KARACHI: Post Release Verification (PRV) Section of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West on the directives of Chief Collector-South Nasir Masroor and Collector MCC Appraisement-West Muhammad Saleem, has geared up to initiate a crackdown for recovery against the defaulters and non-taxpayer importers, who were found involved in mis-declaration and tax evasion in their imported consignments.
Sources informed Customs Today that a high level meeting in this regard has been held in the office of Chief Collector-South in which it has been decided that the PRV Section of MCC Appraisement-West will sort out the data of the importers, who were involved in mis-declaration and tax evasion of duty/taxes and raised demand notices against them in order to recover the outstanding amount.
Sources further revealed this scribe that the PRV Section has started work on the directives issued by the office of Chief Collector-South.
They further told this scribe that a list of around 110 importers has been prepared in the first phase of the recovery campaign and their National Tax Number (NTNs) would be blocked for further transactions until they would not clear their outstanding dues in share of duty/taxes.
To a query, sources informed that the PRV Section has also put the consignments of different importers on hold, who were involved in mis-declaration and tax evasion.
The demand notices against the recovery of the amount would be sent from next week to the importers. It is hoped that billions of rupees would be accumulated in the national kitty by the help of said exercise, initiated by the PRV Section of MCC Appraisement-West.