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LHC issues stay order against tax notice to Minhaj

LHC issues stay order against tax notice to Minhaj

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued stay order against Rs700 million tax notice to Minhajul Quran International issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and restrained it from recovery of taxes from welfare organization.

As per reports, Minhajul Quran had filed an application in LHC, demanding that MuQ is a welfare organization; therefore, it was given exemption from paying any tax in 1982. However, in order to oppress MuQ and its administration, the present government has sent a notice on July 9 for recovery of taxes.

The FBR lawyer told the LHC that after amendments to the tax laws, the MuQ would have to pay taxes. “Qadri and Minhajul Quran had been sent three tax notices regarding tax recovery but neither the PAT chief nor his institution responded to those notices,” he added.

However, the court issued a stay order restraining FBR to recover tax from the welfare organization.