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FBR detects 992 non-registered industrial gas connections under sales tax act

FBR detects 992 non-registered industrial gas connections under sales tax act

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) detected 992 non-registered industrial and commercial gas connection holders liable to be compulsory registered under the tax laws.

Sources told Customs Today that FBR has directed its field formations to register the industrial and commercial gas consumers and initiate legal action for recovery of government dues.

Sources told that examination of industrial and commercial connection data of gas distribution company Sui Northern Gas Pipe Line (SNGPL) revealed that 992 connections falling under the jurisdiction of certain offices were not registered for sales tax despite the fact that their utility bills were higher than the prescribed limit for compulsory registration.

The persons were not registered under the Sales Tax Act, 1990 which resulted in potential loss of government revenue. The names of Alcatal Pakistan Ltd Islamabad, Metro Habib Cash and Carry Pakistan Pvt Ltd Lahore, Kitchen Cuisine (Lahore), M/s Asia Rubber Industries (Lahore), M/s Qurban Enterprises Lahore, M/s Tubex Packages Lahore, M/s Shahkot Ice Factory (Shiekhupura) M/s Ramna Food Products Ltd (Lahore), M/s Hunbul Tex (Pvt) Ltd (Lahore), M/s Pak Green Sie (Gujranwala), M/s Wire Heating Javaid Iqbal (Lahore),  M/s Tajammal Hussain Ice Factory (Lahore), M/s Hashim Corp Khalid Nawaz Chattha (Lahore), M/s 3A Apparels Cloth Washing Amir Azeem (Lahore), M/s Barkat Food Industries (Multan)  M/s Stitch Style Pvt (Lahore), M/s Moofi Food (Abottabad), M/s Mian Brothers Plastic Moulding Lahore, M/s Unitech Carpet (Abbottabad), M/s Sajjad Knitwear (Lahore), M/s Roshin Ice Factory (Multan) and M/s Wahab Abdullah Clothstan are included in the list.