How to Apply for a National Tax Number in Pakistan?
The National Tax Number (NTN) is a unique number issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to
anyone who is liable to pay taxes under the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. According to Section 114(1)
of the ITO 2001, there are certain persons who are required to be registered with the FBR, such as:
- Any person who carries on business in Pakistan;
- Any person who renders professional services in Pakistan
- Any person who is required to deduct or collect tax at source under the Income Tax Ordinance
There are many different types of businesses, each with their own unique set of requirements.
However, there are some general categories that most businesses fall into:
-Individuals who earn an annual salary of PKR 400,000 or more.
-Professionals who are registered with an association, council, or other registering authority, such as
engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc.
-Owners of 1000cc cars or larger.
-Owners of 5Marla flats or houses.
FBR has made the registration process much easier for those seeking to register with the agency.
You no longer need to appear in person before FBR, and the process of obtaining an NTN has
become much simpler.
If you're seeking to register with FBR and obtain an NTN, all you need to do is open the FBR IRIS
portal online and click on the "Registration for an unregistered person" tab.
Enter your personal information into the required fields and select the "Submit" option at the end.
After you have submitted the information, you will receive a password to access your FBR Iris
account. In the draft, you will find Form 181 already available. Edit the form and include your
personal information, bank details, and property details. Once you have completed the form, submit
it and your NTN will be registered in a few minutes.
It is important that all required information is carefully entered as an incomplete form may result in
a penalty by FBR according to a recent amendment in tax laws.