Advance tax on imports to be collected by Customs

Advance tax on imports to be collected by Customs

Section 148 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 provides that Pakistan Customs will collect the advance tax from every importer.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Ordinance incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of Section 148 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

148. Imports.— (1) The Collector of Customs shall collect advance tax from every importer of goods on the value of the goods at the rate specified in Part II of the First Schedule in respect of goods classified in Parts I to III of the Twelfth Schedule:

Provided that the Board may, by a notification in the official Gazette, add in the Twelfth Schedule any entry thereto or omit any entry therefrom or amend any entry therein:

Provided further that in case of goods classified under Part III of the Twelfth Schedule which are used both as raw material and finished goods, the Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify that goods imported by a person or class of persons as raw material for its own use shall be treated as classified under Part II of the Twelfth Schedule, subject to such conditions and procedure as may be prescribed.

“(2A) Notwithstanding omission of sub-section (2), any notification issued under the said sub-section and for the time being in force, shall continue to remain in force, unless amended or rescinded by the Board through notification in the official Gazette.”

(5) Advance tax shall be collected in the same manner and at the same time as the customs-duty payable in respect of the import or, if the goods are exempt from customs-duty, at the time customs-duty would be payable if the goods were dutiable.

(6) The provisions of the Customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969), in so far as relevant, shall apply to the collection of tax under this section.

(7) The tax required to be collected under this section shall be minimum tax on the income of the importer arising from the imports subject to sub-section (1) and this sub-section shall not apply in the case of import of goods on which tax is required to be collected under this section at the rate of 1% or 2% by an industrial undertaking for its own use.

(9) In this section –

“Collector of Customs” means the person appointed as Collector of Customs under section 3 of the Customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969), and includes a Deputy Collector of Customs, an Additional Collector of Customs, or an officer of customs appointed as such under the aforesaid section;

“Value of goods means—

(a) in case of goods chargeable to tax at retail price under the Third Schedule of the Sales Tax Act, 1990, the retail price of such goods increased by sales tax payable in respect of the import and taxable supply of the goods; and (b) in case of all other goods; the value of the goods as determined under the Customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969), as if the goods were subject to ad valorem duty increased by the custom-duty, federal excise duty and sales tax, if any, payable in respect of the import of the goods.”;and

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