FBR issues withholding tax rates for winning prize bonds

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued withholding tax rates for winning prize bonds, cross word, raffle, lottery and quiz for tax year 2019/2020 as effective from July 01, 2019.

The FBR said that every person making payment shall collect withholding tax from persons on active taxpayers list (ATL) and double the amount of the tax from persons not appearing on the ATL at the time the prize or winning were actually paid.

The collection of withholding tax under Section 156 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 shall be final.

The withholding tax shall be collected at the following rates:

(I) Payments made for prize on quiz bond and cross word the tax rate shall be 15 percent of the gross amount.

Persons not appearing in the Active Taxpayers’ List: The applicable tax rate is to be increased by 100 percent (Rule-1 of Tenth Schedule to the Ordinance), i.e. 30 percent of the gross amount.

(II) Payments on winning from a raffle, lottery, prize on winning a quiz, prize, offered by companies for promotion of sale crossword puzzles the tax rate shall be 20 percent of the gross amount.

Persons not appearing in the Active Taxpayers’ List: The applicable tax rate is to be increased by 100 percent (Rule-1 of Tenth Schedule to the Ordinance), i.e. 40 percent of the gross amount.

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