KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been advised to extend the last date for filing income tax returns at least for next three months.
Muhammad Idrees, President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in a letter sent to the Finance Minister on Monday requested to issue to the FBR for extension in last date for filing income tax returns from September 30, 2022 to December 31, 2022 keeping in view the unusual situation emerging all over the country due to recent rainfalls and flash floods.
KCCI President stated that the chamber was constantly being approached by the members of the business and industrial community and also by the people belonging to different walks of life who wanted the last date to be extended till December 31.
“Due imposition of ban on imports which was followed by unusual situation all over the country emerging after torrential rainfalls and flashfloods, the taxpayers, particularly the members of the business & industrial community, are facing a lot of problems as a large portion of receivables from various parts of the country badly hit by floods are still pending,” he said, adding that it was a well-known fact that the business, commercial, agricultural and all other activities in the flood-hit areas have come to a total halt which has created serious cashflow issues and it will take at least two more months to return to normalcy.
In this scenario, it has become inevitable to provide relief to loyal taxpayers in shape of extension in last date hence, keeping in view the ground realities, he requested the Finance Minister to order FBR to extend the last date for filing income returns to December 31, 2022 which will be widely welcomed by the loyal taxpayers from all over the country.