ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said that non-filers of income tax returns may face jail term up to three years.
The FBR in its ongoing campaign for return filing for tax year 2019, said on Thursday that non-filing of income tax return is an offence and besides other fine and penalties the non-compliant taxpayer may face imprisonment for one to three years.
The FBR asked the persons having taxable income to file their annual return by September 30, 2019.
Explaining the benefit of filing returns, the FBR said that the person filing the return within due date would be added to Active Taxpayers List (ATL).
The advantage of inclusion into ATL, the return filer within the due date will not pay 100 percent increase in withholding tax.
The FBR further said that the late filing of return i.e. beyond September 30 will attract fine and penalty as well.
It said that the return filing has been made easier for salaried persons. The salaried persons may file their income tax returns through their smart phones by downloading TaxAssan application.