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FBR Appoints Industrialist Gohar Ejaz Head of Complaint Resolution Committee   

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LAHORE– The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has appointed Mr Gohar Ejaz, Patron-in-Chief APTMA, as head of Complaint Resolution Committee for the settlement of Sales Tax matters/issues.  

 The Board vide its Order No.I(5)ST-L&P/Misc/2019/236706-R dated 14.12.2020 has constituted a special Committee to review complaints and issues relating to Sales Tax matters, take action for their resolution, follow up with field formations till issue is resolved and adopt mechanism for the early resolution of such matters/issues.  

 The Complaint Resolution Committee headed by Mr. Gohar Ejaz, Patron-in-Chief APTMA, also includes Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue, Regional Tax Office, Lahore; Dr. Qurat Ul Ain Irfan, Vice President, Pacific Pharmaceuticals, Lahore; Mr. Almas Hyder, former President Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), Mr. Mohammad Raza Baqir, Executive Director, APTMA, Lahore and Additional Commissioner (HQ), RTO, Lahore as members of the Committee. Additional Commissioner (HQ) will also serve as Secretary of the Committee.  

 The Committee would share data with the Board on monthly basis regarding all the issues received, resolved, and pending for resolution besides recording reasons for the pendency.     

 Mr. Gohar Ejaz has urged all taxpayers and members of business community belonging to all sectors of economy to forward their issues relating to Sales Tax refunds and other matters along with all documentary evidence to Additional Commissioner (HQ.) RTO Lahore/ Secretary of the Committee for taking up all such issues by the Committee.  

 Business community of the country has largely appreciated the initiative of the Federal Government for reposing confidence in the leadership of private sector and appointing Mr. Gohar Ejaz as a head of the Committee for resolution of tax issues of trade and industry in general and the exporters, in particular. Business leaders have expressed the hope that the Committee would be able to achieve its objectives in the shortest possible time under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Gohar Ejaz. An early resolution of Sales Tax refund matters would resolve the liquidity issues of the industry and would be helpful in boosting exports, attracting fresh investment, and creating jobs in the country, they added.