RBF Announces Work Hours Extension to Facilitate Income Tax Filers
- FBR indicates that the affected offices will remain open until midnight on September 29 (Wednesday) and September 30 (Thursday).
- The deadline for filing tax returns is September 30.
- The FBR online portal for those wishing to file their returns online has encountered errors on its server.
The Federal Board of Revenue on Tuesday announced an extension of the working hours of its offices to facilitate income tax filers.
According to a statement from the tax administration, the relevant offices will remain open until midnight on September 29 (Wednesday) and September 30 (Thursday).
It can be noted that the FBR online portal for those who wish to file their declarations online has encountered errors in its server, causing immense difficulties for people.
The Pakistan Tax Bar Association has requested an extension of the deadline for filing tax returns.
The deadline for submitting tax returns is September 30, and the RBF has refused to extend the submission date.
Last week, in response to reports of an alleged extension of the date, RBF spokesperson Asad Tahir categorically denied that this was the case, saying no proposal in this regard had been considered at the meeting. headquarters of the FBR.
In an informal conversation with reporters, Tahir said: “So far 0.8 million people have filed their statements.”
He added that no strict action will be taken against merchants, but said that after 15 days, show cause notices will be issued to merchants who do not have point-of-sale (PoS) systems installed.
“Failure to install PoS will result in a fine of 500,000 rupees after 15 days,” the spokesperson said, adding that if traders apply PoS within 15 days, the fine will be waived.
Tahir added that failure to install PoS after one month will result in a fine worth Rs3 million. “Closing down businesses will be the last resort,” he added.
Earlier this month, the RBF advised all taxpayers required to file tax returns by September 30, 2021 to fulfill their legal obligation without waiting until the last date to avoid system delays that occur. when a large number of taxpayers log on to submit returns near the deadline.
FBR also clarified at the time that there would be no extension of the deadline for filing tax returns.