Your Last Chance to Become a Filer and Be Included in the FBR's Active Income Taxpayers List

Updated on May 25, 2019
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Fassee Ullah is a Corporate and Tax Consultant in Lahore, Pakistan.

A spotlight on Tax Amnesty Scheme 2019

Presentation on Tax Amnesty Scheme

Tax Amnesty Scheme 2019 for Pakistani nationals (Assets Declaration Ordinance 2019)

The Federal Cabinet has approved the tax amnesty scheme under the title "Assets Declaration Ordinance 2019". This Ordinance will be promulgated with the approval

The Government of Imran Khan has announced its Tax Amnesty Scheme. Salient Feathers of Tax Amnesty Scheme 2019 under the title “Asset Declaration Ordinance” are as under:

  1. Its purpose is to legalize the assets, income, expenditure and sales which were not disclosed to the Federal Board of Revenue and on these assets, income, expenditure and sales due tax has not been offered. If a Pakistani National has huge assets worth millions of rupees but had not declared the corresponding income against these assets, he can avail the benefit of this scheme. The persons who have filed income tax returns/wealth statements but have not declared the income/asset/expenditure incurred. The undeclared asset means any asset which is not declared, value of which is understated and it also includes Benami assets.


  1. It covers both foreign & local movable and immovable assets owned by a Pakistani, undeclared sales, expenditure and income. Following assets are covered:


  1. If a person is not registered with income tax and has acquired certain amount of properties.
  2. The person is registered with income tax but his income does not match with his properties/assets. For example, if the properties’ worth is Rs.20,000,000 and his income declared for the last five years is just Rs.5,000,000. Such person is required to file declaration under this scheme.
  3. Value of any asset is declared at lower price.
  4. The property is purchased from gift received in cash and not through proper banking channel.
  5. The overseas Pakistanis who have purchased properties out of the amounts which were not transferred to Pakistan through proper banking channel.
  6. The sales which were not declared.
  7. The expenditure which was not declared.
  8. If an overseas Pakistan has routed his income through proper banking channel and acquired the assets out of this money, he is not required to file declaration under this scheme, simply for the reason that he has not filed wealth statement as non-resident Pakistanis are not required to file wealth statement.


  1. The undisclosed assets acquired till 30.06.2018 are covered under this tax amnesty scheme. Banami assets acquired till the date of filing of declaration are covered.


  1. The benefit of this scheme shall be available in the cases where the notices have been issued by the Officers of FBR or even order is passed and matters are pending in appeal before the Commissioner (Appeals) or Tribunal. Where no appeal is filed, the person can pay the outstanding demand without payment of default surcharge and penalty.


  1. Valuation of immovable asset for Tax Amnesty Scheme shall be made by enhancing the value of asset by 50% as compared to the FBR rates specified by FBR for different localities. For example, if the value of the asset as per FBR rates is Rs.10,000,000, it should be taken at Rs.15,000,000 for the purpose of this scheme and tax @ 1.5% shall be paid on this asset. However, this scheme is silent with regard to immovable assets acquired on installments. What would be the treatment in such cases? Whether the FBR/DC rates should be adopted that was prevailing at the time of purchase of property or at the date of filing of declaration? It needs clarification.


  1. In case where no FBR rates are available for remote areas, the value of assets described by DC should be enhanced by 50% and tax @ 1.5% shall be paid on these assets.


  1. Construction value shall be determined as the FBR/DC rates, as the case may be.


  1. All other assets, local or foreign, shall be valued at the fair/open market value at the time of filing of declaration. In case of foreign assets, the rate of exchange shall be taken that is prevailing at the time of filing of declaration.


  1. The person can enhance the value declared in earlier declaration of undisclosed assets, 2018 and in case the person is satisfied that the value declared is correct, no action is required under this Tax Amnesty Scheme, 2019.


  1. To avail the benefit of this Tax Amnesty Scheme, the tax has to be paid by 30.06.2019 and no tax credit of earlier refunds/tax deductions shall be available. This means, if a person purchased a property of Rs.10,000,000/- on which tax @ 1% is deducted at Rs.100,000, at the time of purchase, the credit if the tax deducted at source shall not be available.


  1. After the deadline i.e. 30.06.2019, the benefit of this scheme can be availed by filing declaration along with payment of principle amount of tax and default surcharge as prescribed under this Amnesty Scheme.


  1. The tax in respect of foreign assets shall be paid in foreign currency. In case of cash declaration of foreign currency, the same has to be deposited in bank account and evidence in this context should be enclosed with the declaration.


  1. In case of short payment of tax or default surcharge the benefit of this scheme will not be available and it would be considered as if no declaration under this scheme was filed.


