SRB suspends sales tax registration of seven taxpayers

KARACHI: Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) has suspended sales tax registration of seven taxpayers who failed to comply with filing of returns for four consecutive tax periods.

The SRB in a letter sent to Pakistan Automation Revenue (Pvt) Limited (PRAL) informed that the seven taxpayers had been suspended with immediate effect.

The SRB said that under Section 25(1)(a)(ii) of the Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act, 2011 provides that registration of a registered person can be suspended where registered person ‘has failed to comply with its obligation under the Act.’

Further, Rule 10 of the Sindh Sales Tax on Services Rules, 2011 also provides that where a registered person commits any act of fraud or deliberate and intentional non-payment, short payment or evasion of tax or non-filing of returns for four consecutive tax periods, the SRB or an officer of SRB authorized by the board in this behalf may suspend the registration of such person.

The SRB said that during scrutiny of tax profiles of the taxpayers, that SRB’s registered persons had failed to file their Sindh sales tax monthly returns for the last four consecutive tax periods i.e. May 2020 to July 2020.

This behavior of non-filing is in violation of the provincial tax laws.

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