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PIA, Shaheen Air, Air Blue tax scam case: SHC summons attorney general

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned Salman Aslam Butt, the attorney general of Pakistan, to seek his perspective over the sales tax dispute between Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and the Pakistan Customs. The reliable sources confirmed Customs Today that the SHC has asked the attorney general to present before the court on Wednesday (today) and clear the government ... Read More »

Appraisement-East collects Rs 19.24b in August

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement-East has collected Rs 19.24 billion in August with an increase of Rs 5.78 billion as compare to the Rs 13.45 billion collected in July under the heads of customs duty, sales tax, withholding tax and federal excise duty. According to statistics, the MCC-Appraisement-East has collected Rs 5.24 billion customs duty in August ... Read More »

Multan Customs collects Rs 14.92b in August

MULTAN: Multan Customs Collectorate has collected Rs 14.92 billion in August for FY 2014-15. The Anti-Smuggling Organisation has registered 15 cases in August 2014 which includes seven cases of vehicles and eight cases of contraband items, collecting Rs 7.26 million duty on the seized items. The Multan Customs also uncovered alleged tax evasion by Q Mobile smart phones company worth ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs initiates investigation into Telenor case

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has started investigations into telecommunication service provider, Telenor, on mis-declaration in import of telecommunication equipment. Sources told Customs Today that Customs I&I has started reviewing goods declaration forms by the company in this regard. “Customs Intelligence initiated investigation on request of the Karachi Customs into the mis-declaration ... Read More »

Lahore Customs team to visit Karachi to pursue pending cases

KARACHI: An investigative team of the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Lahore has planned to visit regional office in Karachi to pursue important cases. Sources in FBR informed Customs Today that a team headed by Intelligence Officer Yousuf Yaar Khan has to visit Karachi on Monday night to review some high profile cases which are in pending due ... Read More »

Customs lodges FIR against agents, exporter for misusing ‘E’ form

LAHORE: The Investigation and Prosecution Cell of the Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement has lodged an FIR against five people for allegedly misusing ‘E’ form for foreign exchange at the Mughalpura Dry Port. Sources told Customs Today that Jamaludin and Sons, through New See Line International Customs Clearing Agents, entered a consignment of 15,250 pieces of auto oil filters worth $12,192 ... Read More »

Karachi Customs sends Telenor’s alleged tax evasion case to FBR

KARACHI: The Directorate General of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Karachi has forwarded the case of Telenor Pakistan to FBR Headquarters in Islamabad. Telenor Pakistan was allegedly found involved in tax evasion of around Rs 30 million in clearances of telecommunication equipment through mis-declaration. The sources in the directorate informed Customs Today that the authorities in regional office forwarded ... Read More »

Customs Port Qasim collects Rs 25.6b in August

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim has collected revenue of Rs 25.6 billion in share of customs duty, sales tax, federal excise duty and income tax in August 2014. As per details, Collectorate of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim has increased its revenue collection by Rs 5.89 billion as revenue collection in July was Rs 19.74 billion. ... Read More »

ASO seizes contrabands worth Rs 24m in August

KARACHI: The Anti-Smuggling Organisation (ASO) branch of the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi seized smuggled goods, including foreign diesel, oil tanker, CNG cylinders, high speed Iranian diesel, silk cloth, poppy seeds, shoes and sleepers worth Rs 24.2 million in which Rs 3.18 million duty involved, in raids during August. As per details, the anti-smuggling team has seized 18,000 ... Read More »

Delay in FTO Sialkot camp office draws STBA ire

SIALKOT: Sialkot Tax Bar Association (STBA) President Shahid Mehmood has regretted the delay in the establishment of Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) camp office at the export-oriented city despite a lapse of four months and demanded early setting up of the office. Talking to Customs Today, Mehmood informed that the STBA had long been struggling for the FTO camp office in ... Read More »

Multan Customs seizes plastic grains, cloth worth Rs 15m

MULTAN: The Multan Customs Intelligence and Investigation has captured two trucks of imported cloth and plastic grains in separate raids. According to reports, the customs officials intercepted a truck near Dera Ghazi Khan and seized huge quantity of Iranian-origin plastic grains being transported to Lahore. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Additional Director Nisar Ahmad constituted special teams to foil the smuggling ... Read More »

Importer penalised for tax fraud involving LC

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication has issued Order-in-Original (ONO) against an importer, UBC Convertec (Private) Limited, for its alleged involvement in mis-declaration of goods, value and description. According to details, the importer electronically filed goods declaration — KAPE-HC-54462 dated 24-12-2013 declared to contain Acrylic Polymer in primary form “PC WBGS 1240 A”, 10500Kg (net weight) under HS Code 3906.9090 ... Read More »

FBR blacklists 3,058 industrial, trade units

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has blacklisted 3,058 industrial and trade units for alleged tax evasion and fake invoices, causing billions of rupees losses to the national exchequer during last six years. These blacklisted industrial and business units, including textile mills and dozens of other units situated in Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Quetta, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Hyderabad. ... Read More »

FBR collects Rs 1b more revenue in August

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has surpassed the monthly revenue collection target of Rs 180 billion for August 2014 as it collected over Rs 181 billion during the month. Official data obtained by Customs Today showed that the FBR has provisionally collected over Rs 181 billion during the first 29 days of August 2014 against assigned monthly revenue ... Read More »

ATT scam: Customs tribunal abandons ONO against agents

KARACHI: A Customs Appellate Tribunal has cancelled the order-in-original (ONO) of the customs adjudication which holds customs clearing agents responsible for stealing of goods consigned by the National Logistics Company (NLC) under the Afghan Transit Trade (ATT). As per details the additional collector of adjudication at Port Qasim, Karachi, has passed an ONO imposing Rs 250,000 penalty on clearing agents, ... Read More »

Customs agents seek transfer of NATO container cases to Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The customs clearing and forwarding agents have requested the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to transfer the NATO container disappearance cases from Karachi to Peshawar due to travelling issues. The agents also claimed that there is still no progress in the cases due to political involvement and NAB has so far been unsuccessful in proving the accusation of container ... Read More »

Bajwa, Ashraf tell field officers to achieve revenue target

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa has visited large taxpayers to encourage them on their revenue collection efforts amid the current political situation in the country. On the directive of the FBR chairman, member Inland Revenue Operation Muhammad Ashraf Khan visited RTOs in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and met chief commissioners and urged the field formation officers to gear ... Read More »

Junaid asks officers to launch robust tax recovery campaign

MULTAN: Customs Intelligence Director Junaid Akram has urged the customs officers to perform their duties with dedication and strengthen the national economy by launching a robust tax recovery campaign and anti-smuggling operations. “All the officers will have to work hard to improve the revenue collection,” he said while visiting office of the customs intelligence in Multan. On the occasion, Additional ... Read More »

FBR designs new software for online tax payments

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has designed a new software for taxpayers to submit their tax returns online. The new software enables the taxpayers to submit their declarations of income tax, sales tax, withholding tax and federal excise duty through online service. As per details, FBR IT team has introduced the new software to facilitate the taxpayers so that ... Read More »

Customs: Scanners to be installed at Karachi airport to curb smuggling

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive Assistant Collector Engineer Mukhtar Ahmed Sheikh has said that the latest equipment, including 3-D and scanners, will be installed in Drug Enforcement Cell to curb smuggling from the Karachi airport. Talking to Customs Today, the assistant collector said that the latest scanners will play a vital role in detecting smuggled goods. He said that ... Read More »