The penalty under section 271J of the Income Tax Act are levied on an accountant or a merchant banker or a registered valuer, in case the said professionals have provided incorrect information in any of the report or certificate. The provisions of the said section 271J is taken up and explained in the present article.
The penalty provisions of section 271J are applicable in case any of the below professionals provide incorrect information in any report / certificate –
1. An accountant (a chartered accountant in practice);
2. Merchant Banker (merchant banker registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India);
3. Registered Valuer (the person registered as a valuer under section 34AB of the Wealth Tax Act 1957).
Under Income Tax, the assessee needs to provide various reports or certificate which are to be authorized by the professionals like accountant / merchant banker / registered valuer. In case any of the above mentioned professionals provides incorrect information (whether with malafide intention or not) in any of the report or certificate, the defaulter would be liable to pay the penalty under section 271J of the Income Tax Act.
In case an accountant / a merchant banker / a registered valuer provides incorrect information in any report / certificate, then the Assessing Officer or the Commissioner (Appeals) may direct the defaulter to pay the penalty amounting to INR 10,000 for each such report / certificate under section 271J of the Income Tax Act.
Provisions of section 273B of the Income Tax Act states that in case the defaulter proves the reasonable cause of failure, then no penalty under section 271J of the Income Tax Act would be levied.
|1||Section 272BB Penalty for failure to comply section 203A provisions|
|2||Section 272B Penalty for failure to comply with provisions of PAN|
|3||Section 272AA Penalty for failure in complying with provisions of section 133B|
|4||Section 272A Penalty for failure to answer questions or furnish information / returns/ statements or allow inspections etc|
|5||Section 271J Penalty on professionals for furnishing incorrect information in reports / certificates|
|6||Section 271I Penalty for failure in furnishing Form 15CA & Form 15CB|
|7||Section 271H Penalty for late filing/non-filing of TDS or TCS return|
|8||Penalty for failure in furnishing report or furnishing inaccurate report under section 286 – Section 271GB|
|9||Section 271GA Penalty for failure in furnishing the information / document in Form 49D as required under section 285A|
|10||Section 271G Penalty for failure to furnish information / document as per provisions of section 92D|
|11||Section 271FB Penalty for default in furnishing return of fringe benefits|
|12||Section 271FAB Penalty for failure to furnish statement / information / document by an eligible investment fund|
|13||Penalty for providing inaccurate statement of financial transaction or reportable account- Section 271FAA|
|14||Section 271FA Penalty for failure in furnishing statement of financial transactions or reportable account|
|15||Section 271E Penalty for contravening provisions of section 269T|
|16||Section 271DB | Penalty for contravening provisions of section 269SU|
|17||Section 271DA Penalty for contravening provisions of section 269ST|
|18||Section 271CA Penalty for failure to collect tax at source (TCS)|
|19||Section 271D Penalty for contravening provisions of section 269SS|
|20||Section 271C Penalty for failure / non-deduction / non-payment of TDS|
|21||TDS Rate Chart for AY 2020-21 and AY 2021-22|
|22||Section 271BA Penalty for failure to furnish section 92E report|
|23||Section 271B Penalty for failure to get accounts audited|
|24||Section 271AAC Penalty in respect of certain specified income|
|25||Section 271AA Penalty for failure to maintain Transfer Pricing documents|
|26||Section 271A Penalty for failure to keep / maintain or retain books of accounts, documents|
|27||Section 270A(1) Penalty for under-reporting & misreporting of income|
|28||Section 269SU Acceptance of payment through electronic modes|
|29||Section 234F Late fees for default in filing of income tax return|
|30||Section 234E Late Fee for default in filing of TDS / TCS returns|
|31||Section 158BFA(2) – Penalty on undisclosed income for block period|
|32||Section 140A(3) Penalty for non-payment of self-assessment tax|