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FBR to obtain CNIC details of unregistered persons making purchases above Rs100,000

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will get CNIC details of unregistered persons making purchases above Rs100,000 through monthly sales tax return for July 2020 to be filed by registered persons in August 2020.

According to the details, the registered persons are required to provide details of all those unregistered persons who made purchases above Rs100,000. The information of CNIC of unregistered persons should be provided through sales tax return for the month of July 2020 in August 2020.

Through Finance Act, 2019 the government made it mandatory for sales tax registered persons to provide information of unregistered persons including their CNICs, names and addresses on making supplies above Rs50,000.

However, due to difficulties in implementation the condition was applied from August 2019. But due to dispute between FBR and retailers the implementation of this condition was remained inapplicable.

Through Finance Act, 2020 the limit of purchases by unregistered persons has been enhanced to Rs100,000 effective from July 01, 2020.

Section 23 of Sales Tax Act, 1990 requires the registered persons to provide the details of unregistered persons while issuing tax invoice.

“Section 23. Tax Invoices.– (1) A registered person making a taxable supply shall issue a serially numbered tax invoice at the time of supply of goods containing the following particulars, in Urdu or English language, namely: –

(a) name, address and registration number of the supplier;

(b) name, address and registration, number of the recipient and NIC or NTN of the unregistered person, as the case may be, excluding supplies made by a retailer where the transaction value inclusive of sales tax amount does not exceed rupees fifty thousand, if sale is being made to an ordinary consumer.

Explanation. – For the purpose of this clause, ordinary consumer means a person who is buying the goods for his own consumption and not for the purpose of re-sale or processing:

Provided that the condition of NIC or NTN shall be effective from 1st August, 2019;

(c) date of issue of invoice;

(d) description including count, denier and construction in case of textile yarn and fabric, and quantity of goods;

(e) value exclusive of tax;

(f) amount of sales tax; and

(g) value inclusive of tax:

Provided that the Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify such modified invoices for different persons or classes of persons;

Provided further that not more than one tax invoice shall be issued for a taxable supply:

Provided also that if it is subsequently proved that CNIC provided by the purchaser was not correct, liability of tax or penalty shall not arise against the seller, in case of sale made in good faith.

(2) No person other than a registered person or a person paying retail tax shall issue an invoice under this section.

(3) A registered person making a taxable supply may, subject to such conditions, restrictions and limitations as the Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify, issue invoices to another registered person electronically and to the Board as well as to the Commissioner, as may be specified.

(4) The Board may, by notification in the Official Gazette, prescribe the manner and procedure for regulating the issuance and authentication of tax invoices.”

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