Atif Aslam has been issued a notice by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) yet again for non-payment of advance tax worth 0.60 million.
According to reports, the deadline for filing the advance tax for the third quarter was March 15 and the singer failed to clear his dues by then.
Earlier in January 2021, the FBR had reportedly sent Aslam a tax notice worth 58 million after the audit of his income for the year 2018. The award-winning singer was given one month’s notice to pay the tax.
This is not the first time a member of the entertainment industry has come on FBR’s radar, few months ago the FBR had sent a notice to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, seeking an explanation for his alleged bank accounts.
In 2019, the FBR also launched an initiative to collect tax from the citizens and requested showbiz and media personalities to declare their assets, warning them that if they don’t they will also face disciplinary action.
Meanwhile, Atif has not yet commented on the matter.
Aslam is one of Pakistan’s biggest stars. Besides having millions of fans and followers across the globe, the singer also made it to the inaugural Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars list, which highlights celebrities from across the Asia Pacific region who have taken the digital world by storm.