Taxation of Certain Payments to Non-Resident

Taxation of Certain Payments to Non-Resident

The Finance Act, 2022 has brought about certain amendments in the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 (the Ordinance, hereafter). Some significant amendments on Taxation of Certain Payments to Non-Resident are explained hereunder: –

Taxation of Certain Payments to Non-Resident

Two new sub-sections (1DC) and (1DD) have been inserted in section 152 of the Ordinance. Under sub-section (IDC), service charges/commission/fee, by whatever name called, paid by an exchange company licensed by the State Bank of Pakistan to a non-resident person has been brought under the tax net.

Now these exchange companies have been made liable to deduct tax at the time of making payment of service charges or commission or fee to the global money transfer operators, international money transfer operators or such other persons engaged in international money transfers or crossborder remittances for facilitating outward remittances.

Similarly, under sub-section (1DD), every banking company has been made liable to deduct tax at the time of making payment to card network company or payment gateway or any other person, on any transaction fee or licensing fee or service charges or commission or fee by whatever name called or interbank financial telecommunication services.

This final tax on the income of non-resident person and rates have been provided in Division IV of Part I of First Schedule. Corresponding changes in this regard have been made in sections 6 and 8 of the Ordinance.

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