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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a list of 506,671 non-filers of income tax returns whose mobile phone SIMs would be blocked immediately by the Pakistan Telecommuni-cation Authority (PTA) and all telecom operators.

The FBR has issued an Income Tax General Order No 01 of 2024, on Tuesday, to enforce THE filing of returns by the persons who are not appearing on the active taxpayers list but are liable to file the Income tax return for tax year 2023 under the provisions of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001.

The non-filers of income tax returns can verify their names from the list of 50,6671 individuals specified in the Income Tax General Order No 01 of 2024 available on the FBR’s website.

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According to the FBR, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 114B of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued this Income Tax General Order (ITGO) to disable the mobile phone SIMs in respect of persons who are not appearing on active taxpayer list but are liable to file the income tax return for tax year 2023 under the provisions of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

The mobile SIMs in respect of the mentioned individuals will remain blocked until restored by the FBR or the Commissioner Inland Revenue having jurisdiction of the person.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and all telecom operators are required to ensure the compliance of this ITGO with immediate effect.

The compliance report in this regard is to be furnished to the FBR on May 15, 2024, positively, the FBR added.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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Nayab Ahmad May 01, 2024 05:14am
A good move as many people in Pakistan (including many of the richest involved in shady activities ) are unwilling to enter the tax net or be part of the legitimate economy .
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Robin Mitha May 01, 2024 10:47am
They should also consider blocking cnic an passports of such indiviuals if they fail to file in 30 days after sim blocking.
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Usman May 02, 2024 10:59am
Kindly block everything for them such as banks, access to healthcare,airport and any mean of transportation.Block them.Enough of the poor feeding the rich.
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Ghulamhassan May 02, 2024 02:48pm
I'm. .pakasstani
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Abeed Ur Rehman May 02, 2024 04:26pm
Well, good move but the FBR should take into consideration to the wealthy non-fillers first; in other words "Tax the richest, subsidize the poor".
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SOMROO May 08, 2024 11:41am
@Abeed Ur Rehman, HAHAHA NOT IN PAKISTAN.
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