The rate of tax for deduction or collection under Section 33 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 for the year 2021-2022, shall be as follow:
01. Advertising Agents: 10 per cent
02. Life Insurance Agents where commission received is less than Rs0.5 million per annum: 8 per cent
03. Persons not covered in 1 and 2 above: 12 per cent.
According to the Section 233 of the updated Income Tax Ordinance issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR):
233. Brokerage and commission. — (1) Where any payment on account of brokerage or commission is made by the Federal Government, a Provincial Government, a Local Government, a company or an association of person or individual having turnover of hundred million rupees or more (hereinafter called the “principal”) to a person (hereinafter called the “agent”), the principal shall deduct advance tax at the rate specified in Division II of Part IV of the First Schedule from such payment.
(2) If the agent retains Commission or brokerage from any amount remitted by him to the principal, he shall be deemed to have been paid the commission or brokerage by the principal and the principal shall collect advance tax from the agent.
(2A) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-section (1), where the principal is making payment on account of commission to an advertising agent, directly or through electronic or print media, the principal shall deduct tax (in addition to tax required to be deducted under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 153 on advertising services excluding commission), at the rate specified in Division II of Part IV of the First Schedule on the amount equal to-
A x 15 / 85
Where A = amount paid or to be paid to electronic or print media for advertising services (excluding commission) on which tax is deductible under clause (b) of sub-section (I) of section 153.
(2B) Tax deducted under sub-section (2A) shall be minimum tax on the income of the advertising agent.
(3) Where any tax is required to be collected from a person under sub-section (1), such tax shall be the minimum tax on the income of such persons.