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Collection of taxes in undocumented economy not easy job, says Deputy Commissioner Hassan Mabroor

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LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue (DCIR) Zone-III, Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) Lahore, Hassan Mabroor, has said that writ of any government is directly proportional with its ability to levy and collect taxes from its citizens. Keeping in view this aspect, the importance of taxation cannot be undermined. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Hassan Mabroor said that currently, ... Read More »

FTO hears case filed by M/s Qureshi Packages against Corporate Regional Tax Office

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LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has heard an appeal filed by M/s Qureshi Packages (Private) Limited against Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO), Zone-IV Lahore until the next date. According to the details, FTO Mian Munawar Ghafoor heard the case in which the counsel for the appellant argued that the Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) had failed to release the ... Read More »

Customs reshuffles eight officers appointed at Land Freight Unit Wagha

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LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue, Custom Collectorate Preventive Lahore, has reshuffled eight officers appointed on the Wagha border. According to a notification issued by Assistant Collector Headquarters, Custom House Lahore, eight officers of inspector rank have been reshuffled. Seven inspectors, serving on different posts at the Land Freight Unit Wagha, have been transferred to airport traffic with immediate effect. ... Read More »

Customs appellate tribunal remits penalty on clearing agent

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LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has accepted the appeal of M/s Pak Port International Customs Clearing Agent against the Collector Customs MCC Lahore, Collector Customs (Appeals) and Deputy Collector Customs (Adjudication), AFU Lahore. Tribunal Member Judicial bench-II Omer Arshed Hakeem declares in the judgment that impugned order was not sustained on the touchstone of Section 32 of Customs Act-1969 therefore ... Read More »

Customs court hears 18 cases’ hearings on Saturday

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LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling heard 18 tax cases which were scheduled for hearings on Saturday. The special court adjourned many cases including hearing of bail pleas of three suspects. The court postponed pre-arrest bail pleas of Abid Hussain and Asghar Ali in tax evasion cases. Both accused were wanted in tax evasion cases. The court ... Read More »

Customs ASO foils bid to smuggle 190 cartons of non duty paid cigarettes

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LAHORE: On the directions of Chief Collector Central Region Madam Zeba Hai Azhar to curb the menace of smuggling in Lahore and upon receipt of a secret information by the Collector Preventive Zulfikar Ali Chaudhary, that an attempt is being made to smuggle a huge quantity of foreign origin cigarettes into Lahore via Railway cargo, the Additional Collector Muhammad Nayyer ... Read More »

Collector Preventive Zulfiqar distributes workload among three additional collectors 

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Chaudhary Zulfiqar Ali has distributed workload among three additional collectors of customs. The distribution of the workload will be implemented with immediate effect, a notification in this regard said. As per the notification issued on 24.3.2017, Additional Collector Usman Bajwa will look after matters about Land Customs Station, PFC, Railways Station Wagha while Additional ... Read More »

Customs Zulfiqar Younas led golf team grabs trophy

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LAHORE: The golf team led by Director Customs Intelligence and Investigations Zulfiqar Younas has won Pakistan Day Golf Cup held in connection with March 23. Pakistan Day Golf Cup organized by Lake City Lahore was won by team headed by Director Customs Intelligence and Investigations Zulfiqar Younas,. Brigadier Khalid Mehmood Goraya Commander ANF Punjab, Brigadier Shahid Younas and Khawaja Haider ... Read More »

Customs seizes smuggled pigeons, cocks at Lahore airport

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LAHORE: The Custom authorities, with the help of Director General Wildlife & Parks Punjab officials, have recovered 20 pigeons and four cocks illegally brought from Jeddah to Lahore at Allama Iqbal International Airport on. According to a Customs officer, one Mujahid Abbas was bringing 20 pigeons illegally from Jeddah by PIA airline flight Pk-760 when he was arrested. The raiding ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds Rs12m BMW, Honda Accord

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation initiated crackdown against the non –customs paid vehicles being plyed on the city roads. The official sources told Customs Today that on the directions of newly posted Director Zulfiqar Younas the Customs Intelligence and Investigation team has launched ruthless crackdown against the smugglers of non-customs paid vehicles. As per details the anti-car cell ... Read More »

