ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has warned that the performance allowance of officers would be stopped for at least three months on failure to file their income tax return by June 16, 2014.
In a reminder issued on Thursday to officers, who failed to file of income tax returns for the tax year 2013, the FBR said that the non-filers should ensure strict compliance of FBR directives to file returns by defaulting officers along with penalty under section 182 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.
The FBR earlier issued the letter dated May 26, 2014 through which non-filers FBR officers were directed to file their income tax returns by June 16, 2014.
“The performance allowance of the defaulting officers as on June 17, 2014 shall be discontinued with immediate effect for a minimum period of three months,” the FBR said.
A section of press published the report of non-filing of tax officials which brought problems for the FBR to convince the existing and potential taxpayers to file their income tax returns.
Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has taken a serious notice of news item published stating that 1200 out of 1743 FBR officials have not submitted their income tax returns.
The Finance Minister has directed Chairman FBR to verify the veracity of the report and if found correct, the defaulting officers should be directed to file their returns.
Failing to comply with the directions given by the Finance Minister, punitive action should be taken against the non-complaint officers and their performance allowance must be stopped.
The Finance Minister added that the government will not allow evasion of tax declaration by government officials who ought to set an example for ordinary citizens.

Penalty imposed on Inland Revenue, Pakistan Customs officers for not filing income tax returns