SRB starts preparation for provincial budget 2021/2022; invites proposals

SRB starts preparation for provincial budget 2021/2022; invites proposals

KARACHI: Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) has started preparation for the provincial budget 2021/2022 and in this regard asked all the association and chambers and other stakeholders to submit their tax proposals by February 15, 2021.

In a communication sent to all chambers, associations, tax bars, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) and other stakeholders to submit their proposals in relation to the Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act, 2011 and the rules and notifications issued thereunder.

The SRB said that it was in the process of formulating budgetary measures for Sindh Budget 2021/2022 in relation to taxation and procedural provisions of Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act, 2011, the Sindh Sales Tax on Services Rules, 2011, the Sindh Sales Tax Special Procedure (Withholding) Rules, 2014, the Sindh Sales Tax Special Procedure (Transportation or carriage of Petroleum Oil through Oil Tankers) Rules, 2018, and the Sindh Sales Tax Special Procedure (Services provided or rendered by cab aggregator and the services provided or rendered by owners or drivers of the motor vehicles using the cab aggregators services) Rules, 2019 and the various notifications issued under the said Act, 2011.

The SRB further said it has been policy of the provincial revenue board to consult all chambers, associations, groups, stakeholders and taxpayers before finalizing the budget proposals.

“With this end in view, the SRB requests all persons (including the chambers of commerce and industry, business councils, trade associations, tax bars, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, taxpayers, etc.) to send their written proposals in the prescribed format so as to reach latest by Monday, February 15, 2021.

The SRB provided a format for proposals which included: name of the Act/Rules/Notification proposed to be amended; Section No., Schedule No., Tariff Heading No., Rule No., Para No., involved; existing provisions/rates of tax; proposed provisions/rates of tax; reasons and rationale for the proposal; revenue effect etc.

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