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TAXATION LAW

Taxation matters in Pakistan are becoming ever more complex and difficult for businesses to manage. At SULTAN LAW ASSOCIATES, we have a team of specialist Lawyers, who provide dedicated stand alone tax advice, tax structuring advice and transactional tax advice resulting from any business activity.

Our expertise crosses a wide range of taxation issues affecting commercial transactions, and those arising from corporate re-organisations and disposals.

We also advise on contentious taxation matters, defending and pursuing claims against Inland Revenue, and some international tax matters.At federal level, there are four types of Taxes in Pakistan.

TAXATION LAW

Income Tax

Under section 4 of the ordinance income tax is imposed for each tax year at specified rates on every person who has taxable income for the year. The tax payer is calculated by applying the rates(s) of the tax to the taxable income of the tax payer for the year and from that amount is deducted any tax credits allowed to the tax payer for that year. Following are the broad categories of taxpayers:-

  • Companies
  • Association of Persons (AOP)
  • Non Salaried Individuals
  • Salaried Individuals

Sales Tax

Sales Tax is chargeable on all locally produced and imported goods except computer software, poultry feeds, medicines and unprocessed agricultural produce of Pakistan and other goods specified in Sixth Schedule to The Sales Tax Act, 1990.

Custom Tax

Customs duties in Pakistan are levied on ad-valorem basis. The maximum customs duty is 25%. In addition to the customs duty, the government charges 15% sales tax on the duty paid value of a variety of goods imported into the country. Customs duty and other charges are payable in rupees.

We Advise On

  • Income Tax Returns of Individuals, Firms, Companies and Corporations.
  • Sales Tax Returns of Manufacturing Firms, Importer Firms, Service Firms, Distribution Firms, Wholesale, & Retailers.
  • Custom Auctions, Custom Tariffs, Preferential Trade Agreements, Electronic Manifest Filling and de consolidation System.
  • Federal Excise Issues.
  • Representation of cases before tax authorities, Appellate Authorities, Tax Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

COMMERCIAL

Our team of commercial lawyers give commercial advice on all aspects of running a business and on relationships with customers and suppliers, together with issues which may arise in relation to:

  • Intellectual property.
  • Branding / Copy Right / Trademark / Patent
  • Data protection.
  • Franchising.

We advise on all documentation required to reflect the terms of contractual and commercial arrangements, including agency, distribution, supply, services and
consultancy agreements.

BANKING AND FINANCE

Our lawyers recognise the challenge of financing transactions, especially in the current economic climate. Balancing the terms of the finance package on offer and the commercial objectives of the parties, whether lenders or borrowers, can be a delicate business, requiring expert input in order to achieve the best result. SLA’s Banking & Finance lawyers are experienced advisors in these transactions. We approach every financial transaction with pragmatism, market knowledge and excellent risk and project management skills.

Our Areas of Specialization are :-

  • Drafting loan documentation
  • Secured lending
  • Revolving credit facilities
  • Structured property finance
  • Tax driven transactions
  • Re-banking/ Refinancing
  • Collateral mortgages
  • Sale and leaseback
  • Guarantees
  • Working capital facilities
  • Intercreditor agreements

EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAW

THE Constitution of Pakistan contains a range of provisions with regards to labour rights.
Pakistan Tax Law Consultants have highly expertise in dealing with Labour Law Issues in the following areas:-

  1. Workers' Representation in the Enterprise
  2. Contract of Employment/ Termination of Contract
  3. Trade Union and Employers Association Regulation
  4. Registration of trade unions
  5. Pension Disputes
  6. Accident and Health & Safety Issues
  7. Right to Work
  8. Working Time and Rest Time
  9. Pay Issues / Paid Leave
  10. Maternity Leave and Maternity Protection and Other Leave Entitlements
  11. Minimum Age and Protection of Young Workers

CRIMINAL LAW

Criminal law encompasses the rules and statutes written by Congress and state legislators dealing with any criminal activity that causes harm to the general public, with penalties. It also covers criminal procedure connected with charging, trying, sentencing and imprisoning defendants convicted of crimes.

Our Areas of Specialization are :-

  1. Serious fraud and business crime
  2. Civil fraud, asset tracing and recovery
  3. General crime and police station advice
  4. Money laundering
  5. Cartels, competition and price fixing
  6. Bribery, corruption & your business
  7. Extradition
  8. International mutual legal assistance

9. Restraint, confiscation and cash seizures
10. Mortgage Fraud
11. Dawn Raids, Search and Seizure
12. Risk management and fraud prevention
13. Press intrusion and relationship management
14. Professional discipline procedures
15. Company investigations
16. Health, Safety and Environment and Public Law and Judicial Reviews

CONSTITUTIONAL MATTERS

Constitutional matters are gradually assuming important in Pakistan due to its relevance to community problems and issues, such as the composition and functions of governmental institutions, protection of individual rights and freedoms, powers and actions of State functionaries, etc.
SULTAN LAW ASSOCIATES’s role in creating awareness about legal and constitutional issues and better understanding of the evolving legal concepts and principles among the people is without any doubt.

  • Restraint, confiscation and cash seizures
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Dawn Raids, Search and Seizure
  • Risk management and fraud prevention
  • Press intrusion and relationship management
  • Professional discipline procedures
  • Company investigations
  • Health, Safety and Environment and Public Law and Judicial Reviews

CORPORATE SERVICES

Services Provided By Sultan Law
With innovative and dedicated lawyers, Sultan Law Associates’s corporate services team is characterised by the ability to empower its clients with pragmatic legal solutions. We combine our strong technical expertise with an astute commercial sense to deliver practical commercial advice on a broad spectrum of corporate work across a range of industries. As a result, we have manylongstanding relationships and are trusted advisors to many high profile individuals and their businesses. Specialising in the emerging and middle markets and working across borders, we advise our clients on a variety of complex transactions. In addition to our corporate, banking and finance and general commercial expertise, our corporate services team is able to offer a complete package of legal advice, specific to the industry in which you operate.
We advise on the full range of corporate/ Banking and Finance/ Commercial matters.
  • Incorporation, Winding up and issues of SECP.
  • Capital restructuring and re-organisations.
  • Corporate governance, directors’ duties and shareholder relations.
  • Corporate insolvency and recovery.
  • Cross border transactions.
  • Finance and banking.
  • Personal financial planning and personal financial statements.
  • Annual Accounts, Returns and Statements.
  • Commercial Contracts and Agreements.

Sakhi Sultan Street, Ravi Colony Ravi Road, Lahore.

Tel: 042-37706466
Mob: 03334286465/03214828820

info@sultan-law.com

    

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