Income of governments exempted under tax law

Income of governments exempted under tax law

Section 49 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 has exempted the income of federal, provincial and other local governments.

 The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Ordinance incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of section 49 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

49. Federal Government, Provincial Government, and Local Government income.— (1) The income of the Federal Government shall be exempt from tax under this Ordinance.

(2) The income of a Provincial Government or a Local Government in Pakistan shall be exempt from tax under this Ordinance, other than income chargeable under the head “Income from Business” derived by a Provincial Government or Local Government from a business carried on outside its jurisdictional area.

(3) Subject to sub-section (2), any payment received by the Federal Government, a Provincial Government or a Local Government shall not be liable to any collection or deduction of advance tax.

(4) Exemption under this section shall not be available in the case of corporation, company, a regulatory authority, a development authority, other body or institution established by or under a Federal law or a Provincial law or an existing law or a corporation, company, a regulatory authority, a development authority or other body or institution set up, owned and controlled, either directly or indirectly, by the Federal Government or a Provincial Government, regardless of the ultimate destination of such income as laid down in Article 165A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

Provided that the income from sale of spectrum licenses and renewal thereof by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on behalf of the Federal Government after the first day of March 2014 shall be treated as income of the Federal Government and not of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

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