FBR has not been issuing hard copy NTN certificates since 2015. Therefore, you can print NTN copy online from FBR website. But it is necessary you first register yourself on FBR website. Here is a complete method of registering online step by step. You don’t need to hire any lawyer’s services or income tax officer’s services for this minor task.
Go to FBR website which is www.fbr.gov.pk
Click on “Register for income tax’’
Click on “iris Portal”
Login window will be appeared. Click on “Registration for Unregistered Person”
New registration form will be appeared. Fill it carefully. Give your particulars like: CNIC, Preface like Mr. MS etc, First and Last name, Cell No and email address. Click on submit button after entering the given captcha.
After clicking on submit you will receive two codes (one on phone and one on email). Enter both codes and click on submit again.
Now your FBR account is created. FBR will send you password both on your phone and email address.
Now go to login window and login yourself. Your registration number is your CNIC (without hyphens) and give the password as sent by FBR on your phone and email address.
After login your first job is to submit your registration. For that purpose go to “Draft” option and click on “Registration” in dropdown menu.
Now click on “181 (form of registration filed voluntarily)”. It will turn yellow. Now click on “Edit” button.
Fill your personal information and by clicking “Next” you will have to give more information like, category (whether you are individually registering yourself or you have some company etc), address, Tax office (Regional tax office or RTO of the city where you belong).
Once you submit the registration your NTN will be issued which is called Reference number. Now print these 3 documents.
a. 181 (Order to Grant / Refuse Registration on Application),
b. Taxpayer Registration Certificate
c. Online NTN/STRN Inquiry.
Remember these are very important information. Be very careful to fill in all the fields. If you are not sure, take help from some experienced person.
Save all information like your passwords, PIN number etc. (without PIN you cannot submit your Income Tax return.
In the next article we will cover :
How to File Income Tax Return for Salaried Person Online in Pakistan