LAHORE: Following the announcement of the PML-N government to further squeeze the non-tax filers, the Pak Suzuki Motor Co Ltd has issued a circular to all Pak Suzuki Authorized dealers across the country to suspend booking of all Suzuki vehicles for non-filer customers.
Quoting the Finance Bill for fiscal year 2018-19, the circular says the bill prevents non-filers of income tax returns from booking and registering vehicles with effect from July 1, 2018. The said clause is being reproduced as under,
“Any application for booking, registration of purchase of a new locally manufactured motor vehicle or for first registration of an imported vehicle shall not be accepted or processed by any vehicle registering authority of the Excise & Taxation department or manufacturer of a motor vehicle respectively, unless the person is filer.”
Consequently the company is constrained to stop booking of all Suzuki vehicles for all non-filers customers including individual and corporate customers with immediate effect i.e. May 22, 2018.
The new move by the government has sent a shock wave in general public and has already created unrest among car dealers and the auto association about dwindling businesses.