FBR issues procedure for winning prizes on POS invoice

Shahnawaz AkhterWeb Editor

09th Aug, 2021. 06:39 pm

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday issued a procedure for a prize scheme for customers who obtained invoices from retailers integrated with the tax authorities.

According to the procedure for a prize scheme the provisions of application would apply to the customers of tier-1 retailers who have integrated their retail outlets with the board’s computerised system for real-time reporting of sales and mystery shopping in respect of verification of invoices from such retailers.

The customers of integrated tier-1 retailers, whose names and CNICs are notified through random computerised draw, would be entitled to prizes in respect of their purchases from the integrated tier-1 retailers.

The customers would verify the electronically generated invoice of integrated retailers either through “Tax Asaan” application or by sending SMS to 9966.

The application would notify the customers regarding the status of invoice either as ‘verified’ or ‘unverified’.

The procedures also noted that in case of verified invoice, the customer would furnish one time, the following detail to the online system, Name; CNIC; and mobile number.

The names and CNICs of the customers would be included in the random computerised draw upon fulfillment of the requirement of sub-rule (4).

According to the procedure, in case of unverified invoice, the customers would report the same through the system. The board would conduct an inquiry and take appropriate action under the relevant provisions of the law.

Similarly, the computerised draw for the prizes would be held in the first week of every month, starting from the month of August 2021 at the FBR headquarters and the invoices of the immediately preceding month would be entered in the draw.

The draw winners would be required to perform biometric verification, at the nearest e-Sahulat facility of the National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) and submit scanned copies of the “Tax Assan” application. After successful biometric verification, the winners would be required to provide their IBAN through the “Tax Asaan” application.

The total prize money and the denomination of the prizes would be decided on a month-on-month basis by the board.

According to the procedures, mystery shopping would be conducted by a person or the firm, duly authorised by the board. The person or firm authorised by the board under sub-rule (1), would carry out mystery shopping on a random basis from tier-1 retailers.

The person or firm authorised by the board under sub-rule (1), would verify the invoices from the online system of FBR and in case of fake or invalid invoice, report the matter to the board for necessary action as per the relevant provisions of the Act and the rules thereunder.

Any other person may, in case of fake or invalid invoice, report the matter to the board for necessary action as per the relevant provisions of the Act and the rules thereunder.

The informer under sub-rule (4) may claim reward on the basis of the detection and recovery made in consequence of a fake or invalid invoice in terms of provisions of section 720 of the Act.

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