Pakistan cricketers told to pay tax dues

Pakistan`s Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) has issued notices to members of the national cricket team asking them to pay their tax dues.

FBR has also decided to initiate move against several cricketers, who are allegedly involved in evading taxes worth tens of millions of rupees.

According to a senior officer of FBR, “All income tax returns filed by the cricket team were audited and it was found that most of the cricketers had huge discrepancies between their actual incomes and figures given on tax documents.”

Misbah’s name in the list came out as a surprise to cricket fans. However, a source close to the Misbah has turned downed the FBR’s claims.

“It is not an issue. There was a misunderstanding because of which Misbah was issued the notice.”

The department issued notice by considering him (the player) in the wrong category.

“Misbah will (file a) reply through his lawyers and the matter would be resolved soon,” said the source.

Interestingly, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had formally filed an appeal with the FBR, seeking an income tax exemption whenever the amended second schedule of the Income Tax Ordinance of 2001 became applicable.

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