Tax is a hotly disputed topic in the country. Nevertheless, countries run on taxes and apart from following the law, it is good citizenship to pay taxes for the benefit of the nation. Sadly, Pakistan isn’t known for an environment which is conducive towards helping pay taxes but it seems the current government is working on this issue but until things are a little easier, we’ve done the legwork to get you started and prepared a detailed guide on how to get your National Tax Number (NTN).
- E-mail address
- Working cell phone number registered on your CNIC
- 10 minutes
Getting your NTN
After visiting the link click on the middle ‘Registration for Unregistered Person’ box highlighted in red.
Upon clicking the link you will see the page below. You need to fill in your personal data here. Please note when entering your cell phone number it needs to be in international format, so if your number was 03001234567 you would enter 00923001234567.
As seen in the image above, a sms and email code have been sent to the email provided in step 2. Please complete the fields using the codes received. If either of the codes is not received, you can click the ‘Resend’ button. (The grey area is to cover personal details)
If the codes are entered correctmy you will see the screen below. This is the IRIS dashboard from where one can carry out the various tax-related activities. In the top right hand corner, you will see the text ‘NAME WILL SHOW HERE’. As I am already registered it shows my name, but if you are registering for the first time, your name will not appear here until you complete step 5.
Looking at the image above, in the top left corner you will see a ‘Draft’ tab. If you click on it, it will show a file named ‘Form of Registration’. If you click on the file name, in the top left will give you an edit and delete option. Clicking the ‘edit’ button will open up a new page showing 5 tabs. The ‘Personal’ tab will show personal details pulled from the NADRA database using the CNIC provided in step 2.
If you want to add another address you can click the ‘Property’ tab and enter the details there. This is handy if you are not residing at the address on your CNIC. It should be noted that adding an additional address will bear no impact on your wealth statement, this address is for correspondence only
Once you have added a property (or chosen not to) you can click submit tab. The file moves from the ‘Draft’ tab to ‘Completed’ tab on the main dashboard. Your name should now show on the top right, if for some reason it doesn’t, this should fix if you logout and log back in again.
In the main dashboard you will also now notice that apart from options to change your PIN and other details, there is a tab to download a certificate to show are NTN registered with the FBR.