IR offices to open on Saturdays to meet collection target

IR offices to open on Saturdays to meet collection target

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to open the offices of Inland Revenue on all Saturdays during the month of June in order to achieve revenue collection target for fiscal year 2020/2021.

In an official note circulated to all Chief Commissioners Inland Revenue of Large Tax Offices (LTOs), Medium Tax Offices (MTOs), Corporate Tax Offices (CTOs) and Regional Tax Offices (RTOs), the FBR said that all field formations will remain open and observe normal working hours on Saturdays from June 05, 2021 till June 30, 2021.

The decision has been taken to enhance the efforts to meet the revenue collection targets for the last few weeks of current financial year 2020/2021, it added.

The chief commissioners Inland Revenue have been directed to ensure that COVID-19 preventive SOPs should be strictly followed.

The revenue collection of the FBR is provisional at Rs4,167 billion during first eleven months of the current fiscal year. The revenue body needs another Rs533 billion in the month of June 2021 to achieve the revised downward collection target of Rs4,700 billion.