Trade discount should be displayed on invoice: FBR

Trade discount should be displayed on invoice: FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday said that trade discount if any to be given by a retailer has to be depicted on the invoice horizontally i.e. from left to right

The FBR on August 9, 2021 issued SRO 1006(I)/2021 and specified standardized format for sales tax invoice detailing minimum requirement for the integrated point of sale (POS) system.

The definition of trade discount as mentioned in the value of supply in sub-section (46) of Section 2 the Sales Tax Act, 1990 is meant for Business to Business transactions and does not cover retail sector and the business to consumer transaction.

The FBR said it had received various representations from the taxpayers and Bar Councils seeking clarification of the term ‘trade discount’ as stated in sub-section (46) of Section 2 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 whether the term also covers ‘cash discount’ given by retailers to end consumers, for the purpose of depiction in the standardized Sales Tax invoice under SRO 1006(1)/2021 dated 09.08.2021.

The matter has been examined by the Board, it is clarified that the discount if any to be given by a retailer has to be depicted on the invoice horizontally i.e. from left to right.

The captions such as total, sales tax paid, discount allowed appearing at the bottom of the invoice are standalone notations and do not necessarily add or subtract one another.

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