Saturday, 3 June 2023

Late Return Filers Can Join ATL After Payment of Surcharge

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) uploaded the List of Active Taxpayers (ATL) for the tax year 2020 on March 1, 2021.

Active Taxpayer List (ATL) is available on FBR’s official website. The number of income tax returns for the tax year 2020 reached 2.62 million on February 28, 2021, compared to 2.43 million for the tax year 2019 as on January 28, 2020. The tax paid along with return for the Tax Year 2020 is 49.6 billion which is 60% higher than the tax paid with the return for the year 2019 as of February 28, 2020.

The FBR further said that 509,039 filers have not been included in this year’s ATL as they could not submit their tax returns within the due date and surcharge for becoming Active Taxpayer still not paid.

The FBR has clarified that such taxpayers can automatically join the ATL if they pay the required ATL surcharge. The amount of ATL surcharge for companies is Rs. 20,000, Rs. 10,000 for Association of Persons / Partnership Businesses and Rs. 1,000 for individuals. FBR encourages such taxpayers to pay the relevant amount of ATL surcharge and avail of ATL.

Similarly, taxpayers who still not filed their returns for the tax year 2020 also urged to avail the benefits of ATL by filing their returns for the Tax Year 2020 with payment of ATL surcharge.

How can I see my active FBR status?

Check Active Taxpayer status by SMS: Type “ATL (space) 13 digits Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)” and send to 9966. Check Active Taxpayer status of AOP and Company by SMS through the following procedure: Type “ATL (space) 7 digits National Tax Number (NTN)” and send to 9966.

Check Active Taxpayer status by visiting Website: You can check active taxpayer status by visiting the FBR website of and on search taxpayer tab click on the Active Taxpayer Status tab. Fill the required information and submit. Now you can also download the active taxpayer list on the website

Download Active Taxpayer List (ATL)

Why my filing status is inactive?

Remember, in order to check your filer or non-filer status, be sure you’ve already submitted your income tax returns. Moreover, your status will be inactive, if you’ve only created your account or NTN number on FBR, but have not submitted your income tax returns. If you have submitted your tax return after due date then pay your surcharge for ATL also.

What is filer and non filer?

Filer‘ as defined in the Ordinance means a taxpayer whose name appears in the active taxpayers’ list issued by the Federal Board of Revenue from time to time. A ‘NonFiler‘ is a person who is not a filer.

What is ATL status in FBR?

The Active Taxpayer List (ATL) is a central record of online Income Tax Return filers for the previous Tax Year.

A d v e r t i s e m e n t

Income Tax Returns | Tax Year 2020 | Surcharge | Penalty | ATL | Active Taxpayer List | FBR | Federal Board of Revenue | Inactive | Due Date for Filing Tax Returns |

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