Benefits of being Filer in Pakistan by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
If you're a filer appearing on the Active Taxpayer List (ATL) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR),
you'll only have to pay 1% tax on the purchase of immovable property like houses, flats, or plots.
However, inactive taxpayers or non-filers will have to pay 2% tax on the same purchase. Similarly,
filers will have to pay 15% tax on prize bond winnings, while non-filers will have to pay 30% tax.
Finally, if you're a filer with a savings or profit bank account, you'll be taxed 15% on any profit or
yield received from the bank. Non-filers, on the other hand, will be taxed 30% on such income.50%
concession over tax payable by Filer or registration of Vehicle as compared to tax payable by non-
As a filer, you are required to pay 5.5% tax on imported raw materials, as compared to 11% for an
inactive taxpayer/non-filer. Similarly, you are required to pay 15% tax on dividend income,
compared to 30% for a non-filer.
When importing goods commercially, you are only required to pay 6% tax at the customs stage,
compared to double that amount (12%) for a non-filer. Additionally, 10% tax is payable by filers on
goods sold by auction, while 20% is payable by inactive taxpayers/non-filers.
Finally, 4.5% tax is payable by filers on commercial supplies of goods, compared to 9% for non-filers.
Active taxpayers will be subject to a 10% tax on the provision/sale of services, while inactive
taxpayers will be subject to a 20% tax. Non-filers will be required to withhold 15% tax on the
execution of contracts, as compared to 7.5% for filers. Filers will be subject to a 12% tax on
commission, while non-filers/inactive taxpayers will be subject to a 24% tax.
As can be seen from the data, overall, a non-filer pays twice the amount of tax as compared to an
active filer on almost all activities/instances. These taxes are automatically deducted at source, so
they cannot be avoided.
For example, the profit or yield from your savings account is received after the bank deducts taxes
according to your filing status. Similarly, when you register a vehicle, the excise authority charges
taxes accordingly to your existing filing status, and without payment, your vehicle cannot be
As a filer, you're entitled to a number of tax benefits that can save you money. Our Tax Experts at
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