FBR bans sugar bags movement without tax stamps

FBR bans sugar bags movement without tax stamps

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday has taken major decision to ban removal of sugar bags from factory premises without affixation of tax stamp.

The condition has been imposed to implement track and trace system for monitoring of production and supply of the commodity for the crushing season 2021-2022.

In order to implement the decision the FBR issued Sales Tax General Order (STGO) No. 05 on November 11, 2021. “No sugar bags shall be allowed to be removed from a production site, factor premises or manufacturing plant without affixation of tax stamps/Unique Identification Marking (UIMs) with effect from November 11, 2021, which are to be obtained/procured from FBR’s Licensee M/s. AJCL/MITAS/Authentix Consortium,” it said.

The purpose of imposing the condition is to launch electronic monitoring of the commodity as the sugar crushing for the season 2021-2022 is about to start.

Sources in the FBR said that the track and trace system was not fully installed at sugar mills. There are still few sugar mills that were in process to install the electronic monitoring system.

In the meantime, the FBR may also deploy tax officials at the sugar mills by invoking Section 40 B of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 for parallel monitoring.

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