The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has made things easier by issuing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for deregistering taxpayers who have sadly passed away. We’ll break down this process step by step, and don’t worry, we’ll keep it simple.
Step 1: Collect Important Documents First things first, you need the official death certificate from the authorities, like NADRA. This certificate should have all the correct details of the deceased person, such as their name, CNIC number, and date of death.
Step 2: Let the Commissioner Know The concerned commissioner will update the registration status of the taxpayer in the IRIS system to “verified as deceased” once they have checked the necessary documents. This is a crucial step that helps identify deceased taxpayers.
Step 3: Clear Outstanding Debts If the deceased taxpayer owes any outstanding taxes, penalties, or other obligations, the commissioner will figure out what’s owed and work on collecting those amounts as specified in the law.
Step 4: Cancel Registration Now comes the part where the commissioner issues an order to cancel the registration (NTN/STRN) of the deceased person in the IRIS system. This is done according to specific rules that ensure a legal and proper process.
Step 5: Update Records The commissioner will send the cancellation order to the Local Registration Officer (LRO). The LRO will then update the taxpayer’s status in the IRIS system and other relevant databases as “deceased.” This makes sure the taxpayer’s details are removed from the active taxpayer lists.
Step 6: Notify the Family Last but not least, the commissioner will inform the legal heirs or representatives of the deceased taxpayer about the deregistration. They’ll get a copy of the “Order of Cancellation of Registration of NTN/STRN” to keep everyone in the loop.
The FBR has put these steps in place to make sure that everything is done legally and transparently when a taxpayer passes away. It’s all about following the right procedures. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to the authorities.