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SC verdict: APCNGA seeks e-filing of ST at 17pc

SC verdict: APCNGA seeks e-filing of ST at 17pc

ISLAMABAD: The All-Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) appealed to the federal government to provide necessary directives to the FBR to abide by the Supreme Court decision by allowing the CNG sector to electronically file sales tax under the existing sales tax structure in accordance with the apex court’s order.

In this regard a meeting between an APCNGA delegation, comprising the association Sindh Chairman Shabbir Sulemanjee and Central Chairman Pervez Khattak and FBR officials was held to develop a consensus regarding electronic filing of sales tax at 17 percent.

On the occasion, the APCNGA leaders appealed to the FBR to make necessary amendments to the PRAL System which currently based on 26 percent GST.

It is to be noted that the Supreme Court, in its verdict Dec 10, 2013 declared the 9 percent value addition tax imposed on the CNG sector as unlawful and remarked that the 26 percent (17pc GST and 9pc value addition) should be reduced to 17 percent only.

The FBR challenged the verdict which was also rejected by the Supreme Court. The decision to impose 17 percent GST on the CNG sector was then well implemented by OGRA, SSGC and SNGPL providing relief to the general public.