The Federal Board of Revenue is going launching a mobile app today which will help the Salaried tax payers of Pakistan to file their taxes easily with their smartphones.
This was announced by the Chairman FBR, Shabbar Zaidi on Twitter:
Alhumdullilah, FBR will tomorrow launch a ‘Mobile App’ for filing return of income for salaried persons. Now return of income for such persons, including payment of tax, can be made using smart phones.
Alhumdullilah,FBR will tomorrow launch a ‘Mobile App’ for filing return of income for salaried persons. Now return of income for such persons, including payment of tax, can be made using smart phones. This is a step towards complete digitalisation of processes in taxation system.
— Syed Shabbar Zaidi (@ShabarZaidi) September 12, 2019
Earlier on August 29, FBR introduced a new Fully Automated Sales Tax e-Refund (FASTER) to facilitate the exporters in Pakistan.
Hameed Memon, FBR chief says that the new system will help the sales tax refund payments faster. Payments will be credited in claimant;s bank account within 72 hours. He also told a local newspaper about releasing a tutorial guide to file taxes. The new mobile App will be handy and less time consuming,the app is a milestone towards complete digitization of the tax system, he added.
These steps by FBR towards the digitization of tax system in Pakistan is appreciated by the common tax payer, as it will help in making this task easy and flexible for them. Before this people had to hire specific accountants to file their taxes for money.
The Government looks forward to reach 4 million tax returns this year. However, last year it reached 2.5m tax returns, which is the highest ever in Pakistan’s history.
Further details regarding the app will be shared once it is out. However, it surely will be helpful for the salaried class to file their returns easily via the mobile app instead of IRIS FBR . This will make the whole process smooth and convenient.
Please let us know what do you think of this step my Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and their other steps towards the digitization of taxation system in Pakistan.