ISLAMABAD: First year allowance has been withdrawn that was allowed on installation of plant and machinery by any industrial unit. The concession has been withdrawn through Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2021.
The first year allowance has been abolished that was available under Section 23A of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 at the rate of 90 percent. An initial allowance was available at 25 percent for installation of plant and machinery, according to officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
The omitted section 23A was:
First Year Allowance.—(1) Plant, machinery and equipment installed by any industrial undertaking set up in specified rural and under developed areas or engaged in the manufacturing of cellular mobile phones and qualifying for exemption under clause (126N) of Part I of the Second Schedule and owned and managed by a company shall be allowed first year allowance in lieu of initial allowance under section 23 at the rate specified in Part II of the Third Schedule against the cost of the “eligible depreciable assets” put to use after July 1, 2008.
(2) The provisions of section 23 except sub-sections (1) and (2) thereof, shall mutatis mutandis apply.
(3) The Federal Government may notify “specified areas” for the purposes of sub-section (1).