Two Years Jail for Income Hiding From Tax Authorities

Income Tax Ordinance, 2001  has prescribed two years imprisonment to a person who concealed income from tax authorities.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 updated up to June 30, 2021. The Ordinance incorporated amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.

 Following is the text of Section 192A of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:

192A. Prosecution for concealment of income.— (1) Where, in the course of any proceedings under this Ordinance, any person has either in the said proceedings or in any earlier proceedings concealed income or furnished inaccurate particulars of such income and revenue impact of such concealment or furnishing of inaccurate particulars of such income is five hundred thousand rupees or more shall commit an offence punishable on conviction with imprisonment upto two years or with fine or both.

(2) For the purposes of sub-section (1), concealment of income or the furnishing of inaccurate particulars of income shall include–

  • the suppression of any income or amount chargeable to tax;
  • the claiming of any deduction for any expenditure not actually incurred; or
  • any act referred to in sub-section (1) of section 111.

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