LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has announced the verdict in income tax levy case filed by the Hamza Shahbaz on Thursday.
On income support levy was challenged by the 149 petitioners before the Lahore High Court. Yesterday, LHC dismissed all petitions.
Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) has reserved the verdict in Income Support Levy case which was filed by Hamza Shahbaz, opposition leader in Punjab Assembly.
The appeal was filed against Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Ministry of Law and Ministry of Religious Affairs.
During the proceedings of the case, Hamza’s counsel argued that his client is a registered taxpayer and always paid his tax without default. He submitted that the Inland Revenue department had issued a notice to his client for payment of Rs1.2 million as income support levy.
He added that after 18th amendment, social welfare had become a provincial subject whereas inland revenue was not empowered to collect it. He submitted that collection of levy by the Inland Revenue was a violation of the constitution.
He pleaded with the court to set aside the collection of income support levy by the Inland Revenue, declaring it as illegal.
The single bench comprising Justice Asim Hafeez heard the petition filed by the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly and reserved the verdict in same case.
On Thursday, Lahore High Court announced the verdict and rejected all petitions against income tax levy.