The widening of income tax base has become the biggest deciding factor for our economy. Recent changes to the tax laws are reflective of the government’s intention to pursue it more seriously than ever. Various penalties and higher tax rates for non-filers have been introduced to encourage more and more individuals to become filers.
Most of the salaried individuals still don’t file their tax returns either due to their lack of financial knowledge or cost of engaging a tax consultant. This is despite the fact that their tax is already deducted at source by the employer.
Befiler.com is answer to these challenges. It is Pakistan’s first online tax preparation and filing portal. It allows individuals to prepare their tax return online within minutes by answering questions in yes or no, and entering relevant details. The initiative aims to simplify the tax return filing process for individuals; especially salaried class, and promote the culture of documentation. It makes tax filing easy for the common man, without having to engage expensive tax consultants. It also aims to enhance the number of tax filers in the interest of enhancing tax base of the country, at the same time, reduces huge cost to ordinary citizens who have to suffer cost of being non-filers.