Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday clarified that it is not considering an extension in the date for filing annual income tax returns.
According to a statement by the FBR spokesperson, taxpayers should submit annual tax returns before October 15.
It is pertinent to mention here that the revenue board had mentioned earlier that it would not extend the deadline after September 30, however, extraordinary interest in existing and new taxpayers had put huge pressure on FBR'a IRIS online portal which caused occasional disruptions and adversely affected its functional efficiency.
Keeping in view the unprecedented increase in users of the website and the hardships the FBR faced owing to technical hiccups, it notified 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," the statement read.