KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has served show-cause notices on Q-Mobile and clearing agent M/s Delta Express Cargo in alleged involvement of tax evasion of Rs 772 million in terms of Sales Tax.
According to details, the Collectorate of Customs Multan has forwarded the Contravention/Seizure Report to Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I, Karachi in which it stated that the authorized dealers of Q-mobile namely M/s Digicom (Pvt) Limited, M/s New Allied Electronics have not yet paid Sales Tax of Rs 772 million on import of total 2410560 mobiles out of which 900 mobile sets were seized by Multan Customs while remaining 2409660 mobile sets have not yet been seized by the authorities concerned.
The Seizure Report further stated that M/s Digicom (Pvt) Limited and New Allied Electronics have submitted short tax in terms of Sales Tax on the import of smart phones.
It said that the Sales Tax on the import of smartphones were Rs 500 per set while the said tax on medium category of cell phone of the same brand was fixed at Rs 250 per set while the importers M/s Digicom Pvt Limited and M/s New Allied Electronics submitted Rs 250 on the import of per smartphone.
In the light of the aforementioned details, the Collector of Customs Adjudication-I, Ahmed Mujtaba Memon has issued show-cause notices against M/s Digicom (Pvt) Limited and M/s New Allied Electronics and its clearing agent M/s Delta Express Cargo to present their view point before the Adjudication authorities on Sept 22, 2014, the date of hearing of the case.