Facilitating return filing: IR offices to work late hours

Facilitating return filing: IR offices to work late hours

ISLAMABAD: The offices of Inland Revenue will remain open till 12:00 midnight of October 15, 2021 to facilitate taxpayers in filing their annual returns for tax year 2021.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday issued instructions to all chief commissioners of Inland Revenue that offices of Inland Revenue shall remain open and observe extended working hours till 12:00 midnight on Friday October 15, 2021, to facilitate the taxpayers in payment of duties and taxes and filing of income tax returns for tax year 2021.

It is pertinent to mention that October 15, 2021 is the last date for filing return of income for tax year 2021. The date has already extended from September 30, 2021.

The FBR asked the chief commissioners to establish liaison with the State Bank of Pakistan and authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to ensure transfer of tax collection by these branches to the respective branches of the SBP on the same date to account for the same towards the collection for the month of October 2021.

The SBP has also issued instructions in this regard to facilitate taxpayers in payment of duty and taxes.

The State Bank said that the SBP-BSC offices and NBP branches (A, B and C category) shall observe extended banking hours till 8:00PM on October 15, 2021, respectively for collection of government taxes and duties through manual mode as well as Alternate Delivery Channels (ADCs) mode at Over-the Counter (OTC) facility.