Income Tax Penalty

How costly can the delay in filing tax returns be?

Income Tax - Due date for Filing Income Tax Return for Assessment Year 2016-17 for Salaried Persons and other Assessees who are engaged in business and profession and whose turnover is less than Rs. 100 lakh (in the case of business) and Rs 25 lakh (in the case of profession) is 31st July 2016. In this article we have detailed in the form of Questi...

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Penalties and Prosecutions Under Income tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Penalties and Prosecutions Default in complying with provisions of or with conditions prescribed under the Income-tax Act would attract certain penalty and in critical cases prosecutions as well. The document will provide you information about the punishable offences, prosecutions and the quantum of penalties that can be imposed under the...

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Updated Penalty Chart under Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Article discusses Income Tax Penalties for Failure to deduct TDS / TCS in full and part, Quoting false TAN in challan/ statements, Failure to apply for TAN, Failure to furnish e TDS statement / TDS certificate, Failure to comply with department letter...

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Section 270A –Penalty on Under Reporting of Income

Income Tax - The penal provisions contained in section 271(1)(c) provided for levy of penalty for concealment of income or for furnishing inaccurate particulars of income. The amount of penalty to be levied extends from 100% minimum to 300% maximum of the tax sought soughed to be evaded....

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Prosecutions and Punishment under Income-Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Apart from penalty for various defaults, the Income-tax Act also contains provisions for launching prosecution proceedings against the taxpayers for various offences. In this part you can gain knowledge about the various provisions relating to prosecution which can be launched under the Income-tax Act....

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Prescribing One Year Time Limit for Disposal of Petitions for Waiver of Penalty/ Interest U/s. 273A, 273AA and 220(2A)

Income Tax - Recommendations For Prescribing Time Limit Of One Year For Disposal Of Petitions For Waiver Of Penalty And Interest Under Sections 273A, 273AA and 220(2A) Whereas, a time limit of 1 year for disposal of a tax payer’s Revision Petition u/s. 264 has been prescribed, there is no such time limit for disposal of Petitions for […]...

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No penalty for entering PAN instead of TAN in TDS Challan on account of bona-fide mistake

ITOr Vs M/s Umatech (ITAT Lucknow) - Necessary TDS was deducted and it was deposited in the Government Treasury. All these are on record and only there is a technical error that in the challan PAN number of the assessee is mentioned instead of TAN in the relevant column on account of bona-fide mistake, for which assessee should not be ...

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Ignorance of law is not excuse and cannot be a ground to avoid tax liability

Whirlpool of India Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - Whirlpool of India Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) In the present case, there is admission on part of the assessee that the quantum of depreciation claim was incorrectly computed at enhanced cost. It is well settled principle that ignorance of law is not excused and cannot be a ground to avoid tax liabil...

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Penalty u/s. 271AAB is not mandatory and is discretionary

DCIT Vs. Subhas Chandra Agarwala & Sons (HUF) (ITAT Kolkata) - Sub-section (1) of Sec. 271AAB of the Act uses the word may not shall. May cannot be equated with shall especially in penalty proceeding. Using the word may in our opinion, gives a discretion to the AO to levy the penalty or not to levy, even if the assessee has made default under said provision. Th...

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No penalty for addition to Income based on mere credit card A/c entries

Sri Joy Barman Vs. Income Tax Officer (ITAT Kolkata) - Sri Joy Barman Vs. ITO (ITAT Kolkata) From the foregoing discussion we note that the addition has been made by the AO on account of unexplained money and cessation of liability on basis of lack of evidence. Though the assessee’s explanation in respect of the credit card transactions and cessation ...

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No Penalty if AO himself not sure about charge on which penalty was to be levied

Trans Conduct (India) Vs. Asst. CIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Penalty under section 271(1)(c) could be levied where AO was not sure about the charge on which penalty was to be levied since he had initiated penalty proceedings for both the charges, i.e., furnishing of inaccurate particulars of income as well as concealment of particulars of income, and also lev...

