Penalty for bringing goods illegally into Pakistan

Penalty for bringing goods illegally into Pakistan

The Sales Tax Act, 1990 has prescribed penalty for persons, being owner of the goods, which are brought to Pakistan in violation of section 40 of the 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 33(27) 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: –

27. Any person, being owner of the goods, which are brought to Pakistan in violation of section 40D.

Such person shall pay a penalty of ten thousand rupees or five per cent of the amount of tax involved, whichever is higher:

Further, such goods shall also be liable to confiscation. However, the adjudication authority, after such confiscation, may allow redemption of such goods on payment of fine which shall not be less than twenty percent of value, or retail price in case of items falling in Third Schedule, of such goods.

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