SRB suspends sales tax registration of four freight forwarders

KARACHI: Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) has suspended sales tax registration of four freight forwarders for defaulting payment and non-compliance of filing sales tax returns.

The SRB issued suspension notices to the following freight forwarders:

Muhammad Rafique (M/s. Rafique Brothers)

M/s. Prime Ocean Cargo Management Company (Pvt) Limited

M/s. Shahnoor Weavers

Muhammad Tahir Imam (M/s. ST Logistics International)

The SRB said that Muhammad Rafique (M/s. Rafique Brothers) had failed to make payment of Sindh Sales Tax on Services for the period from July 2011 till to date. Further the company also failed to file return electronically for the tax periods February 2017 to December 2018 and July 2011 to April 2013.

The SRB asked the company that the notice would be revoked in case it takes remedial action by May 24 by making payment and filing true and correct returns for the said periods. Otherwise the case shall be proceeded for cancellation in case remedial action was not taken by May 25, 2019.

In case of M/s. Prime Ocean Cargo Management Company (Pvt) Limited, the SRB said that the company had failed to file returns for the period July 2016, December 2015, March 2015, June 2013, March 2013, September 2012, August 2012, June 2012, May 2012, April 2012, March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011, July 2011.

The SRB directed the company to take remedial action by May 24, 2019. “In case of non-satisfactory response or failure to take remedial measures as suggested above on or before May 25, 2019 the case shall be further preceded for cancellation of registration wit the SRB.”

In the case of M/s. Shahnoor Weaver, the SRB said that the company had failed to make payment since July 2011 till date. Further, the company had failed to e-filer sales tax returns for tax periods from July 2011 to June 2015 and from August 15 to December 2018.

The SRB directed the company to take remedial action by May 26, 2019. “In case of non-satisfactory response or failure to take remedial measures as suggested on or before May 27, 2019, the case shall be further preceded for cancellation of registration with the SRB.”

In the fourth case of Muahmmad Thair Imam (M/s. ST Logistics International), the SRB said that the company had failed to make payment of sales tax on services from July 2011 till date. Further, the company also failed to e-filer sales tax returns for the said period.

The SRB has directed the company to take remedial action by May 23, 2019. “In case o non-satisfactory response or failure to take remedial measures as suggested on or before May 24, 2019 the case shall be further preceded for cancellation of registration wit SRB,” it added.

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