Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) holders now can submit tax returns via online from their homes as the revenue authorities have decided not to organize the popular fair amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The groundbreaking initiative for preparing and submitting income tax returns is e-return or online return submission from November 1 to November 30, said an official of the National Board of Revenue (NBR).
As per the new directive, taxpayers will now have to go to their respective tax zones and file returns and NBR officials will help them to file the returns there, said the official.
TIN holders can register on the website and submit returns online. Taxpayers can open e-TIN and online tax return file, and thus will be able to get online income tax filing facilities, return receipt, income tax certificate receipt by accessing a single link.
e-TIN registration is a very easy process but most of the people don’t know how to get a digital TIN number. Before registration, they have to create a username and password. Then they can login using a new username and password. After login, e-TIN registration will be available.
Individual income tax return submission time would not be extended this year. Income tax returns could be submitted until November 30 for Tax Year 2021-22, according to the NBR.
Meanwhile, the NBR took the decision in a recent meeting that instead of organizing income tax fairs in the current global pandemic Covid-19 situation, all tax regions would provide services to the taxpayers to receive income tax returns from November 1 in a grand and festive atmosphere.
Return reception booths and help desks would be set up in an open space or in an educational institute or in a government office with car parking facility to make the return reception environment attractive. At the same time, taxpayers who, will file the returns would be provided with gifts to encourage the submission of return.
The NBR, this year will set up separate booths at the secretariat and Officers' Club for the first two weeks of November, so that the government officials and employees could submit their returns. Separate booths will be set up for the members of the armed forces.
E-TIN registration and re-registration would be arranged at the service center. Each tax region needs to be updated with its own website information. The website would include various forms related to income tax, circulars, return filing guidelines, video tutorials and other necessary information.
The tax administration will continue campaign under its own management. NBR will run digital campaigns along with other mediums, as per the NBR official.
Alongside, some online return submission guidelines for tax payers --- (a) Biometric verified mobile phone number will be required to use e-return; (b) Using a laptop or a desktop computer for easy use and good work. Because, mobile devices may not display all features; (C) TIN holders must not share their OTP or password with others to maintain the confidentiality of their income tax information; (D) Keeping all necessary documents or documents with the taxpayer while using e-return and tax payers have to give a lot of information from their documents or papers.
All e-return calculations will be made based on the information the taxpayers provide. The system will automatically calculate in the light of their information. All taxpayers also can take the help of the system while preparing the return, according to the NBR website.