FBR acquires information of motor vehicle purchasers

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has asked motor vehicle registration authorities and car manufacturers to provide information of persons, who are registration or purchasing motor vehicles.

The FBR has advised motor vehicle registration authorities and manufacturers of motor vehicles to provide details of persons whose withholding tax was deducted under Section 231B at the time of motor vehicle registration or purchase of motor vehicles.

The tax authorities also advised the withholding agents to comply with the changes brought through Finance Act, 2019 under which the submission of withholding statement had been made mandatory twice in a year.

The FBR asked the motor vehicle registration authority and car manufacturers to provide information in case of both categories i.e. compliant taxpayers or persons not on the Active Taxpayers List (ATL).

From Tax Year 2020 (July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020) the persons not appearing on ATL will liable to pay 100 percent higher withholding tax.

The FBR is acquiring information for broadening of tax base purpose. The tax authorities believed that number of individuals were purchasing cars or registering motor vehicles, who were not on the tax roll or in other case compliant but those were concealing true income.

Under Section 165 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 the FBR empowered to obtain information from withholding agents.

While withholding agents are required to provide information of persons making transactions, included:

(a) the name, Computerized National Identity Card Number, National Tax Number and address of each person from whom tax has been collected under Division II of this Part or Chapter XII or the Tenth Schedule or to whom payments have been made from which tax has been deducted under Division III of this Part or Chapter XII or the Tenth Schedule in each half-year

(b) the total amount of payments made to a person from which tax has been deducted under Division III of this Part or Chapter XII or the Tenth Schedule in each half-year

(c) the total amount of tax collected from a person under Division II of this Part 1or Chapter XII or the Tenth Schedule or deducted from payments made to a person under Division III of this Part or Chapter XII or the Tenth Schedule in each half-year; and

(d) such other particulars as may be prescribed

Provided that every person as provided in sub-section (1) shall be required to file withholding statement even where no withholding tax is collected or deducted during the period.

Every prescribed person collecting tax under Division II of this Part or Chapter Xll or the Tenth Schedule or deducting tax under Division III of this Part of Chapter Xll or the Tenth Schedule shall furnish statements under sub-section (l) as per the following schedule, namely:-

(a) in respect of the half-year ending on the 30th June, on or before the 31st day of July; and

(b) in respect of the half-year ending on the 31st December, on or before the 31st day of January.

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