Demystifying Taxes: A Guide to Using Tax Asaan App in Pakistan

Tax season in Pakistan doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) offers a user-friendly mobile application called “Tax Asaan” to simplify tax filing for individuals and businesses. This article will guide you through the process of utilizing Tax Asaan for a smooth and efficient tax filing experience.

Getting Started:

Before diving in, ensure you have the following:

  • A smartphone or tablet with a stable internet connection.
  • Your CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card) information.
  • Any relevant income and expense documents for the tax year.

Downloading and Registration:

  1. Visit the Google Play Store and download the “Tax Asaan” app.
  2. Open the app and register using your CNIC information. You’ll receive a verification code on your registered mobile number to complete the process.

Choosing Your Tax Return:

Tax Asaan offers different options based on your filing status. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Salaried Individuals: This is the most common category for salaried employees.
  • Normal Return: This is for individuals with income from various sources, including business income.

Navigating the Wizard:

The app employs a user-friendly “wizard” format that guides you through the filing process step-by-step. You’ll be prompted to enter details like:

  • Income: Salary, rental income, business income (if applicable), etc.
  • Deductions: Claimable deductions for medical bills, charity donations, etc. (eligible deductions).
  • Taxes Paid: Withholding tax already deducted by your employer or from other sources.

Review and Submission:

Once you’ve entered all the required information, carefully review your return for any errors or omissions. Once satisfied, submit your tax return electronically.

Additional Features:

Tax Asaan offers several valuable features beyond filing returns:

  • Verification Services: Access online verification tools for your Active Taxpayer List (ATL) status and tax notices.
  • Tax Calculators: Estimate your potential tax liability before filing your return.

Benefits of Using Tax Asaan:

  • Convenience: File your taxes anytime, anywhere, from your smartphone.
  • Accuracy: The guided format reduces the risk of errors in calculations or omissions.
  • Efficiency: Saves time and eliminates the need for paper forms and manual submissions.
  • Transparency: Provides easy access to tax records and communication with the FBR.


For complex tax situations or if you have any doubts, it’s always recommended to consult with a qualified tax advisor.

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