Tax on bullet proof BMW SHC fixes Nov 7 for final hearing

KARACHI: A custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Tuesday fixed Nov 7 for final hearing in a case of duty on an imported bullet proof BMW after counsel for importer/owner objected to the question of law framed by the petitioner Collctorate of Appraisement West in a Special Customs Reference Application (SCRA) filed after the department lost at all lower forums.

According to details Jahanzaib Khan Burki imported a vehicle and sought provisional release under section 81 of the Customs Act 1969. The concerned collectorate assessed the vehicle on higher side. The vehicle was released after deposition of differential amount of rupees 41 lac by way of a pay order.

The department was required to re-determine the custom duty, taxes etc. The collector appeals later also ruled in favour of the importer holding that provisional assessment attained finality as the 60 days limit has expired. The department the filed an appeal before Special Customs Appellate Tribunal which was dismissed after which the instant petition for implementation of orders of the tribunal was filed.

As the petition came up for hearing, the department’s lawyer stated that a SCRA has been filed.

MsDil Khurram Shaheen advocate objected to the question of law framed in the SCRA and pleaded for allowing petition filed by her.

The bench after hearing the sides fixed Nov 7 for a final decision.

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