Service of notices and other documents

Service of notices and other documents

Section 218 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 describes service of notices and other documents.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Ordinance incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of Section 218 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

218. Service of notices and other documents.—(1) Subject to this Ordinance, any notice, order or requisition required to be served on a resident individual (other than in a representative capacity) for the purposes of this Ordinance shall be treated as properly served on the individual if –

(a) personally served on the individual or, in the case of an individual under a legal disability or a non-resident individual, the representative of the individual;

(b) sent by registered post or courier service to the place specified in clause (b) of sub-section (2) or to the individual’s usual or last known address in Pakistan; or

(c) served on the individual in the manner prescribed for service of a summons under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (V of 1908); or

(d) served on the individual electronically in the prescribed manner.

(2) Subject to this Ordinance, any notice, order or requisition required to be served on any person (other than a resident individual to whom sub-section (1) applies) for the purposes of this Ordinance shall be treated as properly served on the person if –

(a) personally served on the representative of the person;

(b) sent by registered post or courier service to the person’s registered office or address for service of notices under this Ordinance in Pakistan, or where the person does not have such office or address, the notice is sent by registered post to any office or place of business of the person in Pakistan; or

(c) served on the person in the manner prescribed for service of a summons under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (V of 1908); or

(d) served on the individual electronically in the prescribed manner.

(3) Where an association of persons is dissolved, any notice, order or requisition required to be served under this Ordinance on the association may be served on any person who was the principal officer or a member of the association immediately before such dissolution.

(4) Where section 117 applies, any notice, order or requisition required to be served under this Ordinance on the person discontinuing the business may be served on the person personally or on any individual who was the person’s representative at the time of discontinuance.

(5) The validity of any notice issued under this Ordinance or the validity of any service of a notice under this Ordinance shall not be called into question after the return to which the notice relates has been furnished or the notice has been otherwise complied with.

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