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AGP recommends recovery of Rs 1.14 million from former Gwadar Port Authority chief

ISLAMABAD: The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has recommended recovery of Rs 1.14 million from the former Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) chairman along with fixing responsibility for committing the crime. AGP annual report read that the former GPA chairman, a Grade-20 officer, was paid Rs 1.14 million on account of a three-day tour to Singapore, but he claimed daily allowance ... Read More »

AGP urges FBR to take measures to curb tax evasion

ISLAMABAD: The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to adopt measures to curb tax evasion via under-invoicing, misdeclaration, smuggling, inadmissible exemptions and refunds. In a report, the AGP has told the FBR to devise a mechanism, forcing field officers for compliance of provisions of SRO-678 (1) 2004. “Make necessary amendments in the rules ... Read More »

Commerce Ministry fails in recovering income tax rebates from NTC officials

ISLAMABAD: The Commerce Ministry has failed in complying with directions of the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) regarding recovery of Rs 1.807 million from the National Tariff Commission (NTC) officials. A ministry source told Customs Today that the ministry was conveyed about the said directions in January 2014, but no development has been made in this regard. The source revealed ... Read More »

FBR refuses to provide sales, income tax refunds’ record to FIA

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has refused to provide general record of sales tax and income tax refunds paid of taxpayers to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The FIA has asked FBR for provision of entire record of sales tax and income tax refunds paid in Karachi and Quetta, especially in which heavy amounts are involved. A well-placed source ... Read More »

Dastgir to visit Netherlands to improve trade ties

ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir is scheduled to start a four-day official visit to Netherlands on coming Tuesday. The invitation for this visit was extended by Dutch Minster for Trade Ms Liliame Ploumen during her visit to Pakistan in May this year. During his stay in Amsterdam, minister will hold meetings with Dutch officials on matters of bilateral interest ... Read More »

Bajwa assures tax relief for solar industry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Solar Association Vice Chairman Nouman Yousafzai asked Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa to give tax compensation in solar system, in a meeting here on Wednesday. As per details, Nauman Yousaf was of the view that by reducing tax value more public could be benefitted from solar power in recent energy crisis faced by country. FBR chairman ... Read More »

LHC disposes of petition by SM Foods seeking quashing of FIR

MULTAN: The Multan bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has disposed of a petition filed by Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration of imported goods from Austria. The quashing of the FIR filed by the Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration in the import of iron rods used in the baking of biscuits was disposed ... Read More »

FBR Chairman Bajwa seeks list of seized vehicles from all collectorates

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa has sought all model customs collectorates to provide the details of all seized non-customs paid vehicles. As per details, in a notification issued by chairman office, it was stated that all model customs collectorates should send lists of non customs paid vehicles at warehouses and ports, seized by customs. It ... Read More »

Revenue Alliance Union asks FBR chief to accept demands

LAHORE: The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FRAEU) FBR Pakistan has sent a letter to the FBR chairman, asking him to accept their charter of demands or the union will call for a strike. The union reiterated its demands in the letter regarding the service structure policy for FBR employees from BS-1 to BS-16, grant of one time scale to ... Read More »

Traders seek govt permission to import textile machinery from India

ISLAMABAD: Traders and textile groups have asked the federal commerce ministry to allow them imports textile machinery from India. As per details, importers want to import boilers and gear boxes via Wagha Border as the cost of import is much higher in Karachi. Sources told Customs Today that some traders have imported gear boxes for textile machinery via Wagha Border ... Read More »

Customs reveals another multi-million scam by Telenor

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Islamabad has brought another mega scam of Rs 23 million duty evasion by Telenor into light. As per details, the customs has issued notice to the telecommunication service provider, Telenor, for its alleged involvement in another Rs 23 million duty evasion in mis-declaration/mis-classification. Telenor has assured the customs that they were ready ... Read More »

FBR to make e-filing of tax returns user friendly

SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is removing flaws from E-filing system of tax returns submission to make it more user-friendly, to facilitate the business community and potential taxpayers. The FBR has launched an awareness seminar on “E-filing tax returns filing” at Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). The FBR chief of FATE Wing Islamabad Bukhtiar Muhammad, Secretary ... Read More »

Punjab fixes Rs 5.74 billion revenue target for Gujranwala

SIALKOT: The Punjab government has fixed a recovery target of Rs 5.74 billion as agricultural income tax, stamps duty, registration fees, land revenue tax and capital value tax on the sale, purchase and transfer of the properties and lands in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin and Gujranwala districts. According to the senior officials of the Board of Revenue Punjab, ... Read More »

PM, cabinet assure support to Bajwa on tax collections

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif instructed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa to start crackdown on tax evaders without any discrimination. He also told FBR chairman to broaden the tax net without taking any political pressure. As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa has briefed the PM Nawaz and cabinet in a federal cabinet meeting on ... Read More »

Bajwa, US councillor meeting cancelled due to Imran, Qadri sit-ins

ISLAMABAD: The meeting between Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa and economic councillor of US Embassy has been cancelled due to security situation in the federal capital. As per details, economic councillor of US Embassy was scheduled to meet the FBR chairman at headquarter on Thursday, however, meeting has been cancelled due to sit-ins and marches by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ... Read More »

Bajwa, UK official to discuss roadmap to improve taxation

ISLAMABAD: The representative of UK Department for International Development (DFID) will meet Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa at FBR headquarters on Monday. As per details, a meeting between FBR chairman and DFID representative has been scheduled for this Monday in which both sides will discuss the roadmap to improve the tax collections and to strengthen the economy. ... Read More »

Govt seeks parliament nod to give market access to India

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to forward Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) – a term coined after Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status for India, to parliament for approval to normalise trade ties with India. The decision was taken after lack of understanding between inner opposition and stakeholders. As per details, the government is waiting for end to sit-ins so that ... Read More »

FBR acting Chairman to visit Karachi Customs House next week

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue acting Chairman Shahid Hussain Asad is likely to visit Karachi Customs House next week. The FBR sources confirmed Customs Today that the acting chairman Shahid Asad would expected to visit customs house next week where he will hold meetings with the Customs officers. It further informed this scribe that the agenda of the meeting ... Read More »

IOCO starts listing genuine importers

KARACHI: The Input-Output Co-efficient Organization (IOCO) of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started to compile the list of genuine importers, who has been granted concessionary regime by Pakistan Customs on their imports of raw materials according to the amended SRO565 (I)/2014. The FBR sources informed Customs Today that the IOCO after conferring the powers of dealing with SRO565 (I)/2014 ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nazim Saleem to hold meetings at Quetta today

KARACHI: Chief Collector Enforcement-South Muhammad Nazim Saleem left for Quetta for holding meetings with officers of Quetta Collectorate. As per details, the Chief Collector Enforcement-South will also visit the check-posts of Pakistan Customs established at the entry and exit points of the Quetta city. A source from FBR told Customs Today that the Chief Collector Enforcement-South will hold meetings regarding ... Read More »