FBR requested to extend return filing date up to April 30

KARACHI: Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has requested Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to extend the last date for filing income tax returns up to April 30, 2019.

In a letter to FBR chairman, the tax bar expressed gratitude for accepting the request for extending the date of filing of tax returns for tax year 2018 up to March 31, 2019 as communicated through Circular No. 02, 2019.

“This shows the present government’s commitment to facilitate taxpayers and broaden the tax base,” it said.

The PTBA submitted that due to extension being granted many tax returns are being filed on daily basis and it is expected that number of filers will further increase up to March 31, 2019.

“We are receiving information from tax practitioners across the country that their large number of clients would like to avail the opportunity of becoming a tax filers, however it may be noted that many tax returns are under initiation stage and may not be able to be filed within the given time,” the tax bar said.

“Under the circumstances explained above, kindly extend the date for filing of return and payment of tax for tax year 2018 up to April 30, 2018,” the PTBA requested.

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