PIA airhostess’ gold smuggling hearing adjourned

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LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has adjourned the hearing of a case of Pakistan International Airlines’ airhostess who is allegedly involved in smuggling of gold to New York. Airhostess, Nuzhat Bukhari, was arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) and then was handed over to the customs for prosecution. The customs prosecution team presented her before the ... Read More »

Customs appellate tribunal dismisses appeal of M/s Beco Iron and Steel Re-Rolling

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LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has dismissed an appeal with no order filed by the M/s Beco Iron and Steel Re-Rolling Private Limited against the collector of customs (Adjudication) Multan and deputy director Intelligence and Investigation-FBR, range office Multan. After a detailed hearing of the case, Omer Arshed Hakeem, Member Judicial bench-II, said in the remarks that appellant deliberately committed ... Read More »

Customs tribunal accepts appeal of ASO in black tea case

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LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has accepted an appeal filed by the Deputy Collector, Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Model Customs Collectorate Faisalabad, against respondents Muhammad Atif Zaman, Uni Trade Impex, Ijaz Hussain and Additional Collector Customs (Adjudication) Dry Port Trust Faisalabad. On the conclusion, Imran Tariq, Member Technical, declared that appellants’ contention that the tea was imported in paper sacks ... Read More »

FTO adjourns hearing of M/s Dyson Research Lab against CRTO

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LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has adjourned the hearing of a case filed by M/s Dyson Research Laboratories Private Limited Lahore against the Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO), Zone-V Lahore, until the next date. FTO Mian Munawar Ghafoor heard the case in which counsel for appellant Muhammad Ali Saif Cheema argued that the Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO), Zone-IV, ... Read More »

Customs court hears 17 important cases on Friday 

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LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling heard 17 important cases on Friday and adjourned most of the cases until next hearing. About 17 cases of different types, including pre-arrest bail pleas filed by accused, were scheduled for the day. The court adjourned bail pleas of Azhar Mehmood, Shafqat Ali and Shahbaz until next hearing. The cases, including ... Read More »

Central Region collects Rs9618m WHT from July 2016 to Feb 2017

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LAHORE: Customs Central Region has collected Rs9618 million withholding tax (WHT) during July 2016 to February 2017 of current financial year 2016-17. As per details the Customs Appraisement collected Rs 4262 million WHT during the period from July to February financial year 2016-17. Similarly, Customs Preventive collected Rs5117 million WHT during the period under review. The Collectorate of Multan collected ... Read More »

DG Valuation asked to set black paper valuation tax at $2150 per MT

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LAHORE: All Pakistan Dry Fruit Importers and Exporters Association Chairman Haji Fojan Khan urged the director general Customs Valuation to take in to confidence to the association while revising valuation of the dry fruits. Talking to Customs Today Haji Fojan Khan said that in Baluchistan, trade land route import and exports play important role and the association motivated the traders ... Read More »

Tax lawyers announce support to LTBA presidential candidate Qamar Zaman

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LAHORE: The candidate for President, Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA), arranged a meeting with the tax lawyers regarding the LTBA election 2017-18. All the senior and junior tax lawyers participated in the meeting and announced their support to Qamar Zaman and his party for the coming election of the Lahore Tax Bar Association. On the occasion, the senior tax lawyers ... Read More »

LHC seeks reply from FBR in Rs315.4m tax notice to Railways

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued notice to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in Rs315.4million outstanding tax to Pakistan Railways. The LHC also seeks reply from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on the next date of hearing. Justice Aisha-A-Malik heard the appeal filed by the Pakistan Railways against tax notice by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). ... Read More »

Customs appellate tribunal sets aside impugned order in fabricated form ‘E’ case

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LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has accepted the appeals of Shehanshah traders and 26 other complainants against the collector of customs (Appeals) Lahore and others. Tribunal also set aside the impugned order passed by the collector of customs Appeal. According to the brief fact of the case , an information received by deputy collector of customs Lahore that some exporters ... Read More »