FBR urged to reintroduce income tax credit on registered sales

FBR urged to reintroduce income tax credit on registered sales

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been urged to reintroduce income tax credit on registered sales in order to provide incentive to documentation of economy and increase the tax base.

Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) in its recommendations for budget 2021/2022 submitted to the FBR proposed the reintroduction of tax credit on registered sales.

The KTBA said that the tax credit would provide incentive for documentation of economy and increase of the tax base a tax credit of 2.5 percent of tax liability was offered to manufacturers given in the year 2009 making 90 percent of their sales to persons registered under the Sales Tax Law.

The tax credit was increased to 3 percent by Finance Act, 2016. However, this Tax credit was deleted by Finance Act, 2017.

Years of efforts to document the economy has been pushed backwards and that too without any warning and rationale.

The KTBA said that the tax credit should be re-introduced. Further this tax credit on 90 percent sales should be extended to persons making 90 percent of purchases from persons registered under the Sales Tax Act, 1990 as well.

It will encourage the much-desired documentation of the economy.

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