Government Imposes 5% Tax on Marriage and other Social Gatherings

Government Imposes 5% Tax on Marriage and other Social Gatherings

Federal Board of revenue has imposed a one of kind tax on marriage functions and social gatherings. Any person willing to plan a social gathering will be liable to advance tax of 5% of the total they pay as a rent. This new tax has been notified by FBR as part of the recently issued Withholding Tax Card 2017/2018.

Withholding Tax Card 2017/2018

Under Section 236D (1) of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, the Withholding Tax Card 2017/2018 issued by the FBR requires 5 % advance tax on functions and gatherings.

The agents responsible for collecting the payment will also collect the advance tax from the person arranging the gathering in any of the following places:

  • Marriage hall
  • Marquee
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Commercial lawn
  • Clubs
  • Community place

Tax On Food And Other Services

Section 236D (2) of the Income Tax Ordinance states that withholding agents are also required to collect a 5% tax on food services.

This tax is also applicable on any other services that are availed by the organizers.



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