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Appeal to withdraw sales tax on security services

Appeal to withdraw sales tax on security services

To,

 

The Federal Finance Minister,

Islamabad

 

Respected Sir,

I would like to draw your attention towards a serious issue confronting by business community pertaining to imposition of sales tax on security services. It is an entirely unjustified act to impose sales tax on security services, as it will further swell up woes of traders, affecting business activities.

It is the prime responsibility of the government to ensure security to the lives and properties of the citizens but the government has failed to do so, leaving no other option for the business community but to hire private security guards, resulting in additional expenses on security, whereas the imposition of GST on security services would further exacerbate the situation.

The government should help and facilitate the business community instead of imposing such levies and taxes on this important segment of society.

I request to the government to withdraw this tax which is creating difficulties for the business community yet the businessmen are trying their best to continue their businesses in extremely unfavorable circumstances.

I hope the government would take appropriate steps towards redressal of the grievances of the traders by withdrawing sales tax on security services.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Abdullah Zaki,

President KCCI,

Karachi