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FBR allows income tax exemption on sugar import

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday allowed exemption from income tax on import of raw and refined sugar.

The FBR issued SRO 235(I)/2021 in pursuance to the federal cabinet decision dated January 26, 2021.

Through the SRO the FBR amended Second Schedule of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

According to the amendments, the tax under Section 148 on commercial import of the white sugar shall be collected at the rate of 0.25 percent from January 26, 2021 till June 30, 2021.

Another clause added to the Second Schedule under which subject quota allotment by the commerce division, tax under section 148 shall be collected at the rate of 0.25 percent on import of raw sugar imported by sugar mills from January 26, 2021 to June 30, 2021 (both days inclusive) provided that such imports shall not exceed fifty thousand metric tons per sugar mill and three hundred thousand metric tons in aggregate by the sugar industry.

The FBR said that a new clause 12K had been inserted to the Second Schedule under which the provisions of Section 148 and Section 153 shall not apply on import and subsequent supply of five hundred thousand metric tons of white sugar imported by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan.