Tax credit for enlistment in stock exchange may be withdrawn

Tax credit for enlistment in stock exchange may be withdrawn

ISLAMABAD: The government likely to withdraw tax credit available to companies for enlistment in stock exchange.

The withdrawal of tax credit is part of proposal to rationalize tax exemption regime in the country. The law to withdraw tax exemption and incentives may be introduced soon.

The tax credit for enlistment is available under Section 65C of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. The tax credit is available for three years. The first year tax credit for enlistment in stock exchange is 20 percent of the tax payable for the year in which the company is enlistment. Meanwhile tax credit for the following two years is 10 percent of the tax payable.

The government is considering omitting this tax credit. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) granted an amount of Rs357 million as tax credit during fiscal year 2019/2020 to the companies listed with stock exchange availing this incentive.

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