Tax to be deducted on realization of export proceeds

Tax to be deducted on realization of export proceeds

Section 154 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 explains the tax to be deducted on realization export proceeds.

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 154 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

154. Exports. — (1) Every authorised dealer in foreign exchange shall, at the time of realisation of foreign exchange proceeds on account of the export of goods by an exporter, deduct tax from the proceeds at the rate specified in Division IV of Part III of the First Schedule.

(2) Every authorised dealer in foreign exchange shall, at the time of realisation of foreign exchange proceeds on account of the commission due to an indenting commission agent, deduct tax from the proceeds at the rate specified in Division IV of Part III of the First Schedule.

(3) Every banking company shall, at the time of realisation of the proceeds on account of a sale of goods to an exporter under an inland back-to-back letter of credit or any other arrangement as prescribed by the Board, deduct tax from the amount of the proceeds at the rate specified in Division IV of Part III of the First Schedule.

(3A) The Export Processing Zone Authority established under the Export Processing Zone Authority Ordinance, 1980 (VI of 1980), shall at the time of export of goods by an industrial undertaking located in the areas declared by the Federal Government to be a Zone within the meaning of the aforesaid Ordinance, collect tax at the rate specified in Division IV of Part III of the First Schedule.

(3B) Every direct exporter and an export house registered under the Duty and Tax Remission for Exports Rules, 2001 provided in Sub-Chapter 7 of Chapter XII of the Customs Rules, 2001 shall, at the time of making payment for a firm contract to an indirect exporter defined under the said rules, deduct tax at the rates specified in Division IV of Part III of the First Schedule.

(3C) The Collector of Customs at the time of clearing of goods exported shall collect tax from the gross value of such goods at the rate specified in Division IV of Part III of the First Schedule.

(4) The tax deductible under this section shall be a final tax on the income arising from the transactions referred to in this section.

“(5) The provisions of sub-section (4) shall not apply to a person who opts not to be subject to final taxation:

Provided that this sub-section shall be applicable from tax year 2015 and the option shall be exercised every year at the time of filing of return under section 114:

Provided further that the tax deducted under this sub-section shall be minimum tax.”

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