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How To Register Your National Tax Number (NTN) In Pakistan.




Simply Put: If you have income in Pakistan or conduct business then you have to pay the taxes!

For anyone who generates an income in Pakistan, must pay the tax. In order to do this, you have to be registered as a legal tax payer and for that you need a National Tax Number (NTN). The Federal Board of Revenue has made it a compulsion for every salaried person and/or business person to pay the due taxes at the end of the year. Hence, you have to register yourself in the Federal Board Revenue (FBR) system.

Why do you need National Tax Number (NTN)

If you are liable to pay any of the following taxes: income tax, property tax or sales tax in Pakistan then you must have a National Tax Number (NTN) authorized by the FBR. This will make you a registered, tax filer in the country. Being a tax filer has some legal advantages such that, you have to pay less vehicle token tax, less tax rate on banking transactions, property transactions, etc. among others contrary to a non-tax filer.

Since, National Tax Number (NTN) is required for filing taxes in Pakistan, then if you are a business owner, you will have to register for it yourself, but if you are a salaried employee then your employer can generate National Tax Number (NTN) it for you from Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). However, you have to file the tax returns in FBR annually irrespective of your earnings or profits.


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How to get National Tax Number from FBR

The process of acquiring an NTN is made very easy and almost digital nowadays. You don’t need to visit the Federal Board of Revenue office to get your National Tax Number, rather you can easily do it now online.

Remember this that if your income is within the legal and payable bracket that of taxable income then you have to get NTN from FBR. Accordingly, if your income is 6+ lacs PKR annually then you are liable to pay the income tax. However, don’t you worry, as we will walk you through the simple steps of obtaining NTN from FBR.

Before we begin, you need to keep all the relevant documents within your reach to go ahead with the online process. You can register NTN with FBR by following an offline process and physically visiting the offices or by hiring professionals to do it for you.

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Documents required for Salaried Person’s NTN Registration

Documents required for Business’ NTN Registration

To get NTN you need to create an account on the Federal Board of Revenue website. There is an offline process as well but we will guide you about the online process to get National Tax Number (NTN).


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Note: You have to do this process using Internet Explorer.


Step 1:

First you have to open FBR’s Iris portal.  The following screen will appear.

Step 2:

Click on “Registration for Unregistered Person”. After clicking, the following dialogue box will open.


Step 3:

Fill out all the necessary information such as:

(Remember: Your phone number must be registered before at least 30 days. Your phone number must be registered on your CNIC).


Step 4:

Within 5 to 10 minutes, the system will send two different 6 digits codes to you on given cell number and email address. Add these codes in the given fields.

Step 5:

Enter the codes in the relevant fields and submit again. Your account will be created and you will receive a password and pin from FBR via SMS or email. Use the User ID and password sent to you, to log in to your account through the following dialogue box.

Step 6:

After logging in to your IRIS account, click on draft. You will see a 181 application form.

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Click on edit button and you will see different tabs like Personal Tab, Business Tab, Property Tab, Link Tab, Attachment and Bank Account tab.


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Disclaimer: This article is updated by Yusra Qasim and Safwa Mir.

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