ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Additional Collector Yousaf Haider Aurakzai directed the tax evaders working at IDP to pay the short levied amount of duties and taxes amounting to Rs1.346 million along with 35% of redemption fine on the customs value of goods and 20% of the customs value of the seized containers along with personal penalty of Rs 50,000 imposed on both importer and clearing agent. This order is passed against the seizure of two containers intercepted by Customs DG I&I staff at dry port Islamabad.
According to details, it was reported under seizure case No.22/2019 by the Deputy Director Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Rawalpindi that an information was received through Zahid Kokhar, DG I&I Islamabad that M/s Nisar Khan and Brothers shop No.555, Ahata Mitho Khan Adam Jee Road Rawalpindi is involved in evasion of huge amount of duty and taxes by mis-declaration of value and quantity of the imported old and used auto parts in the grab of imported goods.
According to GD (Goods Declaration) Nos ICSI-HC-2369 and 2370 both dated 16-4-2019 filed by the importer through M/s Iqbal & Co, were e-blocked at gate out stage while reexamination of the imported consignment led to the recovery of old and new spare parts in numbers of 877, these were found in excess from consignments on which duty and taxes were not paid. Lenient view is taken in terms of section 181 of the Customs Act and the respondents are directed to pay the short levied amount of duties and taxes amounting to Rs 1.346 million along with 35% of redemption fine on the customs value of goods in terms of SRO 499(1)2009 dated 13-6-2009 while a personal penalty amounting to Rs 50,000 each on the importer as well as the clearing agent is also imposed in terms of section 156(1)(9)(14) of the customs Act 1969.