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IHC postpones hearing of tax reference filed by M/s Dewan Cement

IHC postpones hearing of tax reference filed by M/s Dewan Cement

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dated in office hearing of a tax reference filed by M/s Dewan Cement Limited, challenging a recovery claim made by field office of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

A single bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq heard the case. The company submitted that the FBR office had issued a recovery notice which did not hold lawful grounds.

The appellant also prayed the court to declare the act as illegal and without any lawful authority and an interim stay may be granted against the recovery proceedings.

M/s Dewan Cement also submitted 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.

ATIR, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), officers of LTU including commissioner Inland Revenue, and others were made respondents in the case.