FBR investigates tax evasion by 200 Sindh govt employees

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has initiated investigation into massive tax evasion by at least 200 employees of Sindh government.

The investigation has been launched by Broadening of Tax Base (BTB) wing of Regional Tax Office (RTO)-II Karachi, according to official documents received on Friday.

Sources said that the BTB wing selected high profile cases of government employees in Sindh on the basis of their expenditures and income.

The sources said that preliminary scrutiny revealed that their income and expenses were not matched.

They also said that such identified government employees had also not filed their income tax returns and wealth statement.

The RTO-II Karachi has issued notices to the persons for filing their income tax returns otherwise department would prepare unilateral assessment and initiate action.

The sources said that in case of non-compliance by them in payment due taxes their bank account would be attached for recovery.

The tax office also issued notices to high profile 16,000 salaried persons working in private sector. The sources said that such persons had been given opportunity of being heard and in case they failed in doing so such harsh provisions of the tax law would be invoked against them.

The sources said that the RTO-II also issued notices to 2,000 persons who had purchased huge amount immovable properties but had not declared or not filed their returns.

The investigation has been launched by Broadening of Tax Base (BTB) wing of Regional Tax Office (RTO)-II Karachi, according to official documents received on Friday.

Sources said that the BTB wing selected high profile cases of government employees in Sindh on the basis of their expenditures and income.

The sources said that preliminary scrutiny revealed that their income and expenses were not matched.

They also said that such identified government employees had also not filed their income tax returns and wealth statement.

The RTO-II Karachi has issued notices to the persons for filing their income tax returns otherwise department would prepare unilateral assessment and initiate action.

The sources said that in case of non-compliance by them in payment due taxes their bank account would be attached for recovery.

The tax office also issued notices to high profile 16,000 salaried persons working in private sector. The sources said that such persons had been given opportunity of being heard and in case they failed in doing so such harsh provisions of the tax law would be invoked against them.

The sources said that the RTO-II also issued notices to 2,000 persons who had purchased huge amount immovable properties but had not declared or not filed their returns.

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