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How to get registered and e-file Sales Tax Return - Complete Guide of registration and e-filing Sales Tax Return(FBR)

The procedure for registration with sales tax

In order to get yourself registered with sales tax, you first have to process your case for obtaining National Tax No. (NTN). The procedure of obtaining NTN has been narrated by me article

How to obtain NTN (National Tax No.)

Procedure for Sales Tax Registration after obtaining NTN

After obtaining NTN, you may go your bank and open the business bank account account, the said account should be in the name of your business. For example, your name is Arslan and you are registered with FBR for obtaining NTN as "Arslan Traders", you should have to open the bank account under the name and style of M/s Arslan Traders. For this purpose, you have to bring your NTN certificate/NTN online verification, Form 181, and Registration certificate (could be downloaded after loging in to IRIS), your letterpad and stamp to the bank branch, where you are intending to open the bank account.

After opening your Bank Account

After opening your bank account, you have to obtain a certificate from your bank, known as "Bank Account Maintenance Certificate".

For registration with sales tax you have to attend the Regional Tax Office of your area. If you are doing business in Karachi, you have to visit one of the Regional Tax Office in Karachi while the persons doing business in Lahore have to attend the office of Regional Tax Office for biometric verification. If you are intending to register as an Individual, you have to bring following documents in original along with one set of photocopies with you, which will be scanned by the concerned staff and original documents will be returned to you and copy of the set will be retained in the office of the RTO.

1. Your computerized Identity Card

2. TRF I

3. Form of 181 (Registration form that was filled in at the time of obtaining NTN)

4. If property is self owned, documents of ownership i.e. registration deed etc.

4. If the property is on rent, rent deed on the stamp paper of Rs.200 in English for eleven months. Copy of CNIC of owner of property is required in case of rented property.

5, The property should be in the commercial area and should not be residential

6. Letterpad

7. Request letter on the letterpad for registration with Sales Tax.

8. Electricity bill, not older than three months (meter should be commercial)

9. Copy of NTN of online verification

Last date for e-filing of sales tax returns extended

As per FBR's notification last date for of returns for July-2011 and August-2011 has been extended up to 26th September 2011. This is due to the defects in newly launched return which is to be e-filed by all registered persons. Major problem is regarding filling in the Annex-F which relates to carry forward of losses. It does not work properly, hence it is allowed, as per clarifications/FAQ available on, to manually add the figure of carry forward of losses.

How to Fill in New Sales Tax Return - Guide to e-filing of sales tax returns

The Federal Board of Revenue has announced new sales tax return to be e.filed (Electronically filed) through FBR e.portal.There are certain problems and misconceptions in the minds of registered persons of sales taxpayers for whom it is mandatory to file sales tax returns electronically. Some of the features of the new return are introduced as under:-

1.Major misconception in filing of sales tax returns is that every taxpayer may require to provide national tax No. or NIC of registered and unregistered person. However, as per clarification made by the Board this condition is applicable only to the persons who are registered as manufacturers, importers and exporters. All other taxpayers may declare their sales and purchases to unregistered persons under the category of “bulk unregistered”.

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2. However, it is important to mention that in the previous return there was an option to provide number of sales invoices, which is not provided in the new return. What is meant for document No. and date? Is it be a sales register or No. and date of invoice. If invoices are more than number, how No. and date could be the same. In so far as this aspect is concerned, the sales tax return available on eportal appears to be deficient.

3. All the registered persons are required to provide invoice by invoice details of all the purchases made from the registered persons. Previously, it was sufficient to mention the total amount and number of invoices if they are from a single party. It is a real hardship for the taxpayers and this amendment in sales tax return is made without considering the aspect that there are thousands of invoices to be issued in major cases and it would took months to enter all the data in the e.portal of FBR.

4. The other major change for the common registered persons to e.file their sales tax return is “Annex-F”. It is mandatory for all registered persons/ taxpayers who are require to claim adjustment of carried forward sales tax for the previous month/months. This annexure is divided into three portions. First and second portion relates to Opening balance, material purchased/ consumed during the month and closing balance of value of goods and sales tax. Third portion relates to value addition tax. First and second portion is to be filled in carefully by the taxpayers whereas the third portion will be automatically filled in on the basis of data provided in the first two portions.

5. Besides, Annex-H relating to stock position is mandatory to be filled in by the registered sales taxpayers who have to claim refund.

6. Keeping in view the technical hardships for e.filers of sales tax returns the FBR has extended the date of filing of sales tax return for tax periods July-2011 and August-2011. Now the sales tax return filers can file their returns by 20th September, 2011.

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Fassee Ullah (author) from Pakistan on October 04, 2016:

On domestic air tickets the income tax is deducted @ 5% and on international tickets @ Rs.12,000 (minimum). Please trace out the amount of income tax deducted by the airlines. Excise duty is not adjustable.

jawadansari on October 04, 2016:

Excise Duty @ Rs 2500/- is charges by Air lines for domestic air travel. Whether this amount is adjustable in filing e-filing of income tax return in fbr Pakistan. If so, rule reference is also required, please.

Abuzar on September 29, 2015:

plz provide list of description of sales tax returns which is added in current years

Fassee Ullah (author) from Pakistan on March 26, 2012:

Only medical allowance is not taxable, which is indeed a reimbursement of expenses. All other perks are taxable just like basic salary. Say, you have:-

Basic salary = 50

House rent = 25

Other incentives = 25

Total:- 100

Total Rs.100 is taxable as salary income

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