KTBA stresses need for lawmaking to tax crypto income


Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) has stressed the need for introducing laws to tax income from gains on crypto currency trading.

In its annual report for the year 2021, the KTBA said that trading of real-estate in Pakistan is grossly under-taxed while inheritance, gift and crypto tax is yet to be explored over here.” .

According to the statement, the year 2021 had been exceptional where service of artificial intelligence in the tax matters was given legal sanctity under section 175A and 175B of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 and NADRA is mandated to compute ‘indicative income’ to identify tax evasions. Similar provision has also been introduced in the Sales Tax Act, 1990 under Section 56A and 56AB.

On global score OECD was able to bring 136 countries to a minimum tax rate of 15 percent w.e.f. year 2023 with use of digital payment for Multinational Entities (MNEs) to offset the abuse of transfer pricing/profit shifting.

”Pakistan needs to timely synchronize its banking and tax infrastructure to cater these challenges,” according to the report.

It said that year 2021 had been an incredible year. By working with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) and other tax/regulatory authorities across the country—TLTP

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