Procedure for obtaining sales tax registration

KARACHI: Every person engaged in making taxable supplies in Pakistan, including zero-rated supplies, in the course or furtherance of any taxable activity carried on by him, falling in any of the following categories, if not already registered, is required to be registered under Sales Tax Act, 1990.

Such a person is required to get sales tax registration through following procedure unveiled by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

The application may be submitted electronically on efile portal in RTO. All the columns of the Forms have to be duly filled in as per instructions given with the Form.

After verification, the Regional Tax Office will issue a registration Certificate bearing registration number and mail the same to the registered Person, on a prescribed Form.

Office normally verifies the contents from the data available with it, but has an authority to get an enquiry conducted through Registration Office, to verify contents of declaration by a person. The office may reject the application with in fifteen days from the date; the complete application is received in office, under intimation to the applicant, specifying the reasons for such rejection.

Information required for Registration

I. Complete business name

II. Business nature, main /activity or service;

III. Complete address of Head Office and all business units, go downs, outlets mentioning, phone, fax, e- mail, electricity, gas consumer no. etc.

IV. All Bank account numbers, with name and address.

V. NTN(National Tax Number)

VI. NIC (National Identity Card Number) of the owner, partners or directors of the business (passport number in case of foreigner).

VII. In case of a company, registration number and date of incorporation.

VIII. Every director / member of AOP has to fill in the Form.

IX. Date of commencement of business and initial capital employed.

X. The mode of maintenances of business records should also be mentioned.

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    1. Thank you for reading.
      You may download this guideline from
      And for further assistance you can call to FBR Helpline.
      We are just to trying aware people about basics of taxation.

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