Dar says people behind COAS tax records leak identified
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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has claimed that the law does not allow the release of anyone’s income tax returns without a court order, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In an interview with a private channel, he disclosed that some time ago, his tax information was also illegally obtained. He said that leaking some high up's income tax returns is an illegal act.
This is clearly a violation of the complete confidentiality of tax information that the law provides," he added.
Ishaq Dar said that the government has found a few people behind the leak and the issue will reach its logical conclusion.
The finance czar shared that one person involved in the leak is from Lahore and another from Rawalpindi.
The finance minister was of the view that if “illegal work” is allowed or a blind eye is turned towards it then a person will not be fulfilling their duty.
Recently, he came to know that someone is investigating his tax records, he said. “I said that if anyone wants my tax return, take it from me, Ishaq Dar said, adding that it is illegal to go into the system and collect tax information.