Good News – Recordings of CPD Sessions (Tax, e.t.c.) for No Charge

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Prophet Muhammad (SAWW/PBUH) said: “Seek knowledge from the Cradle to the Grave”

After tremendous response and with thousands of professional accountants (#ACCA members) having registered and attended the four (4) CPD sessions of the ongoing #2020 CPD series, we’ve been receiving many queries about the recordings of the CPD sessions particularly by those who couldn’t attend.

Although you won’t be able to interact or have a Q&A session but still you’d be able to benefit from the recordings.

Please find below the details and links in this regard:

Link of Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYtxMRR_ryZMhuSOauB1IIQ/videos?view_as=subscriber

Filing of an Appeal to Appellate Tribunal
Date of release: 05th April 2020
http://youtu.be/4l7HUi1CKso

Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2019
Date of release: 07th April 2020
http://youtu.be/97MfPqtxFnY

Filing of Income Tax Return
Date of release: 09th April 2020
http://youtu.be/hK43tzG4hOw

We hope this will add value during this challenging time and help improve your skills further.

Please share in your circle to spread knowledge and subscribe to keep updated for future shares.

Sincerely,

Omer Zaheer Meer

Managing Partner, (Taxation & Corporate Services), MLCC Member, Global Tax Forum (UK) Chairman MNP & Taxation Subcommittee (Pak), ACCA Member, Editorial Board, Policy Insights, MESA, ACCA

Convert your free time during the ongoing pandemic into a BLESSING.

Dear Members, Readers, Friends & Colleagues,

Convert your free time during the ongoing pandemic into a BLESSING.

OZM

LEARN PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE THROUGH COMPLIMENTARY #2020 SERIES CPDS

Think Ahead with Hope & Optimism

During these challenging times, we as professionals, continue to strive to deliver value and ensure that our fraternity is both up-to-date and have the necessary skills to succeed in the ever changing and fast paced business environment. This is vital to ensure both productivity as well as optimism, in these testing times.

In this regard, I’m honoured to be able to deliver a series of CPD training sessions on various topics for ACCA, In Sha Allah.

ACCA, being the largest global accountancy body, brings to you a series of sessions on Taxation laws, rules and acts & soft skills to spread knowledge and awareness about these key skills and knowledge areas amongst our members.

Below are the links outlining details of the first “six” CPD sessions in this regard. You (active ACCA members) should have received the emails for these too and there is absolutely NO charge for you to attend.

2020 Series CPD # 1: Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2019(Retail Businesses)
https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/cpd-tax-laws-second-amendment-ordinance-2019retail-businesses/

2020 Series CPD # 2: Filing of Income Tax Returns (Overview)
https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/cpd-filing-of-income-tax-returns-overview/

2020 Series CPD #3: Filing of An Appeal to Commissioner Appeals
https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/cpd-filing-of-an-appeal-to-commissioner-appeals/

2020 Series CPD #4: Filing of An Appeal to Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR)
https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/cpd-filing-of-an-appeal-to-appellate-tribunal-inland-revenue-atir/

2020 Series CPD # 5: Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 2017
https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/cpd-5-benami-transactions-prohibition-act-2017/

2020 Series CPD # 6: Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Rules, 2019
https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/2020-series-cpd-6-benami-transactions-prohibition-rules-2019/

Do register and share this message with others who may find this useful. This will be your contribution in these testing times for our common fraternity.

Sincerely,

Omer Zaheer Meer

Session on Taxation Laws at LCCI

Session on Taxation Laws at LCCI

Dear Readers,

Assalam O Alikum (Peace be on you),

It’s good to be back after a break and I intend to write blogs regularly like before.

Below are some pictures to share with you all from the highly topical and greatly received session on the “Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 & Income Tax Return – Filing & Issues” held at the #Lahore #Chamber of #Commerce & #Industry.

It was an honor to be the Speaker and Chief Guest on the occasion. As you all are aware, it’s my belief that we have a duty to give back to the society and disseminating knowledge is one of the best forms of the same.

Various businessmen, professionals and some taxation officers attended the session which went almost two hours over the allocated time, showing the high interest level of the participants.

I’d like to thank the LCCI team for organizing this and the wonderful audience for a 100% positive feedback. Also, thank you to my wonderful team at #MLCC for their constant support.

Urgent Opening for experienced Tax Professional

Urgent Opening for experienced Professionals – ACCA preferred

Requisites:
Positive, can-do attitude, Relevant qualification & Tax returns filing experience

SECP knowledge/experience will be advantageous

Perks:
Above market package
Leaning opportunities
Career path

Location:
Lahore

About us:
Pioneer ACCA practising & legal firm

Visit our Website

Read our Profile published by ACCA

Email your CV with cover letter, titled “Your Name – CV for Experienced Tax Professional” position, to:
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Facing other challenges in your career? Watch & learn to excel.

File your Tax Returns for 2019

افراد، تنخواہ دار افراد اور ایسوسی ایشن آف پرسنز کے سال 2019 کے ٹیکس گوشوارے جاری کر دیئے گئے ہیں #FBR

File your #IncomeTaxReturn2019 & become a #filer.

