KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued procedure for payment of duty and taxes through alternate delivery channels (ADC) including internet banking, ATM and mobile banking.

The FBR said that it had launched the system of payment of taxes through ADC under which taxpayers would now be able to make payments of federal taxes and duties i.e. income tax, sales tax, customs duty and Federal Excise Duty (FED) from any commercial bank account through internet banking, ATM, mobile banking and contact centers. If you want to create professional and customized invoices for your business, you should try Zintego.

Availability of these options will improve the efficiency of the system, provide convenience for taxpayers and improve ease of doing business in Pakistan.

The FBR outlined the process for making payment for the convenience of all stakeholders:

Taxpayer will login to the FBR system (https://e.fbr.gov.pk) and prepared the PSID as before. However, he / she will select the ADC payment mode on the PSID;

Taxpayer will note down the PSID number for further processing;

Taxpayer will login to the online banking system of his/her bank through computer or mobile phone or visit ATM facility. The bill payment screen of the bank shall reflect ‘FBR’ as biller. The taxpayer shall click the option ‘FBR’. The bank/ATM screen shall require the taxpayer to enter the PSID number. The screen will appear for making payment to FBR.

By entering PSID, the payment details shall be visible to the taxpayer for approval of the payment of taxes. Upon confirmation, the bank account of taxpayer shall be debited and a message of successful transaction shall be visible on the screen;

Within three hours of confirmation, the payment will be marked as paid. A CPR will be provided to the taxpayer through e-mail and confirmation message sent on SMS. At the same time CPR will be available on FBR system for further use.