Late filers may be allowed for Active Taxpayers List

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) may allow taxpayers who filed their returns after due date to have their names on Active Taxpayers List (ATL).

FBR sources said that the finance ministry had asked the revenue body to review the issue. The ministry of finance had received many representations on the issue.

The government through Finance Act, 2018 introduced Section 182A of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 to restrict late filers of income tax to appear on ATL for tax year 2018.

The ATL for the tax year 2018 issued by the FBR on March 01, 2010 showed around 1.6 million return filers by due date for salaried class, business individuals and corporate entities i.e. December 15, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

The last ATL for tax year 2017 issued by the FBR had shown around 1.84 million active taxpayers on the list. This means the FBR has lost around 240,000 active taxpayers on the list.

Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA), the apex tax bar of the country, urged the FBR to delete this section as this would result in discouraging potential taxpayers to become filers.

“It will be another disaster like the provision of Section 214D of the Ordinance, which created huge pendency of tax audt cases approximately 1.2 million and finaly the government created facility for the existing taxpayers by introducing Section 214E of the Ordinance for disposal / closure of such cases in the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Act, 2018.”

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8 Comments

  1. The Ministry can not initiate to omit 182A, and FBR is enjoying against this section because the consultant & the taxpayer who have relations inside RTO will be converted into Filer today just to pay Rs. 15000/= even though if returns were already Submitted (filed returns will delete and freshly file of manual returns from RTO office for conversion into filer, the above scenario clearly shows that government is also doing & part of corruption.
    PTI Govt not to understand regarding converting more people into Tax Net, Amendment recently passed by Government will also show the attitude towards legislation.

  2. FBR has recently updated list with certain material defects in it. For examples, taxpayer having obtain in writing extension for filing of IT Returns and subsequently filed their return within the extended due date by CIR or Chief Commissioner IR., AND FOR THIS REASON, it has material defects while updating the same by FBR.

  3. My question is what is mistake of new register person or tax payer unki glti ha unho na ntn bnya hi q ha ab kia ya new tax payer ko asy hi waiting me dal k non filler k mazay len gy ya kch kren gy be.ab koe banda ntn hi ni bnway ga.

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