Commissioner empowered to make assessment of concealed income

Commissioner empowered to make assessment of concealed income

KARACHI: A commissioner of Inland Revenue has been empowered to make assessment of income detected as concealed income by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) or any other agency.

FBR officials said that under Section 123 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, the commissioner has been authorized to make assessment of income on amount / assets identified as concealed or undeclared.

The Section 123 of the Ordinance stated as follow:

123.Provisional assessment in certain cases.—(1) Where a concealed asset of any person is impounded by any department or agency of the Federal Government or a Provincial Government, the Commissioner may, at any time before issuing any assessment order under section 121 or any amended assessment order under section 122, issue to the person a provisional assessment order or provisional amended assessment order, as the case may be, for the last completed tax year of the person taking into account the concealed asset.

(1A) Where an offshore asset of any person, not declared earlier, is discovered by the Commissioner or any department or agency of the Federal Government or a Provincial Government, the Commissioner may at any time before issuing any assessment order under section 121 or amended assessment order under section 122, issue to the person a provisional assessment order or provisional amended assessment order, as the case may be, for the last completed tax year of the person taking into account the offshore asset discovered.

(2)The Commissioner shall finalise a provisional assessment order or a provisional amended assessment order as soon as practicable.

(3) In this section, “concealed asset” means any property or asset which, in the opinion of the Commissioner, was acquired from any income subject to tax under this Ordinance.

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