In Pakistan, a sole proprietorship is not required to be registered with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). However, all businesses in Pakistan are required to register for tax purposes with the FBR, regardless of their size or structure.
To register for tax purposes with the FBR, a sole proprietorship will need to provide the following documents:
- Application form: The business will need to complete and submit an application form to the FBR, which can be obtained from the FBR website or a local tax office.
- National Identity Card (NIC) or passport: The owner of the business will need to provide a copy of their NIC or passport as proof of identity.
- Proof of address: The business will need to provide proof of its address, such as a utility bill or bank statement.
- Business registration certificate: If the business is registered with the local chamber of commerce and industry or any other regulatory authority, the business will need to provide a copy of the registration certificate.
- Other documents: Depending on the nature of the business, the FBR may require additional documents, such as a license or permit.
Once the business has provided all of the required documents, the FBR will review the application and, if approved, will assign the business a tax identification number (TIN) and issue a certificate of registration. It is important for the business to keep its registration information up to date to ensure that it remains in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations