SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has demanded that the deadline for filing of Income Tax returns needs to be extended upto March next year
In a special meeting expressed serious concern over Income Tax Department asking for filing of returns.
The Chamber observed that the Department had been behaving in a manner which is totally insensitive and appeared to be oblivious to the serious situation in the State.
The Chamber said that deadline should be extended upto end of March next year as has been done by the State Department of Commercial Taxes in the State.
The statement said that the Chamber, among other things, is actively pursuing this issue with the Ministry of Finance and were hopeful that the deadline would be extended.
Meanwhile an interactive meeting was organized by the Chamber President Seikh Ashiq Ahamd with the Passport Officer Kashmir Firdous Iqbal.
Among other issues related to the issuance of passport emphasis was laid on increase in the number of passports to be issued daily issuance of passport on priority to the senior citizen, student, health emergency applicants and business class.
Firdous assured that while the passport for senior citizens will be issued on priority all other cases mentioned will be dealt with due priority subject to condition that all the required genuine documents are attached with the application for passport. The need for relocation of the Passport Office at a secured and easily assessable place till its new office building is constructed at Raj Bagh was also discussed with the Passport Officer.