SRB announces relief package for Sales Tax defaulters

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The Sindh Revenue Board (SRB), on the request of Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Taxpayers Associations, has announced a Tax Incentive Scheme which allows total exemption of penalties and provides a significant relief in payment of default surcharge to Sindh Sales Tax defaulters.

In a statement issued here on Monday, the SRB said that on the recommendation of the Chambers of Commerce & Industry and the Taxpayers Associations the Board [of SRB] has approved a proposal of Tax incentive scheme under which penalties will stand remitted and substantial exemption of default surcharge liability will be provided to the taxpayers and defaulters, provided they deposit the principal amount of the arrears of Sindh Sales Tax during the month of June, 2021.

In the initial 12 days of June, 2021, the Tax Incentive Scheme allows total exemption of penalty and default surcharge if the principal amounts of arrears are deposited between June 01, 202l and June 12 of 202l.

However, only 5 percent and 10 percent of the amounts of default surcharge will be payable if the tax amounts are deposited up to June 21 and June 30 202l while penalty will remain totally exempt.

The Sindh Government hopes that the taxpayers shall benefit from this `one-time facility’ expiring on June 30, 2021.