FBR issues draft rules for settlement of tax cases

FBR issues draft rules for settlement of tax cases

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued draft rules for settlement of tax cases through oversight committee.

The FBR issued SRO 945(I)/2020 to notify draft rules for implementation of law of agreed assessment under Section 122D of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

The Section 122D has been inserted to the Ordinance through Finance Act, 2020.

The section allowed an opportunity where a taxpayer, in response to a notice under sub-section (9) of section 122, intends to settle his case, he may file offer of settlement in the prescribed form before the assessment oversight committee.

According to the draft rules, a settlement application shall be made electronically by the applicant in person or by his authorized representative, under Section 122D for agreed assessment to the committee.

A settlement application shall be preferred to the committee after the date of service of the notice under sub-section 9 of Section 122 of the Ordinance and before finalization of assessment.

The commissioner shall not conclude assessment proceedings under Section 122 if an application, made against the notice issued under sub-section (9) of Section 122, lies pending before the committee.

The committee after examination of the contents of an application submitted by an applicant and facts stated therein and on scrutiny of requisitioned record, if any, shall afford opportunity of being heard to the applicant in writing.

The committee shall finalize the application filed under Section 122D of the Ordinance within thirty days of receipt of application or within an extended period of sixty days, for reasons to be recorded in writing by the committee.