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Got 137(2) Notice from FBR – What should you do?


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137(2) (Notice to pay tax payable)

Whereas the amount mentioned below has been determined to be payable by you for the tax year mentioned above under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 (XLIX of 2001).

You are required to pay the said amount within thirty days from the date of service of this notice, to the Treasury Officer/ Sub-Treasury Officer/ National Bank of Pakistan/ State Bank of Pakistan through the enclosed challan.

Failure to comply with any of the terms of this notice will render you liable to imposition of penalty and levy of additional tax under the said Ordinance.

You may file an appeal under section 127/ section 131 of the said Ordinance, to the Commissioner of Income Tax(Appeals)/ Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, within thirty days of the receipt of this notice/ sixty days of the date on which the order appealed against is communicated to you.

–Tax Payable Rs.123456890

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When do you receive 137(2) notice from FBR?

Where any tax is payable under an assessment or amended assessment order issued by commissioner under income tax ordinance 2001, you will get this notice.

Why you got 137(2) notice from FBR?

When tax liability is assessed by commissioner in passing an order than you will get this notice in the specified format mentioning two optins

1: The sum so specified will be payable within 30 days of the receive of this notice.

2: File an appeal to the commissioner appeals within 30days from the receipt of this notice.

What should you do after receiving 137(2) notice from FBR?

You will prepare the tax challan by logging in or using guest_user from eFBR – Taxpayer Facilitation Portal

Tax payment nature must be “Demanded Income Tax”

Year selected must be for which the order is passed

You must deposit the demanded income tax within 30 days from the receipt of notice

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