ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday directed 81 retailers to integrate with the online system by September 10, 2022 otherwise action will be taken as per law.
The FBR issued Sales Tax General Order (STGO) No. 3 of 2023 related to Tier-1 retailers for integration with FBR’s Point of Sale (POS) system.
The Finance Act, 2019 added sub-section (6) to section 8B of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 whereby a Tier-1 Retailers who did not integrate its retail outlet in the manner prescribed under sub-section (9A) of section 3 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 during a tax period, its adjustable tax for that period would be reduced by 15 per cent. The figure of 15 per cent has been raised to 60 per cent vide Finance Act, 2021.
In order to operationalize this important provision of law, a system-based approach has been adopted whereby all Tier-1 Retailers who are liable to integrate but have not yet integrated, with effect from July-2021 (Sales Tax Returns filed in August, 2021) are to be dealt with as per the procedure laid down in STGO No/ 1 of 2022 issued on August 3, 2021.
Vide the instant Sales Tax General Order, a list of 101 identified Tier-1 Retailers has been placed on FBR’s web portal allowing them to integrate with FBR’s system by July 10, 2022 an the procedure of exclusion from this list of 101 identified Tier-1 Retailers shall apply as laid down in STGO 17 of 2022 dated May 13, 2022.
Upon filing of Sales Tax Return for the month of June, 2022 for all hereby notified Tier-1 Retailers not having yet integrated, their input tax claim would be disallowed as above, without any further notice or proceedings, creating tax demand by the same amount.