Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation intensifies countrywide operations

Raza Kazmi

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Hyderabad received a credible information that a business entity of manufacturing of Pulp, Paper & Paper Board has claimed huge electricity expenditure amounting to Rs.74, 961,695/- for the tax year 2019 and has declared the total sales for the said tax year at Rs.176, 944,121/- only, which does not commensurate with the claim of consumption of electricity during the said year, the sources in FBR disclosed here Thursday.
A team of the Directorate, duly authorized, visited the premises of business concern in SITE, Kotri and examined the records and data available in the premises. From initial scrutiny of the records, it transpires that the taxpayer concern has suppressed sales of finished goods of Rs.500 million approximately. Inquiry has been initiated after taking possession of necessary records.
Similarly, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Multan raided a Manufacturing Unit with the name Naqshband Foods. The Manufacturing Unit was not registered with sales tax. After scrutiny of record, tax evasion of 30 million has been revealed.
The Enforcement Squad of the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Hyderabad visited the premises of a Cigarette Distributor in Kunri, city of District Umer Kot. During search of the premises, the team found large quantity of Cartons of cigarettes of different brands stored in the godown of said premises for illegal sale. The team found no genuine records regarding payment of applicable duties and taxes in respect of Cigarettes, lying in the godown. In the absence of such documentary evidences, the stock of 353 cartons of cigarettes involving the revenue of Rs.7 million approximately has been taken into custody.

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