FBR agrees to release pending sales tax refunds to Tractor manufacturers


ISLAMABAD: On the recommendation of Engineering Development Board, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has agreed in principle to release pending sales tax refunds to Tractor manufacturers which should overcome their financial and operational difficulties.

In this regard a delegation of Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) met Chairman FBR on March 12, 2013 in the Ministry of Finance to request for Sales Tax reduction from existing 10% to 5% on Tractors.

They were of the view that this support from the government of Pakistan would enhance local production/ sale of tractors thus helping the tractor industry to sustain in the local market.

The Chairman FBR however rejected their request on the plea that the present sales tax regime was decided in February 2012 in complete unanimity with all the stakeholders.

Therefore any change in the existing policy framework would require cogent reason & justification.

On the recommendation of Engineering Development Board, Chairman FBR agreed in principle to release pending sales tax refunds to Tractor manufacturers which should overcome their financial and operational difficulties.

The EDB in this regard has also sent a formal request to FBR.