SCCI pins hopes on new FBR chief for early payment of refunds
PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has welcomed the appointment of Muhammad Javed Ghani as new chairperson, Federal Board of Revenue and hoped that the new FBR chief will play integral role in the early payment of refunds.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the SCCI president, Engineer Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz said that the inordinate delay in the payment of refunds by the FBR has created great unrest among the business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said that despite clear directions by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the undue delay in payment of refunds is incomprehensible and reprehensible.
He added the policy would further push the business community hit by the corona lockdown, into economic depression.
According to the regional tax office, Maqsood Pervaiz said the details of refunds claims belonging to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa business community had been timely sent to Federal Board of Revenue, despite that the delaying tactics and slowness were adopted in payment of refunds.
The chamber president said that the undue delay in payment of refunds has multiplied economic woes of the business community, which is highly deplorable.
Furthermore, he demanded the government and FBR to bring new people under the tax-net instead of imposing further burden of taxes/levies on existing taxpayers.
The SCCI president also called upon the government to extend relief to the lockdown affected businesses and industries in order to pull them out from the current economic crisis. He stressed the need for adopting ‘business-friendly’ policies while keeping in view the present scenario. - APP