Atif Aslam is making headlines since yesterday – the singer has allegedly been caught in a case of tax evasion. As reported by Dunya News, the Federal Board of Revenue [FBR] launched an audit for the singer’s annual income in 2018. And this is not the first time we’ve seen a celebrity come under fire for tax-related matters.
Just last year, renowned celebrities like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sana Fakhar, Nadir Ali, and stage actress Khushboo, to name a few, were targeted by FBR. According to the reports, during the audit officials found that Atif Aslam had failed to mention his Dubai flats in the annual statement.
Now, the 37-year-old has allegedly been ordered to Rs. 58 million in taxes within the span of one month. How one would manage to cough up all that money within a month is beyond us. But then again, we are talking about one of the top Pakistani singers.
About a month ago, the Pehli Dafa songster was named amongst Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars list. Mahira Khan and Aiman Khan were also mentioned in the list. According to a press release, the list aimed to highlight celebrities who have made an impact in the digital world.
On the other hand, in his home country, the actor has been ordered to pay Rs 58 million in taxes. If he fails to provide the amount, his bank accounts will be seized. And Atif Aslam will face disciplinary action. What do you think of this story? Share your views in the comments section.