LAHORE: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Collector Ambreen Ahmed Tarar has issued a show cause notice to the owner of non duty paid goods and directed him to appear on September 25.
According to the details, M/s Mehboob Elahi & Company (NTN 0150329) imported 62 consignments of potatoes during scrutiny of import data it was revealed that importer had deliberately claimed the benefits of SRO 549(I)/2008 dated 11.6.2008 read with SRO 338(I)/2014 dated 2.5.2014 which was in fact rescinded vide SRO 573 (I)/2014 dated 26.6.2014 and the said were chargeable of sales tax @17%.
It was concluded that the importer was not entitled for exemption of sales tax which has further been clarified vide FBR’s classification vide letter dated 16.12.2015. Thus the importer with the connivance of clearing agent deliberately deprived the government of its legitimate revenue of Rs12,126,797 (on account of sales tax Rs10,3078,777/-) on account of additional sales tax Rs1,819,020/-) .
On the basis of reported facts, the respondents M/s Mehboob Elahi & Co 47-Sabzi Mandi Ravi Link Road, Lahore (importer) and their clearing agent M/s International Imran Yousaf 7 Co, House No. 14, Australia Masjid Building Mcleod Road are charged with contravention of the provision of Section 32 (3-A) of the Customs Act, 1969 and Section 33 (5) & 34 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 read with SRO 573(I)/2014 dated 26.6.2014.
Collector Adjudication Ambreen Tarar has directed owern of M/s Mehboob Elahi & Company to explain his position on 25.9.2017 at 11. M. in the office of Collector Adjudication failing which ex-parte proceedings will take place.