ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) heard a couple of tax references, challenging tax recovery notices and issued notices to the parties for taking part in the court proceedings.
The court was hearing references filed by M/s Attock Oil Company Limited and M/s Pak Telecom Mobile Limited. The appellant had filed submission against FBR field office, Large Taxpayers’ Unit, Islamabad.
IHC single bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq heard the matters. M/s Pak Telecom Mobile Limited had filed the case challenging a show cause notice issued by the Large taxpayers Unit, Islamabad.
Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR) through which it had sustained decision announced by the department’s adjudication pertaining to the show cause notice issued to M/S Pak Telecom Mobile Limited.
M/s Pak Telecom Mobile Limited had filed the reference against ATIR and had challenged it announcement before thecourt. FBR field office, Large Taxpayers Unit’s officers were also made respondent in the case.
The appellant had submitted that ATIR had maintained decision of LTU adjudication in ignorance of law and the appellant’s submissions were not addressed completely challenging recovery of outstanding tax amount.
ATIR, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), officers of LTU including Commissioner Inland Revenue, and others were made respondent in the case.
M/S Pak Telecom Mobile Limited had prayed the court to direct LTU not to recover the said amount and abstain from any coercive action in this regard.
M/S Pak Telecom Mobile Limited submitted before the court that the impugned order was issued under malafide 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 Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).