  1. Though the benefits of this scheme in the shape of reduced rates of tax are not available in the cases where the assessments finalized by the Inland Revenue Officers have attained finality, in such cases the persons can pay tax of principal amount without payment of default surcharge and penalty.


  1. Such assets, income, expenditure or sales, in respect of which Declaration is filed under this Tax Amnesty Scheme, the person is entitled to declare the same in his income tax return/ wealth statement. This means that the date of filing of return/wealth statement shall be extended but no notification/circular till date.


  1. The conditions for availing this scheme are:


  1. The tax shall be deposited along with the Declaration. The tax in respect of foreign assets shall be paid in foreign currency as per rules made by State Bank of Pakistan.
  2. In case of cash, the same should be deposited in bank and it should remain in the bank account till the last date of filing of declaration.
  3. In case of foreign currency, the same should be deposited in foreign currency account and should remain in bank till 30.06.2019.
  4. This Tax Amnesty is not for:
    1. Public Officer bearers e.g. government officials, MPAs/MNAs etc.
    2. Public Limited companies.
    3. Any amount acquired from any criminal offence/fraud.
    4. God/precious stones, bearer prize bonds, bearer shares/securities etc.
    5. Proceedings pending in High Court/Supreme Court.
    6. The particulars of this declaration shall be confidential.
    7. Mis-representation of any fact will make the declaration as void and it will be considered as it has not been filed at all.

Tax rats

  1. The tax rates in respect of undisclosed cash/movable assets/expenditure is 4% of the value.
  2. Value of domestic immovable properties shall be tax @ 1.5% subject to enhancement of value by 50%.
  3. In case of foreign liquid assets the rate of tax is 6%.
  4. In respect of undisclosed sales the rate of tax is 2%.

Default surcharge

The rate of default surcharge shall be:

  1. Where declaration is filed till 30.06.2019 = 0%
  2. Where declaration is filed till 30.09.2019 = 10%
  3. Where declaration is filed till 31.12.2019 = 20%
  4. Where declaration is filed till 31.03.2020 = 30%
  5. Where declaration is filed till 30.06.2020 = 40%

Consequence of not availing the benefit of Tax Amnesty Scheme 2019

  1. Higher rate of tax shall be applicable. For example, on the concealed income of Rs.10,000,000 the tax payable is Rs.2,080,000 + 100% penalty, whereas under the Tax Amnesty Scheme, you just have to pay Rs.400,000 in cash of cash and in case of immovable property, the rate is even lesser. This means that almost 90% reduced rates are applicable.
  2. You will be free of mind. You will get peace of mind and will be able to give more time to your business.
  3. You will be prevented from any unnecessary litigation and issuance of notices by FBR.
  4. Contribute towards national exchange as it is your national duty.

Benefits of Filer (Urdu)

Extension of the Date for Filing a Return and Becoming a Filer

Your Last Chance to Become a "Filer" This Year

Earlier it was announced that on 1st March 2019, all taxpayers who had not filed their returns on time for 2018 would become non-filers and lose all the benefits of being a "filer." However, in response to the demands of Pakistan's business community, the Government has extended the date for filing income tax returns for tax year 2018 till 31 March 2019. Previously, this filing deadline was 17 December 2018 (for individuals) and 31 December 2018 (for companies). This extension is a great chance for a taxpayers to become a filer. After 31st March 2019, persons will not be able to become filers for another whole year.

Benefits to Expatriate / Non-Resident Pakistanis of Becoming a Filer - Active Taxpayers List

Why it is important for expatriate Pakistanis to file their income tax return in Pakistan

Expatriate Pakistanis often invest in real estate, stock exchange, saving schemes, mutual funds, and prize bonds. They also purchase vehicles and immovable properties. In order to make investments they also have to open an account and make certain transactions.

As per tax laws in Pakistan, any person who purchases a plot, house or vehicle has to pay double the amount of income tax at the time of purchase if he is not a “filer.”

A "filer" is a person whose name exists on the Active Taxpayers List (ATL) updated by the FBR on every Monday. The Active Taxpayers List is updated on the basis of income tax returns filed by the taxpayers. For example, if you file your tax return for tax year 2016 on Tuesday, your name will be included in the Active Taxpayers’ List on the following Monday. The list of active taxpayers is updated by FBR on Monday. There are complaints that banks' data is not updated until Tuesday, which is quite unfair.

So if you file your tax return, even if you are an expatriate/non-resident, you will receive the benefits of a filer and the tax will be reduced by more than 50%. For example, if you buy a plot valued at Rs.8.00 million, you will have to pay tax of Rs.320,000 if you have not filed your tax return, but if you are a filer, you have to pay just Rs.160,000. Similarly, on the purchase of a vehicle, the tax for a non-filer is double that paid by a filer.

