FBR will charge Rs1000 per day to late filers

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will charge Rs1000 on a daily basis to taxpayers who file their tax returns after a now expired October 15 deadline, ARY NEWS reported.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the RBF failed to meet the goal of increasing the number of taxpayers to 3.5 million despite an extension of the deadline once at the insistence of traders.

“2.6 million income tax returns amounting to Rs 48.6 billion have been submitted to RBF through October 15,” said spokesperson for tax collection agency , citing a 45% increase in income tax returns and 65% in revenue.

He added that now late filers will have to submit a fine of Rs1000 per day and that they could also be jailed for up to two years.

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The RBF shared that the previous fiscal year saw the submission of 1.8 million tax returns as well as a revenue collection of 29.6 billion rupees.

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