Non-ATL person to pay 10pc withholding tax for offshore digital service

ISLAMABAD: Persons not appearing in the Active Taxpayers’ List (ATL) shall pay 10 percent as withholding tax on payment of fee for offshore digital service to non-resident person under Section 152(1C) of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued withholding tax card for tax year 2020 effective from July 01, 2019. The FBR said that tax shall be deducted on remittance outside Pakistan, of fee for off-shore digital services , chargeable to tax u/s 6, to a non-resident person on behalf of any resident or a permanent establishment of a non-resident in Pakistan.

A banking company or financial institution shall collect withholding tax under this section from non-resident persons at the time the amount is actually paid at 5 percent of the gross amount.

The FBR said that 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. 10 percent of the gross amount.

The FBR said that tax will be deducted from Non-resident on any payment of insurance premium or re-insurance to a non-resident person under Section 52(1AA) of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 at 5 percent of gross amount by every person making the payments from non-resident person at the time the amount is actually paid.

The FBR further said that tax will be deducted under Section 152 (1AAA) on payments for advertisement services from non-resident person relaying from outside Pakistan.

The tax shall be collected by every person making payment non-resident at the time the amount is actually paid. The tax rate shall be 10 percent of the gross amount. Persons not appearing in the Active Taxpayers’ List : The applicable tax rate is to be increased by 100% (Rule-1 of Tenth Schedule to the Ordinance), i.e. 20% of the gross amount.

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