FBR called Nadir Ali for Tax evasion worth millions. YouTuber Nadir Ali’s ‘P 4 Pakao‘ has over three million subscribers. He gets a million hits on his prank videos daily. Do these millions of views really make millions in money?
‘P 4 Pakao‘ has racked up over 820 million views in total so far, making it one of the largest YouTube channels in Pakistan. This explains why the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been investigating him for concealment of income.
After Nadir started ‘P 4 Pakao‘ in 2016, he registered with the income tax department on Oct 13, 2017. The social media influencer filed tax returns for nil income in the years 2016-2017. In 2018-2019, he told his income at 809,762 rupees and Rs 14.44 million rupees, respectively.
The FBR investigation tells that Nadir Ali’s tax returns do not contain a full record of his income. This led to suspicion of concealment of income. FBR later verified from YouTube that Nadir received an income of Rs 2.186 million in 2017, Rs 28.335 million in 2018 and Rs 46.762 million in 2019.
Then there’s also 10 million rupees of foreign exchange for one year as well.
The move comes as part of the FBR’s crackdown on social media influencers evading taxes. There will be ‘a series of actions against individuals deriving large income from hosting online content‘ and don’t file taxes.
“People need to realize that incomes generated from online content is taxable and records need to be maintained for five years and declared in their annual return filings.”