KARACHI: Engr. Daroo Khan Achakzai, President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has urged the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, and Chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Syed Shabbar Zaidi to extend the deadline for filing of Income Tax Returns (ITR) from 30th September to 31st October, 2019.

The FPCCI Chief argued that a large number of business community members could not file their ITR mainly due to a variety of reasons such as uncertainty prevailing in the country because of changes in the taxation provisions of the Income Tax Ordinance 2011 ; slowdown of normal business activities; Election of FPCCI member trade bodies; interruption in on-line system of e-filing of ITR ; protracted rain etc. “This will help the tax payers in discharging their tax liability well in time without penalty on the one hand and increase in government exchequer on the other hand”, he added.