FBR links 5,783 POS of retailers with online system

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has integrated 5,783 Point of Sales (POS) of 286 retailers so far with the hectic efforts of field formation, FBR spokesman said on Thursday.

The spokesman said that the system had been made fully functional. The entries made through POS have been directly received by the FBR through online system.

In order to create linkage with the FBR online system, retailers are required to download a software which is available on the FBR’s official website.

Once the software is downloaded and activated the transactions made by a retailer appeared on FBR system and stored in its database, the spokesman added.

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.

POS integration is mandatory for all tier-1 retailers irrespective of the items they are dealing in.

All tier-1 retailers whether dealing in textile and leather items or any other item are required by law to integrate their POSs with FBR’s system.

The rate of sales tax for items sold by integrated retailers shall be the same as for all other suppliers as provided under the Sales Tax Act, 1990.

Only exception is for locally manufactured textile and leather items, which if sold by integrated retailers are subject to concessionary rate of 14 percent, and if sold by any other supplier are subject to 17 percent standard sales tax.

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