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Q-Mobile seeks adjournment in Rs 772 million tax evasion case

Q-Mobile seeks adjournment in Rs 772 million tax evasion case

KARACHI: The M/s Digicom (Pvt) Limited and M/s New Allied Electronics (Pvt) Limited, the authorized dealers of Q-Mobile (cellular company) have sought another adjournment from the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I in the hearing of tax evasion case of Rs772 million.

The sources informed Customs Today that the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has fixed the hearing date of the case in next week, although; the departmental representatives of the authorized dealers of Q-Mobile through a letter by courier have sought adjournment into the case till the end of this current month.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I had served show-cause notices on M/s New Allied Electronic and M/s Digicom Private (Limited), the authorized dealers of Q-Mobile in the month of September, 2014 in the pretext of its involvement in tax evasion to the tune of Rs772million in terms of additional Sales Tax and Customs Duty. Later on, the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I fixed the hearing date of Sept 22 into the said case.

It may be mentioned here that the Model Customs Collectorate-MCC of Multan had prepared a contravention report against the non-duty/taxes paid 2.4 million cellular phones of different models in the consignments involving Rs 772 million duty/taxes.

Subsequently, the MCC-Multan had forwarded the case to the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I for further legal proceedings.