Provision for input tax adjustment

Provision for input tax adjustment

Section 8B of Sales Tax Act, 1990 has defined provision for input tax adjustment.

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 8B of Sales Tax Act, 1990:

8B. Adjustable input tax.– (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, in relation to a tax period, a registered person other than public limited companies listed on Pakistan Stock Exchange shall not be allowed to adjust input tax in excess of ninety per cent of the output tax for that tax period:

Provided that the restriction on the adjustment of input tax in excess of ninety percent of the output tax, shall not apply in case of fixed assets or Capital goods:

Provided further that the Board may by notification in the official Gazette, exclude any person or class of persons from the purview of sub-section (1).

(2) A registered person, subject to sub-section (1), may be allowed adjustment or refund] of input tax not allowed under sub-section (1) subject to the following conditions, namely:–

(i) in the case of registered persons, whose accounts are subject to audit under the Companies Ordinance, 1984, upon furnishing a statement along with annual audited accounts, duly certified by the auditors, showing value additions less than the limit prescribed under sub-section (1) above; or

(ii) in case of other registered persons, subject to the conditions and restrictions as may be specified by the Board by notification in the official Gazette.

(3) The adjustment or refund of input tax mentioned in sub-sections (2), if any, shall be made on yearly basis in the second month following the end of the financial year of the registered person.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2), the Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, prescribe any other limit of input tax adjustment for any person or class of persons.

(4A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1), (2) and (3), input tax allowed in case of locally manufactured electric vehicles subject to reduced rate of tax under the Eighth Schedule shall be limited to the extent of amount of output tax and no refund or carry forward of excess input tax shall be allowed.

(5) Any auditor found guilty of misconduct in furnishing the certificate mentioned in sub-section (2) shall be referred to the Council for disciplinary action under section 20D of Chartered Accountants, Ordinance, 1961 (X of 1961).

(6) In case a Tier-1 retailer does not integrate his retail outlet in the manner as prescribed under sub-section (9A) of section 3, during a tax period or part thereof, the adjustable input tax for whole of that tax period shall be reduced by 60%.

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