Government of the Punjab, Services & General Administration Department, Regulations Wing issued a letter regarding Non-Filing of Income Tax Returns Despite Earning Taxable Salary.
- Section 114 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 requires government employees earning taxable income to file their 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 the notice of Government of the Punjab that a large number of employees are not filing their Income Tax Returns. They are under the impression that there is at source deduction of income tax on their salaries, hence, filing of return is not called for. This is a misconception, which is against the above provision of law.
- Foregoing in view, all the officers / officials working under Government of the Punjab are directed to fulfill 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 up to 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 & Disbursing / Controlling Officers may subsequently certify that compliance with the aforesaid direction has been achieved.