KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been urged to withdraw condition of CNIC on supplies made by distributors to unregistered persons on sales up to Rs100,000.
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in its proposals for budget 2021/2022 stated that under section 23(1)(b) of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 exclusion has been provided to retailers, whereby retailers supplying taxable goods to unregistered persons are not required to mention the CNIC unregistered customers, wherein the transaction value inclusive of sales tax does not exceed Rs.100,000.
Due to the present provisions of the law, the distributors are facing a dilemma whereby small retailers are purchasing taxable goods valuing Rs.100,000 from mega stores (retailers) in order to avoid the requirement of providing the CNIC, resulting in loss of business for the Distributors who normally used to sell goods to such small retailers
The KCCI proposed that FBR should extend similar exclusion of Rs.100,000 to distributors as well.
Giving rationale, the KCCI said that it will help ease of doing business thereby resulting in enhancement of tax revenue.