Number of active taxpayers increases to 2.6m


The number of active taxpayers has been increased to 2.6 million for tax year 2020, according to the data released by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

The weekly Active Taxpayers List (ATL) for tax year 2020 updated those taxpayers’ names, who filed their income tax returns up to last date or the date was extended by commissioner Inland Revenue or those taxpayers’ names who filed their income tax returns after the deadline but paid surcharge for appearance on the ATL.

The FBR officials said that around 0.43 million taxpayers had enrolled their names in the ATL 2020 by filing returns and paying surcharge after the issuance of first ATL 2020 on March 01, 2021.

The FBR has changed the mechanism for availing reduced rate of withholding tax on various transactions.

Previously, the filers were entitled to avail exemptions or reduced rate of withholding tax rates on various types of transactions.

But not a person has to file an annual return by the due date given by the FBR.—TLTP

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