Commissioner (Appeals) barred from issuing adverse orders

LAHORE: Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has barred commissioner appeals from issuing any adverse order against taxpayers, who failed to appear due to lockdown for prevention of coronavirus.

The PRA in an office order dated March 25, 2020 said that in view of the prevailing circumstances in the wake of coronavirus spread, no adverse orders may be passed due to non-appearance of any party, lawyer or authorized representatives, as the case may be, fixed for hearing before the Commissioner (Appeals), Punjab Revenue Authority with immediate effect and till further orders.

In another office order, the PRA said that in order to facilitate the taxpayers, lawyers, chartered accountants and tax consultants/authorized representatives because of the closure of office due to coronavirus outbreak, it has been urged upon the taxpayers to file their appeals before the Commissioner (Appeals), Punjab Revenue Authority electronically.

For this purpose, the taxpayers may submit their appeals through emails at commissionerappeals@gmail.com

The taxpayers have also been advised that the appeals may be filed/sent through courier or mail as well.

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