KARACHI: Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) on Tuesday demanded the tax authorities to implement printing of barcodes on all communication under the sales tax regime.
In this regard, the KTBA has sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The tax bar demanded the chairman of ensuring the implementation of barcode printing on all notices of sales tax.
The KTBA and its members are consistently receiving unauthorized and designed notices/ communications from the field formations.
In the year 2015, the FBR introduced a scheme of using barcodes on notices/communications under the income tax regime, which eliminated unauthorized notices.
As of today, declarations under the sales tax regime are broadly regulated through old e.fbr portal; on the other hand, the field formations have started issuing notices for audit and late filing via IRIS. However, in addition to the above, notices on various counts are issues manually which subsequently are withdrawn for obvious reasons, the tax bar said.
The KTBA recommended that the practice of communicating all notices and correspondence in the sales tax regime in manual should be replaced with a barcode methodology with an option to reply online as in the case of the income tax regime.