FBR system down on last day of filing income tax returns
Thursday was the last date for filing of income tax returns but the FBR’s online system has once again gone down leaving millions of filers in the lurch. The speed of the FBR system – Iris – has slowed down due to heavy traffic and millions of taxpayers and consultants were in a fix what to do amid calls for extension in the deadline, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Spokesman for the Bureau Asad Tahir has made it clear that all persons, associations of persons and companies will have to submit their returns on the due date. “The taxpayers are asked to file their returns on the given date in order to avoid legal complications,” he added.
The spokesman further said that the bureau was making the IRS system easier. “Around 150, 000 ‘record’ income tax returns were filed on September 28,” he informed.
He said that just like the previous year, the FBR had enhanced its capacity to facilitate the taxpayers.