The other big loss associated with non-filing of a return is that you have lost your claim of refund, as the taxes deducted on purchase of vehicle and immovable properties, in most of the cases, are adjustable. If you are a non-resident Pakistani, you are not liable to pay any tax on your income earned abroad. This means that while filing the return you can claim refund of tax paid on properties/vehicles.

As per tax laws in Pakistan, every owner of a plot measuring more than 500 square yard or owner of a property is required to file his tax return. If you have not filed your tax return, \you have violated the Pakistan tax laws.

Pakistan has double taxation avoidance treaties with many countries, which, in many cases, provide options for the persons to pay taxes in either of the countries. Tax rates in Europe and America are far higher than Pakistan's, so if you opt to pay taxes as per Pakistan Tax Laws, you may get a tax benefit.

The Concept of Filer and Non-Filer Taxpayer in Pakistan

The primary condition for becoming a filer, under Pakistan's Income Tax Ordinance 2001, is that the taxpayer’s name should appear in the “Active Taxpayers List”. Section 2(23A) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 reads:

“Filer” means a taxpayer whose name appears in the active taxpayers’ list issued by the Board from time to time or is holder of a taxpayer’s card.”

This means that only taxpayers whose names appear in the Active Taxpayers List are considered "filers."

The Active Taxpayers List (ATL) is prepared by the Federal Board of Revenue and uploaded on the official website of the Federal Board of Revenue. Anyone can download the ATL from the following link:

http://www.fbr.gov.pk/ActiveTaxpayersList.aspx

Formerly, the Active Taxpayers List was updated on the 15th of every month. However, considering the problems faced by taxpayers, the Active Taxpayers List is updated weekly. At 12.00 every Sunday the list is updated and uploaded the next morning on Monday.

All banks, government departments and other withholding agents download the said list on a weekly basis and treat taxpayers as ‘filers’ and ‘non-filers’ according to this list.

How to Know That You Are a Filer and Your Name is on the Active Taxpayers List (ATL)

You can check whether you are a filer or non-filer by:

a. Downloading the list from the FBR website

b. Typing ATL and after one space your CNIC No. (without dashes) and sending it to 9966. In a minute you will receive a message from 9966 that your name is that of an active taxpayer. For example write "ATL 3520211111111".

c. Visiting the official website of e.fbr.gov.pk and from "Search Taxpayers" tab selecting "Active Taxpayers(IT)". In the new window type your CNIC No. and the image and press the button "Submit". You will know your status.

Active Taxpayer(IT)

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How to Become an Active Taxpayer and Filer

If you want your name and NTN/CNIC to appear in the Active Taxpayer List, you have to submit your last income tax returns. Persons who have not submitted their returns for tax year 2014 have been dropped from the list. However, if they file their return, their name should appear on the Active Taxpayers List uploaded on the website of the Federal Board of Revenue on the appropriate morning.

If you file your return on Saturday, September 19, 2015 for tax year 2015 by using the online facility of FBR, your name will appear in the version of the Active Taxpayers List available on the FBR’s website on Monday, September 21, 2015. Those who file manual returns always find themselves in trouble. Submitting the return online is easier and more convenient.

This is the position that is available in the statute book. However, there are many cases where taxpayers who filed income tax returns manually for tax year 2014 well within the time limit, did not have their names appear on the Active Taxpayers list. They were not legally required to submit the return online. The Federal Board of Revenue should take necessary action to address this grievance of bona fide taxpayers.

Disadvantages of Being a Non-Active Taxpayer and Non-Filer

If your name appears in the active taxpayers list, you will be treated as a ‘filer’ and pay lower withholding taxes. Some specific advantages are given below:

  1. You will not be subjected to the withholding tax of 0.3% on all banking transactions (which will be 0.6% after 30.09.2015). This tax is different from the tax mentioned in No.5 below.
  2. You pay 50% less tax on the purchase of vehicles and immovable properties.
  3. You pay 50% less token tax.
  4. On dividends, filers are charged tax @ 10% and non-filers @ 15%.
  5. On cash withdrawals of more than Rs.50,000, the rate for filers is 0.3% and for non-filers 0.4%.
  6. On winning a prize or prize bonds you have to pay more tax if you are a non-filer and not an active taxpayer.

Taxpayers should file their returns well within the statutory time period so as to avoid any penal action, as there are heavy penalties for non-filing or late filing of return. It may be noted that in case of late filing the penalty is equal to 0.1% of the tax payable for each day of default subject to a maximum penalty of 50% of the tax payable, provided that if the penalty worked out as aforesaid is less than twenty thousand rupees, or no tax is payable for that tax year, such person shall pay a penalty of twenty thousand rupees. This means that the minimum penalty is Rs. 20,000.

