ISLAMABAD

The government on Thursday decided to extend the date of filing of income tax returns for one-month period due to the ongoing sit-ins of the political parties in the federal capital.

Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, in view of various representations and pleas submitted by the salaried class, finding it impossible to comply with the obligatory provision of filing income tax returns by 31st August, due to the current circumstances and prevailing situation because of the sit-ins by the two political parties of the country, has extended the date of filling the returns by one month.  The new date for filling the returns will be 30th September 2014. The finance minister said that this decision has been taken to facilitate the salaried persons.