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Another Chance by FBR for non-filers to become Filers

Another chance to become filer.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date for submission of Income Tax Return for the year 2018.  It is very important to note that FBR has also announced that in order to be in the filer List, taxpayer has to submit their Income Tax Return within due date. Submitting your income tax return after the specified due date would not include you in the Filer list. Previously the due date for submission was 17 December 2018. But Govt. of Pakistan had decided to give some time to taxpayer who filed late or were unable to file their annual return and extended the due date to 31st March 2019. Now the FBR has decided to further extend the due date till 30th April 2019.

You may access circular from FBR website Click here for Circular extending due date of Income Tax Returns Click here

Become filer in four simple steps

After the Govt. of Pakistan decided to extend the due date for submission of Income Tax return till 31st March 2019, the Federal Board of revenue has announced to further extend the due date till 30th April 2019. So this is the best time for new filers to get on board. Here are some simple four steps through which you can get yourself in the filer list.

  1. Get your National Tax Number. You need to provide your CNIC number, your Cell number (Active in Pakistan) and your email address.
  2. Based on your income i.e. Salary or business we can file your Income Tax Return.
  3. Based on the information you provide, we can prepare your Wealth statement.
  4. You will become filer within 12 Business hours.

Good News for Non-resident Pakistanis

The Federal Board of Revenue has decided to extend the due date for submission of income tax return till 30th June 2019. This is a big opportunity for all the Pakistanis residing abroad and are non-resident for tax purpose in Pakistan. After the initiative taken by the current government regarding filers that whoever filed the Income Tax return for the year 2018 in due date will be added to Active Taxpayer filer list, this has impacted hugely to those Pakistani who are Non-resident (still non-filer) and because of some strict initiatives taken by the Government for non-filers. So, worry no more, and become filer before 30th April 2019 and enjoy the benefits as a filer provided by the Govt. of Pakistan. Some key comparison between being filer Vs being non-filer

Filer                                                                                                          Non-Filer

Tax on Cash withdrawal over Rs.50,000 NO Tax on Cash withdrawal over Rs.50,000 YES
Tax on Transfer of funds over Rs.25,000 NO Tax on Transfer of funds over Rs.25,000 YES
Purchase of Car over 1300 cc Possible YES Purchase of Car over 1300 cc Possible NO
Purchase of Property over Rs.40 million possible YES Purchase of Property over Rs.40 million possible NO

The Pros and Cons for filer and non-filer list is longer than you think. So, don’t waste time and become filer in four simple Steps.

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How non-resident Pakistani files Income Tax Return in Pakistan

If you are here to read this article, then there are two certain things, one is that you are Pakistani and second, you are living abroad.

If you are searching for a solution for how to file income tax returns in Pakistan then you should stop here as I am going to answer each and every question that might pop up in your mind and you would want to know.

So here are some common questions and their quick answers.

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Summary on Finance Acts, 2018

This document contains amendments made in relevant laws through Finance Bill 2018 (i.e. Tax year starting from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019) in Income Tax, Sales Tax,  FED and Customs law.

We at Sharjeel Ayub & Co (Sayub) made an effort to present above mentioned amendments in simplest possible form so that readers get an understanding for proper tax planning.

The document can be used as handy tax rates guide that are applicable for the Tax year 2019.

Sayub comments contained in the documents represent our views / interpretations of the amendments therefore should not be taken conclusive on legal ground without our prior advice.

We sincerely believe that this document is simple and as precise as possible nevertheless, you may ask for further details by contacting us.

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Income tax return for tax year 2018; late filers would be treated as non-filers for the whole year

Income tax return filing for tax year just ended i.e. 30 June 2018 has greater significance as compared to previous years. In addition to penalties imposed by FBR for late filing of return, a person filing his /her return for tax year 2018 would not be included in ACTIVE FILERS’ list as published by FBR.

Late filing of returns would not get your name on ACTIVE FILERS’ LIST –FBR hence late filer would be treated as non-filers for the whole year

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Government is going to punish Non-filers much harder this Time

Budget 2018 (Finance Act, 2018 Approved) had some good news as well not so good news sandwiched secretly for example lowest income tax rates in the history announced and implemented for Individual taxpayers(Salaried as well as Business Individuals), removal of law for automatic selection for tax audit if return is late filed.

However some really harsh steps were taken one of which is ‘If a person failed to file his/her Income Tax return within due dates then he will remain non-filer for the whole year even if he file it one day after the due date’              

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Non-resident Pakistani to File Return of Income or Not

All Non-resident Pakistanis out there must have encountered one question in their mind, that why we should file our income tax return in Pakistan as we are not there in Pakistan so it should not be obligatory on us to file return.

Despite of above, some if not all of us faced a situation where your banker deducts withholding tax all the transactions for withdrawal whether it’s in cash or through cheques.

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