FBR identifies 482 retailers for POS integration

FBR identifies 482 retailers for POS integration

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has identified 482 retailers for mandatory integration of Point of Sale (POS) with the tax online system for sharing sales in real-time.

The FBR issued the list of 482 retailers by notifying Sales Tax General Order (STGO) No. 6 of 2022 dated December 03, 2021.

The FBR said that the Finance Act, 2019 added sub-section (6) to section 811 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 whereby a Tier-1 Retailer 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.

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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 03, 2021.

Vide the instant STGO No. 6, a list of 482 identified tier-1 retailers has been placed on FBR’s web portal at www.fbr.gov.pk allowing them to integrate with FBR’s system by December 10, 2021, and the procedure of exclusion from this list of 482 identified retailers shall apply as laid down in Para 2 of STGO 1 of 2022 dated 03.8.2021.

Upon the filing of Sales Tax Return for the month of November 2021 for all hereby notified 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.

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