File your Tax Return in time

Easy Steps to become income tax filer (Active Taxpayer)

In order to become a filer and included in the active taxpayers list (ATL) New Persons, who have no NTN are required to check whether they are NTN holder or not? It may not be surprising that you may not have ever applied for NTN but still the FBR system shows that you are a registered taxpayer as the FBR often obtain data from different organizations and allot NTN to the persons on their on. For this purpose please visit the following website and mention your CNIC No. to know the factual position:

https://e.fbr.gov.pk/Registration/onlinesearchTaxpayer.aspx

2. If you don't have the NTN then visit: https://iris.fbr.gov.pk/infosys/public/txplogin.xhtml

and get yourself registered under Registration for Unregistered Person.

Fill in the simple form and after due process login to the iris system.

3. You will find "Registration Form" in Draft folder. Complete the form and then submit the same. You will get your NTN in an hour or so.

4. After getting the NTN you will have to submit your tax return for tax year 2017 to become a filer.

5. For persons already having NTN but no username password of IRIS system are required to obtain the same by clicking on the link:

"E-Enrollment for Registered Person"

6. After obtaining the username password you will be able to submit your tax return for 2017 and you will be filer on the next coming Monday. This means that if you have filed your return on 8th March 2018 (Thursday), you will be filer as per FBR data by 12th March 2018 (Monday). However, the Banks update their list on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The FBR should expedite this system of declaring the taxpayers active on day to day basis to prevent inconvenience caused to their clients.

How to become a filer

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Common Queries from Persons Wanting to Become Filers/Active Taxpayers

1. Can a government official having income less than Rs.400,0000 become a filer?

Answer: Yes, of course. A Government official whose income is less than the taxable limit can also become filer.

2. Can a salaried person who did not have an NTN number after the 2018 budget become a filer?

What would be the status of a salaried person who was paying tax from his salary but did not have an NTN number after budget 2018, when the threshold is increased to Rs.1,200,000. Now how he can become a filer?

Answer

In Budget 2018 the Government has increased the taxable limit from Rs.400,000 to Rs.1,200,000. This amendment in Income Tax Law is applicable on the income earned after 01.07.2018. This means, for tax year 2018 the limit for taxable income is Rs.400,000 and it will be Rs.1,200,000 at the time of filing of return for 2019. Whatever your income is, you can file a tax return. Even a person having no source of income in Pakistan can file tax return. Such house wives and expatriate Pakistanis file their return to get the benefits of a filer.

A person who is earning below the taxable limit income can file a return. For example if your return is Rs.360,000 you can file a return declaring income of Rs.360,000 without payment of any taxes.

3. What are the initial requirements for starting the process of filing your return?

Answer: Filing a tax return is a cumbersome job. You may wish to acquire services of a professional like us. A professional will need the following details/data to make you a filer:

  • Scanned copy of your CNIC
  • A cell No. of any Pakistani network. It is not necessary that the No. is in your name. It may be a No. of your family member of your friend (Not used before for getting NTN).
  • Total salary earned during the period 01.07.2016 to 30.06.2017.
  • Your bank statement/(s) for the period 01.07.2016 to 30.06.2017
  • Certificates from your bank branches indicating the tax deductions they made during 01.07.2016 to 30.6.2017.
  • Details of assets, owned by you as on 30.06.2017 e.g. value of shares, purchase cost of properties and vehicles etc.

4. How long does it take to become a filer?

Answer The Active Taxpayers List (ATL) is updated every Monday. So if you want to become a filer, file or get your return filed prior to 12.00 P.M. Sunday.



This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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      Syed nazeer 

      20 hours ago

      It's so nice of this author to walk us through all the complications of becoming a filer and making it look so easy.thanks again.

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      mahfooz alam 

      6 days ago

      I want to become a file. Which documents will be required for the said purpose

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      M. 