Contact us at #MLCC for a seamless, professional & exceptional experience where experienced & top professionals including FCCAs, CFAs, FCMAs, CPFAs, CAs & Advocates will ensure that you all your matters are taken care of with highest standards of excellence.

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Imran Trumps Trump

Links of Published Versions of Article:

By:

Omer Zaheer Meer,

CFA (USA), CPFA (UK), FCCA (UK), ACA (ICAEW – UK), AMLE (UK)

Even before Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan sat foot on the US soil, his charm offensive began. Undoubtedly it was a difficult trip. USA and Pakistan had grown apart over the years with the mistrust increasing by the day. From Salala to Aafia to Shakeel Afridi to nurturing the “eternal enemy” of Pakistan to siding with the Afghan Taliban, it was a downhill journey filled with complaints by both sides. Trump took office, believing he can do what none other could and make Pakistan dance to his tunes, even at the cost of our national interests. As the time passed and the global geo-political landscape started shifting, perhaps so did the advice he received and his perceptions.

Still, it was the Pakistan that India was up against and mind you, India has the economic “might” and swayed USA to its ways. Narendra Modi spent over 2000 crores building a campaign of “global isolation” targeting Pakistan with all his political experience, “wisdom”, economic might and strategic alignment with USA.

Then, along came Khan and it all changed. He delivered for Pakistan what no Pakistani Prime Minister before him could, even in more conducive circumstances and he did it with dignity and poise.

Then, along came Khan and it all changed. He delivered for Pakistan what no Pakistani Prime Minister before him could, even in more conducive circumstances and he did it with dignity and poise.

The first master stroke was delaying the IMF program and strengthening ties with Turkey, Kuwait, China, Iran, KSA, UAE, e.t.c. showing the USA that Pakistan can survive sans its aid and influence and will only talk on equal terms without having to compromise on its national interests for peanuts.

The next outstanding and brave move was to hold a public gathering in an arena in the USA, something that no Pakistani Prime Minister had ever done. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did it with extensive resources and PR machinery. Khan did it better without any of that. He took commercial flight with a small team, stayed at Pakistan’s embassy and his party PTI organized the public gathering on its own.

This was not all. Khan used the opportunity brilliantly to pre-emptively counter the narratives of the opposition by highlighting his anti-corruption drive back home as well as his vision for a rising Pakistan. The results were astounding. Trump in his meeting, wished him success for his anti-corruption drive and couldn’t help but keep using the term “very popular leader” for him. Trump seemed to have been trumped by Khan. The opposing narrative built carefully and with the help of expensive PR firms died before it could even begin during this trip.

Put simply, Imran Khan won over the United States of America even before he and Donald Trump spoke about the key issues facing both countries and laid the groundwork for a proper and long-term bilateral relationship. In the words of Adam Gerry:

In a country (USA) that since 9/11 was programmed by the controlled news media to hate Islamic Republic of Pakistan, in the same country where Islamic societies are often misunderstood and in a country where arenas are usually filled with sporting or music events rather than anything remotely political, Imran Khan stole the show. Even if his rally was played for few seconds on America’s notorious television news programs, this has been a great victory for Pakistan. Because all it takes are a few seconds of footage from that Imran Khan rally to change perceptions of Pakistan from one that is wholly negative to one that is self-evidently optimistic and indeed one that is truly inspirational.

Prime Minister Khan has done something for Pakistan that let alone his countrymen or contemporaries, even the European allies of the USA find hard to do. He conquered the heart and soul of America with his charm offensive coupled with his dignity and topped up with his poise and sincerity.

Even forgetting Khan’s confidence and poise or even wearing of the national dress of Pakistan and the game-changing public gathering in USA, the way he put forth Pakistan’s case and advocated for us all was heartening.

He was put a tough question on Iran and handled it intelligently, keeping a balance and pushing forward the case for peace in the region. Faced with the question about 3000 American deaths in Afghanistan, he reminded the world of over 70,000 Pakistani lives lost. Asked about Shakeel Afridi, he raised the issue of Aafia Siddiqui just as he had promised to do.

That was not all, faced with questions, planted to attack the institutions, he brilliantly defended Pakistan. On the issue of PTM activists, he highlighted the initiatives taken for FATA including the mainstreaming and the breach of law by PTM activists. It was not just that he did it all without any paper slips but that he did it in a manner which reflected his sincerity, confidence and conviction. And these were what won over the Americans just like they won over the Pakistanis.

Some critics pointed out that he did not get any “money”. They’re right. Infact he openly shared that he didn’t even ask for any aid but he won something much greater for Pakistan. He won the respect of the global super power and the western world with a seat for Pakistan on global stage ensuring Pakistan is both heard and respected. And let me share, if handled properly, this foundation laid by PM Khan during his maiden USA visit can lead to a dynamic and successful foreign policy leading to long-term economic and trade benefits for Pakistan.

The writer is a leading economist and experienced tax expert who holds five top professional finance, investment and accountancy qualifications CFA (USA), CPFA (UK), FCCA (UK), CA (ICAEW) & Anti-Money Laundering specialization along-with substantial international exposure and represents Pakistan on Global Tax Forum while sitting on the boards of several think-tanks. His profile can be accessed at: https://omerzaheermeer.wordpress.com/about