FBR launches mobile app for income tax filing

The FBR had extended the deadline for filing taxes till Oct 15, Source: FILE. 

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched a user-friendly mobile application for filing income tax returns and also introduced a new and simplified tax return form to facilitate filers.

FBR member inland revenue Chaudhry Muhammad Tariq briefed media about the various features of the application and new tax form, which is available at the website of the board and accessed through mobile phone application.

He said that the FBR intends to launch an awareness campaign to educate people as well as its own staff to use the application, He said they would consider to attach a help guide with the application to help consumers resolve the issues at their own.

He said that the application was available in English language only, however they consider launching its Urdu version. He said they would also introduce pre-filler forms to save time in filing information

Responding to a question, Member IT Asim Ahmed said the FBR already obtained data of government employees from the Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) and initially pre-filler forms would be introduced for government employees and then extended to other tax filers.

He said the FBR was having real-time integration with NADRA and was using its database for various purposes but would not provide data to any third-party. He said that there was minimal possibility of data theft from the FBR system.

He said that the board had also established help desks to provide assistance to the people who face difficulties in filing their returns.

Spokesperson FBR Syed Nadeem Hussain Rizvi said that the FBR had also added a new page in income tax filer application for traders to file their income tax return.

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