Income Tax Penalty

Filing belated Return of Income u/s 139(4) Vs. Prosecution U/s 276CC

Income Tax - In practice in spite of reminders, many of our clients do not file Return of Income within the time specified u/s 139 (1) or before the end of relevant assessment year. Provisions of section 139(4) allow to file Return of Income, before the expiry of the relevant assessment year. Considering the provisions of section 139(1)/139(4), [&hell...

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Fees & Penalty for late / Non filing of TDS Return

Income Tax - No filing or Late filing of TDS returns or TDS statement shall invite 2 penal consequence 1.Fee for late filing U/s 234E and 2. Penalty for late filing or Non filing of TDS statement U/s 271H....

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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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Income Tax Offences liable to prosecution

Income Tax - 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....

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Power of Commissioner to Reduce or Waive Income Tax Penalty

Income Tax - 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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Section 234F Fee for delayed filing of return causing undue hardship

Income Tax - The Finance Bill, 2017 proposes to levy fees of Rs.5,000 in case where return is furnished after the due date but on or before 31St December of the relevant assessment year and Rs.10,000, in other cases. However, it is also proposed to restrict the fees to Rs.1,000, where the total income does not exceed five lakh rupees....

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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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CVC advises major penalty against 15 officers from Central Board of Excise & Customs

Income Tax - THE Central Vigilance Commission disposed of 1266 cases during April 2010 referred to it for advice. The Commission advised imposition of major penalty against 99 officers including 15 from Central Board of Excise & Customs, 13 from State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, 11 from Coal India Ltd., 8 from M/o Railways, 7 each from UCO Bank and Bank...

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Penalty of Rs. One Lakh on Excise officer for recovery during stay period

Income Tax - In the case of M/s Galaxy Indo Fab. Limited Vs. Union of India and others since the appeal could not be decided within a period of 180 days, the M/s Galaxy Indo Fab. Limited (petitioner) moved a miscellaneous application for extension of the stay order. The Tribunal vide order dated 14.8.2008 extended the stay order, already granted, til...

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CVC advised imposition of major penalty against 66 Government Employees including six officials from Central Board of Excise and Custom

Income Tax - THE CVC had disposed off 468 cases during December 2009 referred to it for advice. The Commission advised initiations of major penalty proceedings against 70 officers. Of these, 20 were from public sector banks, 17 from M/o Railways, 11 from Northern Coalfields Ltd., 4 from Western Coalfields Ltd., 3 from MCD, 2 each from Ministry of Home...

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No Section 271AAB penalty In absence of mechanism to report investment in tax return

Gauri Shankar Kandoi Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur) - Where assessee was not required to maintain any books of account and there was no mechanism to report the investment in the tax return, the said investment could not be held as undisclosed investment and more so, undisclosed income so defined in section 271AAB, therefore, investment so found in purc...

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No Section 271B Penalty if Tax Audit Report not submitted due to misinterpretation of CBDT Circular

Mudassir Rashid Ahmed Bakhla Makker & Co. Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai) - Undisputedly, the assessee has obtained the tax audit report on 10th September 2013, i.e., much before the due date of filing of return of income. However, as stated by the assessee, due to lack of clarity and misinterpretation of the Circular issued by the Board, the assessee did not filed tax audi...

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No Penalty for Loan in cash for sisters marriage which was repaid through RTGS

Shri Venkat Narayana Raju Pasuparthy Vs Addl. CCIT (ITAT Hyderabad) - : Where there existed reasonable cause for the assessee in accepting the loans in cash and particularly as the loans were repaid by way of RTGS, i.e., via banking channels, penalty levied by AO under section 271D was deleted....

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No Section 271(1)(c) penalty for genuine omissions in Income Tax Returns

Omega Corrugators Pvt. Ltd Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai) - Omega Corrugators Pvt. Ltd Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai) ITAT Mumbai bench has held that genuine omissions must be excluded from the levy of penalty under section 271 (1)(c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. We find that assessee has debited a sum of Rs.3,57,541/- towards loss on sale of motor car in its profit a...

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No Penalty on Income declared in revised return filed within limitation period

Gajjan Singh Thind Vs ACIT (ITAT Chandigarh) - The provisions of section 271(1)(c) of the Act are penal in nature and they are required to be strictly construed. These cannot be extended by way of liberal interpretation to include the cases, which otherwise, do not fall within the purview and scope of the provisions of section 271(1)(c) of the A...

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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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Filing belated Return of Income u/s 139(4) Vs. Prosecution U/s 276CC

In practice in spite of reminders, many of our clients do not file Return of Income within the time specified u/s 139 (1) or before the end of relevant assessment year. Provisions of section 139(4) allow to file Return of Income, before the expiry of the relevant assessment year. Considering the provisions of section 139(1)/139(4), [&hell...

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Fees & Penalty for late / Non filing of TDS Return

No filing or Late filing of TDS returns or TDS statement shall invite 2 penal consequence 1.Fee for late filing U/s 234E and 2. Penalty for late filing or Non filing of TDS statement U/s 271H....

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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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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....

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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 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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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...

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Various Threshold Limits under Income Tax Act

In Respect of exemptions, deduction etc Income Tax imposes various threshold limit. Like in respect of Tax Rates or in respect of deduction under section 80C, 80D, 80U etc. Some of the Popular Limits are Tax Rates , Conveyance Allowance, HRA, Home Loan Interest, Deduction Under Section 80C, Leave Encashment, Gratuity, Medical ...

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Section 271AAD Penalty on False Accounts -A Draconian Provision

The Finance Act,2020, has introduced a new section 271AAD in Chapter XXI – Penalties Imposable to discourage taxpayers to manipulate his books of accounts by recording false entries including fake invoices to claim wrong input credit in GST/VAT. The said section has been inserted following the investigation of Maharashtra Sales Tax Depa...

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