RTO-II Karachi to assess incomes of lawyers, doctors, CAs, other professionals

KARACHI: Regional Tax Office (RTO) – II Karachi has been authorized to assess incomes of professionals including lawyers, doctors, chartered accountants etc. for assessment of their incomes and enforce income tax returns.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has revised jurisdiction of Chief Commissioner and Commissioners of Inland Revenue, RTO-II Karachi.

The Zone-I of the RTO-II, Karachi has been assigned jurisdiction over: (i) lawyers, advocates, auditors and chartered accountants, legal consultants, architects and engineers; (ii) doctors, hakeems, homeopathic, doctors, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, diagnostic centers, X-Ray centers, CT-Scans centers, MRI centers, ultrasound centers, nursing homes etc.

Under Section 114 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 the filing of income tax returns is mandatory for persons registered with any chamber of commerce and industry or any trade or business association or any market committee or any professional body including Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Pakistan Bar Council or any Provincial Bar Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan or Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan.

The zone has also been assigned jurisdiction over: (iii) chemicals and dyes manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors and wholesalers; (iv) pharmaceutical manufacturers, importers, distributors/wholesalers including drug stores and chemists.

The FBR said that the commissioner of Zone I of RTO-II Karachi would have jurisdiction over all cases or classes of cases, persons or classes of persons of non-corporate sector including individuals and association of persons (AOPs) of mentioned above sectors other than those specifically assigned to Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU)/LTU-II Karachi, Corporate RTO Karachi or RTO-III or any other zone of RTO-II Karachi whose place of business is situated in the areas falling within the limits of former Baldia Town, Jamshed Town, Liaquatabad Town, Orangi Town, Saddar Town, SITE Town and within the limits of Clifton Cantonment, Karachi Cantonment, Kimari Cantonment and Manora Cantonment.

The Zone-III of the RTO-II, Karachi has been assigned jurisdiction over falling under: education/training/vocational institutions; real estate developers, contractors, dealers builders and cooperative housing societies; travel agents, hajj and umrah operators and visa and immigration consultants.

The FBR has also assigned jurisdictions on various sectors to remaining zones of the RTO-II Karachi.

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