How to get NTN number for Salaried Person or Business in Pakistan? – PhoneWorld Magazine

Everyone who generates income in Pakistan has to pay tax. While it is not a new concept, the PTI government has made tax collection compulsory and has made the tax collection more robust than before. By issuing warnings to releasing penalties, the Federal Board of Revenue is making sure that people in Pakistan either salaried or business person should pay due taxes at any cost by the end of the financial year. So if you have not become a taxpayer yet, you need to register yourself as a legal taxpayer in the Federal Board Revenue (FBR) system and for that, you need a National Tax Number (NTN). This blog shows step by step method for getting NTN number for Salaried person or Business.
Before going into details on how to get the NTN number, let us go through some information associated with it.
“National Tax Number, also known as NTN is a unique ID issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) – the tax regulatory authority in Pakistan, to verify the registration of business”. The NTN registration is required to carry on any taxable activity either business or salary transaction. Furthermore, your NTN is necessary for filing the tax return (sales tax, income tax, property tax, or any other tax) and one needs to have NTN registration for opening a business bank account and to make any financial transaction in Pakistan.
If you are eligible to pay anyone of these taxes: income tax, property tax, or sales tax, you should have a National Tax Number (NTN) that is issued by FBR in Pakistan. By having this number, you will be known as a registered tax filer in Pakistan. Though people usually want to hide their earnings, but actually being a tax filer has several legal advantages. You have to pay less vehicle token tax, enjoy less tax rate on banking transactions, property matters as compared to those who are non-tax filers.
Coming to business owners, they have to register themselves by having National Tax Number- that is needed for filing tax returns. However, if you are a salaried employee, your employer can generate your NTN number from the FBR portal. Irrespective of your earning or profits, one has to file a tax return every year.
These days the process of acquiring NTN is digitized. Previously you had to visit the Federal Board of Revenue office to get your NTN number. However, now you only need to have digital literacy and can do it online yourself. Keep one thing in mind:  you only have to get an NTN number if your income is within the legal and payable bracket of taxable income.
Before we go into the steps, you need to have some relevant documents with you to smoothly complete an online process.
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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).

Now submit it

Though the NTN is created, however, businesses need to register themselves in order to complete the process. There are two types of businesses Sole Proprietor and private limited firm.
A sole proprietor is a person who is the exclusive owner of a business, entitled to keep all profits after tax has been paid.
a person who is the exclusive owner of a business, entitled to keep all profits after tax has been paid but liable for all losses; a sole trader.

Go to the registration tab

Registering a Private limited company online is not possible yet and for this, you have to visit the FBR office. Documents needed for it are the following:
This was the overall process.  I have tried to make the document easier however if you have any queries feel free to ask in the comments section below.
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