Technical FAQ's

Ans. Guide line on “How to e-Register is available on following link at:

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Ans: You are required to communicate your NTN to SRB call center by calling at UAN No: 021-111-778-000.Call Center Agent will resolve it and guide you in registration process.

Legal FAQ's

Provision of Sales Tax on Services Act will apply from July1, 2011.

“Sindh Revenue Board” is authorized to administer the Sales tax on Service in Sindh.

Service Tax is an indirect levy. The tax is applicable to services specified in schedule II on “Taxable Service”.

The person who provides the taxable service is responsible for collection and paying the service tax to the Government.

Concept of resident is given in section 2 (73). 

The expression “Person” is defined in Section 2(63) of the Act, 2011.

Yes, A service provider can pay tax and file returns immediately after applying for registration.

Yes, A service provider can pay tax and file returns immediately after applying for registration.

Yes, a person who is liable to be registered but fails to apply, attracts penalty under serial no.1 of the table given under section 43 of the Act.

Yes, tax is payable on all taxable services rendered in Sindh, whether rendered/provided by a person resident in Sindh or otherwise.

The date on which Computerized Payment Receipt (CPR) is generated shall be the date of payment of tax. Through ADC payment option, now all payments got cleared within an hour and CPR got generated in time. If the cheque bounces (In case instrument is launched in a bank other than taxpayer’s own bank), it would mean as if the tax has not been paid and the necessary penal consequences would follow.

The service provider has to separately show the billing amount of Sales Tax on Services in the Invoice / Bill on the basis of taxable value of services rendered, especially so, if he requires to avail the input credit scheme.

Yes, if required. The Board or authorized officer can always ask for additional information.

The following measures should be taken by the assessee Service Provider at the time of paying the Service Tax: (i) Service Tax should be paid within the time limit laid down in this regard. (ii) It should be deposited in the specified branches of the banks designated for this purpose (iii) The major head and sub-head relating to the service provided by the assesee should be correctly filled in the Challan. (iv) In case of delay in making payment of service tax in time, the default surcharge is also required to be paid.

Provision in terms of section 15 and rules made thereunder provide for input adjustment, where such services are used in providing taxable services, subject to restrictions or adjustment mechanism provided.

No zero rating is provided in services

All services in schedule II are taxable.

Threshold may apply for Registration of persons. Exclusions of certain items of expense from tax invoices have also been provided in the rules.

Ordinarily, once in a year.

Same as in the Federal Fiscal Laws or in Sales Tax Act, 1990 relating to Sales Tax on goods i.e., Commissioner of appeals, Tribunal and on question of Law, the High Court.

The first schedule lists the services in general parlance. Where jurisdiction is applicable. However, taxable services where tax is to be imposed are shown in the Second Schedule.

The registered persons will continue to claim the input tax adjustments. Please see the Rules 21 to 23 Chapter V.

Sindh Sales Tax on services stand effective from 1st July, 2011.There shall be no duplication of taxes.

Rules have been promulgated and are available on website of Sindh Revenue Board.

As per Schedule II of the Act, mudarbas, musharika and other financial institutions are liable to to pay sales tax under the law, however financing provided to such companies by the banking and non-financial institutions is exempt from sales tax.

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