Return filed on CNIC basis to be treated as registered

KARACHI: A person files income tax return on the basis of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) shall be treated as registered taxpayer on the day the person files income tax return.

The following will be treated as registered person under Income Tax Rules, 2002:

(1) An individual having CNIC required to file return of total income manually shall be treated as registered under sub-section (4) of section 181 on the day he files the return manually.

(2) An individual having CNIC required to e-file return of total income shall be treated as registered, when the individual is e-enrolled.

(3) A company, an association of persons (AOP) or foreign national shall be treated as registered when the company, AOP or the foreign national, is e-enrolled.

(4) An individual having CNIC who failed to file return, shall be registered by the Commissioner having jurisdiction on the basis of CNIC or NICOP when he is satisfied after providing opportunity to be heard that the income of the individual is taxable and is required to file return of income.

(5) An individual not having CNIC and required to file return of total income manually shall be registered in the same manner as specified in sub-rules (1) and (4), either on application by the individual or if Commissioner is satisfied that income of individual is taxable after providing opportunity to be heard.

(6) A company, an AOP or foreign national shall be treated as registered as per sub-rule (3), if the Commissioner, having jurisdiction over the company, an AOP or foreign national, is satisfied after providing opportunity to be heard that the company, the AOP or foreign national requires registration.

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