KARACHI: Castrol Pakistan (Private) Limited has moved the Sindh High Court (SHC), seeking directions for early disposal of its appeal pending before commissioner Inland Revenue Appeals-I against the impugned show cause notice issued by additional commissioner Inland Revenue Audit Range-B, Zone-I Large Taxpayer Unit.
Counsel for the petitioner stated that the petitioner e-filed its income tax return under Section 114 (1) of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 in respect of tax year 2013, however, the additional commissioner Inland Revenue Audit Range-B, Zone-I, Large Taxpayer Unit issued a show cause notice under section 122 (9) of the ordinance, alleging that the petitioner’s assessment for tax year 2013 is erroneous insofar as it was prejudicial to the interests of revenue.
According to the petitioner, it submitted a detailed reply which was denied by the tax department and again a show cause notice was issued to the petitioner dated 17/01/2017 and petitioner was asked to explain its position with regarding to the issuance of discount to distributors.
He further argued that being aggrieved, it approached commissioner IR Appeals-I and filed an appeal before it which is pending before commissioner IR Appeals along with stay application and absence of any stay order it has apprehension of coercive action from tax department.
Citing Secretary Revenue Division, commissioner IR Appeals-I, commissioner Inland Revenue Zone-I, Large Taxpayers Unit and additional commissioner Inland Revenue Audit Range-B, Zone-I Large Taxpayer Unit as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to direct commissioner IR Appeals to decide its appeal along with stay application and restrain the tax department from any coercive action against it till final disposal of this petition.