Sindh exempts sales tax on life insurance service

KARACHI: Sindh government has exempted sales tax on services provided by life insurance companies for full fiscal year i.e. July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) issued notification No. SRB-3-4/13/2020 dated June 22, 2020 stated that the Sindh government had granted exemption to the life insurance services (other than its related re-insurance services), classified under tariff heading 9813.1500 of the Second Schedule to the Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act, 2010, from whole of the sales tax payable thereon, as were provided or rendered during the period from July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

However, the relaxation is subject to following conditions:

(a) the person providing or rendering life insurance services commences e-depositing, in the Sindh government’s head of account in the prescribed manner, the amount s of Sindh sales tax due, on such services for the tax periods from July 2020 onward; and

(b) the amounts of Sindh sales tax charged or collected, if any, on such services during the period from the 1st day of July, 2019 to the 30th June, 2020, are e-deposited, by the person providing or rendering such services, in Sindh Government’s head of account “B-02384” in the prescribed manner by the 15th day of July, 2020.

This notification shall not entitle any person, whether a service provider or a service recipient, to any refund or adjustment of tax, the SRB added.

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