Seminar on “Fundamentals of Income Tax Law & E-Filing” organized by Sindh University's IBA to raise awareness among the faculty members, students about income tax laws, e-filing process

 A seminar titled “Fundamentals of Income Tax Law & E-Filing”, was organized by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Sindh Jamshoro to raise awareness among the faculty members and students about income tax laws and the e-filing process.

Addressing the seminar, the Vice-Chancellor Professor (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro pledged to organize more awareness seminars for employees and teachers at Sindh University in order to provide them with comprehensive information about income tax.

He appreciated the efforts of the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmed Chandio for consistently prioritizing the university's interests. He lauded the importance of the Institute of Business Administration, whose graduates are holding significant positions globally. 

He congratulated the PVC main campus Prof. Dr. Abdul Sattar Shah, Dean Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmed Chandio, IBA Director Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso and the faculty members for their efforts in organizing the seminar on such a critical issue.  

Expert lawyer specializing in income tax matters Faisal Khan highlighted the crucial role of tax payment in promoting national development and prosperity in the country. 

He said that it was a national obligation to pay income tax and file the returns in the federal board of revenue (FBR) every year to be filers. 

Faisal Khan who is a dynamic member of the Karachi Tax Bar Association and alumnus of the University of Sindh addressed the audience and stressed the importance of seeking professional legal services for efficient tax return filing.

He highlighted the exemptions provided by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) laws for certain segments of society, including widows, senior citizens and students. 

Khan urged lawyers dealing with income tax matters to provide clients with comprehensive information about tax payment and the benefits of being a filer.

He also informed the participants about their rights as filers, including the recovery of additional taxes being charged by utility providers like Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO), with HESCO being obligated to refund excess amounts to filers. 

Another member of the Karachi Tax Bar Association Abdul Mateen underscored that paying income tax contributed directly to the national treasury, emphasizing the numerous benefits of being a filer.

He highlighted a specific advantage where filers could enjoy a discount of at least Rs. 1500 on a Rs. 10,000 electricity bill. 

Highlighting recent advancements, he mentioned the establishment of an state-of-the-art video conference room at the Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Convention Center, allowing remote lectures for speakers unable to attend physically.

Earlier, Director IBA Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso reiterated the importance of understanding and following income tax laws and thanked legal experts and other guests from Karachi. 

The seminar's guest of honor was the senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Salahuddin Panhwar. Moreover, SU Registrar Prof. Dr. Mushtaque Ali Jariko, seminar organizer Dr. Maria Shaikh, event coordinator Dr. Farhan Zeb Khaskheli and several faculty members including Dr. Saima Kamran, Dr. Naveeda Katpar, Dr. Tania Mushtaque, Dr. Samiuddin Shaikh, Dr. Syed K.B Shah, Seema Memon, Hina Rind, Dr. Vishnu Parmar and Dr. Muhammad Memon participated in the event.

The students included in the conference organizing team Mantasha Sahito, Shafqat Palari, Aftab Jatoi, Farwa Noor, Hassan Khatri and Mahmood Ansari were also in attendance. 

Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Main Campus), the concerned Dean, the Director IBA and the faculty members were acknowledged with commemorative shields at the end of the ceremony.