ISLAMABAD: The collection of advance tax from purchase of immovable properties climbed up by 24 per cent during first half of the current fiscal year.
According to official data released by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the collection of advance tax on purchase / transfer of immovable property increased to Rs27.7 billion during first half (July – December) of fiscal year 2021/2022 as compared with Rs22.36 billion in the corresponding half of the last fiscal year.
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The FBR collects advance income tax on purchase or transfer of immovable property under Section 236K of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. Under this Section any person responsible for registering, recording or attesting transfer of any immovable property shall at the time of registering, recording or attesting the transfer shall collect advance tax from purchaser or transferee at the rate of one per cent of the fair market value.
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The collection of withholding tax from income from property also recorded an increase of 12 per cent during the first half of the current fiscal year.
The FBR collected withholding tax amounting Rs14.90 billion on income from property during first half (July – December) of 2021/2022 as compared with Rs13.32 billion in the corresponding half of the last fiscal year.
The authorities collect withholding tax on income from property under Section 155 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.