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Withholding tax collection from non-banking transaction rises 1% to Rs6.156b during July-Jan FY19


KARACHI: Withholding tax collection from non-banking transaction recorded a 1% increase to Rs6.156 during the first seven months of the current financial year 2018-19.

According to sources, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had amassed Rs6.084 billion during July-January of FY18, reports an English daily.

The sources shared that collection has shown improvement after registering a fall in the previous two quarters.

In January, the collection grew 13% to Rs941 million compared to Rs830 million in the same month last year.

This increase has been credited to an increase in withholding tax rate on non-cash banking transactions via the Finance Supplementary Act 2018 approved by parliament in October last year.

The previous PML-N administration had introduced a provision of Section 236P to Income Tax Ordinance 2001 via the Finance Act 2015 making it compulsory for a financial institution to deduct and collection 0.6% on a transaction of the amount above Rs50,000 per day from non-filers of income tax returns.

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