided to create KitnaTax.com to solve this problem and provide a seamless way to search tax records. I hope this tool can make a small contribution towards improving taxpayer visibility and accountability in Pakistan.
I'm Areeb Siddique. I graduated from the University of Cambridge last year with an MPhil in Machine Learning. At Cambridge, I worked with Amazon’s Core Machine Learning team on finding close matches to images using Latent Variable Bayesian Optimization. I believe machine learning can be used to solve major challenges in emerging markets, and have recently founded Data Refynery, a company that aims to do this in a financially viable way.