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February 1, 2024

Pakistan taxpayers required to issue electronic invoices for fast-moving consumer goods must request extensions until government approves software providers

  • Manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, dealers, and distributors of fast-moving consumer goods are required to transmit sales tax invoices electronically from 01 February 2024.
  • However, the government has not yet approved software providers required to transmit these invoices.

Having released two significant notifications at the end of 2023 requiring electronic sales tax invoices to be issued for fast-moving consumer goods, the Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) released another notification on 10 January 2024, announcing that the implementation of e-invoicing would begin on 1 February 2024. (For more on the 2023 FBR notifications, see EY Global Tax Alert, Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue to require electronic invoices for some consumer goods, dated 4 January 2024.)

However, to date, the FBR has yet to approve any software providers for this purpose. As a result, businesses that are required to issue e-invoices must currently apply for extensions.

Note that this Tax Alert is general in nature and is not a substitute for detailed research or the exercise of professional judgment. Accordingly, no decision on any issue should be taken without seeking specific professional advice and further consideration.

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For additional information concerning this Alert, please contact:

EY Ford Rhodes, Karachi

EY Ford Rhodes, Lahore & Islamabad

Published by NTD’s Tax Technical Knowledge Services group; Carolyn Wright, legal editor