      10 days ago

      What opportunity for new or late filer to became a filer after 30.04.2019.Is any chance to pay panilty to become filer

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      Sohail Bin Rafiq Bhatti 

      4 weeks ago

      Please send me the farm which makes me for tax filing

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      Haider Ali Awan 

      4 weeks ago

      Dear,

      I am overseas Pakistani and living in saudia upto now since 2004 and i purchased some little little plot in Pakistan from my savings 40 lakh total i invested. I have become filer and what should i habe to do. Please some one guide me. Thanks

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      M Areeb 

      4 weeks ago

      Apart from the obvious savings you get for becoming a filer, by claiming tax credits on transactions and utilities, you also pay lower amount of withholding taxes and also get to be a responsible citizen. Assuming that other people follow the same, the government will have more funds to invest and you get free healthcare, infrastructure and the lot.

      https://www.befiler.com/

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      Masood Anwer 

      4 weeks ago

      Please guide if a person sale property value more than 4 million can he register as filer. what will tax ratio. how process can be made

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      Tariq Rahim 

      5 weeks ago

      I m non resident and want to become filer. How I will declare myself as non resident in tax registration or tax return

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      Rizwana Agha 

      5 weeks ago

      I am a house wife, have one savings Account in my name which has around a million rupees from my jewelry sale My husband has gifted me his house , Do i have to file for tax , pl do answer as its urgent . Thnks

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      Talha Bin Tariq 

      7 weeks ago

      I have registered on iris this month. But i am not in active taxpayers list. Do i have to file a return?

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      Muhammad Hassan 

      2 months ago

      Hi. My online status appearing as active on till Feb 28, 2019. But after 28 feb it is showing inactive. What's the matter?

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      Dr Aquil 

      2 months ago

      How can I become filler after retirement from government service

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      Zeeshan Ahmed 

      2 months ago

      Sir, i have filed my tax returns on 25.02.2019 for the year 2017 & 2018 and become a filer showing my name in ATL as well on following Monday but suddenly i am excluded from ATL when i submitted my case to become a filer i fulfilled all codal formalities through my advocate and tax for the year 2019 will be due in September 2019, kindly tell me why my name excluded from ATL since i have filed my tax returns for the years 2017 and 2018

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      Samra 

      2 months ago

      I became filer on 14 feb 2019 and bought a car on 2 March 19. I’m unable to get my car registered. Anybody can help regarding registration??? As per new law I’m in active ATL

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      Marium Iqbal Patel 

      3 months ago

      If we sell our current house and buy another on my mother's name who is a housewife. Does she have to become a filer? Please reply

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      Fatima 

      3 months ago

      I am an overseas Pakistani residing in Canada. If I plan to purchase property in Pakistan do I have to be a filer?

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      Farhan 

      3 months ago

      I want my wife to be in ATP list as she is having a bank account in which I m sending remittances from abroad. She doesn’t have any property or business or any source of earnings, how I can complete the registration as it requires the above informations.

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      Fassee Ullah 

      3 months ago

      Dear Sajjad Bhai

      The condition of registration of SIM on same CNIC has been waived of by the FBR.

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      Sajjad 

      3 months ago

      Does SIM have to be registered on my CIC ? On FBR website, it is mentioned "Registered on your CNIC"

      Secondly, how overseas can become tax filer if we do not have SIM on my name/CIC ?

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      Fassee Ullah 

      4 months ago

      Mr. Muhammad A.

      Please ensure that you are using Pakistani active SIM for this. If it is so, please try and try again. The FBR may respond not properly on some occasion.

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      Arslaan 

      4 months ago

      What if you paid all the tax of the property that was in your late father name . Then you transfer it to your name as gift registery , do you need to be a filer to get it transfer ? Or how can one become a register filer using the paid receipt of tax to taxation office ?

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      Muhammad A. 

      4 months ago

      I am overseas pakistani trying to e-enroll. I am getting verification message on email but not on my pakistani sim registered on my name. It is on roaming but still not getting any message on phone. As per instructions, I have send "msg" to 9966 but message failed. Please advise

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      Tayyab Waqas 

      5 months ago

      Sir, I've file my tax return as salary person for 2017-18 (1st time) on 15.12.18. How much time it will take to add me in ATL. Regards

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      AsimSanaNaik 

      5 months ago

      This is a very handy website for taxpayers

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      Fassee Ullah 

      5 months ago from Pakistan

      You have to submit your tax return for 2017 as well to become a filer immediately otherwise on the basis of return for 2018 you have to wait till 1.3.2019

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      Ali Nawaz 

      5 months ago

      Sir i have submitted my tax returns on 26. 10.2018 but my name is still not in (atl) list what should i do?

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      Fassee Ullah 

      5 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Fayyaz u don't have to file w.s

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      Fayyaz 

      5 months ago

      Hi I am living in Canada and have some rental income in Pakistan for which the withholding tax is paid.

      Do I need to file the Wealth Tax reconciliation statement alongwith tax return for 2018?

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      Fassee Ullah 

      5 months ago from Pakistan

      Yes Muhammad Faisal

      Even if your income is not taxable you have to file tax return to become a filer.

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      Muhammad Faisal 

      5 months ago

      If I didn't fall in tax bracket does i am required to file nill return to become filer

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      Fassee Ullah 

      6 months ago from Pakistan

      You will be active on 26.11.2018.

