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Although the word ‘tax’ does not sound so complex on the surface, yet tax and tax-related matters can affect a business very strongly. Most of the issues related to money tend to become critical over the period of time, because there is a risk of loss lurking somewhere or the other. It is, thus, extremely important to put well-devised tax plans into place and act according to them so that the business can keep running smoothly in spite of the raging storms outside. Our tax expertise spans across covering all tax-related problems that can hamper a company’s progress, including but not limited to the financial and planning aspects of tax, devising practical solutions for all sorts of tax issues that a business is likely to encounter (covering different forms of tax, such as insurance tax, property and land tax, income tax and so on), and helping clients understand the entire tax content.

Tax Law Services

Our dedicated team of consultants is best in assisting our clients in understanding the tax law of Pakistan. More or less, every business has consequences related to tax, and our clients need the best tax advisors. We provide all kinds of tax law services which make us one of the top law firms in pakistan

Bank Law Services We Provide

  • Corporate and individual tax planning

  • Preparation of Income tax and Sales tax returns

  • Representing Clients before tax authorities

  • International Tax Consultancy

  • Assisting with sales tax matters

  • Obtaining Advance Ruling on proposed investments

  • Establishing gratuity funds, provident funds and other employees benefit schemes

  • Providing general tax advice


Our leadership team at the SG Advocates & Legal Consultants will determine which attorney can best represent you in handling your case. It may not be possible, or advantageous, to have one attorney handle all of your legal matters. One lawyer will be responsible for the overall progress of the case, but from time to time, another attorney may perform certain duties within the case itself. Please do not be concerned if your case is handled by a different attorney within our firm, as ‘your attorney’ will still be your attorney. This is merely another sign to you that we are doing our best to handle your case as professionally and efficiently as possible.

We understand the importance of communication and transparency between attorney and client.  Although we would like to talk to you weekly by telephone, that would be neither practical nor productive.  Legal matters have a way of stretching out over long periods of time.  To you, it may often seem like ages have gone by without activity, however, in fact, much behind-the-scenes work is being completed so that on the day your matter is ready, nothing will be overlooked.  In order to keep the cost of legal services down while maximizing communications, we will strive to keep you informed when anything important happens and to respond to your questions in a reasonable time.  In addition, we will inform you when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.

Simply stated, you will receive superior service through careful consideration, confident counsel and unprecedented knowledge by the region’s top legal team that is both efficient and effective.

We are interested in your questions and we want you to ask them. Sometimes we are required to be out of the office, even for days at a time. When in the office, we meet with clients, complete research, review documents, or prepare contracts, briefs or pleadings. For the most efficient and quickest response please contact one of our legal assistants, as they have a working knowledge of all aspects of your case. If the assistant cannot answer your question, every attempt will be made get the answer for you, or arrange to have your attorney contact you as quickly as possible as we understand your concerns and issues. Above all, leave a message so we know your concern in advance. If you do that, we will always try to get an answer back to you even if your attorney is out of the office when you call.

You are entitled to know, to the extent that we can reasonably inform you at your first visit, what your fee will be.  We encourage a frank, open discussion about our fees with each client at the time of the first interview.

Lawyers are paid under various fee arrangements.

Hourly fee:
On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services rendered.  A detailed, itemized bill will be given to you showing all work done on your case.  This explanation may come monthly or at the end of your case, whichever way you choose to be billed.  Unless otherwise agreed, the hourly fee basis will be the presumed fee arrangement.

Flat fee:
On a flat fee basis, your legal fee is a stated sum for agreed upon services.  No accounting will be made.

Contingency fee:
On a contingency fee basis, your legal fees will be based on the amount of recovery we get for you; no recovery, no fee.  You may have the option of choosing this plan in lieu of hourly charges.  Not all cases qualify for the contingency basis; we will tell you if yours does.  In either case, we will prepare for you an employment agreement setting forth the fee arrangement.

Other potential fees:
A pre-payment will often be required in order to begin to process your matter and you will be kept advised as to how that pre-payment is being used.  Bills will be sent to you periodically showing your charges and payments.

Certain cases may have a minimum fee.  This means that no hourly accounting will be made unless excess time is expended.

We try to keep legal fees as reasonable as possible.  The amount of services required, however, is not fully within our control.  We discuss with our client options for services and the benefits of services.   Sometimes, however, services are directly related to an opposing party’s action or inaction.  Please feel free to discuss fees with your lawyer.

