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Budget Amendment - Enhancing time limitation for sale of attached property under rule 68B



Enhancing time limitation for sale of attached property under rule 68B of the Second Schedule of the Act

The existing provisions of rule 68B of the Second Schedule of the Act provide that no sale of immovable property attached towards the recovery of tax, penalty etc. shall be made after the expiry of three years from the end of the financial year in which the order in consequence of which any tax, penalty etc. becomes final.


In order to protect the interest of the revenue, especially in those cases where demand has been crystallised on conclusion of the proceedings, it is proposed to amend the aforesaid sub-rule so as to extend the period of limitation from three years to seven years In order to ensure that the limitation of time period for sale of attached property may not be an impediment in recovery of tax dues and may not lead to permanent loss of revenue to the exchequer, it is further proposed to insert a new proviso in the said sub-rule so as to provide that the Board may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, extend the aforesaid period of limitation by a further period of three years.

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