ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tuesday created a new Directorate General of Digital Invoicing and Analysis (DGDIA) to integrate the whole supply chain including manufacturers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers.

In this connection, the FBR has issued a notification here on Tuesday.

According to the notification, in pursuance of Section 30CA of Sales Tax Act, 1990, a new Inland Revenue field formation namely Directorate General of Digital Invoicing and Analysis, Islamabad has been created with its Headquarters at Islamabad.

Director General, Directorate-General for Digital Invoicing and Analysis shall report to the Chairman, FBR through Member (IR-Operations), it added.

Sources told Business Recorder that the Directorate-General for Digital Invoicing and Analysis and proposed Synchronized Withholding Agents System would integrate the sales tax supply chain and withholding agents, respectively. The FBR will give incentives to the withholding agents as well as the entire supply chain who would online report their sales and withholding data under the FBR’s new system.

The system will link the sales data of manufacturers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers with the FBR’s system. The monthly sales tax information including payments of sales tax would be available to the FBR under the new system. Due to the online availability of data, the evasion of sales tax would not be possible.

The FBR is expected to waive the major condition of monthly filing of sales tax returns and audits for those manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and retailers, who would be linked with the system of the DG Digital Invoicing and Analysis.

In the presence of the availability of online data, the FBR will give concessions to the entire supply chain due to the submission of electronic information on a monthly basis. The FBR’s system would itself generate monthly sales tax returns of the said categories of the supply chain, who would be integrated with the Directorate-General for Digital Invoicing and Analysis.

The exemption from the audit is also under consideration of the FBR for the manufacturers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, who would be linked with the FBR’s system of digital invoicing.

These are very big incentives for the manufacturers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers, who would be integrated with the FBR’s new system to be launched, sources maintained.

The point of sale system of the FBR would also come under the Directorate-General for Digital Invoicing and Analysis. The data of these taxpayers are regularly entered into the FBR’s system and there would be no need for submission of monthly sales tax returns or audits.

A new Directorate-General for Digital Invoicing and Analysis has been provided in the Finance Act, 2021.

Under the new provision, the Directorate-General of Digital Invoicing and Analysis shall consist of director-general and as many directors, additional directors, deputy directors, and assistant directors and such other officers as the Board may, by notification in the official gazette, appoint.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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M Yousaf Khan FCMA Apr 28, 2022 09:24am
This is good imitative.However at present this gap is covered by applying Third Schedule mechanism for collection of sales tax.It is suggested to consider the cost & benefit analysis of executing such steps.As FBR may not be able to implement such mega digital invoicing system easily. If revenue collection through 3rd schedule items is easily collected ,why is this new system being implemented ?I'd further suggest to bring in more sectors to 3rd schedule regime,which may help collect optimum revenue with least efforts.
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