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Non-filers to face power, gas disconnection: FBR

Non-filers to face power, gas disconnection: FBR

Non-filers to face power, gas disconnection: FBR

Non-filers to face power, gas disconnection: FBR

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  • Notices will be issued to unregistered persons in first phase.
  • The mobile phone SIMs of non-filers will be blocked.
  • FBR planned to bring 1.5 million to 2 million new taxpayers.
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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to take action against the non-filers and said that after receiving the notice, the electricity and gas connections of those who do not file tax returns will be cut off and mobile phone SIMs will also be blocked.

According to FBR, in the first phase, notices will be issued to unregistered persons, upon receipt of notices, the mobile phone SIM of those who do not file tax returns will be blocked and electricity and gas connections will be cut.

The Federal Board of Revenue has planned to bring 1.5 million to 2 million new taxpayers into the tax net by June next year and NADRA has also assured support.

According to the announcement issued by the FBR, 145 District Tax Offices headed by grade 17 officers have been established across the country to broaden the tax base by bringing 1.5 million to 2 million new taxpayers into the tax net by June 2024.

This initiative will increase the tax-to-GDP ratio to the desired level, by obtaining and using third-party data on potential taxpayers.

According to FBR, action will be taken against non-filers based on this data, and various institutions and departments will be obliged to provide data through an automatic transmission system.

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The FBR statement said that Chairman NADRA has assured to provide support to FBR through data integration.

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