Advance tax rates on electricity consumption

Advance tax rates on electricity consumption

Section 235 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 has explained the advance tax rates on electricity consumption.

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 235 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

235. Electricity consumption.- (1) There shall be collected advance tax at the rates specified in Division IV of Part-IV of the First Schedule on the amount of electricity bill of a commercial or industrial or domestic consumer:

Provided that the provisions of sub-section (1) shall not apply to a domestic consumer of electricity if his name appears on the Active Taxpayers’ List.

(2) The person preparing electricity consumption bill shall charge advance tax under sub-section (1) in the manner electricity consumption charges are charged.

Explanation.— For removal of doubt, it is clarified that for the purposes of this section electricity consumption bill referred to in sub-section (2) means electricity bill inclusive of sales tax and all incidental charges.

(3) Advance tax under this section shall not be collected from a person who produces a certificate from the Commissioner that his income during tax year is exempt from tax or that he has discharged advance tax liability under section 147 or whose entire income is subject to final tax regime or minimum tax regime under any provisions of this Ordinance other than this section.

(4) Under this section, —

(a) in the case of a taxpayer other than a company, tax collected upto bill amount of three hundred and sixty thousand Rupees per annum shall be treated as minimum tax on the income of such persons and no refund shall be allowed;

(b) in the case of a taxpayer other than a company, tax collected on monthly bill over and above thirty thousand rupees per month shall be adjustable; and

(c) in the case of a company, tax collected shall be adjustable against tax liability.

(Disclaimer: The text of the above section is only for information. Team makes all efforts to provide the correct version of the text. However, the team is not responsible for any error or omission.)