New slab for withholding tax on motor vehicle purchase recommended

KARACHI: Regional Tax Office (RTO) – II Karachi has recommended revision in slab for withholding tax collection on purchase of new motor vehicles from next fiscal year.

The RTO-II Karachi in its proposals for budget 2020/2021 suggested revision in existing slabs for withholding tax collection on motor vehicles.

The RTO-II Karachi proposed to create a new rate of withholding tax on purchase of motor vehicle engine capacity below 850CC.

At present the FBR is collecting Rs7500 as withholding tax on registration of new motor vehicle engine capacity up to 850CC. The RTO-II Karachi proposed to exempt withholding tax on vehicles of engine capacity up to 250CC.

The tax office suggested to create slab of Rs3,000 for registration of new motor vehicles with engine capacity between 251CC to 650CC.

Similarly, the RTO-II Karachi also suggested to bring change slabs of withholding tax rate on transfer of ownership of motor vehicles.

At present motor vehicles up to 850CC is exempted from tax at the time of transfer first tax rate is applicable at Rs5000 on engine capacity between 851CC to 1000CC.

The RTO-II Karachi suggested that the withholding tax rate should be exempted on transfer of motor vehicle up to 650CC. The tax office suggested that the tax rate for first slab should be Rs5000 for the motor vehicle transfer of engine capacity between 651CC to 1000CC.

The regional tax office recommended change in slabs of motor vehicle tax. Whereas, at present the motor vehicle tax on engine capacity up to 1000CC is Rs800.

The tax office proposed that motor vehicle tax rate should be exempted on vehicle with engine capacity up to 250CC. Meanwhile, the motor vehicle tax should be Rs800 on engine capacity between 251CC to 1000CC.

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