KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to file their para-wise comments on a petition filed by Muhammad Younis Vohra proprietor of M/s Musaji Adam & Sons against imposition of additional taxes.
On October 18, 2018, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, heard the matter.
During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner stated that the petitioner is commercial importer, who had made payment of sales taxes at 17% as well as minimum value add tax at 3% for the period of July 2015 to April 2016; however, a show-cause notice was issued to the petitioner, requiring to make payment of Rs10.899 million for sales tax for the above-said period.
After the hearing, court issued notices and directed customs officials not to take any coercive action against the petitioner till final order of this court for recovery of amount as reflected in recovery notice.
Citing secretary Revenue Division, chief commissioner Inland Revenue Regional Tax Office-II, commissioner Inland Revenue Zone-Iv, Regional Tax Office and assistant commissioner Inland Revenue Unit-6, Zone-IV as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to declare that act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary.
He also pleaded the court to set aside impugned recover notice and restrain from taking any coercive action against the petitioner till final order in this petition.