Taxpayers require to declare assets, income along with annual return

Taxpayers require to declare assets, income along with annual return

ISLAMABAD: A statement of wealth is mandatory for filing annual income tax return, which should include details of total assets and liabilities.

The FBR has opened the IRIS portal for filing income tax return for tax year 2021 for taxpayers including salaried persons, business individuals, Association of Persons (AOPs) and companies have special tax year. The last date for filing the tax return for such taxpayers is September 30, 2021.

Officials in the FBR said that the taxpayers are required to file wealth statement as well along with the annual return of income for tax year 2021.

According to Section 116 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, the wealth statement is a must document to complete the income tax return.

The section stated as:

Wealth statement.— (1) The Commissioner may, by notice in writing, require any person being an individual to furnish, on the date specified in the notice, a statement (hereinafter referred to as the “wealth statement”) in the prescribed form and verified in the prescribed manner giving particulars of —

(a) the person’s total assets and liabilities as on the date or dates specified in such notice;

(b) the total assets and liabilities of the person’s spouse, minor children, and other dependents as on the date or dates specified in such notice;

(c) any assets transferred by the person to any other person during the period or periods specified in such notice and the consideration for the transfer;

(d) the total expenditures incurred by the person, and the person’s spouse, minor children, and other dependents during the period or periods specified in the notice and the details of such expenditures; and

(e) the reconciliation statement of wealth.

(2) Every resident taxpayer being an individual filing a return of income for any tax year shall furnish a wealth statement and wealth reconciliation statement for that year along with such return:

Provided that every member of an association of persons shall also furnish wealth statement and wealth reconciliation statement for the year along with return of income of the association.

(3) Where a person, who has furnished a wealth statement, discovers any omission or wrong statement therein, he may, without prejudice to any liability incurred by him under any provision of this Ordinance, furnish a revised wealth statement along with the revised wealth reconciliation and the reasons for filing revised wealth statement, under intimation to the Commissioner in the prescribed form and manner, at any time before the receipt of notice under sub-section (9) of section 122, for the tax year to which it relates:

Provided that where the Commissioner is of the opinion that the revision under this sub-section is not for the purpose of correcting a bona fide omission or wrong statement, he may declare such revision as void through an order in writing after providing an opportunity of being heard.

Explanation.- For the removal of doubt it is clarified that wealth statement cannot be revised after the expiry of five years from the due date of filing of return of income for that tax year.

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