If you are in Pakistan or non-resident Pakistani having bank accounts or other assets or source of income in Pakistan then you must have heard the term ‘Filer’.
The Government of Pakistan has introduced this measure to curb Income Tax Returns filing culture in Pakistan.
However, nobody would ever be interested to offer himself or herself voluntarily to Tax authorities (file return of Income Tax) if he/she can have no disadvantage in non-filing. Makes sense!!!
In order to make non-filing of returns disadvantageous or to bring advantages to the return filers, the Government of Pakistan has introduced the concept of filer and non-filer. Filers are also known as Active Taxpayers.
We have in our separate blog narrated in details what advantages are available to Income Tax return filers please read here.
If you are willing to check your status in FBR records whether its filer or not, you can check through simple steps.
- Visiting FBR website (putting CNIC / NTN or Registration number in search criteria)
- Sending SMS to 9966 (Write ATL<Space>CNIC # (without dashes) and send it to 9966
PLEASE NOTE THAT FBR UPDATES THIS ACTIVE TAXPAYERS’ LIST (ATL) EVERY SUNDAY SO IF YOU FILED YOUR RETURN ON MONDAY THEN YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR ON NEXT MONDAY.
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