LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has appointed All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Patron-in-Chief Gohar Ejaz as head of its complaint resolution committee for settlement of sales tax matters.
The FBR on Tuesday had constituted a special committee, which was tasked to review complaints related to sales tax; take prompt action for their resolution; follow up with field formations till the issue was resolved; and adopt a mechanism for early resolution of such matters.
The committee headed by Gohar Ejaz also included Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue-Lahore; additional commissioner (RTO-Lahore); Pacific Pharmaceuticals Vice President Dr Quratul Ain Irfan, former Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) president Almas Hyder and APTMA Executive Director Mohammad Raza Baqir.
The additional commissioner will serve as the secretary of the committee.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Wednesday, Gohar Ejaz has urged all taxpayers and members of the business community to forward their issues pertaining to sales tax refunds along with documentary evidence to the additional commissioner/committee secretary.
CONFIDENCE IN PRIVATE SECTOR
The business community has largely appreciated the government’s initiative for reposing its confidence in the leadership of the private sector by appointing Gohar Ejaz as head of the tax resolution committee.
They hoped that the committee, under the leadership of Gohar Ejaz, would be able to achieve its objectives in the shortest possible time.