Powers to form Customs tribunal shifted to Prime Minister

KARACHI: The Finance Bill 2019 has proposed to shift the powers to form Customs Appellate Tribunal from the federal government to the Prime Minister. Read more »

Adjudicating monetary limits of principal appraisers, superintendents enhanced

KARACHI: The government has enhanced monetary threshold of principal appraisers and superintendents for adjudication with condition of reducing time limit to 90 days for deciding cases. Read more »

Finance Bill 2019: GD filing limit reduced to 10 days

KARACHI: The government has reduced the goods declaration filing limit from 15 days to 10 days by proposing amendment to Section 79 of Customs Act, 1969. Read more »

Finance Bill 2019: reduced duty rates proposed for various imported goods

KARACHI: The government has announced reduction in customs duty on import of various goods. Read more »

Finance Bill 2019: duty exemptions on various imported goods proposed

KARACHI: The government has proposed exemptions from customs duty on import of various goods through Finance Bill 2019. Read more »

Finance Bill, 2019: 10 years imprisonment for money laundering through foreign trade

KARACHI: The government has taken harsh stance on money laundering through foreign trade and proposed 10 years imprisonment for persons involved besides confiscating consignments. Read more »

Customs law amended to recover unpaid amount from exporters

KARACHI: The government has put a check on exporters related to unpaid amount of duty and taxes at the time of export clearance and amended law to recover the same. Read more »

FBR empowered to impose fee, service charges under Customs laws

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been empowered to impose service charges and date of determination of rate of import duty under Customs Act 1969. Read more »

Collectors’ power to determine customs values withdrawn

KARACHI: The government has withdrawn the power of Collector of Customs in determination of customs value on his own motion through Finance Bill 2019. Read more »

Non-ATL persons to pay double amount of withholding tax on prize bond winning

ISLAMABAD: The government has increased withholding tax by 100 percent on winning of prize bonds for persons not on Active Taxpayers List (ATL). Read more »

Commercial importers to file income returns after removal of FTR

ISLAMABAD: Commercial importers will require to file return of income and statement of assets to the tax authorities after the removal of final tax regime. Read more »

Karachi Chamber highlights budget anomalies, urges rectification

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Junaid Esmail Makda, while highlighting various Sales Tax and Income Tax anomalies unveiled in the Federal Budget 2019-2020, appealed Prime Minister Imran Khan,... Read more »