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LHC summons commissioner FBR in tax refund case

LHC summons commissioner FBR in tax refund case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued notice to Commissioner Inland Revenue Muhammad Irfan Raza to appear in person before the court. The petition was filed by a former employee of the Punjab government in tax refund case.

On 9.4.2019, a contempt petition was filed through Advocate Waheed Shahzad Butt against chairman FBR and minister of state for revenue, Muhammad Irfan Raza, commissioner Inland Revenue presently working as director internal audit.

Petitioner mentioned that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) officers are not implementing order passed by the LHC wherein it was directed to refund the amount of the petitioner recovered from his bank account.

Earlier, the petitioner challenged the FBR’s action to recover the tax default amount of the government of Punjab from his bank and denied the relief granted by the Federal Tax Ombudsman by filing representation before the President of Pakistan wherein the LHC held that case of the petitioner is one of maladministration for which the FTO has jurisdiction and as a result order passed by the President has been set aside with the directions to refund the amount within two weeks.