Section 23 of Sales Tax Act, 1990 has defined issuing tax invoice must for supplier.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Sales Tax Act, 1990 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Act incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.
Following is the text of section 23 of Sales Tax Act, 1990:
23. Tax Invoices.– (1) A registered person making a taxable supply shall issue a serially numbered tax invoice at the time of supply of goods containing the following particular, in Urdu or English language, namely: –
(a) name, address and registration number of the supplier;
(b) name, address and registration, number of the recipient and NIC or NTN of the unregistered person, as the case may be, excluding supplies made by a retailer where the transaction value inclusive of sales tax amount does not exceed rupees one hundred thousand, if sale is being made to an ordinary consumer.
Explanation. – For the purpose of this clause, ordinary consumer means a person who is buying the goods for his own consumption and not for the purpose of re-sale or processing:
Provided that the condition of NIC or NTN shall be effective from 1st August, 2019;
(c) date of issue of invoice;
(d) description including count, denier and construction in case of textile yarn and fabric, and quantity of goods;
(e) value exclusive of tax;
(f) amount of sales tax; and
(g) value inclusive of tax:
Provided that the Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify such modified invoices for different persons or classes of persons;
Provided further that not more than one tax invoice shall be issued for a taxable supply:
Provided also that if it is subsequently proved that CNIC provided by the purchaser was not correct, liability of tax or penalty shall not arise against the seller, in case of sale made in good faith.
(2) No person other than a registered person or a person paying retail tax shall issue an invoice under this section.
(3) A registered person making a taxable supply may, subject to such conditions, restrictions and limitations as the Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify, issue invoices to another registered person electronically and to the Board as well as to the Commissioner, as may be specified.
(4) The Board may, by notification in the Official Gazette, prescribe the manner and procedure for regulating the issuance and authentication of tax invoices.
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