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SC orders Dewan Cement to pay customs duty after 19 years

KARACHI: The Appraising Intelligence Branch of Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement-West is finally succeeded in managing its outstanding recovery of nearly Rs 80 million from Dewan Cement Limited (Pakland Cement) on its alleged involvement in tax evasion of Rs 86.84 million customs duty and sales tax. According to details, the case has been decided by Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) after ... Read More »

FBR to remove flaws in sales tax collection

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has intensified its efforts to remove flaws in sales tax collection to achieve the yearly target  for FY 2014-15. As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa and all members were briefed in a presentation on improvements in the collection system to collect sales tax. In the presentation members presented suggestions to remove flaws ... Read More »

Issue of fertilizer subsidy

According to newspaper reports, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research is dilly-dallying the issue of subsidy on fertilizers, leaving little room for the farmers to enthusiastically participate in the next season crops. The use of fertilizers is the basic element in the modern farming and the growers deserve every facility from the government, but the present situation will ... Read More »

Circular debt – again  

Circular debt is the money which various government departments owe to PEPCO as electricity charges. When the government departments do not pay for the power they use, PEPCO fails to pay to various power producing units from where it purchases electricityand the power producing units cannot pay to oil companies to purchase fuel. This creates a circle of debt which ... Read More »

PTBA cries foul at glitches in ST registration

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has written in to the FBR chairman complaining about difficult and time-consuming procedure for sale tax registration. In a letter to FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa, the PTBA pointed out that the current system for ST registration was time-consuming as it required two to three months to get a manufacturing unit registered for sales ... 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 »

FBR assigns Rs 20.7 billion yearly target for Appraisement Lahore

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has finally assigned customs duty collection target to Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement Lahore for the financial year 2014-15. According to details, MCC appraisement Lahore has been asked to collect total duty of Rs 20.73 billion for fiscal year 2014-15 which is 26 percent more than the last year target. The MCC Appraisement ... 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 »

Customs valuation of Fleece Fabric issued

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has determined the Custom values of Fleece Fabric through Valuation Ruling No.683/2014 under Section 25-A of the Customs Act, 1969. The exercise to determine the Customs values of Fleece Fabric was initiated after it was brought in the notice of the Directorate General of Customs Valuation that Fleece Fabric is being imported from ... Read More »

Physical, mental health perquisite for nation’s efficiency: LCCI

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has organised a day-long seminar on “The Hidden Enemy” on Friday, in which a large number of people from different walks of life participated. LCCI Vice President Kashif Anwar and renowned Psychiatrist Dr GH Saqib Kalyani spoke on the occasion and marked the importance of physical and mental health. They pledged ... 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 »

FBR raises large taxpayer unit’s target by 30pc

LAHORE: The Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been assigned 30 percent more revenue target for September this year than the last year’s collections of Rs 15.03 billion during the same period. Sources told Customs today that the FBR has assigned Rs 19.497 billion tax collection target to LTU for September this year, which ... Read More »

Ex-CEO Hamdani owns TCS building

ISLAMABAD: The customs authorities have learnt that former TCS CEO Saqib Hamdani has the ownership of the main building of the TCS Express and Logistics Centre near Jinnah International Airport at Iqbal Avenue, Karachi. This revelation has opened new dimensions in the TCS and Smart Zone Company smuggling case that how a man hired as CEO could have the ownership ... Read More »

Dubai Customs seizure cases up 23pc in first half

DUBAI: Dubai Customs has raised collections from seized contraband as it has 23 percent more seizure case during the first half of this year than the same period of last year. As per details, Dubai Customs Passenger Operations Department has 1,037 confiscations during the first half of this year as compared to 843 seizures during the same period last year. ... Read More »