One year imprisonment, Rs100,000 penalty proposed for obstructing electronic monitoring under Sindh sales tax


KARACHI: Sindh government has initiated electronic monitoring and tracking of registered persons and proposed one year imprisonment and Rs100,000 for those who obstruct such monitoring.
Through Sindh Finance Bill 2017, a new section 54A to Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act 2011 is proposed to be inserted for monitoring or tracking by electronic or other means of registered person or class of registered persons or any of the services or class of services.
A penalty of Rs 100,000 or an amount equal to the amount of tax involved, whichever is higher is proposed to be imposed on any person who refuses or denies or obstructs the compliance of the provisions of section 54A.
It is also proposed that such person shall further be liable, upon conviction by a Special Judge, to imprisonment which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to Rs 100,000 or with both.