ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued new list of active taxpayers on the basis income tax returns filed for tax year 2021.
According to the new active taxpayers list (ATL), about 2.88 million taxpayers have been placed in the list. About 0.7 million active taxpayers are more in the latest ATL as compared with the previous the last year.
Names of those taxpayers have been added in the new list who either filed by due date or filed after the expiry date with payment of default surcharge.
The FBR publishes the ATL every financial year on March 01 and is valid up to the last day of February of the next financial year.
For example, Active Taxpayer List for Tax year 2020 was published on March 01, 2021 and will be valid till February 28, 2022. Similarly, Active Taxpayer List for Tax year 2021 has been published on March 01, 2022 and will be valid till February 28, 2023.
The ATL is updated on every Monday on the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) website.
A person’s name will be part of the current ATL, if the Tax Return filed pertains to the Tax year of the relevant ATL. For example, to be part of the ATL published on March 01, 2021, a person must have filed a Tax return for the Tax year 2020. Similarly, to be a part of the ATL published on March 01, 2022, a person must have filed a Tax Return for the Tax year 2021.
Restriction on including a person’s name on ATL, if the person has not filed Tax Return by the due date specified by Income Tax authorities was introduced through Finance Act, 2018. For example, to be part of the ATL published on March 01, 2022, a person must file a Tax Return by the specified due date for the Tax year 2021.
However, through Finance Act, 2019 a person’s name can be part of ATL, even if the person has filed Tax Return after the due date specified by Income Tax authorities.
Furthermore, a surcharge for placement on ATL after due date of filing of Tax Return will be charged as under: Company, Rs20,000: Association of Persons, Rs10,000; and Individuals, Rs1,000.
A company or an AOP shall be included in the ATL, whose return is not to be filed due to incorporation or formation after 30th day of June relevant to the Tax year pertaining to the ATL.
Joint account holders as an entity shall be deemed to be part of ATL if any of the persons in the joint account have met the criteria of being included in the ATL.
Bank account held in the name of a minor shall be considered part of ATL if the parents, guardians of the minor or any person who has deposited money in minor’s account are deemed to have met the criteria of being included in the ATL.
The late filers of Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2021 can pay Surcharge for ATL as defined under section 182(A) of Income Tax Ordinance 2001 by clicking on Tax Payment Nature “Misc” head in the PSID.
Only after the payment of surcharge will the name of the late filer become part of ATL.