NTN Verification – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Introduction :

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is the central body responsible for collecting taxes and keeping the record of all tax payers in Pakistan. FBR record is available online for verification purpose. This article covers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Online NTN verification. You may also read about Online Tax Filing on IRIS FBR – FAQs.

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What is NTN?

NTN stands for National Tax Number.

What is NTN Verification?

NTN verification is a process by which one can confirm the National Tax Number of any individual, company or firm.

What is Online NTN Verification?

NTN verification through cyber means is referred as Online NTN Verification.

How One can Verify NTN Online?

  • You can also verify your status on Active Taxpayers List (ATL) with FBR’s Mobile SMS service. Send message ‘ATL space 13 digits CNIC’ to 9966 in SMS and you will get your current status on ATL in reply.

What is the Purpose / Importance of Online NTN Verification?

NTN verification may be required for following reasons.

  • An individual may check his / her own status in Active Tax Payer’s List.
  • An entity (person or business) is entitled to subsidized rates on transfer of property if his / her NTN gets verified in Active Tax Payers List.
  • When one engages in a business deal with any registered entity, he / she can verify the legal registration of the entity for the purpose of calculating withholding tax.

How Many Types of Business Registration are Possible in Pakistan?

There are three types of business registrations possible in Pakistan which are

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnership Firm
  • Private Limited Company

You can verify the NTNs of above mentioned business types online.

What are the Search Parameters for Online NTN Verification?

The quest parameters for online NTN verifications are

  • CNIC
  • Passport Quantity
  • Registration Number (in case of corporations)
  • Sales Tax Registration Quantity

Can CNIC be used instead of NTN?

A new SRO issued by FBR states that NADRA issued CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card) numbers will become NTN for all citizens of Pakistan. Therefore any Pakistani can use his / her CNIC instead of NTN while filing tax returns. This will eliminate the need of NTN for submitting returns. However, a simpler e-enrollment will be required prior filing returns using CNIC. Individuals who do not possess CNICs can not avail this option.  Click this link for downloading further details of mentioned FBR’s SRO.

Is CNIC Mandatory for Retaining NTN?

Federal Board of Revenue has recently decided that all NTNs issued without providing CNIC numbers will be removed from FBR database soon. Therefore, any NTN holder must provide his / her CNIC number to FBR by using one the following two methods.

  • Emailing NTN and CNIC number to pdntn@pral.com.pk
  • Writing to the Office of the Project Director NTN, Old FBR Building, CDA Block-II, Melody, Islamabad.

How Can Someone Contact NTN Cells for further Details?

FBR has established NTN cells in all major cities of Pakistan. You may contact these cells for your further queries regarding online NTN verification. Following are the contact details of these cells.

  • Islamabad
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Old CBR Building CDA Block -II , Opp. Lal Masjid Islamabad.
    Ph # 051-9204911
  • Karachi
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    3rd Floor, Income Tax Building, Shahrah-e-Kamal Attaturk, Karachi.
    Phone: 021-9211330, 021-9211068
    Fax: 021-9212534
  • Lahore
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    1st Floor, Billaur Palace, Mcleod Road, Lahore.
    Ph #  042-7312732
  • Peshawar
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Ground Floor, Regional Taxpayer’s Office (RTO’s), Income Tax Building, Jamroud Road, Peshawar.
    Ph #  091-9206091
    Fax # 091-9206092
  • Quetta
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Ground Floor, Income Tax Office,
    Spinny Road, Quetta.
    Ph #  081-9202185
    Fax # 081-9201376
  • Multan
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    56, Tariq Road, Income Tax House, Multan.
    Ph #  061-9201101
    Fax # 061-9201102
  • Faisalabad
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Second Floor, Income Tax Building, Opp: Allied Hospital, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad.
    Ph # 041-9210310
    Fax # 041-9210126
  • Rawalpindi
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Ground Floor, Regional Taxpayer Office (RTO’s), Income Tax Building, 12-Meyo Road, Rawalpindi.
    Ph # 051-9270456, (051-9270411- Ext. 242, 243)
  • Hyderabad
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Ground Floor, Income Tax Building, Civil Lines, Hyderabad.
    Ph # 022-2782961, 022-2782962
    Fax # 022-9200205
  • Gujranwala
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Ground Floor, Income Tax Buildig, G. T. Road, Gujranwala.
    Ph # 055-9200797
  • Bahawalpur
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Computer Center, 32-C, Near H.B.L, Model Town-A, Shabbir Shaheed Road, Bahawalpur.
    Ph # 062-9255280
    Fax # 062-9255281-83
  • Sialkot
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Ground Floor, Income Tax Building, Katchery Road, Sialkot.
    Ph #  052-9250430
    Fax # 052-9250429
  • Sukkur
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Ground Floor, Income Tax House, Queens Road, Sukkur.
    Ph # 071-9310149
    Fax # 071-9310148
  • Sargodha
    NTN Cell, Regional Tax Office, 80-Jail Road, Sargodha.
    Ph # 048-9239082
  • Sahiwal
    Incharge NTN Cell,
    Income Tax Complex, Canal Colony, Sahiwal.
    Ph # 040-9200089
    Fax # 040-9200180
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