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IHC directs counsels to conclude arguments on petition filed by M/s Huawei Technologies

IHC directs counsels to conclude arguments on petition filed by M/s Huawei Technologies

ISLAMABAD: A bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed counsels to conclude arguments on coming Monday in a tax matters filed by M/s Huawei Technologies.

On 8.10.2018, IHC bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq was hearing the matter challenging Large Taxpayers Unit’s show cause notice issued in head of federal excise duty (FED).

Earlier, another bench of IHC had reserved decision on another tax matter filed by the same appellant.  In that matter the appellant had challenged another recovery notice issued to it in head of outstanding sales tax by the LTU, Islamabad.

M/S Huawei Technologies had submitted that the department had issued the demand for the tax year 2010 in head of sales tax.

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), officers of LTU including commissioner Inland Revenue, Commissioner Inland Revenue (Appeals) and Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR) were made respondent in the case.

M/s Huawei Technologies prayed that the assessment order issued by the LTU officer was illegal, unlawful and without legal grounds.

The appellant had submitted before the court that the impugned order was issued under mala fide intentions and had no legal standing or authority and the court may decide on relief which it deemed appropriate in this regard. It also stated that due legal course was not followed by the department in issuing the order.

The petitioner had prayed the court that issued order by the tax authority may kindly be suspended till the decision of appeal pending before the field office of board. In recent months the court had also disposed of cases filed from the same appellant challenging different recovery claims by the board.