What Documents are Required for Tax Filing in Pakistan?

The documents required for tax filing in Pakistan depend on your filing method (online or paper) and whether you’re an individual or another type of taxpayer. Here’s a breakdown:

Online Filing (Iris):

General:

  • National Tax Number (NTN) certificate
  • Computer with internet access
  • Electronic signature (optional)

Income Sources:

  • Salary slips or tax deduction certificate for salaried individuals
  • Business records and financial statements for businesses
  • Investment statements and property details for other income sources

Deductions & Exemptions:

  • Medical bills and receipts
  • Children’s education certificates and fee receipts
  • Charity donation receipts
  • Proof of other eligible deductions

Paper Filing:

General:

  • Completed paper return form
  • National Tax Number (NTN) certificate
  • CNIC copy for individuals

Income Sources:

  • Same documents as online filing

Deductions & Exemptions:

  • Same documents as online filing

Additional Documents:

  • Bank statements for the past 12 months
  • Proof of ownership or tenancy of business premises (if applicable)
  • Partnership deed (if applicable)
  • SECP registration certificate (if applicable)

Note:

  • This is not an exhaustive list, and additional documents may be required depending on your specific circumstances.
  • Always keep copies of all submitted documents for your records.
  • You can find the latest requirements and download forms on the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) website: https://www.fbr.gov.pk/.

Here are some helpful tips for a smooth tax filing experience:

  • Gather your documents well in advance of the deadline.
  • Start filing early to avoid the last-minute rush and potential technical glitches.
  • Review your return carefully before submitting it to ensure accuracy.
  • Keep backups of your submitted return electronically and in hard copy.
  • Seek professional advice if you have any doubts or complexities in your tax situation.

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