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FBR declares filing income tax return mandatory for FTR taxpayers

FBR declares filing income tax return mandatory for FTR taxpayers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said that filing annual income tax return is mandatory for taxpayers falling under final tax regime (FTR).

The FBR on Thursday issued Income Tax Circular No. 03 of 2020 to explain major changes to Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 through Finance Act, 2020.

The FBR said that prior to the Finance Act, 2020 persons subject to the final tax regime were obliged to file statement of final taxation under section 115(4) of the Ordinance.

This section has now been omitted since final tax regime has been phased out for most of the transactions.

“However, any person whose income is still subject to final tax regime, is now obligated to file normal income tax return and allied documents under the newly inserted clause (ae) in sub-section (1) of section 114 of the Ordinance,” the FBR said.

The FBR further added that an enabling provision has also been inserted in clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 114 of the Ordinance whereby the Board had been empowered to prescribe different returns for different classes of income or persons including persons subject to final taxation.