RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa has made the tax returns filing compulsory for promotions in the army.
Army officers and soldiers will now be required to file their income tax returns.
The initiative comes as a bid to promote the campaign for broadening of the tax base, stated a senior official of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
“The military is very much concerned about the tax base of the country and General Bajwa has already filed his income tax return last month,” said FBR Member Facilitation and Taxpayers Education (FATE) Hamid Ateeq Sarwar.
Sarwar made this revelation while speaking to the media following the government’s announcement to exempt the salaried class from paying penalties on late filing of the returns.
“Being a non-filer could now affect promotions in the army,” said the FBR official in a response to a question regarding the tax contributions by the Pakistan Army .