KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has imposed restrictions on information system usage during Federal Budget 2014-15. Internet service will remain unavailable in FBR (HQ) till conclusion of budget speech by the Finance Minister.

Due to budget announcement on June 03, 2014 restrictions on access to servers/information systems running at FBR (HQ) will remain in force from 1600 hours on June 01, 2014 till the end of budget speech in June 03, 2014.

Message and engagement features will be disabled and would not be accessible for the internal users of FBR House; users located in the FBR house premises would only be limited in routing/marking their correspondence in the wings located within FBR House premises.

No one within FBR (HQ) will be allowed to mark or route any file/document to FBR wings/offices outside FBR (HQ) premises.

However, external users such as RTOs, LTUs, and Customs Collectorates would be able to mark their correspondence to the internal users/wings of FBR.

Access to the system for correction of disposition lists, online application of leave and other facilities will be completely banned for filed formations.

FBR portal/Server will remain accessible for authorized users outside FBR (HQ) premises but no one within FBR (HQ) will be allowed to access e FBR portal during Budget Exercise.

STARR & Sales Tax Systems/Server will remain inaccessible for FBR (HQ) users; however, authorized users outside FBR (HQ) premises will be allowed to access the system/Server.