FBR’s computerized selection for audit

FBR’s computerized selection for audit

The Federal Board of Revenue has been empowered to select taxpayers for audit through computerized balloting under Section 72B of Sales Tax Act.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Sales Tax Act, 1990 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Act incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

Following is the text of section 72B of the Sales Tax Act, 1990:

72B. Selection of audit by the Board.– (1) The Board may select persons or classes of persons for audit of tax affairs through computer ballot which may be random or parametric as the Board may deem fit.

(1A) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or any other law, for the time being in force, the Board shall keep the selection parameters confidential.

(2) Audit of tax affairs of persons selected under sub-section (1) shall be conducted as per procedure given in section 25 and all the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.

(3) For the removal of doubt, it is hereby declared that the Board shall be deemed always to have had, the power to select any persons or classes of persons for audit of tax affairs under this section.

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