Dr. Asif Mahmood Jah, the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO), has stated that the FTO will continue to offer taxpayers further help, as it did in the Suzuki car purchasers’ refund case.
At a ceremony conducted at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, he remarked this while distributing a check to taxpayers in the Suzuki automobile buyers’ case for excess sales tax refunds (ICCI).
He emphasized that while Pakistan Suzuki had previously charged buyers a 17 percent sales tax at the time of automobile booking. The sales tax on vehicles up to 1000 cc had been decreased to 12.5 percent in the most recent budget.
He said that on receipt of complaints from car purchasers, FTO dug out the data of Suzuki car purchasers and worked hard to provide refunds of 4.5 percent excess sales tax to 9,500 car purchasers.
Jah urged that the business community should take maximum benefit of the services of FTO to get relief in tax grievances.
Speaking at the occasion ICCI President Ahsan Zafar lauded the efforts of FTO for providing speedy justice to taxpayers by addressing their tax complaints. He said that refunds of excess sales tax to the taxpayers in Suzuki car cases reflected the commitment of FTO to protect the interests of taxpayers. He assured that ICCI would work closely with the FTO to address the grievances of taxpayers.