Saturday Oct 02, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday clarified that no extension will be given for the filing of income tax returns after October 15, 2021.
The tax authority's reaction comes after a video went viral on social media where a clip from the website of the revenue board can be seen showing an extension has been granted till 2050.
A 26-second video shows a ticker with the extended rate running on the website of the FBR.
The ticker read: "Due to system failure, the last date to file income tax returns is 30th September 2050."
However, the tax collection body was quick to notice the spread of the fake news. Taking to its official Twitter handle, the board said: "FBR has categorically condemned and strongly rebutted malicious in intent and misleading in content a photoshopped version of the interface of FBR official website, displaying a ticker with [the] date of returns filing extended up to 2050."
"No extension beyond October 15, 2021," it reiterated.
The revenue board also urged all taxpayers both old and new to make the best use of the 15-day extension given on September 30 "owing to an extraordinary load on FBR’s IT system".
"Since that has been fixed now, no more extension will be allowed beyond October 15, 2021," it said.
On September 30, the FBR had extended the date for filing income tax returns for individuals and companies to October 15, 2021 keeping in view the demand of the business community and the technical issues faced by tax filers due to server errors.