KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued notices to police stations to acquire information about rented residential and commercial properties located in Karachi.
The notices have been sent to Station House Officers (SHOs) under Section 176 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 to provide the information of rented houses and commercial premises.
The FBR asked the SHOs to provide information of rented agreements including address of premises, rental agreement and type of properties such as commercial or residential, according to a copy of notice made available to PkRevenue.com.
The notices have been sent by Broadening of Tax Base (BTB) Wing of Regional Tax Office (RTO)-II Karachi stating that in terms of Section 176 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, the SHOs are required to furnish such information as may be required by the commissioner Inland Revenue or an authorized person relevant to any tax leviable under the Ordinance.
It further said that as per Section 3 of the Sindh Information of Temporary Residents Act, 2015, the property dealer, landlord and tenant, shall, within 48 hours from the time of delivery of possession of the rented property premises to the tenant, provide information about the tenant to the policy through the fastest means of communication.
The RTO-II asked police to provide required information by June 17, 2019. The tax office also warned of imposing penalty for non-compliance.