ISLAMABAD - The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed all Inland Revenue Offices to remain open till 08:00pm on Saturday (29th September) and till 10:00pm on Sunday (30th September) to facilitate the taxpayers in filing their Income Tax returns.

As requested by the Federal Board of Revenue, the State Bank of Pakistan has issued necessary instructions to authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan to remain open for extended hours till 08:00 PM on Saturday 29th September and till 10:00 PM on Sunday 30th September, 2012.

The Chief Commissioners have also been directed by FBR to establish liaison with State Bank of Pakistan and authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan to ensure transfer of tax collection by these branches before or on 30.09.2012 to the respective offices of State Bank of Pakistan on the same date, so as to account for the same towards the collection for the month of September, 2012.