LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the Commissioner Inland Revenue (Appeals), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), to hear and pass the order within thirty days in appeal filed against tax notice issued to Pakistan Railway by the FBR.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) must stop all actions against Pakistan Railways till the order by commissioner appeals. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza passed remarks in case where Pakistan Railways challenged Rs107 million income tax notices by the FBR.
In appeal Pakistan Railways also mentioned the Ministry for Law and Justice, FBR and other departments. With the order to stop action and pass a judgment within thirty days, Lahore High Court has closed the same case.
During the hearing, the counsel for appellant argued that Pakistan Railway has submitted its tax liabilities regularly while Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a tax notice of Rs107 million. Pakistan Railways challenged the FBR notices before the Commissioner Inland Revenue (Appeals) who issued the stay order for 60 days, now, with the vacation of stay order FBR started action for tax recovery.
He prayed before the court that court may order FBR to stop action and also give early decision in the same case. After hearing argument, court barred FBR and ordered commissioner appeals for decision within 30 days.