Imprisonment of five years for fraud under sales tax

Imprisonment of five years for fraud under sales tax

A person is liable to imprisonment up to five years for committing fraud under Section 2(37) of the Sales Tax Act, 1990.

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 33(13) of the Sales Tax Act, 1990:

33. Offences and penalties.– Whoever commits any offence shall, in addition to and not in derogation of any punishment to which he may be liable under any other law, be liable to the penalty mentioned against that offence: –

13. Any person who commits, causes to commit or attempts to commit the tax fraud, or abets or connives in commissioning of tax fraud.

Such person shall pay a penalty of twenty-five thousand rupees or one hundred per cent of the amount of tax involved, whichever is higher. He shall further be liable, upon conviction by a Special Judge, to imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with a fine which may extend to an amount equal to the loss of tax involved, or with both.

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