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      Afzaal Channar 

      6 months ago

      I have submitted my tax returns 2017-2018 on 21-11-2018, But fbr still shows me an inactive tax payer. How I become an active tax payer of pakistan

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      Mujtaba Roshan Awan 

      6 months ago

      I have submit my return through Iris but why I am not showing in the active tax payer list?Please guide me

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      Abdul Hameed 

      6 months ago

      MY FATHER WANTS TO BE A FILER BUT THE GUY IN INCOME TAX OFFICE TOLD HIME THAT U NEED TO FILL OUT 2 FORMS TO BECOME A FILER. HE ALREADY FILLED OUT ONE FORM WHAT IS THIS 2 FORM THING ?

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      Muh123 

      6 months ago

      salam, just wondering if it is mandatory for overseas non-resident dual national to be filer? if not , it is still advisable to be filer? also do non-residents need to complete WS as well? can you please provide link to document/law that highlights this all.

      will be thankful for you help.

      Regards

      Mohamed

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      Fassee Ullah 

      6 months ago from Pakistan

      Ms. Sidra

      You may mention the property details just to provide address to FBR for correspondence. It is not necessary that the property is in your name.

      I am stationed at Lahore (Mozang Chungi)

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      sidra 

      6 months ago

      i dont have property im living with my parents... do i have to add detail in property?

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      Kashif Mehmood 

      7 months ago

      I live in Saudi Arabia and has no property in Pakistan neither any income in Pakistan. Which Declaration Form (like Form 116 or Form 114) i should fill to become tax filer??

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      altaf hussain 

      7 months ago

      Mr. Fassee

      Are u stationed in Karachi ?

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      Alihasan7 

      7 months ago

      I'm a salaried person and I filed my tax return online on 13 Oct'18 but my status is still showing as inactive on ATL.

      Whay can I do to change my status on ATL.

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      JanjuaInfo 

      7 months ago

      @fasseullah , when we claim prize bonds prize money, they deduct income tax.. is it refundable/adjustable through our payroll or not ? if it is adjustable in pay, can you quote any fbr rule to tell my payrol ?

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      Fassee Ullah 

      7 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Suhail: You may check Inbox for notice u/s 114(4). Click on it and then click on reply. New return for 2017 will open. Now you can prepare and submit that return.

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      Suhail 

      7 months ago

      I have submitted return for 2018. But I can not submit return for 2017 as every time I choose to create return for 2017, message flashes "Wrong Workflow". How can I file return for 2017.

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      Sohail 

      7 months ago

      I had been working abroad, in 2010 i retired & came back, i have 2 properties in which 1 is on rent, i have bahbood certificate, since 2010 i never did any job in pakistan. My expenses are from rent + bahbood munafa + time to time money from my son from usa, age 67, do i need become filer & how?

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      Sonya 

      7 months ago

      I have filed my tax returns last month but still ATL status says inactive

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      Fassee Ullah 

      7 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Yasir Sheikh

      You have to pay tax on rental income if it exceeds Rs.200,000 per year.

      Mr. Irfan Iqbal

      You are not required to attach documents but you can attach.

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      Yasir sheikh 

      7 months ago

      I am an overseas pakistani.i have few properties under my name since 2009 .

      Out of which few properties are rental.that rental income is being used by my parents .my question is to become a filer i have to file atleast last 2 years tax returns.wat will happen to the existing properties?do i have to pay any tax aka money on them?

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      Irfan Iqbal 

      7 months ago

      I am overseas Pakistani. Do we need to attach documents like NICOP or tax assessment etc for the form 114(1) ,2017. If yes then how to do that I tried but system doesn't allow me to attach.

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      abid 

      7 months ago

      I'm an overseas Pakistani living in UAE since 2014. I want to support my sister for her studies in private medical college for MBBS. They are asking about wealth statement and income tax return. Please advise from where can i get wealth statement and income tax return.

      Regards Abid Fiaz

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      Fassee Ullah 

      7 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear WAjahat Khan sahib

      If you submit your tax return today you will be filer coming Monday but you have to submit your return for 2016-17. On the basis of return for 2017-2018 you will be filer on 01/04/2019

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      Wajahat Ahmad Khan 

      7 months ago

      Hi Fassee Ullah,

      I wanna know that I want to become a filer for the first time If I submit my return today for June 2017-July 2018 then in how many days or on what date I will become Filer?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      7 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Zafar

      For 2017 you have to fill in the normal income tax return form u/s 114(1)

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      Zafar 

      7 months ago

      what about 2017??? I have not been residing in Pakistan since 2015

      and also in 2017 there was no form for oversea Pakistanis

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      7 months ago from Pakistan

      For all resident Pakistan it is must to file wealth statement. However, non-resident Pakistanis having stay of less than 165 days in Pakistan are not required to submit wealth statement.

