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Customs Appellate Tribunal waives off penalty of impounded bus case

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LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal on Monday upheld the impugned order and waived off penalty in seized vehicle with Iran origin smuggled oil case filed by Abdul Razzaq, a resident of Jackobad against Additional Director, Intelligence and Investigation-FBR, Range office Multan and others. Muhammad Sadiq, member technical bench-II heard the parties and passed the judgment that there is no need to ... Read More »

Customs I&I to hold auction of NDP goods & vehicles on 29th

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation will conduct the auction of non-duty paid goods and vehicles at State Warehouse on 29 November 2018. According to details, 22 luxury vehicles, electrical generators, wrist watches, mobiles, LEDs, digital telephone sets, artificial jewellery and drawing items will be auctioned. As per details, 22 seized vehicles include Mercedes Benz Car S320, Mercedes Benz Car ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal accepts four appeals filed by potatoes importers

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LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal accepted four appeals filed by different importers against customs department and quashed the order-in-original passed by the adjudication authority. These appeals were filed by Haji Amin, M/s Muhammad Umer & Company, M/s Hamza Hameed & Company and M/s M Ahmed Impex against Collector of Customs Adjudication Lahore and deputy collector Land Freight Unit (LFU) Wagha Lahore. ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal orders to release gold bars to legal owner

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LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal on Friday passed the judgment in nine gold bar case and ordered the customs department to hand over the gold bars to respondent Faisal Ejaz, a resident of Pindi Bhattian, Hafizabad. The appeal was filed by Deputy Collector of Customs (Traffic), Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore against Collector of Customs (Appeals) and Faisal Ejaz, a resident ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal orders to release vehicle to lawful owner

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LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal on Friday directed the customs department to release impounded Mazda truck to its lawful owner unconditionally and ordered to refund redemption fine if received by the owner or driver of the truck. The appeal was filed by the Deputy Collector Customs ASO against Muhammad Nasar, a resident of Peshawar and Collector of Customs (Appeals) Lahore. Member ... Read More »

Taxpayers should use latest technology to file tax returns: FBR Member Audit Nausheen

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Taxpayers (Audit) Nausheen Javaid Amjad said that Section 214 E of Income Tax Ordinance 2001 is inserted to control the automatic selection of late income tax filers. She was addressing the participants of a seminar organized by Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) and Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) in Corporate Regional Tax Office ... Read More »

LHC orders FBR to refund amount of ex-employees of Punjab govt

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has set aside the order passed by the President of Pakistan and defined the term ‘maladministration’ in terms of Section 2(3) of the Federal Tax Ombudsman Ordinance, 2000, to include a decision, process, recommendation, commission which is contrary to law, rules or regulations. The respondents are directed to refund the amount of the petitioner recovered ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal orders to release aluminum foil unconditionally

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LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal settled appeal filed by M/s Teflon Ware Industries Gujranwala against Collector of Customs (Appeals) Lahore and others. On 12 November 2018, after hearing the arguments from appellant and respondent, Muhammad Shabbir Gujjar, member judicial bench-I ordered the respondent/customs department to release goods of 6140 kilograms of scrap and aluminum. The impugned order is modified and appeal ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal accepts appeal filed by M/s Ahad Enterprises

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LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal quashed the Order-in-Original and accepted appeal of M/s Ahad Enterprises against Collector of Customs (Adjudication) Lahore. On 9.11.2018, Member Judicial bench-II Omer Arshed Hakeem heard the arguments from appellant and respondent, and passed a final verdict on the grounds that the appellant does not fall within ambit of mis-declaration so the impugned order and penalties on ... Read More »

FBR to investigate misuse of SRO 1125

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started the investigations against 11 commercial importers who misused the Statuary Regularity Order SRO 1125. As per details, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) started investigations against eleven registered commercial importers who deliberately misused the Statuary Regularity Order SRO 1125 which was issued in 2011. Sources told Customs Today that Rs550 million sales ... Read More »

LHC remands back appeal of FBR filed against four national cricketers

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) remanded back the case of tax returns of four cricketers to Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue with order to pass fresh speaking order after giving opportunities to the appellant. Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court (LHC) heard the appeal filed by four cricketers Muhammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Azhar Ali and Misbah ul Haq. The ... Read More »

Extra sales tax on petroleum prices challenged in LHC

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LAHORE: Extra sales tax and raise in prices of petroleum products challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) by the Azhar Saddique the chairperson of Activism Panel. The counsel for the petitioner, while arguing before the court, submitted that the federal government could not impose sales tax on petroleum products. He argued that the prices of petroleum products decreased besides ... Read More »

Chairman FBR appears before NAB in clean water company case

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LAHORE: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Jahanzaib Khan appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in clean water case and records his statement in the same case to NAB authorities. According to the sources, Jahanzaib Khan is former chairman of Clean Water Company which is facing some corruption allegations and National Accountability Bureau summoned Jahanzaib Khan to submit his ... Read More »

Govt must stop illegal raids of customs teams on truck stands: PGTA

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LAHORE: Pakistan Goods Transporter Association  (PGTA) urged the provincial government to restrict customs officials for illegal raids on truck stands and imposed fines. On Saturday, Provincial Minster for Transport Jahanzaib Khichi while talking with representatives of Pakistan Goods Transporter Association assured to solve the issues of transporters. The meeting was in continuation in which the Pakistan Goods Transporter Association put ... Read More »

LHC summons Collector Jameel Nasir in contempt case

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) summoned Collector Customs Appraisement Jameel Nasir and additional collector with record on non compliance of court order in release of goods to M/s Fort Marketing Services. The appeal was filed by the M/s Ford Marketing Services before the Lahore High Court on the grounds that goods were seized by the customs team and case was ... Read More »

Revenue can only be generated through strong taxation system: Commissioner Fiza Batool

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LAHORE: Tax system should be made a part of curriculum to create awareness and to educate each and every citizen of Pakistan about the importance of filing of tax returns and payment of tax liability. These views were expressed by Commissioner Inland Revenue, Information Processing and Taxpayers Facilitation Zone Fiza Batool during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. She said ... Read More »

LHC summons chairman FBR on Monday

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) summoned Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on November 21 in case filed by advocate Baqir Hussain. Justice Abid Ejaz Sheikh heard the case which is filed on the grounds that if commissioner Appeals of Inland Revenue is on leave then FBR should assign this charge to another officers instead a seat is vacant till ... Read More »

Customs foils bid to smuggle foreign currency from Lahore Airport

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LAHORE: Customs (Airport) Traffic foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency and arrested a Thai national at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. The passenger was ready to depart for Bangkok. Sources told Customs Today that during checking of passengers who were going to depart for Bangkok through Thai Airways, Customs Airport intercepted a passenger who was later identified as Sochi ... Read More »

LHC hears case challenging tax on Hajj & Umrah tickets

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) heard appeal challenging extra tax on Hajj and Umrah. The court adjourned the hearing for October 15. During hearing of case on 10.10.2018, Justice Abid Eziz Shiekh heard the appeals filed by advocate Nabeel Kahloon in which the counsel for appellant argued before the court that the government has imposed illegal tax on Hajj and ... Read More »

LHC suspends assessment notification on import of color steel sheet

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has suspended the notification regarding anti-dumping duty on import of color steel sheets. On 1.10.2018 during hearing the counsel for the appellant Shafqat Mehmood Chohan appeared on behalf of appellant and argued that the assessment notification issued by the National Tariff Commission (NTC) is beyond the law and violates the right of importers. Adding more ... Read More »