Section 8B of Sales Tax Adjustable Input Tax in Lawkidunya, the word Adjustable Input Tax in a particular tax period, a registered person can adjust input tax paid on goods and services purchased from local market, imported from abroad and goods purchased in auction during that tax period.
Adjustable Input Tax in Sales Tax Act 1990
Section 8B of Sales Tax Adjustable Input Tax.– (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, in relation to a tax period, a Registered Person shall not be allowed to adjust input tax in excess of ninety per cent of the output tax for that tax period:
3[Provided that the restriction on the adjustment of input tax in excess of ninety percent of the output tax, shall not apply in case of fixed assets or Capital Goods:]
Provided further that the Board may by notification in the official Gazette, exclude any person or class of persons from the purview of sub-section (1).
(2) A registered person, subject to sub-section (1), may be allowed adjustment 4[or refund] of input tax not allowed under sub-section (1) subject to the following conditions, namely:–
(i) in the case of registered persons, whose accounts are subject to audit under the Companies Ordinance, 1984, upon furnishing a statement along with annual audited accounts, duly certified by the auditors, showing value additions less than the limit prescribed under sub-section (1) above; or
(ii) in case of other registered persons, subject to the conditions and restrictions as may be specified by the Board by notification in the official Gazette.
3) The adjustment or refund of input tax mentioned in sub-sections (2), if any, shall be made on yearly basis in the second month following the end of the financial year of the registered person.
4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2), the Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, prescribe any other limit of input tax adjustment for any person or class of persons.
Difference Between Input and Output Tax
Output VAT is the value added tax you calculate and charge on your own sales of goods and services if you are registered in the VAT Register. Input VAT is the value added tax added to the price when you purchase goods or services liable to VAT.
Is Input Tax Debit or Credit
The case you refer here is called as “input tax credit” i.e when the tax paid on inputs exceed tax collected on sales made. In such case, the excess tax( input tax credit) shall be debited. You can carry forward this debit balance since it’s “VAT refundable” and shown as current assets in the Balancesheet.
Legal Definition of Input Tax
Input tax is the tax paid on purchases by a registered dealer in course of its business. When a dealer that is registered for value added tax (VAT) buys goods or services from another supplier, VAT is charged and is a particular percentage of the purchase cost. This is known as input tax.