Government of Pakistan, Cabinet Secretariat Cabinet Division (Coord Section) has issued Circular on 21-12-2017 in connection with Non Filing of Income Tax Returns by Civil Servants Working in Various Ministries/Divisions/Attached Departments/Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Bodies. Summary is as under:
The Prime Minister has taken a serious view of the trend of non-filing of Income Tax Returns on the part of civil servants who are earning taxable income and not filling their tax Returns . Honorable Prime Minister has, therefore, directed that all Secretaries of the ministries/Divisions to ensure that every officer earning taxable income must file his/her income tax return.
The Prime Minister has further been pleased to direct that the Secretaries may consider application of measures such as linking filling of returns with Honoraria/Reward for their employees, if initial directions do not yield results.
The matter has been examined in consultation with the Chairman, FBR and it has been resolved that all Secretaries/ Additional Secretaries lncharge/Heads of attached Department/Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Bodies are requested to provide list of all officers in BS-17 and above.
Special thanks to Mr. Husnain for sending the copy of the circular of Non Filing of Income Tax Returns by Civil Servants Working in Various Ministries/Divisions/Attached Departments etc.