FBR allows raids against unregistered manufacturers, suppliers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has given go ahead to directorate of intelligence and investigation for conducting raids against manufacturers and suppliers not registered under sales tax laws.

In this regard the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, Inland Revenue carried out raids against three unregistered units in Gujranwala, said a statement issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday.

The statement said that in continuation of a drive against un-registered persons involved in making taxable supplies who are liable to be registered under the Sales Tax Act, 1990, the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue, Lahore has carried out action under Section 38 and 40 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 after obtaining search warrants from the Area magistrate against the manufacturing/business premises of three un-registered units in Gujranwala on November 05, 2019.

The three unregistered units were involved in manufacture and supply of taxable goods i.e. sanitary ware, detergents and household gas appliances.

During the search carried out available record was resumed which is under scrutiny and further investigation in this regard is underway.

“The Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue shall continue such operations in order to unearth unregistered units/businesses which are making taxable supplies without payment of due amount of sales tax and causing huge loss to the national exchequer,” the FBR said.

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