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LHC seeks detailed reply from FBR for raiding businessmen’s premises

LHC seeks detailed reply from FBR for raiding businessmen’s premises

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has restrained the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to raid the premises of the businessmen without sending information notices. The court advised the FBR not to conduct raid on the places of the businessmen without prior intimation.

The appeal was filed by the plaintiff named Crescent Dying.

According to the details, a two-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) heard the case under the supervision of Justice Masood Abid Naqvi in which counsel for petitioner Mohsin Virk argued that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), violating Section 38 of Sales Tax Act-1990, is sending Sales Tax notices to the taxpayers.

Besides the violation of law, the FBR is also raiding the business premises and controlling the record of the businessmen. Considering it not enough, the FBR is also blacklisting the taxpayers.

The counsel prayed the court that the court may stop the FBR from raiding the business community’s premises and violating the section 38 of Sales Tax Act-1990.

After hearing the arguments from the appellant side, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has restrained the FBR from conducting raids on the business community’s premises and also sought a detailed reply from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on September 28. The court was adjourned till above said date.