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10 cases of under-invoicing detected in Oct, Nov

KARACHI: The Research and Development (R&D) Department of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement-East detected 10 cases of under-invoicing in October and November and recovered a huge amount of Rs61,074,918.

The R&D Department detected an under-invoicing case on Oct 7 in the File No.MCC/Misc/362/2013-R&D, GD No. KAPE-HC-28884 belonging to the importer M/s Sami &Co. The importer paid an initial duty of Rs296,445 on one container containing plastics and wooden items. The nature of detection i.e. incorrect/ in-appropriate implementation of Valuation Ruling was found and the department further demand Rs417,440 and recovered total amount of Rs713,885.

The second case was also found on Oct 7 in the File No. MCC/Misc/357/2013-R&D, GD No. KAPE-HC 28789 belonging to M/s Pakistan Mobile Communication. The importer paid duty of Rs347,052 on just one container having feeder cable. The incorrect/ in-appropriate implementation of Valuation Ruling was also found in that case and the department asked for further Rs3,630,294 and recovered a total amount of Rs3,977,346.

The third case of tax evasion was detected by the R&D Department on Oct 20 in File No. MCC/Misc/377/2013-R&D, GD No. KAPE-HC-35122 belonging to the importer M/s Sunlight Autos. The importer paid duty of Rs1,488,149 on one of the containers loaded with auto parts. Non-application of Valuation Ruling No.2793 was found in that particular case. The department raised an additional demand of Rs1,930,298 and recovered a total amount of Rs3,418,447.

In another case, the R&D Department detected an under-invoicing case in File No. MCC/Misc/372/2013-R&D, GD No. KAPE-HC-36871, belonging to M/s Hyidry Agencies on Oct 31. In this case, just Rs4,461,174 were paid as customs duty on 56 containers containing Met Coke. Non-application of Valuation Ruling was also found in that case. The department demand the remaining amount of Rs5,942, 195 and totally recovered Rs10,403,369.

The R&D Department also found a case of under-invoicing in File No.MCC/Misc/261/2013-R&D, belonging to M/s Coconuts & Spice Int. The importer paid just Rs3,913,475 as customs duty on three cartons of cardamom & skimmed milk. Non-application of Valuation Rulings No.598 &599/2013 was detected in the case. The MCC’s department raised an additional demand of Rs1,127,559 and recovered a total amount of Rs5,041,034.

The Research and Development Department of MCC, in the sixth case, detected misappropriation of under-invoicing in File No. MCC/Misc/261/2013-R&D, belonging to the importer, containing 10 cartons of different chemicals. The importer paid an initial duty of Rs11,155,277 and the department demanded additional Rs8,715,202, as non-application of Valuation Ruling No.609/2013 was found and recovered a total amount of Rs19,870,479.

In the seventh case, the R&D Department found a case of under-invoicing in File No. MCC/Misc/261/2013-R&D, containing 9 cartons of Synthetic rubber. The importer just paid customs duty of Rs13,791,599 with non-application of Valuation Ruling No.279/2013. The department recovered an amount of Rs13,791,599 from the importer.

The department also detected the eighth case of under-invoicing in File No. MCC/Misc/278/2013-R&D, GD No. KAPE-HC-39985 on Nov 11, belonging to the importer M/s Ahsan Int. The importer initially paid a tax amount of Rs903,127 on one container, loaded with non-woven artificial leather. The department raised an additional demand of Rs808,987, due to under valuation and recovered a total amount of Rs1,712,114.

In the ninth case, the R&D Department found a case of under-invoicing in File No. MCC/Misc/293/2013-R&D, GD No. KAPE-HC-404091 on Nov 12, belonging to the importer M/s Shafiq & Co, who initially paid a duty tax of Rs389,935 on one container containing PVC coated woven fabric. The department asked for further demand of Rs102,752 due to the under valuation and recovered a total amount of Rs492,687.

In another case reported on Nov 21, the R&D department detected an under-invoicing case in File No. MCC/Misc/386/2013-R&D, GD No. KAPE-HC-42896, belonging to the M/s Nobil General Trading that paid just Rs1,438,259 on its eight containers, consists of mixture of acids. The department raised an additional demand of Rs215,699 due to the incorrect Valuation Ruling and recovered an amount of Rs1,653,958.

The R&D Department of MCC-Appraisement (East) has determined to detect tax evasion and under-invoicing in order to enhance the revenue recovery.

Collector MCC-Appraisement (East) Abdul Rashid Shaikh has already stated that the Collectorate is striving hard to recover the evaded duty tax.