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Sales tax collectors warned against de-registration delay

ISLAMABAD (November 27 2002) : Noticing the violation of Sales Tax Act, 1990, the Central Board of Revenue (CBR) has warned all regional collectors to check the unreasonable delay in the disposal of applications for de-registration of taxpayers.

The maximum period for finalisation of de-registration is six months as per section 21 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990. However, CBR noted with great concern that the collectors were delaying such applications for the last many years.

According to the CBR, this violation of the Sales Tax Act has created embarrassing situation for the aggrieved public, tax bars, judicial for a and Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO).

The CBR has further pointed out that the situation requires immediate attention of the regional collectors.

To avert the ongoing situation, the CBR has asked the concerned officials to prepare a list of these cases and make the disposal system more efficient to clear the backlog.

The CBR has also directed the collectors to check the performance of the staff on weekly basis. This would enable the Board to timely evaluate the performance of all regional collectorates.

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