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Income tax rates on prize winnings updated

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has updated rate of income tax on winning of prize bonds and lottery during tax year 2021 (July 01, 2020 to June 30, 2021).

The FBR issued Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 (updated up to June 30, 2020) after incorporating amendments brought through Finance Act, 2020.

The FBR updated following rate of income tax on prize winnings under Section 156 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

(1) The rate of tax to be deducted under section 156 on a prize on prize bond or cross-word puzzle shall be 15 percent of the gross amount paid.

(2) The rate of tax to be deducted under section 156 on winnings from a raffle, lottery, prize on winning a quiz, prize offered by a company for promotion of sale, shall be 20 percent of the gross amount paid.

The income tax rate applicable under Section 156 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, which is as follow:

Section 156: Prizes and winnings.—(1) Every person paying prize on a prize bond, or winnings from a raffle, lottery, prize on winning a quiz, prize offered by companies for promotion of sale, or cross-word puzzle shall deduct tax from the gross amount paid at the rate specified in Division VI of Part III of the First Schedule.

(2) Where a prize, referred to in sub-section (1), is not in cash, the person while giving the prize shall collect tax on the fair market value of the prize.

(3) The tax deductible under sub-section (1) or collected under sub-section (2) shall be final tax on the income from prizes or winnings referred to in the said sub-sections.

2020-10-27
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