Joint, several liability in tax default

Joint, several liability in tax default

Section 8A of Sales Tax Act, 1990 has explained joint and several liability of registered persons in supply chain where tax unpaid.

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 8A of Sales Tax Act, 1990:

8A. Joint and several liability of registered persons in supply chain where tax unpaid.– Where a registered person receiving a taxable supply from another registered person is in the knowledge or has reasonable grounds to suspect that some or all of the tax payable in respect of that supply or any previous or subsequent supply of the goods supplied would go unpaid, of which the burden to prove shall be on the department such person as well as the person making the taxable supply shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of such unpaid amount of tax:

Provided that the Board may by notification in the official gazette, exempt any transaction or transactions from the provisions of this section.

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