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FBR to impose penalty on taxpayers for not declaring business bank account from Oct 1

FBR to impose penalty on taxpayers for not declaring business bank account from Oct 1

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been authorized to impose penalty on taxpayers who fail to declare their bank accounts.

The Finance Bill 2021 proposed a new definition of “business bank account” to mean a bank account utilized by the taxpayer for business transaction declared to the Commissioner through original or modified registration form prescribed under section 181.

The form under section 181is available on IRIS wherein the taxpayer is required to declare bank account which would be treated as business bank account.

The Bill proposes to beef-up the documentation of taxpayer by prescribing specific penalty and prosecution provisions on non-declaration of bank account.

Where any person fails to declare business bank account(s), in his registration application or fails to amend his registration profile to declare existing business bank account(s), such person shall pay a penalty of Rs. 10,000 for each day of default since the date of submission of application for registration or date of opening of undeclared business bank account whichever is later subject to minimum penalty of Rs100,000 per undeclared bank account. This provision is proposed to be effective from 1st October 2021.