KARACHI: M/s Atlas Battery Limited moved the Sindh High Court (SHC) against show cause notice for tax year 2017 and seeking a restraining order against any coercive action.
On January 10, counsel for the petitioner stated in his constitutional petition that on 23/10/2018, the FBR’s officials issued a show cause notice to the petitioner for tax year 2017. On 11/10/2018, the petitioner submitted a detailed reply wherein it raised its legal objections and responded to the factual issues raised by the FBR officials.
He submitted that petitioner filed an appeal in Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR) along with stay application which are pending without any order. The petitioner is kept completely in dark as to when its appeal and stay application shall be decided. The petitioner apprehends its appeal and stay application shall still be pending before the appellate forum. In the absence of a stay order, the remaining respondents shall immediately initiate coercive recovery proceedings against its assets and receivable.
Citing Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Appellate Tribunal IR, CIR Zone-IV, Deputy CIR E&C Unit-01, Range-A, Zone-IV as respondents to direct respondent no 2 to decide the petitioner’ appeal in accordance with law, prohibit the respondents from taking any adverse action.