Registration Procedure for Proprietors

For running a proprietary business legitimately, NTN is required to be obtained on business name to fulfill statuary compliance as per Tax Laws.

Obtaining National Tax Number – NTN.

Taxpayer Registration means, obtaining National Tax Number (NTN) from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for making taxable transactions. NTN can be obtained by any of the following two ways:

  1. Apply online at FBR Portal by visiting
  2. Apply on paper at any of the Taxpayer Facilitation Centre (TFC Centers’ list given below)

Online Income Tax Registration Procedure for Business Individuals:

You can apply online for new registration by performing following steps:

Step 1:

Visit the FBR Portal at

Select “New e-registration” from the dropdown of “e-Registration menu”

Step 2:

Select the taxpayer type (Individual)
Enter the data in front of following captions appearing on the screen:
Enter the CNIC/NTN/Reg.Inc, according to the selected taxpayer type
Enter Name of taxpayer
Enter “Image character”
Click “Ok”

Step 3:

On next screen complete all the particulars appearing on the form. You may save the form with available information and resume at alter stage if so required. With other details following information is required to complete form:-

  • Bank account detail on business name is must for all business concerns.
  • Proof of premises providing nature, detail of owner, utility reference numbers is required.

Step 4:

After completion of the online registration form, verify the form by clicking the “Verify” button

Step 5:

After successful verification, submit the form by Clicking “Submit” button. System will assign a Token Number which should be noted for checking the status of the application either online or by calling at 24-Hrs help line at 051-111-772-772.

Step 6:

Once the taxpayer registration application is approved, the system will send an e-mail to you. Approx. time for verification is 3-working days.

Step 7:

The NTN Certificate can be obtained by visiting any of Taxpayer Facilitation Centers and submitting a duly signed copy of the online application along with required documents (Copy of CNIC, Last Paid Electricity Bill, and Letter Head).

Note: There is no fee for getting NTN certificate.

Filing Annual Income Tax Return:

It is mandatory for a taxpayer to file Income Tax Returns annually.

  • Accounting Period: July 1- June 30
  • Filing Period: Annual Income Tax Returns are normally filed in September. However dates can be extended as per Government directives.
  • Every proprietor business individual has to file  Income Tax Return irrespective of date of starting a business.

Focal Contacts:
Further details can be obtained from the following departments.

NTN Cell Islamabad & TFC- Islamabad Mr.Muhammad FarooqInchargeNTN Cell Islamabad
CDA-Block-II, Old CBR Building
Near Lal Masjid, Melody, G-6, Islamabad
Tel: 051-9204911
  FBR e-filing Helpline: 051-111-772-772 (9 am to 9 pm)

Tax Facilitation KIOSKs in Islamabad

Mr. Naveed Akhtar, IIR

T.F KIOSK-1, I-8, Habibi Restaurant Parking, Islamabad
Mr. Javed Iqbal, IIR
T.F KIOSK-2, G-8 (Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry), Islamabad


In order to avail various electronic services (e-Services) offered by FBR such as Changing the Registration Particulars, e-Filing of Returns (Sales Tax and Income Tax), e-Filing of Withholding tax Statements, e-Payments, etc.; you may apply for e-Enrollment (enrollment from the menu)and user-id, password and PIN.