A person shall pay a penalty of Rs25,000 or 10 per cent of the amount of tax for violating any embargo placed on the removal of goods in connection with the recovery of tax under Section 48 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990.
Following is the text of section 33(14) 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: –
14. Where any person violates any embargo placed on the removal of goods in connection with the recovery of tax.
Such person shall pay a penalty of twenty-five thousand rupees or ten per cent of the amount of the 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 one year, or with a fine which may extend to an amount equal to the amount of tax involved, or with both.
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