We secured a victory for a major tobacco manufacturer by obtaining an order declaring unmanufactured tobacco as an exempt supply.
The case arose from the exemption of unmanufactured tobacco under the Sales Tax Act, 1990. On an application filed by ABS & Co, the Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue annulled the show cause notices and the demand raised by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), after recognising that unmanufactured tobacco is an exempt supply. The team presented comprehensive arguments and research to secure this outcome for the client. As a result, the client received significant relief as tax amounting to over Rs. 500 million was set aside.
The legal team was led by Usman Jillani and supported by associate Fatima Midrar whose comprehensive research and carefully crafted arguments were instrumental in securing this outcome.