ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken no decision so far to extend the date for filing income tax returns.

The last date for filing returns is 30th September and those who need more time to file returns should pay some tax to get an extension, said Chief Commissioner, Regional Tax Office Rawalpindi Dr. Hamid Atiq Sarwar.

He said that the taxpayers who failed to file returns but deposited some tax will get a chance to adjust it later and they would get an extension for fifteen days as chief commissioners are empowered for it.

The FBR official said this while talking to a delegation of Rawalpindi Islamabad Tax Bar Association (RITBA) led by its president Syed Tauqeer Bukhari.

Dr. Hamid Atiq Sarwar said the names of late filers would be removed from the active taxpayer's list (ATL) and they would be able to include their names in the ATL by March, next year.

At the occasion, Syed Tauqeer Bukhari and other tax consultants including Faraz Fazal Sheikh, Naeemul Haq and others assured all out-cooperation to the chief commissioner and promised to push their clients to submit returns before the deadline.

A committee comprising tax officials and consultants was also formed to find ways and means to broaden the tax net.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018