IR offices to work till midnight on March 31

IR offices to work till midnight on March 31

ISLAMABAD: The offices of Inland Revenue (IR) will observe extended working hours on last two days of the current month and facilitate tax payment till midnight on March 31, 2022.

According to a notification issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday, the offices of Inland Revenue including Large Tax Offices (LTOs), Medium Tax Offices (MTOs), Corporate Tax Offices (CTOs) and Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) will remain open and observe extended working hours till 8:00 PM on Wednesday March 30, 2022 and till 12:00 midnight on Thursday March 31, 2022 to facilitate the taxpayers in payment of duty and taxes.

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The FBR directed Chief Commissioners Inland Revenue to establish liaison with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to ensure transfer of tax collection by these branches to the respective branches of SBP on the same date to account for the same towards the collection for the month of March 2022.

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Earlier on March 24, 2022 the SBP issued instructions in this regard.

The SBP in a statement said that in order to facilitate the collection of government receipts/duties / taxes, it has been decided that the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP-BSC) and authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) will observe extended banking hours till 8:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M. on 30th and 31 March, 2022, respectively.

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Accordingly, NIFT has been advised to arrange a special clearing at 8:00 P.M. on 31st March, 2022 (Thursday) for same day clearing of payment instruments.

All banks are advised to keep their concerned branches open on 31″ March, 2022 (Thursday) till such time that is necessary to facilitate the special clearing for Government transactions by the NIFT.

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