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FBR files FIR against Shaheen Air for tax evasion

FBR files FIR against Shaheen Air for tax evasion

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has lodged First Information Report (FIR) against Shaheen Air International Limited for committing tax fraud to the tune of Rs1 billion.

According to media reports, the registered person has committed tax fraud as defined under section 2(37) of Sales Tax Act, 1990 in contravention to Section 11 (1) and 11 (4A) of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 read with the Sales Tax General Order No. 03 of 2004, dated June 12, 2004 and Section 4, 14 and 19 (1) of the Federal Excise Act, 2005 read with sub-rule 9 of the rule 41A, 47 and 60(1)(2)(3)(4) Table II etc.

The registered person M/s. Shaheen Air International (Pvt) Limited has failed to deposit government revenues, which the payment has collected / withheld from various passengers / travelers who opted to travel through the defrauder’s airline and has committed tax fraud within the maning and scope of tax laws.