Withholding Tax Rates in Pakistan for 2018-19

withholding tax also called as a retention tax, is an income tax that is paid to the government by the payer of the income rather than by the recipient of the revenue. The tax is then withheld or deducted from the revenue due to the recipient.

People of Pakistan are now well aware of this tax. In 2018 it has been declared by the tax chat that withholding tax rates are so applicable to cash withdrawal services. For guidance, it is a kind of income tax that is applicable by using various type of bank services. Usually, the money goes to the government from the payer side.

The importance of withholding tax rates in Pakistan (2018-2019) is due to its own adjustable and flexible nature, they have now become a part of our system.

Current Withholding Tax Rates In Pakistan Are Going Up In 2018-19:

Section231A & 231AA

Provision Of The SectionTax RateCollection/Deduction AgentFrom WhomWhen

Time Of Deposit

Tax Withdrawal From The Bank.Withdrawal payment on cash exceeding at rate of Rs 50,000 per day.Files 0.3%
Non files 0.6 %
All BanksCustomersAnytimeIn case of federal / provincial government on the day tax is deducted.
In other than federal government cases within 7 days from the end of each week ending on every Sunday.
Advanced tax on transaction in bankSale against cash of any instrument including payment order, demand draft or any other instrument of any nature or on recipient of cash on cancellation of any of these instruments.Filters 0.3 %
Non filters 0.6 %
Every banking company, nonbanking exchange company, any authorized dealer of foreign exchange.Persons To whom sale of any instrument is made on cash payment.At the time of sale of instrument.In case of federal / provincial government on the day the tax is deducted.
In case other than federal /provincial government within 7 days from the end of each week ending on every Sunday.

Noor Mani is senior tech correspondent and renowned professional writer from Pakistani local Newspaper Weekly Multan. She is a P.E.C accredited Electronics Engineer and has wide vision over technology and local media industry scope. She is now a Managing Editor at Web.PK. You can email her at noor @ web.pk.

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