FBR Cracks Down on Massive Rs. 22 Billion Sales Tax Fraud

Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has made a significant breakthrough in its fight against tax evasion. They’ve unearthed a Rs. 22 billion sales tax fraud orchestrated by two companies.

Major Tax Fraud Network Busted:

  • FBR Intelligence Leads the Way: The Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation in Hyderabad and Karachi unearthed the elaborate fraud.
  • Fake Companies and Invoices: The investigation exposed a network creating fake companies and issuing counterfeit sales tax invoices to evade taxes.
  • Rs. 22 Billion in Losses Recovered: FBR estimates that this network caused roughly Rs. 10 billion and Rs. 12 billion in losses from M/s Rehman Enterprises and M/s ZA Impex, respectively.

FIRs Registered and Investigation Continues:

  • Legal Action Initiated: FIRs (First Information Reports) have been filed against both companies under the Sales Tax Act, 1990.
  • Financial Monitoring Unit Supports Investigation: Financial Intelligence reports (FIs) from the Financial Monitoring Unit further solidified the evidence against the accused.

FBR Committed to Combating Tax Fraud:

  • Defending Against False Accusations: The FBR acknowledges attempts by the accused to influence the investigation through baseless complaints.
  • Protecting National Revenue: The FBR emphasizes its commitment to identifying and prosecuting tax evaders to safeguard national revenue and create a fair tax environment.

Strengthening the Tax System:

  • Transparency and Accountability: This successful operation demonstrates the FBR’s resolve to combat tax crimes and ensure a transparent and accountable tax system.
  • Economic Stability: By dismantling fraudulent networks, the FBR aims to contribute to Pakistan’s economic stability.

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