System glitches, slow internet forces Pakistan to face tough time in filing I-T returns

WION Web Team
Islamabad Published: Sep 28, 2021, 07:48 PM(IST)

Income tax returns (representative image). Photograph:( Reuters )

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Several glitches in the Federal Board of Revenue's system and slow internet due to Chehlum processions are posing numerous difficulties in filing of income tax returns in Pakistan. The citizens have to file the returns by September 30. Internet services have been hit or slowed down due to Chehlum processions

Several glitches in the Federal Board of Revenue's (FBR) system and slow internet due to Chehlum processions seems to have posed numerous difficulties in filing of income tax returns by the Pakistani citizens, The News reported on Tuesday.  

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The citizens have to file the returns by September 30. Due to the difficulties, filing returns has turned into an arduous task.  

In different parts of the country, internet services have been hit or slowed down due to Chehlum processions. It has greatly impacted the uploading of returns and tax challans, reported the publication.  

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The FBR’s spokesperson said, when majority of the people try to file their returns in the last few days, the IT system faces glitches.  

The spokesperson said there is a need to educate people to file their returns in the first 86 days, and not wait for the last few days to file the returns.

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The tax body's IT system was working properly, but internet services were slow in different parts of the country so taxpayers must use high speed internet to file the returns, the spokesperson added.   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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