ACCA Pakistan “Working Group on Taxation”

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Assalam O Alikum (Peace be on you),

The above is a picture from one of the events launching ACCA’s last pre-budget proposals. We’re planning for a revamp of the ACCA taxation committee and opening up to have some more competent professionals join us with their valuable contributions for the profession, country and their Alma-mater.

Below is the snapshot of a recent email from ACCA to members across Pakistan. Please feel free to share this in your circle and get in touch if you’re the right person.

Dear ACCA Members
ACCA Pakistan MNP has decided to setup a working group under the Taxation Subcommittee. The objective of this working group will be to interact with the Federal Board of Revenue initially and expand its remit to the Provincial Revenue Authorities under the leadership of Omer Zaheer Meer, FCCA, Head of Taxation Sub Committee, ACCA Pakistan and offer the following:

  • Provide regular feedback and suggestions on circulars/policy matters pertaining to taxation
  • Prepare budget proposals (initially federal and later on expand them to the provincial proposals too) and forward them to Federal and Provincial Ministries of Finance.
  • The budget proposals should be prepared in such a way that they present a holistic as well as sectoral suggestions for Pakistan’s Annual Budget
  • Discuss, deliberate and critically evaluate issues pertaining to taxation and present the critical evaluation to Federal and Provincial
  • Profile the ACCA Pakistan Members Network Panel and the subcommittee to the taxation regulators in Pakistan

This working group will consist of 3-5 members working in the taxation sector in strategic positions with considerable experience of the sector. Members with a diverse view point on taxation of different business sectors are encouraged to share their CVs and a personal statement describing their claim to merit for these position with us.

Those members who are keen to join this working group should send us their CV and personal statement by replying to this email. We will look forward to your responses by 24 February 2017.
Haroon A Jan
Regional Head of Member Affairs – MENASA
ACCA Pakistan
61-C  Main Gulberg  Lahore Pakistan

Kind Regards,

Omer Zaheer Meer,

Managing Partner,

Millennium Law & Corporate Company

R&I Session with AW Textile Mills Multan

Salam,

AllahWasaya Textile Mills is part of Maqbool group and is one of the oldest textile mills in Pakistan. I specially traveled to the historic city of Multan for an R&I session with them, where I represented ACCA. The response was phenomenal and sat a new record for ACCA in Multan.

It was a fantastic session which was highly appreciated and resulted in increased awareness of modern reporting issues for the participants. The brand recognition was enhanced with material future benefits expected to accrue for the ACCA fraternity, the profession and Pakistan, InshaAllah.

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Key ACCA Engagements with Employers – ACCA MNP Elections 2016-18

Assalam O Alikum,

I’ve done my best for ACCA fraternity and believe in generating value through excellence.

Even during these elections, I met with employers, attended and contributed to Research & Insights, conducted trainings for Members, e.t.c. as generating value for ACCA fraternity is most important for me.

Below are some of the pictures from the engagements with key employers, representing ACCA and creating opportunities for ACCA fraternity.

It is my vision and aim to build upon such historic successes for the betterment and professional development of ACCA fraternity.

This can only be possible with your vote and kind support in the ongoing MNP elections.

Please visit:  My Professional Profile, Achievements for ACCA & Manifesto  to consider me worthy of your valuable vote & kind support.

Thanks in anticipation.

Kind Regards,

Omer Zaheer Meer

(ACCA MNP Candidate Sr. No: 23)

Chairman ACCA Tax Committee at LCCI – ACCA MNP Elections 2016-18

Salam,

Below is a memorable picture from the high profile meeting with key dignitaries including Mr. Salman Shah (ex Finance Minister) and officials of LCCI.  I represented ACCA and our contributions were highly appreciated.

It is my vision and aim to build upon such historic successes for the betterment and professional development of ACCA fraternity.

This can only be possible with your vote and kind support in the ongoing MNP elections. For me, MNP is a platform to increase my positive contributions for ACCA fraternity, the profession and thereby our beloved Pakistan.

Please visit:           My Professional Profile, Achievements for ACCA & Manifesto  to consider me worthy of your valuable vote & kind support.

Thanks in anticipation.

Kind Regards,

Omer Zaheer Meer (ACCA MNP Candidate Sr. No: 23)

omerzaheermeer@hotmail.co.uk

 

Salman Shah Sb

ACCA fraternity praising & being mentored – ACCA MNP Elections 2016-18

Salam,

Please find below some of the selected emails with members expressing their gratitude, praising the ACCA training sessions conducted by me and requesting mentoring.

Many members were mentored with material contributions made to their professional developments and/or careers. It is simply not possible to share each and every email. However, some touching emails of a similar nature were shared before.

It is my vision and aim to build upon such historic successes for the betterment and professional development of ACCA fraternity.

This can only be possible with your vote and kind support in the ongoing MNP elections. For me, MNP is a platform to increase my positive contributions for ACCA fraternity, the profession and thereby our beloved Pakistan.

Please visit:           My Professional Profile, Achievements for ACCA & Manifesto  to consider me worthy of your valuable vote & kind support.

Thanks in anticipation.

