ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court reserved decision of a case submitted by M/s Mustehkam Cement Limited challenging Federal Board of Revenue’s claim regarding recovery of outstanding tax.
IHC single bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq heard the case. The bench is likely to announce decision during coming week.
Through the petition, M/s Mustehkam Cement Limited had challenged assessment of company’s tax payments in tax year 2010.
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), officers of LTU including commissioner Inland Revenue, deputy commissioner Inland Revenue and commissioner Inland Revenue (Appeals) were made respondents in the matter.
M/s Mustehkam Cement 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 Mustehkam Cement Limited had prayed the court operation of the impugned order issued by the tax authority may kindly be suspended till the decision of appeal pending before the LTU.
M/s Mustehkam Cement Limited 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 appellant had also mentioned that departmental obligations were not met amid processing the notice of recovery demand while later the adjudication filed to address grievances of the appellant.
Earlier, the court had heard M/s Mustehkam Cement Limited’s submission challenging show cause notice for recovery of Rs 3,396,722,925 in head of income tax, dated April 12, 2016.