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FBR launches tax filing software ‘IRIS’

IRIS will enable taxpayers to file their tax returns from home or office

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has launched new software ‘IRIS’ to keep records of taxpayers and to facilitate them in filing their tax returns. In the first step FBR has launched first module of the software ‘Return’ to facilitate the taxpayers, other 8 modules will be launched during current year.

The other eight modules of the software Registration, Declaration, Audit, Assessment, Refund, Recovery and Appeal will be launched in third and fourth phase after the launching of second module this month.

The technical officers of FBR IT and FIAT Wing have briefed all chambers of Pakistan and tax bars on the uses of software via presentations.

Sources told Customs Today that tax bars has shown some reservations on the launching of software as it enabled local and overseas Pakistanis to file their tax returns from their home or office.

FBR IT Secretary Zaain Ul Abideen, while talking exclusively with Customs Today, has said that the software was prepared by FBR IT experts without any foreign assistance, to bring transparency and equality in tax system. He said that even FBR chairman can assess the performance of FBR officials through the said software, aimed to facilitate the taxpayers. “We are planning to launch all modules in current year,” he said adding that software was designed on the basis of less choking and acute accuracy.

He said that every taxpayer will own his unique profile and password, and tax laws will also be added to website page to facilitate new taxpayers.

Assessment audit Customs Today Declaration FBR IT FBR IT Secretary IRIS Recovery and Appeal refund registration software Zaain Ul Abideen 2014-10-02
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