Step by Step Guide for Filing a Null Sales Tax and Federal Excise Return 

Taxpayers registered for Sales Tax and Federal Excise in Pakistan can now easily file “null returns” through the Iris Single portal for tax year 2022 and beyond. This article provides a step-by-step guide to the process.

What is a null return?

A null return signifies that your business had no sales or excise activity during a specific tax period. Filing a null return is mandatory for all registered taxpayers, even if they had no transactions.

How to file a null return in Iris:

  1. Login to Iris and access the main dashboard.
  2. Click on the “Declaration” option from the Iris mega menu.
  3. Under “Return/statements (Original)”, select “Null Sales Tax Return and Federal Excise Return.”
  4. Iris will open a form where you need to choose the tax year for which you are filing the null return.
  5. Click on the “Period” button and enter the desired year in the search field.
  6. Click “Search” and select the appropriate tax period from the displayed list.
  7. In the “Content” area, you can add a brief explanation or reason for filing a null return (optional).
  8. Click on the “Verification” tab and enter your PIN code in the provided field.
  9. Click “Verify Pin” to proceed.
  10. Iris will display a confirmation message. Click “Yes” to submit the null return.

Important points to remember:

  • Ensure you have a valid PIN code before filing a null return.
  • Always double-check the chosen tax year and period before submitting the return.
  • Keep a copy of the confirmation message for your records.

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