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Customs Appellate Tribunal orders to recover evaded amount from M/s Wateen Wimax Private Limited

Customs Appellate Tribunal orders to recover evaded amount from M/s Wateen Wimax Private Limited

LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal has ordered the customs department to recover short paid duties and taxes from M/s Wateen Wimax Private Limited in case filed against Collector of Customs (Adjudication), Customs House Lahore and Collector of Customs, Customs Collectorate (Preventive) Customs House Lahore.

According to the details, Member Technical Imran Tariq heard the appeal filed by M/s Wateen Wimax Private Limited. After hearing the arguments in details, the member of Customs Appellate Tribunal declared that all arguments submitted by the appellant are considered by the tribunal and court did not agree with the contention and find no merit in the appeal and directed the respondent to recover the duties and taxes short paid by the appellant.

According to the details of the case, during the course of audit, Deputy Collector Customs Preventive, Air Freight Unit, Allama Iqbal International Airport pointed out that software recorded on optional media has been mis-declared under the PCT 8523. 8030 instead of PCT heading 8523. 4910 CD @ 10 percent. After the audit customs officers charged Rs39,92578 which were short paid by the M/s Wateen Wimax Private Limited.

The case was referred to the adjudication authority who heard the case in details, passed the Order-in-Original (ONO) upheld the assessment order and also order to recover the duties and taxes with Rs5,00,00 penalty.

Being aggrieved from the order appellant filed the case before the Customs Appellate Tribunal on the some certain grounds and appeal to set aside the Order-in-Original. On the other side respondent department denied all allegations.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, Customs Appellate Tribunal dismissed the appeal and order for the recovery of short paid amount.