In addition to legal fees, there are various expenses that must be paid to others in order to prepare your legal matter. For example, payments must be made to obtain necessary reports or copies of necessary documents, to employ court reporters to take depositions, to obtain licenses or permits from governmental authorities, to file suits in courts of law, in addition to other outside entities that are necessary to help your cause. Generally, the amounts of these charges will be in direct proportion to the complexity of the matter involved. The easier your matter is to solve, the less these costs will ordinarily be.

At the start of your legal matter, we will try to estimate for you the amount of out-of-pocket expenses which may be incurred on your behalf. We will discuss with you whether or when you will be required to reimburse us for these expenditures which are made on your behalf to further your legal cause.

A phone call to our office will direct you to the person who can best answer your question. Remember, no questions as to your rights, duties or obligations should go unanswered because you did not know which lawyer to call. Fees for these different matters will be charged in accordance with our regular practice.

From time to time, a potential conflict of interest may arise due to our representation of other clients or governmental bodies in the community. When this occurs, we will immediately withdraw from the matter, if it is already underway. You can be assured that at no time will we knowingly take part in a conflict of interest. If a potential conflict arises, we will fully disclose the facts to you, and remove ourselves from the matter and await further instructions concerning the transfer of your file to another attorney.

Certain legal matters require that monies be held “in trust” or “in escrow” for a client for weeks or months at a time. For example, a damage suit settlement may require us to hold the settlement proceeds “in escrow” until the settlement check had been cleared through normal banking procedures. We maintain a separate escrow account, and at no time is money from that account co-mingled with general funds. This is your money held in trust by your attorneys. Separate, detailed records are kept in connection with this account on your behalf.

All office visits are by appointment only. We encourage each of our clients to schedule meetings with us during regular business hours. From time to time you may request that we meet you in the evening if the matter cannot wait. While we do not encourage these “special visits,” we may arrange them where necessary. If we must meet with you in the evening, we must reserve the right to add a surcharge to our regular fee for the appointment. You will be advised, in advance, of the decision concerning the surcharge. Since “special visits” may be expensive, please avoid them wherever possible.

The best way to begin your  case is to call SG Advocates & legal Consultant, to set up your consultation at (042) 37237003 or e-mail us at [email protected]

Tax Law System in Pakistan

Following are the Tax Law systems in Pakistan

Direct Tax

This tax is applied on Salaries, Income of Property, Interest, Capital & Income from other sources.

Personal Tax

This tax is applied on all individuals, unregisterd companies ranging from 10% – 35%.

Company Tax

All companies in Pakistan except banking are assessed for tax at corporate rate of 35%.

Wealth Statement

Wealth Statement is compulsory where declared income is 500,000/- or more

Tax (omitted)

Where NTN/CNIC is not available, the excess tax @ 2% shall not be collected.


Dividend Tax

Tax on the dividends received by a public company from a Pakistan company is payable at the rate of 5%.

Pakistan Tax Year 2019 – 2020

1 Where the taxable income does not exceed Rs.600,000 0
2 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs.600,000 but does not exceed Rs.1,200,000 5% of the amount exceeding Rs.600,000
3 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs.1,200,000 but does not exceed Rs.1,800,000 Rs.30,000 plus 10% of the amount exceeding Rs.1,200,000
4 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs.1,800,000 but does not exceed Rs.2,500,000 Rs.90,000 plus 15% of the amount exceeding Rs.1,800,000
5 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs.2,500,000 but does not exceed Rs.3,500,000 Rs.195,000 plus 17.5% of the amount exceeding Rs.2,500,000
6 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs. 3,500,000 but does not exceed Rs.5,000,000 Rs.370,000 plus 20% of the amount exceeding Rs.3,500,000
7 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs. 5,000,000 but does not exceed Rs.8,000,000 Rs.670,000 plus 22.5% of the amount exceeding Rs.5,000,000
8 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs. 8,000,000 but does not exceed Rs.12,000,000 Rs.1,345,000 plus 25% of the amount exceeding Rs.8,000,000
9 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs. 12,000,000 but does not exceed Rs.30,000,000 Rs.2,345,000 plus 27.5% of the amount exceeding Rs.12,000,000
10 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs. 30,000,000 but does not exceed Rs.50,000,000 Rs.7,295,000 plus 30% of the amount exceeding Rs.30,000,000
11 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs. 50,000,000 but does not exceed Rs.75,000,000 Rs.13,295,000 plus 32.5% of the amount exceeding Rs.50,000,000
12 Where the taxable income exceeds Rs. 75,000,000 Rs.21,420,000 plus 35% of the amount exceeding Rs.75,000,000
13 Every person responsible for making payment for directorship fee or fee for attending Board meeting or such fee by whatever name called. 20% of gross amount paid


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