Cross-checking of transactions

47.    (1)     With a view to prevent evasion of tax and to ensure proper compliance of the provisions of this Act, the Commissioner or the designated officer may, from time to time, collect information in respect of sales and purchases effected by a person, class or group of persons and cause any of such sales and purchases to be cross-checked.

(2)     The officer referred to in sub-section (1), may from time to time, require a person, class or group of persons to furnish such information, details and particulars, as may be specified in respect of sales and purchases effected by them during a  particular period, to such authority and by such date, as may be required.

(3)     The Commissioner or the designated officer, as the case may be, shall cause any of such transactions to be cross-checked by reference to the books of accounts of the purchasing and selling persons. For this purpose, the designated officer shall send a notice to the person, whose books of accounts are required for the purpose of cross-checking, stating therein the details of the transactions proposed to be cross-checked and the time and date on which any officer, duly authorized to cross check the transactions, shall visit the place, where the books of accounts are kept by the taxable person or registered person or any other person.