Foreign Tax Relief and Tax Treaties for Individuals
Foreign Tax Relief
If a person has paid foreign income tax in connection with this salary, then the salary of foreign resources received by a resident is exempt from tax in Pakistan.
Where a resident taxpayer receives foreign sources of income in exchange for taxes in Pakistan, the taxpayers have paid foreign taxes in this regard taxpayers are allowed to pay an amount equal to the tax less than the foreign income tax or an amount equal to the amount of Pakistan tax payable in respect of this income
Foreign sources of income are an exception for non-citizens of Pakistan if the person is a resident only for employment and no one has been in Pakistan for more than three years. This exception does not apply to businesses established in Pakistan and income from foreign sources brought or received in Pakistan.
Tax treaties represent an important aspect of international tax law in many countries. A tax treaty is a two-party agreement between two countries to resolve issues related to double taxation on the passive and active income of each of its citizens. When an individual or business invests in a foreign country, a problem may arise as to which country will tax the investor’s earnings.
Pakistan has implemented tax treaties with more than 66 countries which are following:
|12||United States of America|
|14||United Arab Emirates|
Reference Link: https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/pakistan/individual/foreign-tax-relief-and-tax-treaties
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