LAHORE: Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) Advisor Mian Munawar Ghafoor has heard a case filed by proprietor of M/s Abuzar Qasim against the Regional Tax Office (RTO-II) Lahore. FTO has reserve the complaint for next date and called the parties with record.
During the proceedings of case on 7.9.2018, the counsel for the appellant argued that the RTO-II had failed to release the sales tax refunds to the appellant since last two years.
He said the RTO-II collected excessive taxes from the company during the last two years. The petitioner approached the officials concerned several times for the release of refunds, but the RTO officials failed to clear refunds after the passage of a reasonable time.
Finally, the appellant decided to approach the FTO seeking intervention in this case. The counsel appealed the FTO advisor to direct the RTO-II to clear the refund claims on priority basis.
The counsel further said that delay in release of refunds put burden on taxpayers, adding that the RTO-II should make audit of the case and release the extra amount collected by it from the taxpayer.
Further prayed that Federal Tax Ombudsman may order to the Regional Tax Office to release taxpayer refund because taxpayers demanding their legal right.
After hearing the arguments from both sides, advisor for advisor of Federal Tax Ombudsman save the arguments from appellant and called the both parties on next date of hearing.