It has been reported early that the Punjab revenue authority has made up huge effort to make the three main web services; Facebook, Dailymotion, and Google, to pay their taxes in Pakistan. But now it looks like due to lack of attention paid to the notices of PRA they would soon get banned!
On the issuing of this notice of action, Facebook, being shocked replied via letter to the PRA saying:
“Registration with the PRA is not applicable to us as we aren’t taxable in the country. We are providing our online services from Ireland from where the multinational corporation is operating.”
A section of PRA stated that:
“Where a taxable service originates from outside Pakistan but is received or terminates in the Punjab, the recipient of such service shall be liable to pay the tax to the government.”
The PUNJAB REVENUE AUTHORITY in a legal action can make“Compulsory Registration” for these three sites: Facebook, Google, DailyMotion etc., after which the legal action can be taken by the company!
PRA in a legal way can also get these sites to be banned on the other side! Which doesn’t sound good to the ears!