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FTO remands back hearing of case filed against RTO Sargodha

FTO remands back hearing of case filed against RTO Sargodha

LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) on Wednesday has remanded back the hearing of a case filed by Asif Suliman, a government contractor against the Regional Tax Office (RTO) Sargodha until the next hearing.

According to the details, FTO Advisor heard the case in which the counsel for the appellant argued that the RTO Sargodha has not released the refund to the appellant from last two years.

He said that the RTO Sargodha collected excessive tax from the appellant during last two years. The company approached the officer concerned many times for issuance of refunds but the department did not pay the refunds after the passage of a reasonable time.

Finally, the appellant decided to approach the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO), seeking interference in this case. The counsel appealed the FTO advisor to direct the commissioner of RTO Sargodha to clear the refund claims.

The counsel further said that the delay in issuance of refunds put burden on the taxpayers, adding that the RTO should make audit of the cases and release the extra amount collected by it from the taxpayer.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, FTO Advisor Muhammad Zahiruddin has remanded back the same case for further hearing. The complaint was filed by Asif Suliman, a government contractor for tax refund. The regional tax office Sargodha will hear the stance of complainant and will decide the same case.