KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Friday demanded the tax authorities to extend the last date of filing returns for the tax year 2021 up to October 31, 2021.
KCCI President M. Shariq Vohra in a statement urged the government to extend last date for filing Income Tax Return from September 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021 as many taxpayers were finding it really hard to file their returns on time due to ongoing extraordinary situation in which many businesses have suffered badly because of limited timings and other curbs imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
President KCCI said that although the government has recently eased some restrictions but the businesses were still struggling to return to complete normalcy, hence they must be provided some breathing space by extending the last date for filing income tax return till October 31, 2021.
He stated that KCCI has been receiving a lot of requests from the members of the business and industrial community who have been constantly asking the Chamber to approach the higher authorities to seek extension in last date.
“It is a well-known fact that the entire nation including the taxpayers were hit hard by the fourth wave of Covid-19 and the situation remains challenging to date. Hence, the Federal Board of Revenue must keep all the ground realities in mind and extend last date for filing income tax return to October 31, 2021 which would be widely appreciated by the business community,” he added.