MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Regional Tax Office (RTO) is making efforts to bring brick kiln owners into tax net.
According to details, FBR Regional Tax Office has conducted extensive survey in the jurisdiction about the brick kiln owners of the Multan Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Layyah and Khanewal.
About 350 brick kiln factories are operating in Multan and they are generating handsome income and are potential taxpayers but they are reluctant to pay taxes.
Brick kiln is one of the important industries in the jurisdiction and majority of brick kiln owners did not file their income tax returns. Brick kiln owners are giving job opportunities to labours in thousands and they are also earning handsome profit after selling their bricks.
The Regional Tax Office has asked all brick owners to file their income tax returns within time because they avoid filing their tax returns every year. Inland Revenue staff of Regional Tax Office has also organized awareness campaign for the brick kiln owners to inform them about filing their tax returns in time but they have not responded positively to Regional Tax Office Multan.
The Regional Tax Office Multan has finalized lists of all brick kilns factories with the cooperation of the Punjab Labour department to bring them into tax net. Brick kilns owners have been asked to file their income and expense returns to the tax department before the deadline of Federal Board of Revenue.