The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to issue ‘exclusion certificates’ to the Tier-I retailers (big retail outlets) to restore their 100 percent input tax adjustment facility by implementing an automated system.
Through a sales tax general order (STGO) 17 issued by the FBR on Friday, the procedure for reversal of bar on input tax adjustment by 60 percent (i.e. the exclusion), as provided for in STGO 1 of 2022 has been automated. STGO-I of 2022 is, thus, hereby amended to the extent of reversal of bar on input tax adjustment by 60 percent/issuance of exclusion certificates.
As per the new procedure, a registered person whose adjustable input tax has been reduced by 60% u/s 8B(6) of the Sales Tax Act 1990, by inclusion in STGO, shall file an application for removal of this bar/ for restoration of an input tax adjustment. The application shall be filed through the system (IRIS) by selecting the relevant reason for the exclusion from the purview of the said section, along with any proof/ evidence in support of the application.
For the passing of Order (Exclusion Certificate), once an application is submitted, it shall be examined and an order (exclusion certificate) shall be passed by the concerned Commissioner-1R in the system, after such inquiries and examination of such record, as deemed necessary by him/ her.
In the event of acceptance of the application (i.e. Exclusion Certificate allowed) by the concerned Commissioner-IR, the system shall automatically restore the input tax adjustment as per law.
This procedure of automation in the hands of the concerned Commissioner-IR will be effective from May 10, 2022, and cases for restoration of 60 percent reduction (disallowance) of input tax adjustment (excluded cases), as already communicated to Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) by the Board, shall be managed/ implemented in the system by PRAL, FBR’s new procedure added.