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Senate approves travel ban for non-filers

Senate approves travel ban for non-filers

Senate approves travel ban for non-filers

Senate approves travel ban for non-filers

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance approved the proposal to ban non-filers from traveling abroad.

The meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Finance was chaired by Chairman Saleem Mandviwala. The committee approved the proposal to ban foreign travel of non-filers.

Chairman FBR said that action will be taken against those who do not file tax return under Income Tax General Order. Hajj, Umrah, young children, students and overseas Pakistanis holding the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)with will be exempted.

According to Chairman FBR, non-filer mobile SIM, electricity and gas connections will also be disconnected.

Farooq H. Naik said that the ban on non-filer’s travel abroad should be considered as being in the exit control list.

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Chairman FBR said that the rate of withholding tax on non-filers is also high, the mobile SIM and business of non-filers can also be closed, in the list of 500,000 non-filers, there are people with annual income of more than two million.

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Chairman FBR further said that those who become temporary filers only to buy a car, plot or house will also have to pay additional tax.

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