Subject: ISSUANCE OF NTN CERTIFICATES
of CBR’s Circular No. 2 of 2002, dated 16th
February, 2002, the
following instructions are issued regarding issuance of National Tax Number (NTN) certificates:-
(i) The holders of old NTN certificates, having no change in their addresses, need not apply for issuance of fresh NTN certificates. In such cases, the Income Tax Department shall generate the NTN certificates on basis of available data and dispatch the same on the given addresses of the taxpayers.
Only in case of change in address of the holder of an old NTN certificate, an application should be filed with respective regional offices of Pakistan Revenue Automation (Pvt.) Ltd. (PRAL) for issuance of fresh NTN certificate.
(iii) Till completion of the process of issuance of new NTN certificates, the old NTN cards / certificates will remain valid.
2. It is added for the information of all NTN holders that in event of any change in their “status”, they are required to obtain a new NTN certificate by filing application and surrendering the original certificate.
3.In case of delay in receipt of any certificate, the concerned Regional Commissioner of Income Tax may be contacted for prompt action.