KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has listed classes of taxpayers, who are required to get sales tax registration to declare their monthly transactions to the tax authorities.
According the FBR the following classes of taxpayers are required to get sales tax registration:
— All importers
— All wholesalers (including dealers) and distributors
— Manufacturers not falling in cottage industry: Cottage industry means a manufacturer whose annual turnover from taxable supplies made in any tax period during the last twelve months ending any tax period does not exceed ten million rupees or whose annual utility (electricity, gas and telephone) bills during the last twelve months ending any tax period do not exceed eight hundred thousand rupees;
— Retailers Tier-1, who are operating as a unit of a national or international chain of stores;
A retailer operating in an air-conditioned shopping mall, plaza or centre, excluding kiosks;
A retailer whose cumulative electricity bill during the immediately preceding twelve consecutive months exceeds Rupees six hundred thousand; and
A wholesaler-cum-retailer, engaged in bulk import and supply of consumer goods on wholesale basis to the retailers as well as on retail basis to the general body of the consumers;)
— A person required under any Provincial or Federal Law to be registered for purpose of any duty or tax collected or paid as if it were a levy of sales tax, e.g. service providers like hotels, clubs, caterers, customs agents, ship chandlers, stevedores, courier services etc.
— Persons making zero-rated supplies, including commercial exporter who intends to obtain sales tax refund against his zero rated supplies.
— A person who is required to be registered by virtue of aforesaid criteria, but still avoids registration, can be compulsorily registered by the department, after proper enquiry, under sub- rule 1 of Rule 6 of Sales Tax Rules, 2006.