How to Verify Tax Payments Deducted from Your Salary?

In Pakistan, employers withhold income tax from your salary throughout the year. While trusting your employer is important, it’s also your right to verify if these deducted taxes are actually being paid to the government. This ensures transparency and promotes a healthy tax culture.

The Perks of Being an FBR Registered Taxpayer

If you’re registered with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and have an active account on the IRIS portal verifying tax payments is a breeze:

  1. Log in to your IRIS account.
  2. Navigate to the “MIS” tab.
  3. Look for the section titled “Payment Details” under the MIS tab.
  4. This section will display all tax payments deducted under your National Tax Number (NTN).

Here, you can see a clear record of the taxes your employer has deposited on your behalf. This verification instills confidence that your tax contributions are reaching the government.

What if You’re Not Registered with the FBR?

If you’re not yet registered with the FBR, you can still verify your tax payments, but the process is slightly different. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Request a copy of the “Tax Deduction Certificate” (TDC) from your employer. Employers are legally obligated to provide this document to their employees at the end of the financial year (June 30th).
  2. The TDC will show the amount of tax deducted from your salary throughout the year.

Understanding Your Employer’s Obligations

By law, your employer has a responsibility to deposit all deducted taxes to the government within 15 days of withholding them from your salary. This ensures timely collection of tax revenue and smooth functioning of the government.

Additional Tips

  • If you have any concerns about your tax deductions or suspect any discrepancies, don’t hesitate to reach out to the your Accounts department/ HR department.
  • Remember, filing your tax returns, even if you don’t owe any taxes, is crucial. This strengthens the tax system and contributes to the country’s economic development.

By following these steps and familiarizing yourself with your rights as a taxpayer, you can ensure transparency in your tax contributions and promote a more accountable system.

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