20. Production and inspection of accounts and documents and search of premises

Any officer or authority under this Act, may inspect and search any premises, where any profession, trade, calling or employment liable to tax under this Act, is carried on or is suspected to be carried on and may require production and examination of books, registers, account or documents relating thereto and may seize such books, registers, accounts or documents as may be necessary:

Provided that, if the said officer or authority removes from the said premises any book, register, account or document, he or it shall give to the person incharge of the place, a receipt describing the book, register, account or document so removed and retain the same only for so long as may be necessary for the purpose of examination thereof or for the prosecution.