KCCI urges FBR to extend last date for filing income tax returns to December 31

KARACHI: Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra, President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to extend the last date of filing income tax return to December 31, 2014 in the wake of poor performance of IRIS portal, said on Tuesday.
According to press release, taxpayers trying to login FBR’s IRIS portal but are unable to file their tax returns due to technical issues in the portal.
He said that the poor performance of FBR’s IRIS system has triggered anxiety amongst taxpayers who fear that they may not be able to succeed in filing income tax returns as October 31, 2014 is the last date.
The grievances being faced by taxpayers, Vohra urged FBR to extend the last date for filing of income tax returns and wealth statements as the taxpayers are facing immense hardships and are unable to timely submit their returns through the faulty IRIS system.
In this regard, he mentioned that the KCCI has already sent letters to Federal Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar and Chairman FBR, Tariq Bajwa in which KCCI has expressed deep concerns over the poor performance of IRIS system and urged the authorities to extend last date for filing income tax returns but unfortunately, they have not received any positive response so far.
He further added that FBR must seriously review the overall situation and take steps in order to give some relief to taxpayers and save the national exchequer from suffering revenue losses.

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