Filing return mandatory for builders, developers under incentive scheme

Filing return mandatory for builders, developers under incentive scheme

KARACHI: The filing of income tax return and wealth statement has been made mandatory for builders and developers under new ordinance to provide incentives to construction industry.

According to Tax Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, builders and developers under the special tax regime are also required to electronically file annual tax returns (including wealth statements, wherever applicable) to be accompanied by evidence of tax payment.

Such a tax return will be considered as an assessment order issued under section 120 of the Ordinance, according to commentary on the ordinance issued by PWC A F Ferguson.

Tax liability for tax year 2020 is required to be discharged with the tax return.

It further said that a tax return or declaration of a builder or developer is considered void if it is based on misrepresentation or on suppression of facts and all the provisions of the Ordinance will apply unless such misrepresentation is due to a bona fide mistake.

No action is to be taken without providing an opportunity of being heard and without prior approval of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

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