Our Special Correspondent
LAHORE: As the due date for filing return of income for the tax year 2019 is drawing nearer, outreach education and training seminars/workshops arranged by Regional Tax Office-II, Lahore are gaining momentum. Kiosks and return receipt countershave been established at all prominent commercial areas of Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana.
In order to ensure optimum filing of returns from out of tax net salaried persons on the payroll of Provincial and Federal Government, twenty eight workshops / training seminars havehitherto been conducted by Regional Tax Office-II, Lahorein various government departments including I.G Police, Civil Secretariat, LESCO, Pakistan Railways, Sessions Courts, WASA, SBP, Services Hospital,Government College University, BISE Lahore, etc.enlightening the un-registered persons with simple online registration, E-enrollment, return filing and tax payment procedures.Help desks have also been established in the concerned government departments with multimedia facility so as to assist and guide employees.
Ahmad Shuja Khan, Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue, RTO-II, Lahore was formally invited by IrfanIqbal Sheikh, President, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry(LCCI) to visit LCCI as a strong liason between business community and FBR to help trade and industry to flourish.An Awareness Session for filing of Income Tax Return for tax year 2019was arranged atJinnah Auditorium. The respected members of LCCI were acquainted with speedy and abridged processes of e-registration, e-enrollment, e-filing and e-payment through IRIS. The guest speaker CCIR,concluded the animated session by expounding upon benefits of being filer/active taxpayer, addressing the queries and concerns of business community and assuring facilitation by the department to foster the ease of doing business.
The outreach workshops and seminars shall continue till the closing date for filing of returns in order to encourage filing of return of income by salaried and business persons.