FBR advised to restore tax credit to sales tax registered persons

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been proposed to restore tax credit to sales tax registered persons for documentation of the economy.

In its tax proposals for budget 2019/2020, the Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) said that the provisions of this section were applicable in case of sales made to the sales tax registered tax registered person.

The tax credit of 3 percent of tax payable was available to the seller for sales being made to the registered persons, however to promote documentation and registration with tax authorities it was suggested that this incentives should also be made available on purchases from registered persons as well.

“The government abolished this incentive available to the sellers instead of extending this credit to the purchasers as well,” the PTBA said.

It recommended that the application of above tax credit of making 90 percent sales to sales tax registered persons be restored and also be extended to persons making 90 percent of purchases from persons registered under the Sales Tax Act, 1990.

This change would enhance the number of sales tax registered person and documentation of the economy, the PTBA added.

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