Through the Finance Act, 2016, enhanced rate of withholding tax on dividend amount has been prescribed in the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. (Ordinance). New lax rates are asunder:
a) For Filers of Income Texrclwn12.5%
b) For Non-Filers of Income Tax return 20%
A ‘filer’ is a taxpayer, whose name appears in the Active Taxpayers List (ATL) issued.by FBR, from time to time, .whereas ‘non-filer’ is a person other than a ‘filter’. FBR has uploaded an ATL on its web-site, which can be accessed at http://fbr.gov.pk.
The Company will check each shareholder’s status on the latest ATL available at the first day of Book Closure and, if the shareholder’s name does not appear on the ATL, the increased rate of 12.5% will be applicable.
The corporate shareholders having CDC accounts are requested to have their NN updated with their respective participants, physical shareholders should send a copy of their NTN certificate to our Share Registrars, mentioning their Folio No. and the name of the Company.
The Non-Individual/Corporate shareholders are further requested to confirm their tax -status under section 150 of Income Tax Ordinance 2001. In case of any exemption from compulsory deduction of tax kindly submit valid/certified copies of the following under your covering letter duly signed by the authorized signatories, to avoid deduction of tax at source:
1) Tax Exemption Certificate duly issued by the Income tax authorities or related reference of exemption from withholding tax from law.
2) Recognition Certificate (in case it is recognized/approved employees fund) issued by tax authorities or related reference from law substantiating non-deduction of income tax.
Kindly ensure that the aforesaid documents must be submitted to our share Registrar M/s. JWAFFS REGISTRAR SERVICES (PVT) LIMITED, 407 & 408 4rth Floor Al Ameera Centre Shahrah-E-Iraq Saddar, Karachi on or before November5, 2016.
Folio No. OR CDC participant-ID and sub A/C No. must be mentioned clearly.
Taxation for Joint Shareholders
The FBR has clarified that where the shares are held in joint accounts/names, each account / joint holder will be treated individually as either a filer or a non-filer and tax will be deducted according to his/her shareholding. The shareholders, who are having joint shareholding status, are requested to kindly intimate their joint shareholding proportions to the Share Registrar of the Company M/s. JWAFFS REGISTRAR SERVICES (PVT) LIMITED latest by 5 November 2016, in the following format:
CDC A/c No. Name of Shareholders (Principle / Joint holders) No. of Shares or percentage (Proportion) CNIC No. Signature
If the shareholding proportion is not advised or determined, each joint shareholder will be assumed to hold equal proportion of shares and deduction of withholding tax will be made accordingly.
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