Pakistani Authors: Is Tax ID same as CNIC?

I have read in the following link that CNIC replaces tax number starting from November. Does it mean that we have to use our CNIC number in the W-8 Tax ID Number field?

If not, from where to get the tax number? Thanks.

I believe even then you need to register as a Tax Payer.
If you want to register online, you can do this by going to this link.

Click E Registration in menu to get registered as a Tax Payer.


#Please tell me, if any exemption or tax reduction for Pakistani citizen


As of now Pakistan IT exports are tax-free.
Unless Ishaq Dar comes with something new in the upcoming budget.

Off topic:

I got this email today:

A statement for Australian Royalty Taxes withheld is now available. This statement shows taxes withheld from your Envato earnings and remitted to the Australian Tax Office during the 2017/2018 Australian financial year, which covered the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

You may use this information in completing your tax return and claim credits for the taxes paid, so make sure you give them to your tax advisor/accountant.

So is there any way that I can file a tax return and how?