How to get NTN Number

Want to know how to get NTN number? Then here is a complete guide for you.

  • Go to FBR IRIS portal and click on Registration for unregistered person.
  • Enter all the details in the form and click on submit button.
  • Log in to your account and edit the 181 application form. Enter all your personal, income and property details and you will receive NTN in few hours. 

If you have an income in Pakistan then you must pay the taxes. To pay the tax you need a National Tax Number (NTN). Federal Board of Revenue has made it necessary for every salaried person and business person to pay the due taxes. To pay these taxes in Pakistan, you need to register yourself in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) system.



Why you need National Tax Number (NTN)

If you are liable to pay income tax, property tax or sales tax in Pakistan then you must have a National Tax Number (NTN). Being a tax filer has some advantages as well like less vehicle token tax. If you are non-filer then you have to pay an increased tax rate on banking transactions, property transactions and vehicle token.

It is better to become a tax filler because you avoid the increased tax rate on many things. The National Tax Number (NTN) is required for filing taxes in Pakistan. If you are a salaried person then your employer can generate National Tax Number (NTN) from Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for you. However, you have to file the tax returns in FBR.

How to get National Tax Number from FBR

You should get your National Tax Number (NTN) from FBR. The process is easy nowadays. You don’t need to visit the Federal Board of Revenue office to get your National Tax Number.

If your income falls within the bracket of taxable income then you have to get NTN from FBR. If your income is 6 lacs per year then you are liable to pay the income tax. To file the tax returns you need NTN. Here we will walk you through the whole procedure of obtaining National Tax Number (NTN) from FBR.


Steps to get National Tax Number

To get National Tax Number (NTN), you need to follow some steps and you must have the required documents. If you are a salaried person then the required documents are given below.

Documents required for Salaried Persons NTN Registration

  • Copy of valid CNIC
  • Copy of recently paid electricity bill of house (not older than 3 months)
  • Latest payslip.
  • Contact Numbers (Mobile & Landline) and valid Email address
  • National Tax Number (NTN) of Employer, Office Address, and valid Email address

If you have a business then the documents required to get NTN are given below.

Documents required for Business NTN Registration

  • Copy of valid CNIC.
  • Copy of recently paid electricity bill of business location.
  • Blank Business Letter Head.
  • Property papers or Rental Agreement(Rental Agreement printed on Rs. 200/- stamp paper).
  • Contact Numbers (Mobile & Landline), and valid Email address.
  • Nature of Business.

To get NTN you need to create an account on the Federal Board of Revenue website. There is an offline process as well but we will guide you about the online process to get National Tax Number (NTN).

Step 1:

To get NTN from FBR, you need to open the following link to start the process.


On the page, you will see a screen with different options.

FBR Portal

Step 2:

After opening the link given above, you need to click on Registration for Unregistered Person.


Step 3:

When you click on it, a form will appear on your screen. Fill out all the necessary information such as CNIC, Name, Contact number, Address, valid email address etc.

Step 4:

After you fill out all the information then click on the submit button. Now two different 6 digits codes will be sent to you on given cell number and email address.

Step 5:

Enter the codes in the relevant fields and submit again. Your account will be created and you will receive a password and pin from FBR via SMS or email. Use the User ID and password sent to you, to log in to your account.

Step 6:

After logging in to your IRIS account, click on draft. You will see a 181 application form.


How to get NTN Number


Step 7:

Click on edit button and you will see different tabs like Personal Tab, Business Tab, Property Tab, Link Tab, Attachment and Bank Account tab.

The edit button of the FBR


Step 8:

Fill out the information in the registration form. If you work in a company then you need to write employer NTN in the Link tab. You don’t need to fill information in Business Tab and Bank Tab. Submit to complete the registration. You should recheck all the information given in the registration form. You need to attach the documents mentioned above in the article.

These are the steps to get National Tax Number (NTN) from FBR Pakistan. You can get the NTN using the offline system. However, you have to hire a Tax consultant to get NTN from FBR. You must have the documents for obtaining NTN from FBR. With this online system, it is easier for people in Pakistan to register themselves and get a National Tax Number (NTN).

Written by Umer Zahid

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