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Tax on flour leaves stakeholders confused

LAHORE: The imposition of general sales tax on flour has created a crisis in the milling industry and provincial government machineries, while tandoor owners have demanded that a flat rate of Rs20 be fixed on naans and Rs15 on roti.Senior officials of the Punjab government contacted FBR officials on the matter and also continued their consultation with the tax experts. The FBR claimed there was no imposition of GST on flour. However, when it was pointed out there was no sales tax code for flour as an exempted commodity under Schedule VI, the revenue board officials were unable to explain.

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