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KARACHI: Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) officials sealed two outlets of popular burger restaurant chain Burger O’clock over alleged sales tax evasion.

According to the details, the sealed branches were located at Dolmen Mall Clifton and Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society. SRB said the restaurants suppressed sales figures leading to huge losses in Sindh Sales Tax (SST) revenue.

This action comes just 20 days after SRB sealed two outlets of Red Apple restaurant chain on similar grounds on November 23.

According to SRB, Burger O’clock violated the Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act 2011 and Sindh Sales Tax Special Procedure Rules 2022 despite earlier assurances of compliance. The rules mandate large restaurants to integrate point-of-sale systems with SRB for real-time tax monitoring. However, Burger O’clock failed to deposit the evaded tax amounts.

With back-to-back punitive actions, SRB has strongly signalled zero tolerance for eateries dodging tax obligations. The authority has vowed similarly strict punishments for other restaurants flouting provincial taxation rules. It continues striving to strengthen tax compliance monitoring across Sindh.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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Parvez Dec 13, 2023 03:44pm
Ahhh ! ...... good show SRB. Now do the same with the BIG BOYS.
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K Khan Dec 14, 2023 07:14am
So it's SIND board of revenue but never heard of it raiding any business in Sind other than Karachi. All is well other than Karachi and 100% tax recovery is being done there! There is 200% more theft of tax in interior Sind, under the protection of SBR...
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Mateen Dec 14, 2023 02:00pm
@K Khan, Mr Khan if SRB is trying to collect the tax ( burger joint is supposed to collect taxes for Government of Sindh) why bring Karachi and other parts of sindh. Stop your negativity and appreciate any good action
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K Khan Dec 14, 2023 08:17pm
@Mateen , Mateen sb., I belong to affected salaried class and fully support & appreciate tax collection from ALL places. And same should also apply to the whole province. I am aware of lot of things in interior which you may not be aware of, so don't just unnecessarily challange someone's experience-based opinion. All food outlets should be taxed across the province (period).
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Rashid Omer Dec 15, 2023 06:59am
Never heard of SRB. What is SRB role?
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Irfan Shah Dec 17, 2023 11:23pm
I suggest Sindh Agriculture Income Tax will collect by Sindh Revenue Board. Please start process for new assignment. Then good work
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