The Government of Punjab Services and General Administration Department (Regulations Wing) issued the Notification No.SOR-IV(S&GAD)11-1/2019 on 16th July, 2019 about the Non Filing of Income Tax Returns Despite Earning Taxable Salary. The Details of the notification are as below;
- The Principal Secretary to Governor of the Punjab.
- The Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab.
- The Senior Member, Board of Revenue, Punjab.
- All Administrative Secreataries in the Punjab.
- The Chairman, Chief Minister’s Inspection Team, Lahore
- All Commissioners in the Punjab.
Non Filing of Income Tax Returns Despite Earning Taxable Salary
Kindly refer to the subject noted above.
Section 114 of income tax ordinance, 2001 requires government employees earning taxable income to file thier income tax returns. The compliance with this provision of law is essential to ensure documentation of economy. However contrary to this requirement it has come to notice of Government of Punjab that a large number of employees are not filing their Income Tax Returns. They are under the impression that there is a source deduction of income tax on their salaries. Hence filing of returns is not called for. This is a misconception, which is against the above provision of law.
Forgoing in veiw, all the officers/official working under Government of the Punjab are directed o fulfil their legal obligation of filing returns of their taxable income for the year 2018. The income Tax Returns for the year 2018 may be filed upto 02-08-2019 i.e the new deadline set by the FBR.
The Administrative Departments are, therefore required to ensure filing of income tax returns by officers/officials under their administrative control by 02-08-2019. All the drawing and disbursing/Controlling Officers may subsequently certify that compliance. with the aforsaid direction has been achieved.
- Staff Officers to Chairman, FBR.
- P.S to the Chief Secretary, Punjab.
- P.S to the Additional Chief Secretary, Punjab.
- P.S to the Secretary (Services) S&GAD.
This notification is about the non-filing of income tax returns despite earning a taxable salary. Employees who are including to pay their taxes, as well as Businessmen, Builders etc are filed up to 02-08-2019 otherwise their assets will be banned due to non-filing their businesses. So kindly pay your taxes and filing your income tax before 02-08-2019.