Section 162 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 has empowered the commissioner Inland Revenue to recover tax from withholding agents, who failed to deduct or collect tax.
Following is the text of Section 162 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:
162. Recovery of tax from the person from whom tax was not collected or deducted.— (1) Where a person fails to collect tax as required under Division II of this Part or Chapter XII or deduct tax from a payment as required under Division III of this Part or Chapter XII, the Commissioner may pass an order to that effect and recover the amount not collected or deducted from the person from whom the tax should have been collected or to whom the payment was made.
(2) The recovery of tax under sub-section (1) does not absolve the person who failed to deduct tax as required under Division III of this Part or Chapter XII from any other legal action in relation to the failure, or from a charge of default surcharge or the disallowance of a deduction for the expense to which the failure relates, as provided for under this Ordinance.
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