On Monday, Federal Board Revenue (FBR) explained the new condition in a sales tax notification under Sales Tax Act, 1990, that its mandatory for all buyers to show their Computer National Identity Card (CNIC) while making purchases over Rs50,000.
Under a new Federal Board Revenue (FBR) rule, female customers are given leverage if they don’t want to share their own ID card number or if they don’t have an independent source of income. These buyers can share their male relatives ‘ ID when the total bill exceeds Rs 50,000.
“At present there are only 41,484 sales tax registered persons who are paying some tax with their returns,” stated the notification, “This will help bring all people in the tax system.”
“FBR is fully conversant of cultural constraints and traditions of the country,” the notification states, “Therefore, in case of purchase of Rs. 50,000 by an ordinary consumer being a female, the CNIC of the husband or the father will be considered valid for the purposes.”
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