Finance minister announces extension in tax return filing deadline

Lahore (NUT-DESK)

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Thursday announced an extension in the deadline for filing income tax returns for the tax year 2021 until 15th October.

The development came after the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) delegation met with Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin here in Islamabad and requested to extend the tax returns filing deadline.

The delegation informed the finance minister about difficulties being faced by taxpayers in the submission of their returns due to FBR portal crash.

After listening to KCCI reservations, the finance minister extended the deadline for the next 15 days.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) today confirmed it will not extend the deadline to file a tax return after September 30 midnight.

The Federal Board of Revenue tax collection software IRIS reportedly crashed also as taxpayers scramble to file income tax returns on the last day today.