KARACHI - Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Younus Muhammad Bashir has requested the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to extend last date for filing income tax return from October 31, 2015 to November 30, 2015.

President KCCI, in a statement, pointed out that large number of KCCI members, while seeking assistance, stated that they may not be able to file their returns by October 31, 2015 due to Muharram holidays in which internet and mobile phone services were completely suspended while the main hub of Karachi city’s business and commercial activities were completely sealed by law enforcement agencies to ensure foolproof security to Ashura processions.

Therefore, in the larger interest of revenue collection and the business & industrial community, President KCCI urged the FBR to extend the last date of filing income tax returns up to November 30, 2015 while considering the Muharram holidays and complications in the Income Tax Return Form.