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Limitation for penalty proceedings U/s. 271D & 271E

Circular No. 10/2016-Income Tax - (26/04/2016) - It is a settled position that period of limitation of penalty proceedings under section 271D and 271E of the Act is governed by the provisions of section 275(1)(c) of the Act. Therefore, the limitation period for the imposition of penalty under these provisions would be the expiry of the financial y...

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Limitation commencement for penalty proceedings U/s. 271D &271E

Circular No. 09/DV/2016 (Departmental View) - (26/04/2016) - It has been brought to notice of CBDT that there are conflicting interpretations of various High Courts on the issue whether the limitation for imposition of penalty under sections 271D and 271E of the Income tax Act, 1961commences at the level of the Assessing Officer (below the rank of Joint Commi...

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Recent Posts in "Income Tax Penalty"

How costly can the delay in filing tax returns be?

Due date for Filing Income Tax Return for Assessment Year 2016-17 for Salaried Persons and other Assessees who are engaged in business and profession and whose turnover is less than Rs. 100 lakh (in the case of business) and Rs 25 lakh (in the case of profession) is 31st July 2016. In this article we have detailed in the form of Questi...

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No penalty for entering PAN instead of TAN in TDS Challan on account of bona-fide mistake

ITOr Vs M/s Umatech (ITAT Lucknow)

Necessary TDS was deducted and it was deposited in the Government Treasury. All these are on record and only there is a technical error that in the challan PAN number of the assessee is mentioned instead of TAN in the relevant column on account of bona-fide mistake, for which assessee should not be penalized or punished when there is no l...

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Penalties and Prosecutions Under Income tax Act, 1961

Penalties and Prosecutions Default in complying with provisions of or with conditions prescribed under the Income-tax Act would attract certain penalty and in critical cases prosecutions as well. The document will provide you information about the punishable offences, prosecutions and the quantum of penalties that can be imposed under the...

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Updated Penalty Chart under Income Tax Act, 1961

Article discusses Income Tax Penalties for Failure to deduct TDS / TCS in full and part, Quoting false TAN in challan/ statements, Failure to apply for TAN, Failure to furnish e TDS statement / TDS certificate, Failure to comply with department letter...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Section 270A –Penalty on Under Reporting of Income

The penal provisions contained in section 271(1)(c) provided for levy of penalty for concealment of income or for furnishing inaccurate particulars of income. The amount of penalty to be levied extends from 100% minimum to 300% maximum of the tax sought soughed to be evaded....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Prosecutions and Punishment under Income-Tax Act, 1961

Apart from penalty for various defaults, the Income-tax Act also contains provisions for launching prosecution proceedings against the taxpayers for various offences. In this part you can gain knowledge about the various provisions relating to prosecution which can be launched under the Income-tax Act....

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Fees & Penalty for late / Non filing of TDS Return

Before understanding the penalty provisions for failure to furnish the statement of Tax Deducted at Source or statement of Tax Collected as Source (i.e. commonly known as TDS/TCS return) we shall first have a look at the few basic duties of a person liable to deduct/collect tax at source and due dates for filing of TDS/TCS return....

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All about Income Tax Offences liable to prosecution

Apart from levy of penalty for various defaults by the taxpayer, the Income-tax Law also contains provisions for launching prosecution for offences committed by the taxpayer. In this part you can gain knowledge about offences in respect of which prosecutions can be launched under the Income-tax Law. For provisions relating to punishment c...

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Power of Commissioner to Reduce or Waive Income Tax Penalty

In the tutorial on Penalties Under the Income-tax Act, we discussed various penalties imposable under the Income-tax Act in respect of various defaults. Apart from enacting penalty provisions...

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Penalties under the Income-Tax Act, 1961

Under the Income-tax Act, penalties are levied for various defaults committed by the taxpayer. Some of the penalties are mandatory and a few are at the discretion of the tax authorities. In this part, you can gain knowledge about the provisions relating to various penalties leviable under the Income-tax Act....

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