The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has granted permission to importers, manufacturers, and wholesalers/dealers/distributors of fast-moving consumer goods to seamlessly integrate their electronic invoicing system with the FBR’s digital invoicing platform, eliminating the requirement for licenced integrators.

The clarification, issued by the FBR, states that starting from February 1, 2024, entities involved in the import, manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution of fast-moving consumer goods must electronically transmit sales tax invoices.

To ease the process for registered individuals, the FBR emphasises that until licenced integrators are officially designated, those notified under S.R.O. 28 of Sales Tax should integrate their electronic invoicing system with the FBR’s digital platform, readily accessible on the FBR’s website.

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The FBR has outlined specific categories of registered persons obligated to electronically transmit sales tax invoices, as per rule 150Q of Notification No. 1525(1)/2023 under Chapter XIV of the Sales Tax Rules 2006. This directive is effective February 1, 2024.

Notably, the mentioned registered persons may request an extension for compliance by submitting an application to the Commissioner of Inland Revenue with jurisdiction, citing plausible reasons. In the context of this notification, “fast-moving consumer goods” refers to consumer goods supplied in retail markets based on daily consumer demand, excluding durable goods, according to the FBR’s definition.