How to Become a Filer and Be Included in the Federal Board of Revenue's (Fbr's) Income Tax Active Taxpayers List

Updated on September 12, 2018
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Fassee Ullah is a Corporate and Tax Consultant in Lahore, Pakistan.

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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.

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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.



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      JanjuaInfo 

      16 hours 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 ?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      34 hours 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 

      44 hours 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 

      2 days 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 

      3 days ago

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

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      3 days 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 

      3 days 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 

      4 days 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 

      5 days 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

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      7 days 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 days 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 

      8 days 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 

      8 days ago

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

      and also in 2017 there was no form for oversea Pakistanis

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      Fassee Ullah 

      9 days 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 

      9 days 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 

      9 days ago

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

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      11 days 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 

      12 days 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 

      12 days 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 

      12 days 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 

      13 days 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 

      13 days 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 

      2 weeks 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 

      3 weeks 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 

      3 weeks 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 

      3 weeks 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 

      3 weeks ago

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

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      3 weeks 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 

      3 weeks 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.

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      Fassee Ullah 

      4 weeks 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 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      Adnan 

      4 weeks 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 

      4 weeks 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 

      4 weeks 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 

      4 weeks 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 

      4 weeks ago

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

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      4 weeks 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 

      4 weeks 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

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      Fassee Ullah 

      4 weeks 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

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      Fassee Ullah 

      4 weeks ago from Pakistan

      Dear Ali Hassan, you should be filed on 10.09.2018.

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      KhanAsim 

      4 weeks 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 

      5 weeks ago

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

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      Fassee Ullah 

      5 weeks 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 

      5 weeks ago

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

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      5 weeks 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 

      5 weeks 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.

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      Fassee Ullah 

      6 weeks 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 

      6 weeks 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?

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      Fassee Ullah 

      6 weeks ago from Pakistan

      Dear jj

      You can submit tax returns for tax year 2018 now.

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      jj 

      6 weeks ago

      Tax return for 01.07.2017 to 30.06.2018 when able submitted?

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      Shujaat Khan 

      7 weeks 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 

      7 weeks 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 

      2 months ago

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

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      khan 

      2 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 ?

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      Fassee Ullah 

      2 months ago from Pakistan

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

      03454258240

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      Imran 

      2 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.

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      Fassee Ullah 

      2 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 

      2 months ago

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

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      Fassee Ullah 

      2 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 

      2 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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      Ali Khan 

      3 months ago

      I am getting an error "You have registered for filing tax amnesty deceleration only.if you like to perform another task such as income tax return certificate you need to either file amnesty deceleration first or file registration modification"

      Can anybody let me know what to do next to file registration modification

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      Fassee Ullah 

      3 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Rashid,

      To become a filer you have to file your return for 01/07/2016 to 30.06.2017. Tax return for 01.07.2017 to 30.06.2018 cannot be submitted right now.

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      Hassan 

      3 months ago

      Can you please quickly clarify one thing. If someone who has assets which were purchased say in year 2011 wants to become a filer now by filing for the 2017-2018 Tax Year. How will this be reconciled? Since the income for this year alone ofcourse won't cover all those assets which were purchased years ago?

      Since FBR portal doesn't let you submit unless the data is reconciled.

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      Rashid 

      3 months ago

      Sir to become a filer should we have to file last two year return or only 1-07-2017 to 30-06-2018 return is enough to become a filer

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      Fassee Ullah 

      3 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Mr. M. Hussain

      The plot should be shown in your brothers wealth statement. Acquisition value should be shown. We also claim credit of tax deducted, if any, at the time of purchase of the said plot.

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      M Hussain 

      3 months ago

      Salam,

      I am a non-resident Pakistani and I have purchased a plot under the name of my younger brother in Pakistan some years back.

      In whose return it should show, in my return or my brother's return?

      Should we put acquisition price or the market value?

      Your kind advise needed.

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      Asrar ul Haq Fassee Ullah Imran 

      3 months ago

      No. They are not right. The ATL is continued to be updated on weekly basis.

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      Tasawar 

      3 months ago

      Sir, somebody told me that ATL is now updated 23 June 2018. So now it will not be on weekly basis?

