LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has disposed of an appeal filed by Ali & Company against the Regional Tax Office (RTO-II) Lahore.
The FTO Advisor heard the appeal in which counsel for the appellant argued that RTO had failed to release the Sales Tax refund of Rs12million to the appellant since two years. He said the RTO-II has been collecting excessive taxes from the company for the last two years.
Although the petitioner approached the officials concerned several times for the release of refunds yet the RTO officials failed to clear the refunds, even after the passage of a reasonable time.
Finally, the appellant decided to approach the FTO seeking his intervention in this case. The counsel appealed the FTO advisor to direct the RTO-II to clear refund claims.
The counsel further said that delay in release of refunds puts a burden on the taxpayer therefore RTO-II should make an audit of the case and release the extra amount collected from the taxpayer.
On the other hand, counsel for RTO-II submitted the relevant documents to the FTO advisor and argued that RTO-II already released the tax refunds to the complainant.
After hearing the arguments from both sides, FTO Advisor has decided the case.