No tax returns, no new gas connection: FBR

In an effort to widen tax net, the FBR has slapped a condition of tax returns for new gas connections. In a letter to heads of gas companies, FBR Chairman Shabaar Zaidi has said that applications of non-filers for gas connection should not be processed. Zaidi has asked the gas companies to provide complete data of commercial and domestic gas consumers. FBR has said that non-filer businessmen are not allowed to deduct sales tax from customers and has urged people to identify unregistered traders.