FBR defers digital payment provision till December 31

FBR defers digital payment provision till December 31

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has deferred the implementation of a digital mode of payment for another month i.e. December 31, 2021.

The digital mode of payment has been made mandatory for the corporate sector, which was to be implemented from December 01, 2021.

The FBR issued circular No. 10 of 2021-22 on Wednesday to allow further extension till December 31, 2021.

“In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 214A of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 (hereinafter “the Ordinance”) and taking cognizance of various representations filed by the taxpayers, the Federal Board of Revenue is pleased to extend the deadline for digital payments by Corporate Sector stipulated in Section 21(1a) of the Ordinance up to December 31, 2021.”

Previously, the FBR issued Circular No. 09 of 2021-22 to allow an extension in the deadline for implementation of digital mode of payment up to November 30, 2021.

The new provision was introduced through Tax Laws (Third Amendment) Ordinance, 2021.

The FBR in its explanation through Circular No. 07 dated September 23, 2021 said: to improve documentation, a new clause (la) has been inserted in section 21 of the Ordinance.

The Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) in a letter to the FBR chairman stated that the implementation of digital payment was not practical at the moment.