FBR urged to extend date for filing returns

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KARACHI: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged the Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi to extend the last date of filing of income tax returns to give good and sufficient time and not cause hardships to filers, says a Press release.
UNISAME president Zulfikar Thaver said that FBR needs to consider its own shortcomings and not impose on the filers in this manner. FBR posted the forms on 2nd September 2019 and as per rules they are bound to give 90-day time. Secondly the manual filers were also informed about the method on 27th September 2019 and have only couple of days to file. How can one file in such a short period. Besides the FBR has not received more than 300000 returns so far whereas it is supposed to receive more than 3 million returns from all segments of society if sufficient time is given and proper facilities are given.
Thaver said FBR needs to have friendly policies and also they need to do their homework thoroughly and not make the filers panic and make mistakes.
FBR needs to visit their own downloading facilities and see the traffic and the delays that take place due to heavy rush.
The other associations have also pointed out the discrepancies and the FBR needs to comprehend objectively the valid reasons in the best interest of the sector.

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