LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has postponed a case filed by proprietor of M/s Rehmani Metal Traders against the Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) Lahore until the next date of hearing.
According to the details, FTO Consultant Tariq Yousaf heard the complaint number FTO-LHR//000042/17 of Muhammad Ashraf, proprietor M/s Rehmani Metal Traders in which the counsel for the appellant argued that the RTO has not released the refund to the appellant for the last three years.
He said that the RTO collected excessive tax from the company during the last three years. The company approached the officer concerned many time for issuance of the refunds but the department did not pay the refunds after the passage of reasonable time.
Finally, the appellant decided to approach the FTO seeking interference in this case. The counsel appealed the FTO advisor to direct the RTO to clear the refund claims.
The counsel further said that the delay in issuance of refunds put burden on the taxpayers, adding that the CRTO should make audit of the cases and release the extra amount collected by it from the taxpayer.
On the other hand, counsel for RTO argued that the appellant has not submitted all record in the office on which basis it is claiming for refunds. If appellant provides accurate record, the RTO will issue the refunds if any after proper assessment, he added.
After hearing the arguments from both sides, Consultant Tariq Yousaf adjourned the case until next date for further hearing and directed the parties to appear on said date to present arguments in the case. FTO will hear case after two weeks.