KARACHI - Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s delegation, led by Businessmen Group chairman Siraj Kassam Teli along with KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmed, had a meeting with FBR Chairman here on Friday and demanded to immediately rescind SRO 191(I)/2012.

Siraj Teli also demanded to resolve the issue of notices issued to taxpayers regarding flying/ fake invoices which has spread harassment in the business & industrial community.

With regards to broaden the base of tax payers, the business community was prepared to sit with FBR and find a solution, said Siraj Teli. “But this issue cannot be linked with SRO191 as we believe it is the duty of FBR to register new tax payers by using data of their own or NADRA or even use data from mobile phone companies,” he added.

Chairman FBR agreed to suspend the condition of CNIC/NTN with regards to SRO191 and also extended the date of filing the GST return up to 25th April 2012. The Chairman FBR also agreed and instructed to stop all actions with regards to the notices issued to the tax payers against fake/flying invoices and a committee was constituted to segregate those genuine businesses which have followed all legal formalities such as making payments by cheques etc. not to involve them and give relief to them in this matter.