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Eid-ul-Azha 2019: Whatsapp messages about tax on sacrificial animals are fake

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Eid-ul-Azha 2019: Whatsapp messages about tax on sacrificial animals are fake

Karachi: Whatsapp messages about government imposing taxes on sacrificial animals are not correct.

A government spokesman rejected the reports that buyers will have to pay tax on purchase of animals for Eidul-Azha 2019.

Here is the fake message that has been circulating on Whatsapp for the last few days:

“FBR Notice for buying Animals for Eid ul Adha 2019:

  1. FBR has mandated that all purchases of animals over Rs. 40,000 are to be done by cheque or banking channels.
  2. Non-Filers purchasing animals over the value of Rs. 100,000 will be required to show proof of income, and subject to a 4% advance tax.
  3. Buying of more than four animals will be subject to a withholding luxury tax of 2%.
  4. FBR personnel will be deputed at the Mandis to ensure strict compliance.
  5. Benami animals will be ceased and qurbani proceeds of said animals will be given to poor and needy, under Ehsaas program.”