85. Compounding of Offences

(1) The Commissioner may, either before or after the institution of proceedings under section 81 accept from any person charged with an offence under sub-section (1) or subsection (2) or sub-section (3) or sub-section (4) of the said section by way of composition of the offence, a sum not exceeding ten thousand rupees and where the offence charged was likely to cause or caused evasion of any amount of tax payable under this Act, a sum not exceeding three times of such amount, whichever is higher.

(2) On payment of such sum as may be determined by the Commissioner under sub-section (1), no further proceeding shall be taken against the accused person in respect of the same offence.