KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has introduced mobile SMS service ‘9966’ for verification of status on active taxpayers list to facilitate taxpayers and withholding agents.

FBR has recently introduced an SMS service for verification of taxpayers* status on Active Taxpayers list in order to eliminate difficulties faced by taxpayers and respective withholding agents in the remote or far flung areas where difficulties are being faced by them due to insufficient IT facilities and internet services.

This verification can he done by simply typing ‘ATL space 13 digit CNIC NO’ and sending it on ‘9966’ from the mobile phone.

Masses are advised that the newly introduced facility may be used to determine filer/non-filer status of the taxpayers from the Active Taxpayers List, wherever IT infrastructure or internet facilities are limited.

As per law, no other evidence of being a ‘Filer’ is admissible.