KARACHI: Appearance of name on active taxpayers list (ATL) has become very important especially after the introduction of 10th Schedule to Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 through Finance Act, 2019.
The filing of income tax return is mandatory for persons driving taxable income or specified under Section 114 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.
The appearance of names on the ATL is only possible after filing income tax returns within due date. In case persons are not on the ATL then the rate of withholding tax shall be increased by 100 percent on various transactions.
Persons fail to file their returns by due date but file after the date will also not qualify to enlist their name on the ATL until fine is not paid to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
Currently the ATL is in applicable on the basis of income tax returns filed for tax year 2018. The FBR will issue new ATL on the basis of returns filed for tax year 2019 on March 01, 2020.
The last date for filing of income tax returns for tax year 2019 is February 28, 2020. The new ATL shall carry the names of those taxpayers who filed their income tax returns up to February 28, 2020.
A taxpayer should check his/her status on the ATL before making transactions in order to avail reduced rate of tax rates.
CHECK ACTIVE TAXPAYER STATUS
Active Taxpayer status can be checked in the following three (3) ways:
VERIFICATION THROUGH ONLINE PORTAL
The ATL status check allows you to confirm your Active Taxpayer status.
CHECK ACTIVE TAXPAYER STATUS BY SMS
Check Individual’s Active Taxpayer status by SMS through the following procedure:
Type “ATL (space) 13 digits Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)” and send to 9966.
Check Active Taxpayer status of AOP and Company by SMS through the following procedure:
Type “ATL (space) 7 digits National Tax Number (NTN)” and send to 9966.
Check AJ&K Active Taxpayer status by SMS through the following procedure:
For Individual, type AJKATL (space) CNIC (without dashes). Send it to 9966.
Having NTN AJKATL (space) 11 digit NTN (without dashes). Send it to 9966.
CHECK ACTIVE TAXPAYER STATUS BY DOWNLOADING ATL
You can also download ATL from:
Active Taxpayer List (Income Tax)
The Active Tax Payer’s List of AJK is to be considered at par with the ATL (Income Tax) after amendment in the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 through Finance Act 2018.