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      Fassee Ullah Imran 

      7 months ago

      Dear Zafar

      If you are resident Pakistani, you have to submit wealth statement and if you are non-resident/overseas Pakistani you need not to submit wealth statement for 2018

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      Zafar 

      7 months ago

      Do I need to submit the wealth statements also to be a filer

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      7 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Majid Bukhari plz email me at firdousi0@yahoo.com details of your earning during 1.7.2016 to 30.06.2017 and 1.7.2017 to 30.06.2018. Fee vary case to case. I will email you after knowing the particulars.

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      Majid Bukhari 

      7 months ago

      My current status in inActive. I’ve ntn made in 2009 but never filed tax returns. Please advise and what is your fee ?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      7 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Kamal

      You have to file your tax return for 2017 to become immediately otherwise on the basis of tax return for 2018 you will be filer on 1.4.2019

      Mr. Saqib999

      You may get your NTN on e.fbr.gov.pk in search taxpayers drop down by selecting NTN inquiry.

      You have to file your tax return once in a year.

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      Kamal 

      7 months ago

      I have filled my return for 2018 on Tuesday 02 October 2018 and the system have processed the return but when I type ATL CNIC the status shown me inActive as on Sunday 07 October 2018

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      saqib999 

      7 months ago

      I have registered on IRIS successfully and completed Registration form but I have not received NTN number. What should I do?

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      saqib999 

      7 months ago

      کیا ایک فائلر کو ہر ہفتے ٹیکس ریٹرن فائل کرنا ہوتا ہے۔ یا کہ سال میں ایک ہی بار؟ میں نے نئی رجسٹریشن کی ہے اور آج ہفتے کے دن پچھلے سال ۲۰۱۷ کی ٹیکس رٹرن فائل کیا۔ اب آئندہ کے لیے مجھے ہر ہفتے جمع کروانا ہو گا یا کہ سال بعد؟

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      Atif Khan 

      7 months ago

      I want to know about should a person with an earning source outside of the country is required to file income tax returns? Like freelancer earning from working for US and European clients.

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      Tayyabah Khan 

      8 months ago

      After filing my tax return, the following message was received on my submitted declarations

      "This is not a valid evidence of being a "filer" for the purposes of clauses (23A) and (35C) of sections 2 and 181A."

      What does the message mean? What else should I do to become a filer?

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      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Saad

      Do it by selecting first option of return u/s 114(1) as what you are selecting is a new form not available in 2017

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      saad 

      8 months ago

      I am trying to do it by normal procedure i.e.

      114(1) (Return of Income filed voluntarily by non-resident Pakistan-origin person having no Pakistan-source income)

      But as I enter year 2017 and select, it gives an error

      Transaction not allowed, as work flow ruled has failed.

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      Aamir 

      8 months ago

      I file tax for the year 2018 how can i know that i have file my tax

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Saeed

      You have to file tax returns for 2017 and 2018 to become a filer. We can do it for in very nominal fee. Plz contact us 03454258240

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      muhammad saeed 

      8 months ago

      I am in UAE last 4 years before I was in PTCL I got VSS at that time I had NTN no but know it is not active.

      As overseas Pakistani how we become filler, or what process we can use to buy vehicle and property.

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Saad

      If the notice u/s 114(4) is not in inbox, then you adopt normal procedure by selecting form 114(1) from Declaration. You may also check Draft folder for finding your tax return form for 2017

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      saad 

      8 months ago

      in the inbox, it is appearing until 2016, but not 2017

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      Adnan 

      8 months ago

      Can you please let me know which tax return forms should be filed by non resident Pakistanis. I can see only one form 114(1) Return for non residents without Any source of income in Pakistan. Is this the only form NRP has to submit or also 116 statement of assets and liabilities needs to be submitted as well?

      Appreciate your feedback, please

      Thanks

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Faisal Khan

      Please note my No. for further help to file your tax return for 2017. 03454258240

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      If you cannot submit your return for tax year 2017 please check your inbox and you will find the notice u/s 114(4). Selection it and click on reply. The return for 2017 will appear automatically.

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      Saad 

      8 months ago

      Muhammad Saleem Malik sahib, I am also facing the same issue I had filed for 2018 in August but I am still in-active.I emailed them and they said "you have to file for 2017". But their system is not allowing to file for 2017.I emailed again then they again send some prepared answers explaining the same thing in different words.. If you find the solution let me know or post the solution over here.

