This topic is under discussion from many years that what leverage do the filer gain over the non-filer person in Pakistan.  Today we are going to discuss the benefits available to filer in Pakistan. But before discussion, lets have a look at brief introduction of Filer in Pakistan.

Who will be considered as filer in Pakistan?

A filer is a person whose name exists in Active Taxpayer List (ATL) issued and updated by Federal board of Revenue (FBR) each Monday.

Benefits available to filers in Pakistan 

  • His name will appear in the Active Tax Payer List for one year till last date of filling an income tax return of next year. Whereas non-filer won’t be able to get listed on ATL before 30 June of next year.
  • As compared to non-filer, half of the withholding tax will be deducted by him
  • There is no restriction on the purchase of any kind of legal property (no spending limit) whereas a non-filer cannot purchase a property of more than 50 lac rupees.
  • 5% tax rates will be applied on the exports of crude oil. In case of non-filer, this percentage is 8%.
  • 6% tax rates will be applied on the commercial exports. In case of non-filer, this percentage is 9%.
  • 10% tax will be charged to filer on dividend distributed by the company which is 20% in case of non-filer
  • 10% tax will be charged to filer on profits from Banking and saving schemes which is 15% in case of non-filer
  • 5% tax will be charged to filer on supplying goods to Government and other organizations which is 9% in case of non-filer
  • 5% tax will be charged to filer contractors at the time of payment which is 15% in case of non-filer
  • Filer will be beneficial to pay only 15% income tax on the income derived through prize bonds whereas a non-filer will have to pay 25% in such case.
  • 12% tax will be charged to filer on Commission income which is 15% in case of non-filer
  • 800 to 10,000 per year tax will be charged to filer as annual token tax on vehicles which is Rs. 1,200 to 30,000 in case of non-filer.
  • 15,000 to Rs. 250,000 withholding tax will be charged to filer on at the time of registration of cars which is Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 400,000 in case of non-filer.
  • 3% withholding tax will be charged to filer on withdrawal of more than Rs. 50,000 from the bank which is 0.6% in case of non-filer
  • No tax will be charged to filer on banking transactions such as cross cheque, demand drat, pay order etc which is Rs. 600 in case of non-filer
  • 1% tax will be charged to filer at the time of transfer of the property which is 2% in case of non-filer
  • 2% tax on total amount of property will be charged to filer on purchase of property of more than 40 lac which is 4% in case of non-filer
  • 10% tax will be charged to filer on goods purchased through auction by Government and other organizations which is 15% in case of non-filer

How to get access to Active Taxpayer list (ATL)?

There are two ways to get access to Active Taxpayer List.

First method

You can download the list in excel form from official website of FBR.

Second method 

You can check the status of taxpayer anytime by just typing  “ATL space 13 digit CNIC” and sending it to 9966. Your ATL status will be forwarded to your phone.

Are you looking forward to become a filer?If yes then just give us a call at: 0334 55 22 688

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