Income tax exemption to diplomatic, UN

Income tax exemption to diplomatic, UN

Section 42 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 has allowed tax exemption on income of a person who is entitled for privileges under international bindings.

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 42 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

42. Diplomatic and United Nations exemptions. — (1) The income of an individual entitled to privileges under the Diplomatic and Consular Privileges Act, 1972 (IX of 1972) shall be exempt from tax under this Ordinance to the extent provided for in that Act.

(2) The income of an individual entitled to privileges under the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1948 (XX of 1948), shall be exempt from tax under this Ordinance to the extent provided for in that Act.

(3) Any pension received by a person, being a citizen of Pakistan, by virtue of the person’s former employment in the United Nations or its specialised agencies (including the International Court of Justice) provided the person’s salary from such employment was exempt under this Ordinance.

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