Monday, 28 November 2022

Will FBR extend last date in filing income tax returns 2021?

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday cleared that it is not considering an extension in the date for filing annual income tax returns after deadline of October 15 2021.

According to a statement by the FBR spokesperson, taxpayers should submit annual tax returns before October 15. “No extension beyond the extended deadline“, FBR says.

It is important to mention here that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had mentioned earlier that it would not extend the deadline after September 30. Extraordinary interest in existing and new taxpayers had put huge pressure on FBR’s IRIS online portal which caused occasional disruptions and adversely affected its functional efficiency.

Earlier, Keeping in view the increase in users of the website and the hardships the FBR faced owing to technical issues, it extended a one-time extension of 15 days on September 30 and extended the return filing deadline till October 15, 2021.

However, the FBR mentioned: “It is further reaffirmed that the extension given on September 30 was only because FBR’s IT System got overloaded and since that has been fixed now, no more extension will be allowed beyond October 15, 2021.”

“It is positively hoped that the taxpayers both old and new will benefit from this extended timeline and thus file their tax returns well ahead of the final date ie October 15,” FBR stated.

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