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Tax directory release approaches, 270 MPs yet to file returns

Tax directory release approaches, 270 MPs yet to file returns

ISLAMABAD: Only three days are left in the release of tax directory by FBR but 270 parliamentarians have not filed their Income Tax returns. FBR has so far received 902 tax returns of parliamentarians out of total 1172, indicating that there are still 270 parliamentarians who have not yet discharged their national obligation.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked the members of ruling party to come forward and file their tax returns in accordance with revised stipulated timeframe till Feb 14. “After the instructions of the prime minister, we are quite optimistic that the parliamentarians will file their returns within due time frame and there will be no need to extend the deadline again,” official sources in the FBR confirmed.

The government is going to release tax details of parliamentarians on FBR’s website on February 15. “Yes, we will put details of parliamentarians at FBR’s website on Feb 15 and there has been no change so far in our plan,” FBR Official Spokesperson Shahid Hussain Asad confirmed.

He also said that FBR extended the deadline for filing income tax returns till Feb 14 and there would be no difficulty in releasing the tax details of parliamentarians on the scheduled deadline of February 15 because this information would be released at FBR’s website and printing of books would not be done. FBR would also publish overall tax directory having details of all taxpayers in the country in March this year.