The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued singer Aima Baig a notice, she is now in trouble for non-payment of worth Rs85 million tax.
Baig is known widely for her mesmerizingly melodious voice. The singer, whose versatility made her successful in a very short time span, has now landed in trouble.
It is reported that the Balma Baghora singer did not pay income taxes for 2018 through 2020, according to the FBR. A notice has been sent to her. There is a possibility of seizing the cars listed on her tax forms if she fails to pay her income taxes. Aima Baig lands in trouble as she is reportedly a defaulter of Rs85 million in tax.
On the work front, Baig will feature in Pakistan Super Leagues’ Anthem along with Atif Aslam. The music will be produced by Abdullah Siddiqui.
It must, however, be noted that she is not the only singer to come on FBR’s radar. Last year in March, the FBR issued a notice to singer Atif Aslam for non-payment of advance tax worth 58 million. The income tax audit for the year 2018 revealed that the Dubai flats he owned in his annual statement were not mentioned.
Tax laws of Pakistan
According to the tax laws of Pakistan, people with assets or income abroad have the option to pay taxes in Pakistan or in the relevant country. This helps to relieve people from having to pay taxes twice, by paying them once in one place.
In addition, the countries even have agreements to share taxation details and prevent tax evasion by foreign expats and overseas citizens.
Prior to him, the FBR had launched an investigation into singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and actor Sana Fakhar’s sources of income. FBR previously also served tax evasion notices to actresses Noor Bukhari and Saba Qamar.
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