Income Tax Ordinance 2001: advance tax on dealers, commission agents

KARACHI: Every market committee has been required to collect advance tax from dealers, commission agents under income tax laws.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) recently updated Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 under which advance tax is collectable from dealers, commission agents and arhatis under Section 236J.

Section 236J: Advance tax on dealers, commission agents and arhatis etc

Sub-Section (1): Every market committee shall collect advance tax from dealers, commission agents or arhatis, etc. at the rates specified in Division XVII of Part-IV of the First Schedule at the time of issuance or renewal of licences.

The rate of collection of tax under section 236J shall be as follows:

Group Amount of tax

(per annum)

Group or Class A: Rs. 10,000
Group or Class B: Rs. 7,500
Group or Class C: Rs. 5,000
Any other category: Rs. 5,000

Sub-Section (2): The advance tax collected under sub-section (1) shall be adjustable.

Sub-Section (4): In this section “market committee” includes any committee or body formed under any provincial or local law made for the purposes of establishing, regulating or organizing agricultural, livestock and other commodity markets.

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