KARACHI: During first 15 days of September, the Customs Exports has served seven show cause notices on tax defaulters and tax evaders for recovery of dues.
Sources told Customs Today that the factories issued with notices include M/s Nasir Ali and Sons Gharo and M/s Sodaba Fertilizer Hyderabad.
M/s M/s Nasir Ali and Sons Gharo used wrong Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) headings to get a consignment of imported plastic items and kitchen accessories cleared by 19th of August and caused the national kitty a loss of Rs2.19million.
During the scrutiny of the import data, the Customs Exports team detected the wrong use of PCT heading for which it was issued with a show-cause notice No: 212/2017 to pay the evaded amounts of tax and duty.
Meanwhile, the Customs Exports unearthed another tax evasion done by M/s Sodaba Fertilizer Hyderabad who got cleared a consignment of special fertilizer. The customs authorities, after a careful investigation, served a show cause notice on the company and asked it to deposit the evaded tax amounts within fortnight.
Source said the Custom Exports is preparing a list of defaulters who were issued with notices but they did not reply yet.
It is pertinent to mention here that, during the last month of August, the Customs Exports has issued 16 show cause notices and seven final notices to the tax evaders warning them to clear the outstanding tax amounts at the earliest to avoid stern action.