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OTC payment is allowed till September 30 so as to facilitate taxpayers: FBR

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said that the alternate facility of making the payment over the counter (OTC) is allowed simultaneously along with the Alternate Delivery Channel (ADC) till September 30, 2021 for seamless filing of tax returns.
The FBR has launched the single identifier number for all domestic taxes. Under this initiative, a taxpayer can use all applications under the Income Tax, Sales Tax and Federal Excise duty by mere use of CNIC if a taxpayer is an individual, said a statement.
In case of partnership firms and companies, the National Tax Number (NTN) shall be the common tax identifier number. In this manner the sales tax, income tax and federal excise laws have been harmonised. This is an important step toward ease of doing business and will substantially improve Pakistan’s rating on this count.
The FBR has also launched a facility whereby taxpayers can now make payments without visiting the bank. This facility is widely known as Alternate Delivery Channel (ADC) payment mode. The ADC allows taxpayer to pay all Federal taxes and duties i.e. Income Tax, Sales Tax, Customs duty and Federal Excise Duty from any commercial bank account through internet banking, ATM, mobile banking and contact centres.
However, in the case of an individual taxpayer, the alternate facility of making the payment over the counter (OTC) has still been allowed simultaneously along with ADC channel till September 30, 2021, so that no inconvenience is caused to the individual taxpayer for seamless filing of returns. – TLTP