Govt cracks down on non-filers: Bank accounts, travel privileges at risk

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Govt cracks down on non-filers: Bank accounts, travel privileges at risk

KARACHI, Dec 26,2023: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a stern warning to individuals who have failed to file their income tax returns. The FBR has initiated a nationwide survey targeting business and commercial entities with the goal of registering non-filers.

Those who do not comply may face severe consequences, including the suspension of bank accounts and restrictions on motorway and international air travel.

FBR officials have outlined a range of penalties for non-compliance, emphasizing the importance of tax compliance for all citizens. The measures include imposing fines on non-filers, disconnecting utility services, and, in extreme cases, deportation from motorways and airports.

To mitigate the potential repercussions and avoid restrictions on movement, individuals are urged to promptly register at the nearest tax office. The FBR is actively conducting surveys nationwide through its field formations, gathering information about business and commercial activities. This collected data will soon be made available on the FBR website, providing transparency and accessibility to the public.

The move by the FBR reflects the government’s commitment to strengthening the tax base, ensuring that all eligible individuals and businesses fulfill their tax obligations. The implementation of these stringent measures underscores the importance of tax compliance and signals a proactive approach by the authorities to bolster revenue collection.

As the crackdown unfolds, individuals and businesses are encouraged to take immediate action to comply with tax regulations and avoid the potential consequences outlined by the FBR. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing situation. (Monitoring Desk)