FBR facilitates taxpayers in updating profile; issues user guide

FBR facilitates taxpayers in updating profile; issues user guide

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday issued a guideline for facilitation of taxpayers to update their profile, which is mandatory under Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

The FBR has already extended the date up to March 31, 2020 for updating the profile as required under Section 114A of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

This important amendment to the statute was incorporated through Finance Act, 2020 to make it mandatory for taxpayers to update their profile by providing basic information included:

(i) bank accounts;

(ii) utility connections;

(iii) business premises including all manufacturing, storage or retail outlets operated or leased by the taxpayer;

(iv) types of businesses; and

(v) such other information as may be prescribed.

The last date for updating the profile was December 31, 2020. However, on the demand of tax bars the FBR extended the date up to March 31, 2020.

The FBR issued following user guide for updating profile:

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