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KTBA seeks cases adjournment

March 25, 2020

KARACHI: Tax practitioners have urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to grant general adjournment for 15 days as many taxpayers may not able to appear due to lockdown.

“A general adjournment should be granted to all the pending cases for 15 days till April 7, 2020 including the cases before Commissioners (Appeal),” Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) said in a communication sent to the FBR chairperson on Tuesday.

KTBA asked the FBR that the time-barred cases falling within the adjournment period should be allowed more time. The tax bar said, a day earlier, the Sindh government had imposed 15-day lockdown to prevent spread of coronavirus.

The tax bar association said though it was an extreme action, but it had to be taken for preventing the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The KTBA members, who were practicing within the limits of the province, would not be able to present cases on behalf of their clients, it said.