FBR sets up kiosks to streamline e-filing of tax returns
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has set up kiosks and work stations at offices of Large Taxpayers Units (LTUs), Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) Tax Facilitation Centres (TFCs) to streamline electronic filing of income tax returns and withholding tax statements by the taxpayers.
The setting up of work stations comes as part of a broad range of measures being taken on the instruction of FBR Chairman Mr. Sohail Ahmad to promote voluntary compliance as well as to facilitate associations of persons (AOPs) seeking to file their tax returns through e-filing process.
Under the programme, work stations (kiosks) have been established at each LTU/RTO along with provision of two sets of computers with internet connectivity. The stations are being manned by professional and technical staff to extend help to AOPs in e-filing. The computers will also be
available for self service for the AOPs.
Similar work stations have also been set up at all FBR TFCs to serve the AOPs seeking to e-file returns at remote and smaller towns. Besides, FBR has also started organising workshops at all LTUs/RTOs to explain e-filing procedures to the AOPs. Workshops for explaining procedures involving e-filing of withholding tax statements will continue until August 20 while workshops for explaining procedures for e-filing of income tax returns for the tax year 2009 will be held during August 15-17, 2009. As another facilitation measure, the timings of FBR helpline dealing with tax-related queries have also been extended from the existing 9:00am-4:00pm to 9:00am-9:00pm.