1.8 Million People Filed Their Tax Returns This Year

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has received 1.8 million income tax returns with wealth statements till Dec 8, 2020, FBR’s latest compiled data revealed.

During the last year, nearly 2.7 million income tax returns were filed. The FBR has not extended the date for filing of returns.


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Circular Regarding Extension in Return Filing Deadline is Fake: FBR


Previously, a fake income tax circular of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was under circulation. The fake circular stated that the date for filing of income tax returns or Statements for Tax Year 2020 has been extended till January 31, 2021.

The FBR has clarified that the so-called income tax circular no. 20 of 2020 is fake.


  • It will be extended. Otherwise, they are just encouraging people to remain non-filers.

    As such, it should be the job of FBR to compile and file data based on the data available to them and determine if any deficient tax amount remains, not citizens.

  • What did this futile exercise achieve, the filers above 60 lack the knowledge and skill to file as per book returns. They run to people who can do it, most who can do it are not fully conversant with tax filing process and charge hefty fees to do it. My advise desist from being a filer it is just another way of pestering ordinary Pakistani senior citizens. Even if they become filers they will be haunted for the rest of their lives clarifying errors in declarations.

  • I fail to agree with the comments above. It is a global practice that people take the services of a tax consultants and file taxes themselves. It is never the job of a revenue board to do it for them, the citizens have to do it.
    On the other hand, i hope the date is not extended as it will set a precedence that once the date is set, there will be no extensions and people should understand/follow it for the future.


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