All tier-1 retailers are required to integrate all their POSs with FBR’s computerized system. ‘Tier-1 retailer’ is defined in section 2(43A) of the Sales Tax Act, 1990, to be a person who falls in any of the following categories:
(a) a retailer operating as a unit of a national or international chain of stores;
(b) a retailer operating in an air-conditioned shopping mall, plaza or centre, excluding kiosks;
(c) a retailer whose cumulative electricity bill during the immediately preceding twelve consecutive months exceeds Rupees twelve hundred thousand;
(d) a wholesaler-cum-retailer, engaged in bulk import and supply of consumer goods on wholesale basis to the retailers as well as on retail basis to the general body of the consumers”; and
(e) a retailer, whose shop measures one thousand square feet in area or more.