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LHC summons FBR member policy on May 21

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has summoned Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) member policy to appear before the court on May 21, 2019 for assistance in case filed by Ruby Foam Industries (Pvt) Ltd. LHC summoned FBR member regarding the taxation system on the supplies originating from Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). During the hearing of the petition, Chief Tax ... Read More »

LHC rejects all 149 petitions challenging income support levy

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has announced the verdict in income tax levy case filed by the Hamza Shahbaz on Thursday. On income support levy was challenged by the 149 petitioners before the Lahore High Court. Yesterday, LHC dismissed all petitions. Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) has reserved the verdict in Income Support Levy case which was filed by Hamza ... Read More »

LHC sets aside suo-moto powers of FBR to collect sales tax

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday set aside the suo moto powers of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to collect sales tax from the business community without registering them under Sale Tax Act 1990 and Sale Tax Rules 2006. A two member bench comprising Justice Sajid Mahmood Seithi and Justice Muzammal Akhtar Shabir announced verdict by upholding the ... Read More »

LHC suspends suo motu proceedings by FTO

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has suspended suo-motu proceeding by the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) allegedly initiated to benefit a renowned home-appliance company and sought replies from the federal government. According to the details, Income Tax Commissioner Jibran Masood filed a petition against the suo motu authority of the Federal Tax Ombudsman. Advocate Safdar Shaheen Pirzada argued on behalf ... Read More »

Suo-moto notice: LHC seeks reply from FTO on April 12

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LAHORE: Suo-moto authority by the Federal Tax Ombudsman challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC). LHC issued notice to federal government and Federal Tax Ombudsman and sought reply on April 12. The case was filed by the Commissioner Inland Revenue Jibran Mansoor through his counsel Safder Shaheen Pirzada. Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi heard the case. During proceeding, the counsel for ... Read More »

LHC summons commissioner FBR in tax refund case

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued notice to Commissioner Inland Revenue Muhammad Irfan Raza to appear in person before the court. The petition was filed by a former employee of the Punjab government in tax refund case. On 9.4.2019, a contempt petition was filed through Advocate Waheed Shahzad Butt against chairman FBR and minister of state for revenue, Muhammad ... Read More »

Drug price hike challenged in LHC

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LAHORE: The massive increase in prices of medicines has been challenged before the Lahore High Court for being made in violation of a notification of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap). Nadeem Sarwar, a lawyer, assailed the new drug prices through a writ petition filed against federal and provincial health authorities. He states the Drap announced hike in the ... Read More »

Extra sales tax, hike on petroleum products challenged in LHC

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LAHORE: Extra sales tax on petroleum products challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC). The government decision on petrol price hike was challenged by Advocate Azhar Siddique. According to the details, a petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging the government notification increasing price of petrol by Rs 6. Prices of petrol and high speed diesel have ... Read More »

LHC reserves verdict in income support levy notice case filed by Hamza Shahbaz

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has reserved the verdict in Income Support Levy case which was filed by Hamza Shahbaz, opposition leader in Punjab Assembly. The appeal was filed against Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Ministry of Law and Ministry of Religious Affairs. During the proceedings of the case, Hamza’s counsel argued that his client is a registered taxpayer and ... Read More »

PMLN MPA submits resolution against Asad Umer in Punjab Assembly

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LAHORE: Due to hike in petroleum prices, a resolution for the resignation of Federal Finance Minister Asad Umer filed in Punjab Assembly. Sources told Customs Today that a resolution is submitted by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Hina Pervez Butt in the Punjab Assembly secretariat demanding resignation of Finance Minister Asad Umar over “failed policies”. MPA stated in the ... Read More »

LHC directs chairman FBR to decide staff promotion case on merit

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Mohammad Jahanzaib Khan to hear FBR employees regarding upgradation case. On 27.2.2019,  a single bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) heard the appeal filed by Muhammad Feroze Younis and others in which the counsel for appellant argued that appellants/employees are working in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) ... Read More »

LHC orders petitioner to approach FBR in difference in tax directories case

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered appellant to approach Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in case filed against the difference between the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Parliamentarian Tax Directory and income tax information shared by FBR with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). On 25.3.2019, Justice Furrukh Irfan, heard the petition filed by Muhammad Hussain in which the counsel for ... Read More »

Customs to challenge Czech lady jail term in LHC

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LAHORE: Customs department has decided to challenge the session court order of eight years and eight months imprisonment of Czech model Teresa in Lahore High Court (LHC). Source told Customs Today that customs department is not satisfied with the imprisonment awarded to Czech lady, adding that customs officers say that smuggling has been proved and all evidences are produced before ... Read More »

Income support levy case: LHC seeks reply from FBR, law ministry till March 19

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued notices to Federal Board of Revenue and federal law ministry on a petition moved by leader of the opposition in the Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif. Hamza through his counsel contended that the Inland Revenue department of the FBR unlawfully issued him a notice for the recovery of income support levy. The counsel argued ... Read More »

Additional sales tax on petroleum products challenged in LHC

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LAHORE: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the recent increase in the prices of petroleum products. The federal government, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), and others have been made respondents in the petition. The increase in petroleum products’ prices by the government is due to additional sales tax collection, the petitioner argued, adding ... Read More »

LHC summons FBR official in smuggled foam case on March 14

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought personal appearance of chief tax policy officer of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on a petition moved by local foam manufacturers questioning sale of smuggled foam in Pakistan. On 27.2.2018, Justice Shahid Jamil Khan heard the case. According to the details of case, representing the foam manufacturers, Advocate Taffazul Haider Rizvi submitted that ... Read More »

LHC orders for sales tax adjustment to importers

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has allowed for the adjustment of sales tax paid by the importers on the different imports from many countries. On 27.2.2019, Justice Shahid Karim was heard the petition filed by the M/s Mughal Steel Limited against the federal government and Federal Board of Revenue. During the proceeding, the counsel for appellant advocate Muhammad Mohsin Virk ... Read More »

FBR raids on hospitals, appeal filed against YDA in LHC

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LAHORE: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Young Doctors who are protesting Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) raids against the tax defaulter hospitals. Lahore High Court (LHC) called secretary health in the same case. Petitioner Shahbaz Gujjar prayed before the court that LHC ordered YDA to stop protest and start work in the ... Read More »

LHC directs cinema houses to pay entertainment tax

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered to collect entertainment tax from all cinema houses under the law. Court took up the case on non-collection of entertainment tax from cinema houses for hearing. Petitioner Muhammad Husnain through Usman Khalil Advocate filed a petition in the LHC against excise department. Petitioner took the plea that excise department in order to support ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement posts 29pc growth in January

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement collected Rs3028 million under the head of customs duty against Rs2340 million collected during January 2018, thus registering growth of 29 percent in the previous month. The Collectorate collected overall Rs6885 million during the month of January. These views were expressed by Collector Jamil Nasir while presiding over a meeting held at Mughalpura dry port ... Read More »