The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued instructions to all Large Taxpayer Units, Corporate Regional Tax Offices and Regional Tax Offices to extend office hours on Friday and Saturday to facilitate taxpayers in payment of duties and taxes and filing of income tax returns.
FBR directed tax collectors to extend office hours till 8 pm for Friday and till 10 pm for Saturday.
FBR recovers Rs13.5 billion from tax dodgers
The FBR has so far issued tax notices in 6,451 cases and demanded Rs2.2 billion. It has managed to bring 2,671 people in the tax net and recovered nearly Rs1.4 billion.
This month, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) informed the prime minister that it had picked 2.7 million people who enjoyed a lavish lifestyle but were not in the tax net.
There are less than 1.7 million people who file annual statutory income tax returns. The tax-to-GDP ratio is only 13%, which this year can fall by around one percentage point instead of making any improvement.