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IHC settles customs reference filed by M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited

IHC settles customs reference filed by M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday disposed of a customs reference filed by M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited with directives to Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR) to rehear the matter.

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz and Justice Mohsin Akhtar had reserved the decision on the matter after hearing final arguments.

M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited had filed the case, challenging an announcement made by the ATIR through which it had sustained decision announced by the department’s adjudication pertaining to the show cause notice to the company for outstanding tax recovery.

Through both the references, M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited had named chief commissioner Inland Revenue, LTU, assistant commissioner Inland Revenue Withholding, LTU, Commissioner Inland Revenue (Appeals), LTU, and Federation of Pakistan through the chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as respondent in the case.

Show-cause notices had been issued for the tax year 2013 in head of income tax under sections of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited had prayed the court to direct LTU not to recover the said amount and abstain from taking any coercive action in this regard.

The petitioner had prayed the court operation of the impugned notices issued by the tax authority may kindly be suspended till the decisions of appeal pending before the LTU.