Lahore, December 11, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tuesday urged the LESCO authorities to make their sales tax portal operational as the site shows LESCO’s status as “INACTIVE” on FBR tax facilitation portal and it is depriving businessmen of sales tax adjustment being charged on electricity bills.”
In a statement issued here after receiving written complaints from a member firms, the LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar said that the FBR site’s showing LESCO as an inactive member due to non filing of sales tax return since June 2012 as such it is not responding to the businessmen seeking adjustment on electricity bills.
The LCCI president said that it is very unfortunate that huge amounts of GST charged on electricity consumption are not being adjusted as input by the FBR due to LESCO’s inactive status on FBR site.
Farooq Iftikhar said that in case the electricity bills paid after due date, the businessmen are liable to pay late fine (surcharge) and now the situation is the other way around, the LESCO authorities should give relaxation to the firms who are unable to get their adjustment in the payment of future electricity bills.
For more information, contact:
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 111 222 499
Fax: +92 42 636 8854