FBR urged to change format of tax return forms

Updated August 29, 2019

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KTBA says forms or returns of income are in PDF format, therefore it was not possible to check the document’s validity. — APP/File
KTBA says forms or returns of income are in PDF format, therefore it was not possible to check the document’s validity. — APP/File

KARACHI: The Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) has asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to change the format of draft tax return of income for individuals and association of persons (AoPs) for tax year 2019.

In a letter addressed to FBR, the KTBA said the forms or returns of income are in PDF and therefore it was not possible to check the document’s validity.

Further, the bar said since the board has given one week time for soliciting views and suggestions before the finalisation of the SRO951 in the official gazette, therefore it was requested that the draft tax returns should be provided in offline/demo mode along with formula or at least in MS Excel format.

Published in Dawn, August 29th, 2019