The FBR will consider taking action if the payments are not received by November 17
Four Pakistan cricketers are being chased after by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) due to unpaid taxes, which amount to 80 million rupees.
A spokesman for the FBR noted that Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq and Umar Akmal were the four cricketers who had still not paid their taxes.
“The notices have been served on these four players as they didn’t pay taxes on income they earned from commercials, their annual contracts and other sources which is around 80 million rupees,” the spokesman added.
All four players have until November 17 to pay off their taxes before the FBR start taking action against them.
Earlier this year, other Pakistan cricketers including Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Azhar Ali and Taufeeq Umar had all been warned about not paying off their taxes as well.
The FBR have recently become stricter on collecting taxes from athletes and celebrities.
Pakistan cricketers have one of the highest incomes in the entire country, with some senior players earning around 313,000 rupees, along with match payments of 375,000 rupees for Test matches and 275,000 rupees for ODIs.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have also been targeted by the FBR, whereby an account of theirs was recently frozen until an undisclosed fee was paid off.