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FBR to re-devise sales tax registration system

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue is in process of re-devising system of sales tax registration to clear backlog of pending applications, seeking new Sales Tax Registration Numbers (STRNs). Sources told Customs Today that a meeting was held by FBR officials to discuss sales tax registration. FBR Member IR Operations, Member IT CEO Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL), Chief IR ... Read More »

PRAL to be connected with PHMEA for exporters’ facilitation

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KARACHI: Regional Tax Office Karachi’s Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue Hafiz Muhammad Andhar said that Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) will be directly connected with Pakistan Hosiery Manufactures and Exporters Association (PHMEA) so that exporters will be able to work smoothly, during a meeting at PHMEA House on Wednesday. The exporters can submit manuals after connection of the link, he added ... Read More »

KTBA rejects FBR’s directives of submitting ECs through IRIS

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KARACHI: FBR issued directives for submission of Exemption Certificates through IRIS system to Karachi Tax Bar Association. KTBA rejected the directives by sending a letter to FBR telling that these directives have no legal sanction or support as neither Income Tax Ordinance 2001 nor Income Tax Rules 2002 laid down such rules. KTBA said that this new rule is introduced ... Read More »

Customs Internal Audit gets access to online PCA module

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Internal Audit Customs has eventually succeed to get countrywide access of online Post Clearance Audit (PCA) Module and its data-base which is to be maintained by PRAL, Islamabad, it is learnt here. Sources confirmed Customs Today that the FBR has allowed the authorities concerned of the Directorate General of Internal Audit Customs to get countrywide ... Read More »

ADC Customs Iram orders release of Pearl, Lux soaps and Dove shampoo

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Additional Collector Customs (Adjudication) Iram M Aamir also orders release of truck after payment of Rs 30,000 fine   ISLAMABAD: Additional Collector Customs (Adjudication) Iram M Aamir has passed the Order in Original No 49, 2014 in the seizure case of miscellaneous goods, including milk powder, Pearl oil soap, Lux beauty soap, diapers, Osaka Tuff energy savers, Audionic speakers, Dove ... Read More »

WeBOC’s Railways module by year’s end: Director Yousfani

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KARACHI: Transshipment of import cargoes from Karachi ports to all the dry ports across the country would be shifted to WeBOC (Web Based One Customs), the computerised clearance system of Pakistan Customs. The WeBOC Railways module is being developed by Pakistan Revenue Automation Ltd (PRAL) as per the specifications provided by Directorate of Reforms & Automation, Customs. Since its inception ... Read More »

PTBA cries foul at glitches in ST registration

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has written in to the FBR chairman complaining about difficult and time-consuming procedure for sale tax registration. In a letter to FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa, the PTBA pointed out that the current system for ST registration was time-consuming as it required two to three months to get a manufacturing unit registered for sales ... Read More »

Customs denies smuggling under ‘official patronage’

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HYDERABAD: The Model Customs House Jacobabad has denied the news item regarding “smuggling of contraband under official patronage” published in a section of english press. In a press release issued by the Customs House Jacobabad clarified that Customs staff at Jacobabad check-post were not involved in any kind of smuggling as per the strict instructions from FBR Member (Customs) and ... Read More »

MCC-Appraisement (West) re-distributes assignments to ACs, DCs, principal appraisers

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KARACHI: The competent authority of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement (West) through an Office Order No 100/2014-Esst (AW) has assigned different tasks to assistant collectors and deputy collectors of MCC-Appraisement (West). According to the details, Nausheen Riaz Khan has been assigned the job of R&D, AIB and Post Release Verification (PRV) Cell, FTA Cell, ADRC, MIS-I and IT Division. Muhammad ... Read More »

KTBA urges FBR to redress provincial ST-Input Adjustment

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KARACHI: Karachi Tax Bar Association (KBTA) has written a letter to the Member Indirect Taxes of Federal Board of Revenue, Incharge Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) and Member Operation-FBR regarding the restriction of provincial Sales Tax Input Adjustment. In the letter, General Secretary KTBA Muhammad Aleem has stated that the issue of provincial Sales Tax Input Adjustment for the tax ... Read More »

Development of WeBOC clearance system

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BY RAFIULLAH BANGASH (ASSISTANT COLLECTOR): As part of its reform and modernization efforts, the erstwhile Central Board of Revenue (CBR) under the banner of Customs Administrative Reforms (CARE)  which replaced decades old, notoriously inefficient, manual system into a progressive computerized clearance system capable of catering to the present day demands of huge volume of cross border and international trade. With web based ... Read More »

FBR shows 150 PRAL employees the door

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has terminated from service 150 employees of its subsidiary Pakistan Revenue and Automation Limited (PRAL), fuelling apprehensions about the adverse impact on the performance of the department. Among those terminated employees are data entry operators and officials who were performing basic and important jobs. Currently, the PRAL is playing a crucial role in ... Read More »

PRAL overhauling taken as challenge: FBR Member IT Raana Ahmed

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Information Technology (IT) Raana Ahmed declared that she had taken on the challenge of overhauling and rejuvenating the PRAL as its poor performance had rendered the board’s IT Wing virtually ‘inoperative.’ “The most important and imperative fact which cannot be ignored is that PRAL has not been performing up to the mark and ... Read More »