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Tax Exemption Granted to Donations for Prime Minister Flood Relief Fund

Tax Exemption Granted to Donations for Prime Minister Flood Relief Fund

Tax Exemption Granted to Donations for Prime Minister Flood Relief Fund:. Flood conditions has badly affected many parts of Pakistan, especially rural areas of the country. In this regard, the federal government on Tuesday granted tax exemptions to donations made for Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022.

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Moreover, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued SRO 1590(I)/2022 dated August 23, 2022. To exempts deduction of tax under various provisions of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

FBR Law. Tax Exemption Granted to Donations for Prime Minister Flood Relief Fund.

Amendments made in Law regarding Exemption to donations made for Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022

  • According to the SRO an amendment made into Part 1 of the Second Schedule of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. That any income derived from The Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, 2022 will exempt from income tax. With effect on and from August 5, 2022.
  • Moreover, an amendment made to Part IV of the Second Schedule under which minimum tax under Section 113 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 shall not apply to the flood relief fund.
  • Further, in the same part of the schedule a new clause 120 inserted under which Section 151 related to profit from debt shall not apply to the relief fund with effect on and from August 5, 2022.
  • Furthermore, provisions of Section 236 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 shall not apply on the amount donated through SMS to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, 2022 with effect on and from August 5, 2022.
  • Moreover, FBR issued another SRO 1589(I)/2022 dated August 23, 2022, under which the federal government exempted the federal excise duty leviable on any donation received in Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, 2022. “The notification shall take effect on and from August 5, 2022,” the FBR added.
See also  Sindh Revenue Board Contributed to the Flood Relief Fund

Notification to Establish Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022

The Finance Division on August 5, 2022 issued a notification to establish Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022.

According to the notification: “It decided to establish / open with immediate effect a Fund named, ‘Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022’ for collective national effort to meet the challenge of providing relief and rehabilitation to the affected population due to excessive rains and floods across the country.

It said that all proceeds and payments for the fund will receive at:

  • all branches of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP),
  • all treasuries and branches of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and
  • all other scheduled banks.

Moreover, the fund may receive donations from:

  • both domestic,
  • international donors
  • and contributions from abroad

Which will be received at all the branches of above referred banks where such branches are existing.

In other foreign countries contributions will be received at Pakistan missions and remitted to the State Bank of Pakistan which would prescribe necessary procedure for their accounting.

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