FBR issues 60,000 notices to Faisalabad industrial, commercial electricity consumers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued 60,000 notices to commercial and industrial electricity consumers for mandatory registration and filing of income tax returns.

Syed Shabbar Zaidi in a tweet on Wednesday said that over 60,000 notices to non-registered / non-compliant persons were being jointly sent by FBR and Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) to industrial and commercial consumers in Faisalabad.

“Strict actions will be taken against delinquents. Such action will be replicated around the country.”

Under the Income Tax Ordinance 2001, an industrial / commercial consumer of gas or electricity paying above Rs500,000 for single connection is mandatorily required to file income tax returns.

Recently, the chairman wrote letters to power and gas utilities for refusing new applications for commercial / industrial connections until the individuals appear on the active taxpayers list.

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