Section 56A of Sales Tax Act, 1990 has defined agreement for the exchange of information or assistance in recovery of taxes.
Following is the text of section 56A of the Sales Tax Act, 1990:
56A. Agreement for the exchange of information or assistance in recovery of taxes.– (1) The Federal Government may enter into bilateral or multilateral agreements with provincial governments or with governments of foreign countries for the exchange of information, including electronic exchange of information, with respect to sales tax imposed under this Act or any other law of Pakistan and under the corresponding laws of such countries and may, by notification in the official Gazette, make such provisions as may be necessary for implementing such agreements.
(1A) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the Board shall have power to share data or information including real time data videos, images received under the provisions of this Act with any other Ministry or Division of the Federal Government or Provincial Government, subject to such limitations and conditions an may be specified by the Board.
(2) The provisions of section 107 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 (XLIX of 2001) shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the provisions of this section.
(3) The Federal Government may enter into bilateral or multilateral convention, and inter-governmental agreement or similar agreement or mechanism for assistance in the recovery of taxes.
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