FBR may redefine motor vehicle for withholding tax collection

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to recommend the government to redefine withholding tax on motor vehicles to bring construction and heavy vehicles into tax net.

The FBR sources said that the FBR may propose amendment to Section 231B(7) of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

This section presently defined motor vehicle, including car, jeep, van, sports, utility vehicle, pick up trucks for private use, caravan automobile, limousine, wagon and any other automobile used for private purpose.

The proposed amendment to section is:

“Motor vehicle includes car ,jeep, van, sports, utility vehicle, pick up trucks for private use, caravan automobile , limousine , wagon and any other automobile used for private purpose, any mechanically propelled vehicle adapted for use upon roads whether the powers of propulsion in transmitted thereto from an external or internal source, and includes a chassis to which a body has not been attached, a tractor and a trailer, a combined harvester, a rig, a fork lifter a road roller, construction and earth moving machinery such as a wheel loader, a crane, an excavator, a grader, a dozer and a pipe layer, a road making and road/sewerage cleaning plant and any other motor vehicle as defined under provincial Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1965 and any other law.”

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