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 2001.

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:

-Every company

-Every AOP

-Every Association/NGO/NPO

-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.


A copy of your CNIC

- A copy of a recent electricity bill for your business

- A rent agreement or copy of ownership documents

- Your mobile number and email address

- A description of your business

- A stamped letterhead

- Any other documents that may be required by the FBR

At Burhan & Associates, our expert lawyers have helped many clients easily obtain their NTN from the comfort of their own homes.

If you're looking for a law firm in Lahore that can help you with FBR-related matters, then look no further than ours! We are the most professional and reliable when it comes to NTN registration - we will make sure your information is safe and protected, and you will be able to get your NTN without any hassle.

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