IR offices directed to remain open, observe extended working hours on Friday, Saturday, Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has made special arrangements on the last three days of the outgoing fiscal year to facilitate declarants of tax amnesty scheme and income tax return filers besides generating revenue by closing till June 30, 2019.

The FBR directed all the offices of Inland Revenue to remain open and observe extended working hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 28, 29 & 30).

The date for filing of income tax return is ending on June 30, 2019. Meanwhile the date for availing Asset Declaration Scheme is also June 30, 2019.

The offices of Inland Revenue advised to observe extended working hours till 8:00 PM on Friday June 28, 2019.

Further, they have been directed to remain open till 8:00PM on Saturday June 29, 2019 and 11:00PM on Sunday June 30, 2019.

The FBR said that the observing extended hours and opening of offices on weekly holidays was to facilitate the taxpayers in payment of duty and taxes and filing of income tax returns and statement.

The FBR directed Chief Commissioners of Inland Revenue to establish liaison with State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to ensure transfer of tax collection by these branches on June 30, 2019 to respective branches of SBP on the same date so as to account for the same towards the collection for the month of June 2019.

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