Prime Minister Imran Khan has dismissed from services a senior Inland Revenue official (Grade-20) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for illegally approving income tax refunds of Rs. 58,606,508 to a company without fulfilment of laid down rules and regulations.
In this regard, the FBR has issued a notification ((Dismissal from Service) here on Thursday against the Director (Enforcement), FBR (HQ), Islamabad.
Under the notification, the disciplinary proceedings were initiated against Director (Enforcement), FBR (HQ), Islamabad under Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973, on account of “Inefficiency”, “Misconduct” and “Corruption”.
Asim Ahmad (IRS/BS-21), the then Director-General, Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation (IR), Islamabad was appointed as Inquiry Officer who submitted the inquiry report on April 22, 2020. The Inquiry Officer concluded that Rajabuddin (IRS/BS-20) approved and authorized the issuance of legally inadmissible Income Tax refunds in indecent haste in the case of M/s Digicom Trading (Pvt) Limited (NTN: 3412455-1), amounting to Rs. 58,606,508/-, ignoring patent information on law/rules, in connivance with his subordinates, in spite of the fact that the condition for opting out of “Presumptive Tax Regime” was not met.
Hence, the officer caused a massive loss of revenue to the exchequer. He issued permission for revision of return of Income for the Tax Year 2013 in terms of section 114(6)(a) of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 on an incomplete and invalid return of M/s Digicom Trading Company (Pvt) Limited.