Tax recovery from shareholder of company in liquidation

Tax recovery from shareholder of company in liquidation

Section 139 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 tells about the tax recovery from shareholders of a company in liquidation.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Ordinance incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of Section 139 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

139. Collection of tax in the case of private companies and associations of persons.—(1) Notwithstanding anything in the Companies Act, 2017 (XIX of 2017), where any tax payable by a private company (including a private company that has been wound up or gone into liquidation) in respect of any tax year cannot be recovered from the company, every person who was, at any time in that tax year —

(a) a director of the company, other than an employed director; or

(b) a shareholder in the company owning not less than ten per cent of the paid-up capital of the company, shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of the tax due by the company.

(2) Any director who pays tax under sub-section (1) shall be entitled to recover the tax paid from the company or a share of the tax from any other director.

(3) A shareholder who pays tax under sub-section (1) shall be entitled to recover the tax paid from the company or from any other shareholder to whom clause (b) of sub-section (1) applies in proportion to the shares owned by that other shareholder.

(4) Notwithstanding anything in any law, where any tax payable by a member of an association of persons in respect of the member’s share of the income of the association in respect of any tax year cannot be recovered from the member, the association shall be liable for the tax due by the member.

(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, for the time being in force, where any tax payable by an association of persons in respect of any tax year cannot be recovered from the association of persons, every person who was, at any time in that year, a member of the association of persons, shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of the tax due by the association of persons.

(6) Any member who pays tax under sub-section (5) shall be entitled to recover the tax paid from the association of persons or a share of the tax from any other member.

(7) The provisions of this Ordinance shall apply to any amount due under this section as if it were tax due under an assessment order.

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