FBR to pay additional amount on delayed sales tax refund

FBR to pay additional amount on delayed sales tax refund

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is liable to pay an additional amount on a sales tax refund that is paid after a specified time under Sales Tax Act, 1990.

A procedure for the payment of an additional amount against delayed sales tax refund has been laid down under Section 67 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Sales Tax Act, 1990 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Act incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of section 67 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990:

67. Delayed Refund.– Where a refund due under section 10 is not made within the time specified in section 10 from the date of filling of refund claim, there shall be paid to the claimant in addition to the amount of refund due to him, a further sum equal to KIBOR per annum of the amount of refund due, from the date following the expiry of the time specified as aforesaid, to the day preceding the day of payment of refund:

Provided that where there is reason to believe that a person has claimed the refund which is not admissible to him, the provision regarding the payment of such additional amount shall not apply till the investigation of the claim is completed and the claim is either accepted or rejected:

Provided further that where a refund due in the consequence of any order passed under section 66 is not made within forty five days of date of such order, there shall be paid to the claimant in addition to the amount of the refund due to him, a further sum equal to KIBOR per annum of the amount of refund, due from the date of the refund order.

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