slamabad The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday extended the deadline for filing of income tax returns for the tax year 2019 to Oct 31.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 214A of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, the Federal Board of Revenue is pleased to extend the date of filing of Income Tax Returns/Statements for the Tax Year 2019,” read official notification.
Pakistan Today also learnt that the welfare wing of services and general administration department had also established a taxpayer facilitation centre for government officials and servants of the secretariat to file returns for 2019 and directed all officials working under the Punjab government to fulfil their legal obligation of filing returns of their taxable incomes as well.
Interestingly, well-informed sources have revealed that thousands of government servants from different departments including Punjab Police Child Protection Welfare Bureau Agriculture Department, Education Department, Health Department, LDA, PHA did not submit their returns.
Similarly, a crowd of residents of Walton cantonment board (WCB) were also present in the WCB office for the submission of their property tax and the national bank branch of WCB and Girja Chowk was full of people.
While talking to Pakistan Today, an official of FBR informed that it was difficult to say that how many government employees did not file taxes therefore a list of non-filer and non-tax payers would be compiled in October. “We will grip non-tax payers because filing returns is a legal responsibility,” he said.
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