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      Fassee Ullah 

      3 months ago from Pakistan

      You have to pay Rs.660,000 as income tax on transferring the amount of Rs.11 million but if you are filer, you have to pay half of the amount. Even otherwise, in case you intend to buy any property you have to become a filer. For this we charge very nominal amount and help the non resident brothers to become filer. You may contact me for further guidance via my whatsapp No.03454258240

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      kashif 

      3 months ago

      sir i want to buy a property in pakistan how it is costing me 115 lac rs mes 11 mn.... i want to send money visa legal banking way to pakistan how much tax do i have to pay to bank while withdrawing 1 crore from bank as i am planning to open account in bank and then transfer via online source

      kindly reply

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      3 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Tanveer Malik,

      It is not necessary for you to have NTN. But if you intend to buy any property or vehicle or have banking transactions to transfer for money to Pakistan, you have to be a filer. This means, first, you have to obtain your NTN and then file your tax return. For any further query you may contact me via whatsapp No.03454258240

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      tanweer malik 

      3 months ago

      i am working abroad i have no NTN in pakistan. is it mandatory for me to get it or not.

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      3 months ago from Pakistan

      Foreign income is exempt in Pakistan. If a return is filed, such income can be declared as exempt income. For any query you may contact me via my whatsapp No.0345-4258240

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      mrabdussalam 

      3 months ago

      What are the rules for freelancers providing digital services to foreign clients? How does that affect when a person is non resident?

      Thanks!

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      Joraid Ali 

      3 months ago

      What is the ratio to be filer?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      4 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Wajid you may contact me for advice. My cell No. is 0332-4112278

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      Wajid Ullah 

      4 months ago

      Person not pakistani National but purchased Plots in Pakistan.What is tax treatment for such person in Pakistan?

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      Asrar Ul Haq Fassee Ullah Imran 

      4 months ago

      Yes. Such person can also become a filer. Even a person having no source of income can become a filer.

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      Mrs Kashif 

      4 months ago

      can a person who does not pay taxes (being low income / house wife) can become a filer

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      4 months ago from Pakistan

      Dear Zeeshan

      To get the verification code on your phone and email, the SIM should be in your name and the Cell No. should be one of the Mobile networks of Pakistan. It appears that the number you mention is not in your name. For further guidance you may contact me vial email firdousi0@yahoo.com and Cell No.0345-4258240

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      zeeshan 

      4 months ago

      The registration form does not send OTP neither through SMS nor through Email. Being abroad I cannot send message to 9966. What should I do in this case ?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      4 months ago from Pakistan

      It would be my pleasure to help you to become a filer. In this regard I would need:

      1. Scanned copy of your CNIC

      2. Your Cell No. in Pakistan (Sim should be in your name)

      3. Detail of assets owned by you e.g. plot, house, vehicle in your name along with price at which they were purchased and year of purchase.

      4. Bank balance as on 30.06.2017.

      5. The figure of your income for the financial year 2016-2017 (1.07.2016 to 30.06.2017).

      You may send these details to my email address: firdousi0@yahoo.com

      If you provide these details by today, I will make your filer by Monday 28th May 2018. I will charge just Rs.10,000 for this service, which be paid after completion of task.

      My whatsapp No. is 03454258240

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      4 months ago from Pakistan

      Amjad Ali

      It can be checked with your CNIC whether you are a filer or non-filer. However, if you want to become a filer pleas contact us via phone No.0332-4112278 and email firdousi0@yahoo.com

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      Masood 

      5 months ago

      Very useful information. But I would like to know the pensioners who intend to invest their funds are charged with withholding tax. Whereas their pension is tax exempted then how will they be benefited from this advance tax.

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      Ali 

      5 months ago

      hello, i have recently returned to Pakistan after finishing my studies and want to become a filer but, currently i do not have any source of income. how can i become a filer?

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      5 months ago from Pakistan

      plz type msg and sent to 9966 from your cell No. and you will get the code.

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      Shahid Aziz 

      5 months ago

      I am abroad in Pakistan embassy and trying to get enrolled. How to do it as I can't get code on local registered no even it's on on roaming.

    • firdousi0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fassee Ullah 

      12 months ago from Pakistan

      Mr. Shahzad Ali Khurram,

      If you are intending to incorporate a new company, the same should be registered with Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, but first you may consult a expert to know whether you need to be registered a company or you may continue your business smoothly without it, as incorporation of a company involves many complications. After incorporation you can apply for NTN of the company with FBR. You may contact me for further details and free advice, etaxconsultancypk@gmail.com Cell. 0332-4112278

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      Imran 

      3 years ago

      It is very important for the taxpayers to file their returns in time to get themselves in the list of active taxpayers so that their tax may be withheld by the banks at the lower rates or even no deduction.

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