Kind Regards,

Omer Zaheer Meer (ACCA MNP Candidate Sr. No: 23)

omerzaheermeer@hotmail.co.uk

From: Mirza ***g (*******@hotmail.com) You moved this message to its current location.
Sent: 08 March 2016 05:09:26
To: Omer Zaheer Meer (omerzaheermeer@hotmail.co.uk)

Dear Omer,

First of all I want to appreciate your efforts for our ACCA community, adn I want to suugest there should also be a specific webinar for sales tax on services as this is a new and very complicated area which has just recently been highlighted by SRB.

Also I have a query that if in our monthly sale tax return we pay our sale tax for a specific invoice but afterwards when we receive payment (like after 2 or 3 months) we find out that our client has with held 100% sales tax and deposited in Government treasury, then can we claim a refund or adjustment from our subsequent sale tax returns? if yes how ?

Best Regards,
Mirza **********g
CA, ACCA
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Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:53:56 +0500
Subject: Guidance required for further studies
From: ***********@gmail.com
To: ozmeer@mlcc.pk

 

Dear Sir,
Thanks a lot for the teaching of Pakistan Tax which is very beneficial for us at current work place.
Sir i need personal career advice whether i have to go for Certified Internal Auditor, USA or ICMA as the current MOU B/W ACCA & ICMAP provides as opportunity to transfer free of cost exemption of 12 exams out of 18 by paying registration fee.
As for as concerned  my previous education, i have don MBA Finance in 2007 and got ACCA membership in October, 2015 after completion of exam and practical experience with full time job working as Finance Manager.
I will be thankful to you.
Thanks with best regards,
Mudassar *******, ACCA
Manager Finance
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Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:55:52 +0500
Subject: Suggestion after Sale tax Act 2 session
From: **********@gmail.com
To: haroon.jan@accaglobal.com
CC: ozmeer@mlcc.pk

Dear Haroon Bhai,

It was a very informative session,thanks to you,Ahmed bhai and Omer bhai and ofcourse ACCA.
Please try to arrange practical session like e-filling before SRB and PRA sessions so that we have a good command on practical as well as on theory of sale tax on goods and areas covered in sales tax act as in practical life we must have expertise in theory and more importantly on practical matters.
I hope ACCA will consider my suggestion.
Regards,
Muhammad *************a.
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From:  shahbaz *****n (shahbaz********a@gmail.com) You moved this message to its current location.
Sent: 20 February 2016 12:18:15
To: ozmeer@mlcc.pk
Hello Sir,
I attended your last session on webinar. It was really great to be a part of it.
So i want you to guide me a bit as carrier counselor.As i mentioned there that i am a part of an SME Audit firm so how can I add more in my knowledge and practical experience being a part of it. Should I further go for any other degree and if yes then please do guide. I know my questions are a lot but i hope you would understand as a lot of burden in current market condition. You might remember me from the comment like a Hollywood Movie.
Thanks in advance for the answer.
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Inaugural session of Think Ahead with ACCA on CPEC – ACCA MNP Elections 2016-18

Salam,

Below is a picture from and video of the historic inaugural session of Think Ahead with ACCA (a TED Talk inspired program) on CPEC with me, resulting in ACCA becoming the pioneer accountancy body to launch such a program.

Mr. Hammad Azim (Head of Marketing, ACCA Pak) hosted the program. It was a phenomenal success generating over 27,000 views in just 2-3 days with extremely positive feed-backs. The technical content was highly appreciated and worked towards capacity building. The focus of this initiative was on expanding the footprint of and creating opportunities for ACCA fraternity.

CPEC

It is my vision and aim to build upon such historic successes for the betterment and professional development of ACCA fraternity.

This can only be possible with your vote and kind support in the ongoing MNP elections. For me, MNP is a platform to increase my positive contributions for ACCA fraternity, the profession and thereby our beloved Pakistan.

Please visit:           My Professional Profile, Achievements for ACCA & Manifesto  to consider me worthy of your valuable vote & kind support.

Thanks in anticipation.

Kind Regards,

Omer Zaheer Meer (ACCA MNP Candidate Sr. No: 23)

omerzaheermeer@hotmail.co.uk

 

Historic Pre-Budget Seminar: ACCA, LTBA, PTBA, ICAP, ICMAP & others – ACCA MNP Elections 2016-18

Salam,

Below are some pictures from the historic Pre-Budget seminar organized by me as Chairman Liaison Committee, LTBA in partnership with ACCA (Pakistan). We achieved collaborations with ICAP, ICMAP, LTBA, PTBA and other major bodies including LCCI in attendance. Chairman FBR was the Chief Guest and highly appreciated my presentation, representing ACCA.

ACCA team led by Mr. Sajjeed Aslam (President ACCA Pak), accompanied by Mr. Haroon Jan (Head of Members’ Affairs ACCA Pak) praised the unprecedented success of the first ever event of this nature on such a massive scale. The focus was on expanding the footprint of and creating opportunities for ACCA fraternity.

It is my vision and aim to build upon such historic successes for the betterment and professional development of ACCA fraternity.

This can only be possible with your vote and kind support in the ongoing MNP elections. For me, MNP is a platform to increase my positive contributions for ACCA fraternity, the profession and thereby our beloved Pakistan.

Please visit:           My Professional Profile, Achievements for ACCA & Manifesto  to consider me worthy of your valuable vote & kind support.

Thanks in anticipation.

Kind Regards,

Omer Zaheer Meer (ACCA MNP Candidate Sr. No: 23)

omerzaheermeer@hotmail.co.uk