Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has allowed the filing of Income Tax returns until 17th December 2018 because of the weekend failing on 15thDecember, which was the previously announced deadline for filing of returns.
The statement issued by the Official Spokesperson FBR says that a number of queries have been received about the extension of the last date of filing of return but the return filing date is not being extended any further.
However, since the last date of filing of return falls on a non-working day, the date has been automatically extended to next working day i.e. Monday the 17th of December. The tax offices will be extending help in the filing of returns on Monday till the close of office hours and the returns will be received electronically till 12 midnight.
Moreover, the Commissioners are also authorized to grant an extension for a period up to 15 days on a case-to-case basis.
Although the receipt of return will not be blocked after the due date, yet as per existing law, the names of persons who fail to file a return by the closing date (or by the date extended by the Commissioners) will not be put on the Active Taxpayers List.