No more tax credit for new industrial setup

No more tax credit for new industrial setup

ISLAMABAD: Tax credit available for establishing new industrial unit has been withdrawn through Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2021. However, those units already availed the concession would remain eligible till the cutoff time.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday posted Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 on its website.

According to tax analysts as per Section 65D, where a taxpayer being a company formed for establishing and operating a new industrial undertaking including corporate dairy farming sets up a new industrial undertaking including a corporate dairy farm, it shall be given a tax credit, on basis of ratio of equity investment in industrial undertaking to total investment, of the tax payable, including on account of minimum tax and final taxes payable for a period of five years beginning from the date of setting up or commencement of commercial production, whichever is later.

This tax credit was available to the company that is incorporated and industrial undertaking is setup between the first day of July, 2011 and 30th day of June, 2021.

Now through Ordinance this is omitted with condition that existing beneficiaries shall continue to avail benefits of repealed provisions for the periods and subject to conditions and limitations specified in this Section.

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