Section 5 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001

Section 5 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001

ISLAMABAD: Section 5 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 deals with income of a persons who receives dividend from a company.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the updated Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. The Ordinance incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of Section 5 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

Section 5. Tax on dividends.— (1) Subject to this Ordinance, a tax shall be imposed, at the rate specified in Division III of Part I of the First Schedule, on every person who receives a dividend from a company or treated as dividend under clause (19) of section 2.

(2) The tax imposed under sub-section (1) on a person who receives a dividend shall be computed by applying the relevant rate of tax to the gross amount of the dividend.

(3) This section shall not apply to a dividend that is exempt from tax under this Ordinance.

5A. Tax on undistributed profits.—(1) For tax years 2017 to 2019, a tax shall be imposed at the rate of five percent of its accounting profit before tax on every public company, other than a scheduled bank or a modaraba, that derives profit for a tax year but does not distribute at least twenty percent of its after tax profits within six months of the end of the tax year through cash:

Provided that for tax year 2017, bonus shares or cash dividends may be distributed before the due date mentioned in sub-section (2) of section 118, for filing of a return.

(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall not apply to—

(a) a company qualifying for exemption under clause (132) of Part I of the Second Schedule; and

(b) a company in which not less than fifty percent shares are held by the Government.

5AA. Tax on return on investments in sukuks.—(1) Subject to this Ordinance, a tax shall be imposed, at the rate specified in Division IIIB of Part I of the First Schedule, on every person who receives a return on investment in sukuks from a special purpose vehicle, or a company.

(2) The tax imposed under sub-section (1) on a person who receives a return on investment in sukuks shall be computed by applying the relevant rate of tax to the gross amount of the return on investment in sukuks.

(3) This section shall not apply to a return on investment in sukuks that is exempt from tax under this Ordinance.”

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