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Section 271B: How to Safeguard Against Audit Penalty

Income Tax : Dive into Section 271B's mandates, penalties, and exemptions under the Income Tax Act. Explore real cases, challenges, and strateg...

April 17, 2024 5133 Views 0 comment Print

A Critical Appreciation of Ranchi Bench of ITAT in Rakesh Kr. Jha vs. ITO

Income Tax : Explore recent ITAT judgment in Rakesh Kr. Jha vs. ITO, delving into interpretation of Sections 271A and 271B, highlighting confli...

November 29, 2023 1344 Views 0 comment Print

Penalties and Prosecutions Under Income tax Act, 1961

Income Tax : Learn about the penalties and prosecutions under the Income Tax Act of 1961 for various defaults and offenses. Find out the fines ...

July 25, 2023 475146 Views 4 comments Print

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...

June 11, 2022 46455 Views 7 comments Print

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 prosecu...

June 8, 2022 56798 Views 4 comments Print


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AOTAA files PIL before Orissa HC on the issue of late fee, interest & penalty under Income Tax

Income Tax : All Odisha Tax Advocates Association has filed an PIl before Orissa High Court with following Prayers- (i) Admit the Writ Petition...

January 13, 2022 4416 Views 1 comment Print


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No Penalty under Section 271B if Penalty Already Levied under Section 271A

Income Tax : Mumbai ITAT sets aside penalty under section 271B, citing previous penalty under section 271A for non-maintenance of accounts in H...

March 20, 2024 321 Views 0 comment Print

Penalty u/s. 271B for not getting books of accounts audited not leviable as reasonable cause shown: ITAT Jaipur

Income Tax : ITAT Jaipur held that assessee failed to get its books of accounts audited based on a reasonable cause. Accordingly, penalty under...

March 20, 2024 570 Views 0 comment Print

Loss or low profit cannot be reason for exclusion of comparables for computing ALP: ITAT Mumbai

Income Tax : ITAT Mumbai held that exclusion of comparables for the reason that those companies are loss making or low profit making is not cor...

February 15, 2024 219 Views 0 comment Print

Kerala HC directs NFAC to expedite decision on stay application 

Income Tax : Kerala High Court instructs prompt consideration of stay application in tax dispute involving non-filing of income return under Se...

December 31, 2023 330 Views 0 comment Print

Section 40A(2)(b) Disallowance for Assumed Higher Sub-contracting Income is unsustainable

Income Tax : ITAT Delhi held that disallowance under section 40A(2)(b) of the Income Tax Act on merely estimating that more income should have ...

November 1, 2023 900 Views 0 comment Print


Section 271B Penalty not leviable when books of accounts not maintained

May 30, 2022 1557 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Chennai held in the case of Shanthilal D Jain Vs DCIT that Penalty under Section 271B for failure to get account audited not leviable when books of accounts are not maintained.

ITAT allows treating Turnover of Intraday Equity transactions on Net basis

April 28, 2022 2031 Views 0 comment Print

Explore ITAT Kolkata’s ruling in Anju Chamaria vs ITO regarding 271B penalty. Analysis of turnover, audit requirement, and key legal insights provided.

Reasonable cause for failure to submit Tax Audit Report- ITAT deletes Penalty

April 15, 2022 3135 Views 0 comment Print

Air India Air Transport Services Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) We find some force in the submission of assessee that assessee being a Public sector company Act had to submit its audit report in Form 3CA in which report u/s 44AB is required to be submitted for the said purpose. The Tax Audit report u/s […]

Ignorance of Law is not a reasonable cause to delete Section 273 Penalty

April 3, 2022 1407 Views 0 comment Print

Mohd Zaheeruddin Zeeshan Ayub Vs ITO (ITAT Hyderabad) Learned Counsel  contended during the course of hearing that this assessee is drawing salary income on regular basis and it was only in the impugned assessment year that he had carried out corresponding transactions requiring audit report u/s.44AB of the Act. He therefore pleaded assessee’s ignorance only […]

AOTAA files PIL before Orissa HC on the issue of late fee, interest & penalty under Income Tax

January 13, 2022 4416 Views 1 comment Print

All Odisha Tax Advocates Association has filed an PIl before Orissa High Court with following Prayers- (i) Admit the Writ Petition; (ii) Issue notice to the opposite parties as to why writ in the nature of certiorari shall not be issued quashing/striking down “Clarification 1” given in Circular dated 09.09.2021 in respect of Section 234A […]

Penalty cannot be imposed merely for non-filing of Audit Report Electronically

January 11, 2022 4701 Views 0 comment Print

SLV Housing Development Corporation Vs ACIT (ITAT Bangalore) The tax authorities have pointed out time gap in getting a tax audit report from a new CA. However, it is a known fact that it might have taken some time to severe relationship with the earlier CA. However, the fact remains that the tax audit report […]

Due Date Extension Case- Extension denied, HC directs UOI to attend technical glitches on Portal – Penalty interest Issues considerable at Assessment Stage

January 11, 2022 14529 Views 1 comment Print

Chartered Accountants Association, Surat Vs. Union Of India (Gujarat High Court)  HC refuses to Extend Due date of Filing The Tax Audit Report Mr. Poddar, the learned counsel made a request that the deadline of 15.01.2022 for the purpose of filing the audit report may be extended to 15.02.2022. We are not inclined to go […]

No penalty u/s 271B of the Act when no books of accounts were maintained

April 29, 2021 11055 Views 2 comments Print

Understanding the implications of not maintaining books of accounts under section 271B of the Income Tax Act. Learn about the penalties and favorable judgments.

Work in progress cannot be treated as a part of turnover

April 28, 2021 9813 Views 0 comment Print

Work in progress is never a part of the turnover. Guidance Note on Tax Audit under Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and penalty issue u/s 271B of the Income Tax Act ,1961 During the assessment year 2011-12 the turnover of the assessee was Rs. 639706.00 and work in progress was Rs. 16559480.00. Work […]

Penalty for failure to get accounts Audited- Section 271B

December 14, 2020 23292 Views 0 comment Print

Understand the penalty for failure to get accounts audited under Section 271B. Learn about the consequences and reasonable causes for such failure.