Pakistan Observer

SRB asks service providers to pay monthly sales tax

Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - Staff Reporter

Karachi—The Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) has asked all the service providers of the taxable services under Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act 2011, to get enrolled, file return forms in time and pay monthly sales tax on services rendered and provided during the month of July by Aug 15.

A spokesman of the Sindh Revenue Board on Monday said the major taxable services included advertising companies, banking companies, insurance and reinsurance companies, cooperative financing societies, modarbas, musharikas, leasing companies, foreign exchange dealers and non banking financial institutions.

The people associated with construction sector, franchise services, ports and terminal operators, custom agents, shipping agents, stevedores, shipping management services, freight forwarding agents, contractual execution of work or furnishing supplies, hotels/restaurants/caterers, stock brokers, money exchangers, telecommunication etc. are also included among sections covered under Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act 2011, said the spokesman.

In pursuance of the 18th amendment to Constitution and 7th NFC award, the Sindh assembly in June 2011 had unanimously passed the Sindh Sales Tax on Services Bill 2011 which has been duly promulgated and has been made effective w.e.f. 1st July 2011.

Under the law the Sindh Revenue Board, the Government of Sindh has taken the control for management, administration and collection of the Sales Tax on Services.

Since the Sindh Sales Tax Ordinance 2000 stands repealed, all such service providers of taxable services being rendered and provided in Sindh are legally required to pay directly in the Head of Account Number B-02382, Government of Sindh in authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan.

The registration, enrollment and preparation of payment challan is to be made through web based online automated system which can be logged on .

The spokesman said that for facilitation of tax payers a call center facility has been established which can be reached by calling 021 111 778 000 to seek any assistance or support in addition to official web site of Sindh Revenue Board
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