AIRLINK 69.92 Increased By ▲ 4.72 (7.24%)
BOP 5.46 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-1.97%)
CNERGY 4.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-1.32%)
DFML 25.71 Increased By ▲ 1.19 (4.85%)
DGKC 69.85 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-0.16%)
FCCL 20.02 Decreased By ▼ -0.28 (-1.38%)
FFBL 30.69 Increased By ▲ 1.58 (5.43%)
FFL 9.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.81%)
GGL 10.12 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (1.1%)
HBL 114.90 Increased By ▲ 0.65 (0.57%)
HUBC 132.10 Increased By ▲ 3.00 (2.32%)
HUMNL 6.73 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.3%)
KEL 4.44 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
KOSM 4.93 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.82%)
MLCF 36.45 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-1.49%)
OGDC 133.90 Increased By ▲ 1.60 (1.21%)
PAEL 22.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.18%)
PIAA 25.39 Decreased By ▼ -0.50 (-1.93%)
PIBTL 6.61 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.15%)
PPL 113.20 Increased By ▲ 0.35 (0.31%)
PRL 30.12 Increased By ▲ 0.71 (2.41%)
PTC 14.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.54 (-3.54%)
SEARL 57.55 Increased By ▲ 0.52 (0.91%)
SNGP 66.60 Increased By ▲ 0.15 (0.23%)
SSGC 10.99 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.09%)
TELE 8.77 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.34%)
TPLP 11.51 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-1.62%)
TRG 68.61 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.01%)
UNITY 23.47 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.3%)
WTL 1.34 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-2.9%)
BR100 7,394 Increased By 99.2 (1.36%)
BR30 24,121 Increased By 266.7 (1.12%)
KSE100 70,910 Increased By 619.8 (0.88%)
KSE30 23,377 Increased By 205.6 (0.89%)

ISLAMABAD: In order to reduce litigations of Rs2.3 trillion in courts, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started the process of appointment of a panel of advocates of Inland Revenue across the country.

According to the FBR, the FBR has its subordinate offices all over the country and is in the process of evolving a smart legal team for its sub-ordinate offices to plead the departmental cases of Inland Revenue before various courts.

Legal teams shall be hired at the regional level at different stations of Inland Revenue Field Formations, i.e., Islamabad/ Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan Sialkot, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, and Quetta.

The description of work revealed that the panel advocates shall provide legal opinion/ endorsement/ recommendations on matters relating to taxation or services or Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/ Criminal Law.

They shall appear before the various courts on the direction of the department and help in the preparation of para-wise comments wherever required for vetting by the department and for submission before the courts.

The panel advocates shall convey the court’s directions to the department in time.

The competent authority has the right to increase/ decrease the number of panel advocates or cancel the hiring process at any time.

Remuneration shall be given on a case-to-case basis as per the FBR’s professional fee structure, the FBR added.

In the case of retired officers of the FBR who have served in the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) or Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) for at least 10 years, a minimum of one-year experience as an Advocate High Court is required.

The FBR has already decided to approach trade bodies, including chambers of commerce all across the country to utilise the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) option to the optimum level.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

Comments

Comments are closed.