Understanding Suspension of Your Tax Registration in Punjab Revenue Authority

Navigating the intricacies of tax regulations can be daunting, particularly when it comes to the potential suspension or de-registration of your tax registration. This article demystifies the process outlined in Sections 28 and 29 of the relevant Act, empowering you to understand your rights and obligations.

Suspension of Registration: A Temporary Pause

The authorities may temporarily inactivate your registration if they suspect:

  • Ineligibility: You aren’t qualified for registration.
  • Non-compliance: You haven’t fulfilled your tax obligations or adhered to regulations.

The Process:

  1. Notice: You’ll receive a notification outlining the reasons for suspension and the required corrective actions within a specified timeframe.
  2. Response: Address the concerns and take necessary remedial actions.
  3. Withdrawal: If satisfied, the authorities will lift the suspension.
  4. Further Actions: If unsatisfied or no response is received, your registration may be formally suspended.

Suspension vs. De-registration:

  • Suspension: Temporary measure, often lasting 60 days.
  • De-registration: Permanent removal from the registry.

De-registration: Opting Out

You may apply for de-registration if:

  • You believe you no longer meet the registration requirements.
  • You have fulfilled all your obligations under the Act.

The Process:

  1. Application: Submit a formal request to the Commissioner.
  2. Review: The Commissioner will assess your application and obligations.
  3. Decision: If approved, your registration will be canceled.
  4. Timeframe: The Commissioner must respond within 3 months, with a possible 60-day extension.

Important Points:

  • De-registration doesn’t absolve you of past tax liabilities.
  • Seek professional guidance if unsure about your registration status or obligations.


  • This information serves as general guidance and may not apply to all circumstances.
  • Consult professional tax advisors for personalized advice and legal clarity.
  • Stay updated on any changes to the relevant regulations.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *