Concession on artificial leather shoes, SHC fixes March 28 for final hearing

KARACHI: A constitutional petition filed by Super House Private Limited, importer of artificial leather seeking concession of 9 per cent in Sales Tax (ST)will be heard by a division bench of Sindh High Court on March 28.


The petitioner challenged the denial of facility of reduced rate of ST allowed under SRO 1125 of 2011. The controversy arised when in SRP 1070 of 2016, words “artifical leather” was not incorporated. The custom authorities referred the issue to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for a clarification which issued another SRO 777 in 2018 clarifying that the said concession is still available on imported artificial leather goods (shoes, purses etc).

A counsel for Franklin Law Associates appearing for the petitioner company pointed out that the matter involved interpretation of the law and that a number of identical petitions are fixed for hearing on March 28.

The bench ordered fixing of the instant petition with identical petitions while directing the custom authorities to issue a delay detention certificate in favour of the petitioner company.

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