One of the most iconic YouTuber & prankster from Pakistan, Nadir Ali Shah, is alleged to be a tax evader which is now under investigation, reported Pakistani newspaper Dawn.
According to the details the online prankster owes more than Rs. 13 million to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). He received multiple notices from FBR but failed to respond, after which the investigation for concealment was referred to Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue Tax Office (RTO)-III in Karachi.
Nadir Ali started his channel in 2016 and within a short period of time ‘P 4 Pakao’ became one of the most famous YouTube channel in the country with more than 3 million subscribers and 820 million views.
It is said that in 2016 he registered with the income tax department and then filed returns for 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. The declared income was as follows:
- 2016: Nil
- 2017: Nil
- 2018: Rs. 809,762
- 2019: Rs. 14,440,000
But his alleged income, which FBR verified with YouTube, is as follows:
- 2017: Rs. 2,186,000
- 2018: 283,350,000
- 2019: 46,762,000
This case indicates that FBR is expanding its tax base by including even those entrepreneurs who are generating revenues through online platform such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.