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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 5589 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 1470 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 481902 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 46833 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 57014 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 4419 Views 1 comment Print


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No Section 271B penalty if reasonable cause exist for delay in furnishing Tax Audit Report

Income Tax : Detailed analysis of the appeal against a penalty imposed under Section 271B of the Income Tax Act by the ITAT Delhi in the case o...

May 9, 2024 420 Views 0 comment Print

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 405 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 714 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 240 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 375 Views 0 comment Print


Practical Approach to Presumptive Taxation- E-Book

May 26, 2020 14502 Views 4 comments Print

E-BOOK ON PRACTICAL APPROACH TO PRESUMPTIVE TAXATION This Article/ E-Book  explains Provisions of Section 44AB,  Provisions of Section 44AA , Provisions of Section 44AD of Income Tax Act, 1961,   Applicability of provisions of sec 44AA, 44AB and 44AD when turnover is up to Rs. 1 crore, Presumptive Taxation Scheme under Section 44ADA, Presumptive Taxation Scheme […]

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

March 13, 2020 2466 Views 0 comment Print

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 audit report before the due date of return of income. In our view, the aforesaid explanation furnished by the assessee appears to be plausible, therefore, benefit of doubt can be given to the assessee

Section 271B Penalty for failure to get accounts audited

January 31, 2020 82434 Views 1 comment Print

Understand the implications of section 271B penalty for failure to get accounts audited as per the Income Tax Act.

No Penalty for delay in tax audit report submission due to technical venial breach

December 13, 2019 3264 Views 0 comment Print

In the instant case, the audit report was obtained within the due date prescribed u/s 44AB of the Act. The delay has occurred due to delay in filing return of income. The assessee has stated that it was under bonafide belief that the audit report could also be filed before 31.3.2015. There is also no dispute with regard to the fact that the audit report was available with the assessing officer before he completed the assessment.

Section 271B Penalty Not Leviable for Undisclosed Turnover

November 29, 2019 7713 Views 0 comment Print

Penalty U/s. 271B of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is leviable for failure to get accounts audited where the turnover / gross receipts exceeds the prescribed limit. Many times it happens that the turnover as per the regular books of accounts remains under the prescribed limit and as such the assessee do not gets the accounts audited U/s. 44AB.

No Section 271B Penalty if books of account not maintained

October 23, 2019 3150 Views 0 comment Print

Naveen Kumar Kaparthy Vs ITO (ITAT Hyderabad) In the instant case, when the books of account are not maintained, the AO did not initiate any proceedings for not maintaining the books of account. The AO obviously satisfied that the books of account were not maintained for good and sufficient reasons. When the AO accepted the […]

Unaccounted sales cannot be regarded as turnover for section 44AB

October 7, 2019 3684 Views 0 comment Print

Addition made by AO during the assessment proceedings on the basis of unaccounted sales cannot be regarded as the turnover for the purpose of section 44AB of the Act because the documents relied upon by AO are neither the part of books of account nor would substitute the books of account or constitute the books of account of the assessee regularly maintained.

Demise of CA in 2016 not a reasonable cause for no Audit of Books for A.Y. 2009-10

August 8, 2019 813 Views 0 comment Print

Sri. Abdul Azeez M Vs ACIT (ITAT Cochin) Admittedly in this case, no audit report has been filed for assessment year 2009-2010. It is the contention of the assessee that there was a reasonable cause as mandated u/s 273B of the I.T.Act. It was submitted by the learned AR that consequent to search and seizure […]

Penalty leivable u/s 271B on non-production of Audit Report in prescribed format

July 12, 2019 4266 Views 0 comment Print

Penalty under Section 271B was justified as assessee had not produced audit report in the prescribed format before AO and no explanation regarding the reasonable cause for not filing the audit report within the prescribed time limit was given. 

Penalty cannot be levied for mere filing of Form No. 3CB instead of Form 3CA

June 28, 2019 6033 Views 0 comment Print

M/s. PMC Rubber Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Kolkata) We note that the assessee has filed form no. 3CD and 3CB and the same has not been disputed therefore the tax audit report was on record and hence the penalty should not be levied. However the Assessing Officer disputed that instead of form […]

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