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FBR RTO-II tightens the noose around sales, income tax evaders

FBR RTO-II tightens the noose around sales, income tax evaders

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Regional Tax Office-II issued notices to 2100 unregistered industrial and commercial connections users of LESCO and SNGPL for compulsory sales tax registration while 8212 motor vehicles data of 2400cc and above has been obtained out of which 4066 owners have been shortlisted for further scrutiny, including non-filers.

As per details, Lahore Regional Tax Office-II has launched a fresh enforcement drive by sifting the data of industrial and commercial connections retrieved from LESCO and SNGPL and hitherto 2,100 notices for compulsory sales tax registration have been issued.

Chief Commissioner, RTO-II, Lahore Ahmad Shuja Khan asserted that unregistered businesses with industrial and commercial utility connections should voluntarily get themselves registered to contribute their share in national income.

Moreover, registration drive has been extended to 942 Brick Kiln units existing in the outskirts of Lahore and Districts of Kasur, Sheikupura and Nankana Sahib.

They are liable to be registered and have been apprised of the fixed monthly sales tax regime introduced through Finance Act, 2019.

Data with regard to manufacturing concerns with NTN making taxable supplies and declaring turnover exceeding 3 million rupees as per income tax returns is also being utilized for new sales tax registrations.

Likewise, 8212 motor vehicles data of 2400cc and above has been obtained out of which 4066 owners have been shortlisted for further scrutiny including non-filers.

In the wake of outreach program launched by Withholding Zone of RTO-II, Lahore, 14 seminars/workshops have thus far been conducted so as to familiarize 102 withholding agents hailing from government and semi-government departments with prevailing withholding rates and statement filing procedures.

Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue, RTO-II, Lahore also said that earnest efforts are being made not only to achieve the assigned revenue budget, but also to ensure optimal new registrations and enforcement of income tax returns of non-filers.