24 top designers sent notices for alleged tax evasion

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday sent notices to 24 bridal dress designers for allegedly being involved in tax evasion.

According to a notification by the bureau, some bridal dress designers paid ‘meagre’ tax or were not even on the tax roll despite making millions from a single dress.

The FBR said that it was surveying for new taxpayers when the bureau came to know about the alleged tax evasion.

The names of famous designers include Wardha Saleem, Sania Maskatiya, Amna Chaudhry, Natasha Kamal etc.

“Their declared income does not commensurate with their receipts,” read the notice.

The FBR said that the designers’ tax returns were being analysed and a desk audit was being conducted.

The bureau said that the information about the designers’ income will be matched with their declared Income and Wealth statements filed.

“It is estimated that a huge loss of revenue would be detected,” read the notification.

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