FBR extends date up to Dec 15 for online integration of large retail houses

FBR extends date up to Dec 15 for online integration of large retail houses

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended last date up to December 15, 2019 for large retail houses to integrate their systems for online sales reporting to the tax authorities.

In an official memorandum circulated on Wednesday to all chief commissioners of Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) and Large Taxpayers Units (LTUs), saying that the mandatory requirement for Tier-I retailers to integrated their outlets with FBR’s computerized system for real time reporting of sales, the date has been extended up to December 15, 2019.

According to Sales Tax Act, 1990, Tier-1 retailers means,

(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 six 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 inarea or more.

According to the statute, in case a Tier-1 retailer does not integrate his retail outlet in the manner as prescribed under sub-section (9A) of section 3, during a tax period or part thereof, the adjustable input tax for whole of that tax period shall be reduced by 15 percent.

The Sales Tax Act further said that Tier-1 retailers shall pay sales tax at the rate as applicable to the goods sold under relevant provisions of this Act or a notification issued there under:

Provided that the customers of a Tier-1 retailer shall be entitled to receive a cash back of up to five percent of the tax involved, from such date in the manner and to the extent, as may be prescribed by the Board:

Provided further that from such date, and in such mode and manner, as prescribed by the Board, all Tier-1 retailers shall integrate their retail outlets with Board’s computerized system for real-time reporting of sales.

The FBR notified rules separately for the integration of retailers with the system.

150ZEA. Application.– The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to supplies of finished fabric and locally manufactured finished articles of textile and textile made-ups and leather and artificial leather, as covered in Table II in Notification No. S.R.O. 1125(I)/2011, dated the 31st December, 2011, under sub-serial (vii) of S. No. 1 and S. No. 3, as are made by the registered persons who are integrated with Board’s online system for the purpose of availing lower rate on supplies as specified in condition (xv) of the said Notification.

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