FBR Starts Audit of 319,123 Salaried People Who Were Late in Filing Their Returns

The online system of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has automatically selected 319,123 audit cases of salaried individuals for filing income tax returns after the due date.

The audit will be conducted of the financial details pertaining to the period of last three years. Notably, the online system has selected 1.02 million audit cases automatically under the Section 214D of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

Nevertheless, an official of Taxpayers’ Audit FBR said in a presentation that the late filers whose income comes under FTR/PTR can avail an offer to pay the penalty and get the audit proceedings closed against them under the newly inserted Section 214E.


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The other option for these taxpayers is to undergo the audit and present records, reconciled financial statements, and other required documents.

The pending cases under Section 214D are:

  • Tax Year 2015: 300,240
  • Tax Year 2016: 475,901
  • Tax Year 2017: 246,288

The board also stated that around 402,176 cases are of salaried individuals and Final Tax Regime (FTR) cases. The details of these cases are:

  • Salary Income: 319,123
  • FTR Cases: 44,940
  • Property Income: 12,275
  • Capital Gain: 202
  • Profit on Debt: 44
  • Dividend: 20
  • Miscellaneous 23,572

Via: PkRevenue


  • College

    Salaried individuals are best clients of FBR, as every month tax is deducted at source.

    So squeezing them to to pay more to meet FBR collection target seems to be conspiracy against Govt

    These 319,123 salaried persons will suffer, they will be forced to pay penalties and in turn, they will become against PTI Govt. At least the submitted the returns may be late

    FBR should go for hunt for those who don’t pay tax and don’t care to submit return

    Finance minister and other at helm of affairs should take note of the situation

    • You make a lot of sense, actually. It’s surprising that FBR’s focus is on ‘Late filers’ instead of ‘non-filers’. I get it, that they may choose to “impose penalties” as they have a target to achieve for the tax period, but i hardly seem them improving in any way. It’s about time this dreaded FBR is replaced with a more technologically advanced authority with undue focus on “making lives easier for people” so that they can file their respective returns. Since this is a new govt, i can only hope they will do something for this institution.

      • Saad Nazir

        The current Gov. is pressuring the FBR to increase its revenue and FBR being run on Pakistani mentality which is ” chill maro and asan kam karo”. Go after the filers as going after the non filer is much harder. But then you cant go after the filer so go after the late filer and increase revenue for this year. Kal ke kal dekhy gay pahly aj ka to kuch kary.

  • Muhammad Hassan Iqbal

    Un ko pakro Jo nhe jetay ek dehla bi.

  • Ali

    Mtlb mara sirf wo giya jis ne tax file karnay ki ghalti ki…jinhon ne tax file nahi kiya ho ga wo hum pe hans rahai hon gein…

    • Here in UAE, there is a grace period of 30 days after the filing date. Once the business has crossed even that grace period, then their online account is automatically debited with a AED 1000 penalty.
      Why can’t FBR do the same thing and let people be ‘in control’ of their situation whether or not they want to be imposed a penalty. Further, litigation against such individuals are actually pushing it, unless ofcourse the cause is genuinely concerning (e.g. many months of delay and non payments of penalty etc).

      • Carl

        Indeed, this decision will be very good if the action against non-filler taken first. action against those people who earn a lot but not pay any tax. salaried persons are those who already paid the taxes automatically from their salaries. may be due to some difficulty they unable to submit their returns. the Authorities should ask him for the help to submit their returns either to kick them or penalized. because its not a developed economy, its developing……

  • Khawaja Naveed Haider

    First of all I’m totally against this kind of penalties. Salaried people are the ones who pay unbind tax on almost monthly basis. But in the other hand, these people are also responsible. It hardly takes 30 minutes to file your income tax online and months are enough for it.

  • Khawaja Naveed Haider

    First of all I’m totally against this kind of penalties. Salaried people are the ones who pay unbind tax on almost monthly basis. But in the other hand, these people are also responsible. It hardly takes 30 minutes to file your income tax online and months are enough for it.

  • Khawaja Naveed Haider

    First of all I’m totally against this kind of penalties. Salaried people are the ones who pay unbind tax on almost monthly basis. But in the other hand, these people are also responsible. It hardly takes 30 minutes to file your income tax online and months are enough for it.

  • atif

    My friend is salaried class person and he deducted his tax by his employer for the last 3 years. he filed his return 2015 last year voluntarily. and his income was not more than 70k/m. now he has got noticed 20k penalty from FBR of filing late. Authorities should also noticed that file return is a technical task. every person does not know the exact method or details to file returns. Majority of people already questioned on creditability of FBR system.

    • Carl

      offcourse. the authorities should provide the workshops or assistance to all those who unable to file the return but already paid the taxes.

      there are so many companies asking 4k-12k for just filling their return. may be due to this people resists to file the return.

  • usman

    This is rubbish, tactics to collect money from salaried persons who are already paying a lot. Why do not they run after Business class. 20,000 even filed within the extension. what kind of system is this.

  • Netherdrake

    Wtf are they doing? Going after late fillers instead of non fillers? Are they stupid?