The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has extended the deadline for filing income tax returns till December 31.
NBR spokesperson Syed A Momen confirmed the matter to media on Tuesday.
The NBR official further informed that this decision has been taken on the advice of higher authorities as many taxpayers did not have time to file their returns due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although no income tax fair was held this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, similar services are being provided in 31 tax regions across the country under the NBR. Zone based booths, e-TIN and information service booths have been set up in each zone.
At present, there are more than 7 million TIN taxpayers in the country. However, about 1.5 million returns have been submitted so far. On the last day, the income tax office noticed an overflowing crowd of taxpayers.
In 2016, it was decided not to file returns after the National Tax Day on November 30 by making changes in the Income Tax Ordinance.
Last year the time was extended by one month due to the pandemic and the same is happening this year.