LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has heard the case filed by M/s Khyber Petroleum & CNG Services against the Regional Tax Office, (RTO-II) Lahore until the next date of hearing.
FTO Advisor Tariq Yousaf heard the complainant number: 191/LHR/IT (143)/ 567/2016 filed by M/s Khyber Petroleum & CNG Services. The counsel for the appellant argued that the RTO had failed to release the sales tax refund to the appellant for the last two years.
He said that RTO-II collected excessive tax from the company during the last two years. The petitioner approached the officials concerned several times for issuance of the refunds, but the RTO officials failed to clear 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 chief commissioner RTO-II to clear the refund claims.
The counsel further said that the delay in issuance of refunds put burden on the taxpayers, adding that the RTO-II should make audit of the cases and release the extra amount collected by it from the taxpayer.
On the other hand, counsel for RTO-II argued that the appellant has not submitted all record in the office for claiming refunds. If appellant provides accurate record, the RTO-II will issue the refunds after proper assessment, he added.