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Case Name : Ashok Kumar Dutta Vs DCIT (ITAT Kolkata)
Appeal Number : ITA No.106/Kol/2019
Date of Judgement/Order : 15/05/2018
Related Assessment Year : 2015-16
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Ashok Kumar Dutta Vs DCIT (ITAT Kolkata)

Notice u/s 274 read with section 271A of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The word maintained and retained has been used in section 271A of the Act .If assesseee fails to maintain or  fails to retain such books of accounts and other documents . The Income tax authority may direct that the assessee shall pay penalty u/s 271A of the Act for a sum of Rs. 25000.00

Section 273B will protect the assessee if he proves there was reasonable cause for the said failure.

Element of deliberateness is required for violating statutory obligation for imposing of penalty u/s 271A of the Act , 1961

The liability to produce books of Accounts by the assesseee  shall not be considered as such as he has not maintained the books of accounts . The bonafide belief of the assessee regarding maintenance of books but not retained, circumstantially not able to produce , shall never lead to condemn the explanation of the assessee as false inviting imposition of penalty u/s 271A of the Act , 1961

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