Star cricketer Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday denied receiving a show-cause notice from the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) amid reports that the tax collection body is inquiring him for alleged concealment of assets.
“I am unaware of any notice from the FBR,” Hafeez told a private news channel. “I have no idea why such a news is being spread.”
Hafeez also appeared to deny any tax evasion or asset concealment, saying that “I file my tax returns every year without fail.”
However, sources within the FBR confirmed to the private news channel that a show-cause notice has been issued to Hafeez.
Veteran all-rounder’s income has been audited by the federal body for the last five years, added the sources.
Hafeez, as per the allegations, failed to declare assets worth Rs170 million, for which he has been asked to furnish a response.