FBR extends date for retail outlet integration up to August 31

FBR extends date for retail outlet integration up to August 31

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday extended date for retailers to integrate their Point of Sale (POS) up to August 31, 2020.

The last date for integrating the POS for Tier-1 retailers was June 30, 2020.

The FBR said that only those retailers can integrate their POS by August 31 who submit their intention to RTOs/LTUs by August 20, 2020.

FBR sources said that the decision had been taken due to lockdown in the many parts of the country in order to prevent spread of coronavirus the business activities had become stand still.

They said that big outlets and shopping plazas are observing closure during the lockdown and many of those big retailers would not able to make compliance.

The deadline was expired on December 15, 2019 which was given by the FBR to tier-1 retailers to integrate their POSs with the FBR online system. However, the date was extended in order to give opportunity to big retailers to make compliance.

All tier-1 retailers are required to integrate all their POSs with FBR’s computerized system.

Tier-1 retailer is defined in section 2(43A) of the Sales Tax Act, 1990, to be a person who falls in any of the following categories:

(a) a retailer operating as a unit of a national or international chain of stores;

(b) a retailer operating in an air-conditioned shopping mall, plaza or centre, excluding kiosks;

(c) a retailer whose cumulative electricity bill during the immediately preceding twelve consecutive months exceeds Rupees twelve hundred thousand;

(d) a wholesaler-cum-retailer, engaged in bulk import and supply of consumer goods on wholesale basis to the retailers as well as on retail basis to the general body of the consumers; and

(e) a retailer, whose shop measures one thousand square feet in area or more.