Import-related sales tax: Customs officials allowed to decide refund claims

FBR has allowed Customs officials (Assistant Collector and above) to decide sales tax refund claims filed by the importers relating to the import-related sales tax paid by them. The FBR has included a new rule (34A-Sanction of refund claims of import-related sales tax by the Collectorates of Customs) in the Sales Tax Rules 2006 through an SRO 918 (1)/2019.