Islamabad: According to press reports, Commissioner of Internal Revenue Abbas Ahmed Mir announced on Wednesday that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will not extend the income tax filing deadline, which is set to expire on September 30.

This was revealed by Commissioner Ahmad during his visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). He stated that RCCI will develop a help desk to encourage and assist in the filing of income tax forms.

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Taxes assist the country’s economy, he said, and merchants are the country’s backbone in this regard. RCCI Acting President Osman Ashraf informed the commissioner on the difficulties faced by merchants and the business community about POS system instalments and letters issued by the tax authorities that led retailers to be dissatisfied.

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Before implementing POS, he requested that the commissioner consult with trade organisations. The delegates from the RCCI urged that the commission provide tax relief to COVID-affected businesses. Members of the chambers of business, authorities, and representatives from trade groups attended the conference.

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