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      Faisal Khan 

      8 months ago

      I m an overseas pakistani how should i filed tax return of 2017

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Muhammad Saleem Malik sahib

      Probably you have not filed your tax return for 2017. To become a filer you have to file your tax return for 2017 and you will become filer next Monday.

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      Muhammad Saleem Malik 

      8 months ago

      I am a nonresident since November 2011 and have been filing my return regularly before leaving Pakistan. Now to become filer I filled the return online on Sept 5 2018 for the year 2018 as this was the only option. Uptill now my filer status has not been updated. What should I do and how long it takes

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      DEAR KHANASIM

      IN ORDER TO BECOME A FILER A NON-RESIDENT PAKISTANI HAS TO FILE HIS TAX RETURNS FOR 2017 AND 2018. WE CAN HELP U TO BECOME A FILER. FOR FURTHER HELP U MAY CALL ME AT MY WHATSAPP NO.03454258240

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Ali Hassan, you should be filed on 10.09.2018.

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      KhanAsim 

      8 months ago

      Salam

      I am non-resident Pakistani. I want to become a tax filer in Pakistan now. I tried to get registered for online filing my tax return, it says that FBR needs a Pakistan registered mobile number against my NICOP / CNIC to send password. I have no SIM registered on my name and cannot get one as I am outside Pakistan now. How can I apply for tax my tax?

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      Ali Hassan 

      8 months ago

      Sir i submit return at 07 September 2018 how much time required to become a Filer

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Slam, such person may file his nil return but filing of return is mandatory to become a filer.

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      ASLAM 

      8 months ago

      ON 12 SEPT 2018, FOR FIRST TIME FILER , WHAT HE SHOULD FILE FOR YEAR 2018 OR 2017?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      No it is not required. Wealth statement is not required to be filed by a non-resident Pakistani.

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      Ahmed 

      8 months ago

      Is this required to declare cash held in bank outside by non resident Pakistani in the filing of wealth statement? I am currently only reportin cash which is inside Pakistan and details of investments such as stocks etc. But I heard that it is not required to mention asset outside Paksitan as long as they are earned outside.

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Realist

      Plz contact me so that I may tell you the solution to the problem. My whatsapp No. is 0345-4258240

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      Realist 

      8 months ago

      I am a private company employee. Although the company has been paying my income tax, I have not been able to file them. As a result I missed to file my income tax returns for 2016 and 2017.

      Is there any way I can file them now? (the software is not allowing me to)

      If there is a fine, what is the procedure? how do I pay it?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear jj

      You can submit tax returns for tax year 2018 now.

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      jj 

      8 months ago

      Tax return for 01.07.2017 to 30.06.2018 when able submitted?

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      Shujaat Khan 

      8 months ago

      i am out of country and would like to become filer, i have already completed 1st step and have made iris login, how to move ahead, please advise, thanks.

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      Ali Bin Mahmood 

      9 months ago

      Hi, I have registered on FBR, completed the first form which is now in the accepted state, i require help in moving further

      I am a salaried person and wish to become a tax filler before the coming Monday.

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      Asrar Ul Haq Fassee Ullah Imran 

      9 months ago

      Mr. Khan, please check your email for reply to your query.

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      khan 

      9 months ago

      I am non resident Pakistani who have a plot in Pakistan for last few years. I want to become a pakistani tax filer now. I looked in applying and looks like FBR needs a Pakistan registered mobile number against my CnIN or NICOP to send password. I ahve no sim registered and cannot get one as I am not in Pakistan. How can I apply for tax filer ?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      9 months ago from Pakistan

      We can help u to become a filer. Please call me for further details:

      03454258240

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      Imran 

      9 months ago

      I was student and completed my degree last year and started job from 1st august 2018. My father bought a motor byce fro me and now I went to excise office to register it on my name. But they said I need to be a filer first to register it. I need to know what is the process and requirement for me to become a filer and how much time it will take. Please guide ASAP as I need to register the byc in the coming week.

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      9 months ago from Pakistan

      No problem if you have no other source of income except agricultural income. You have to get yourself register with FBR and declare agriculture income, which is exempt from income tax. We can help you to be filer without any problem. You may call me for further assistance. My cell No. is 03454258240. This also my whatsapp No.

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      Javed 

      9 months ago

      how a landlord be a filer having no other income other than agricultural

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      9 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Muhammad Shafiq

      You have to file your tax return for 2016-2017 to become an active taxpayer.

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      Muhammad Shafiq 

      9 months ago

      I am a retired Government officer retired from government service in June 2017. Although I am a tex payer but have not active profile. My annual income in 2017-18 was more that 700,000. How I could be an active tax filer.

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