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Deputy Collector Saima orders importer to deposit short amount of duty & taxes

Deputy Collector Saima orders importer to deposit short amount of duty & taxes

MULTAN: Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication Saima Ayyaz issued Order–in-Original (ONO) against importer M/s General Trading Company for tax evasion of Rs.34208/ only after trial.

According to details, M/s General Trading Company located in the Khawaja Colony, House No.1523/80 Mohallah Rasool Pur Railway Road Multan. Said importer imported a consignment of miscellaneous goods along with Shampoo and others from Multan Dry Port .Importer imported said Shampoo and miscellaneous goods through M/s Samin Enterprises, against GD No. MCSI-HC-302.

During the course of audit by the Directorate General of Audit Customs & Petroleum Lahore it has been observed that the goods were cleared under PCT Heading 3505.9020 paying customs duty @ 12.5 % under the benefit of SRO 659(I)/2007. But correct PCT Heading 3305.1000 of import consignment did not exist in table of the SRO.659 (I)/2007 and the actual customs duty was chargeable @ 20 % on import of said goods.

Alleged importer M/S General Trading Company has paid less tax than their actual taxes at the time of clearance of their import consignment which also resulted into short realization of government revenue .Therefore M/S General Trading Company paid short duty and taxes amounting to Rs.34208 at time of clearance. Deputy Collector Saima Ayyaz directed importer to pay duty tax of Rs.34208 to Multan Customs in their issued Order-in-Original (ONO).