Become Active Filer and Come To (FBRACTIVE TAXPAYER LIST. ATL)
The Active Taxpayer List (ATL) is a central record of online Income Tax Return filers for the previous Tax
ACTIVE TAXPAYER BENEFITS
BEING ON THE ATL GIVES YOU CERTAIN BENEFITS:
Lower rates of tax deduction at source by banks on both profits and cash withdrawals
Reduction on withholding tax (tax already deducted from your income and gains) when registering and
transferring motor vehicles
Lower rate of tax on buying and selling of property
Lower withholding tax rate on capital gains on sale of securities
Charges for tax on dividend will be lower
Lower rate of withholding tax on prize bond winnings
Allows you to claim back overpaid tax that has been withheld
A person’s name will be part of the current ATL, if the Tax Return filed pertains to the Tax year of the
relevant ATL. For example, to be part of the ATL published on 1st March 2021, a person must have filed
a Tax return for the Tax year 2020. Similarly, to be a part of the ATL published on 1st March 2022, a
person must have filed a Tax Return for the Tax year 2021.
Restriction on including a person’s name on ATL, if the person has not filed Tax Return by the due date
specified by Income Tax authorities was introduced through Finance Act, 2018. For example, to be part
of the ATL published on 1st March 2022, a person must file a Tax Return by the specified due date for
the Tax year 2021.
However, through Finance Act, 2019 a person’s name can be part of ATL, even if the person has filed Tax
Return after the due date specified by Income Tax authorities.
Furthermore, a surcharge for placement on ATL after due date of filing of Tax Return will be charged as
Individual’s Person Surcharge (PKR) 1000Rs. SECP Company 20000Rs. (AOP) Association of Persons or
A company or an AOP shall be included in the ATL, whose return is not to be filed due to incorporation
or formation after 30th day of June relevant to the Tax year pertaining to the ATL.
Joint account holders as an entity shall be deemed to be part of ATL if any of the persons in the joint
account have met the criteria of being included in the ATL.
Bank account held in the name of a minor shall be considered part of ATL if the parents, guardians of the
minor or any person who has deposited money in minor’s account are deemed to have met the criteria
of being included in the ATL.
SURCHARGE PAYMENT – ATL
The late filers of Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2021 can pay “Surcharge for ATL” as defined under
section 182(A) of Income Tax Ordinance 2001.
Only after the payment of surcharge will the name of the late filer become part of ATL.
Active Taxpayer status can be checked in the following three (3) ways:
VERIFICATION THROUGH ONLINE PORTAL
The ATL status check allows you to confirm your Active Taxpayer status.
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