Nadir Ali aka P4Pakao is not paying taxes on his wealth as per claims
While YouTube, and social media in general, has become a bonafide source of income, like many other publicly available information sources, income of many YouTubers always remains somewhat of a mystery especially in Pakistan. This is exavtly what has allegedly landed Nadir Ali, or as he is popularly known as P4Pakao, in a controversy, apparently.
Nadir Ali has been on YouTube since 2016 with his channel P4Pakao
He has over 3 million subscribers and has hundreds of millions of views on his YouTube channel. He is also named as the Pakistani YouTuber with the most subscribers.
According to reports, Nadir apparently registered with the income tax department in October 2017 and declared his income as PKR 0 for the years 2016 and 2017. For 2018, he declared that his income had been PKR 809,762 and for 2019 as PKR 14.44 million.
However, FBR was apparently suspicious of him and had launched an investigation against him for a while which finally came to a head recently when it is claimed that they confirmed Nadir’s income from YouTube.
According to the FBR, Nadir Ali aka P4Pakao, owes the authorities more than Rs. 1.3 crores
For the year 2016-2017 when he said he had no earnings, he actually earned PKR 2.86 million, as per FBR claims. For 2018 he earned PKR 28.335 million and for 2019 he actually made PKR 46.762 million and this was apart from the PKR 10 million he got in foreign exchange.
YES, LET THAT SINK IN.
People are not only disappointed in Nadir, but have started urging other YouTubers to step up and contribute to the current pandemic
Many of those Pakistani Youtubers who earn in dollars but at this crucial moment none of them is coming forward to help the poor. None of them is making videos and encouraging people to donate to different foundations. @u_khano @shahveerjaay @p4pakao @irfanjunejo @Za1d etc.
— Yahya Abbasi (@abbasiyahya09) April 8, 2020
— Annus Raza (@annusraza) April 8, 2020
Nadir has not made any official statement on the matter yet
His last upload on YouTube was a few days ago and people are leaving comments on it regarding this scandal, asking Nadir to pay his taxes.
The FBR is apparently going to crack down on online content creators who are earning large incomes from their platforms but evading taxation.
What do you think of evading taxation by declaring the wrong income? Let us know in the comments below.
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