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Installation of fiscal devices mandatory in marriage halls, hotels for tax reporting

Installation of fiscal devices mandatory in marriage halls, hotels for tax reporting

ISLAMABAD: Marriage halls and hotels will be required to install electronic fiscal devices for sharing their business transactions with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

The installation of fiscal devices have been mandatory in order bring certain service providers into the income tax net.

According to sources that hotels, motels, guest houses, marriage halls, marquees, clubs (including race clubs) are required to install electronic fiscal devices.

However, exemption from installation of devices are available where: the restaurant is operating otherwise than as part of a food court; and the facility of air-conditioning is not installed or available in the premises.

The FBR issued SRO 779(I)/2020 dated August 26, 2020 to unveil draft rules to implement the law related to installation of electronic fiscal devices under Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

According to the rules, such taxpayers operating in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar and Gujranwala will be required to install the fiscal devices.

The sources said that the installation of fiscal devices to help the FBR in preventing revenue leakages in hospitality sector.

They said that the taxpayers shall provide all sales data through online system which will be connected to the FBR portal for online monitoring and examination.