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[H] Summary Of Provisions Relating To Penalties

PENALTIES

SECTION

Nature of Failure/Default

Authority who can levy penalty

Quantum of Penalty

SECTION 158 BFA(2)

 

a) Delay or failure in furnishing the return of total income including undisclosed income for the block period as required by notice u/s. 158BC(a) OR

(b) Undisclosed Income determined by the Assessing Officer is in excess of the Undisclosed income shown in such return.

Assessing Officer or Commissioner (Appeals)

 

Minimum 100% & maximum 300%; in case (a) of the tax leviable in respect of the undisclosed income determined by the Assessing Officer and in case (b), of the tax leviable on the difference between the undisclosed income as determined by the Assessing Officer and the amount of undisclosed income shown in the return.(Not applicable w.e.f. 31/05/2003)

SECTION 221(1)

Default in making payment of tax within prescribed time; i.e., as required by notice u/s. 156 or wherever assessee is deemed to be in default in payment of tax.

Assessing Officer.

Such amount as directed by Assessing Officer but not exceeding the amount of tax in arrears.

SECTION 271(1)(b)

 

Failure to comply with the notice u/s. 115WD(2) or 115WE(2) or 143(2) or 142(1) or failure to comply with the direction u/s. 142(2A) to get the accounts audited

Assessing Officer or Commissioner or Commissioner (Appeals).

 

Rs. 10,000/- for each such failure.

 

SECTION 271(1)©

Concealment of particulars of income or furnishing of inaccurate particulars of such income.

Assessing Officer or Commissioner or Commissioner (Appeals).

Minimum 100% & maximum 300% of the tax sought to be evaded.

SECTION 271(1)(d)

Concealment of particulars of fringe benefits or inaccurate particulars of such fringe benefits,

Assessing Officer or Commissioner or Commissioner (Appeals).

Minimum 100% & Maximum 300% of the tax sought to be evaded.

SECTION 271(4)

Distribution of Profit by registered firm otherwise than in accordance with the partnership deed on the basis of which the firm has been registered and as a result of which partner has returned income below the real income (penalty leviable on the partner).

Assessing Officer or Commissioner (Appeals).

A sum not exceeding 150% of the difference between the tax on partner’s income assessed and income returned.

SECTION 271A

Failure to keep and maintain any such books of account and other documents as required under Section 44AA or rules made there under or to retain such books of account and other documents for the period specified under Income Tax Rules.

Assessing Officer or Commissioner (Appeals).

A sum of Rs. 25,000/­.

SECTION 271AA

Failure to keep and maintain any information or document in respect of international transaction as required by Section 92D(1) or (2).

Assessing Officer or Commissioner (Appeals).

2% of the value of each international transaction.

SECTION 271AAA

Undisclosed income found during Search initiated under section 132 on or after 1-6-2007 (Explanation to Section 271AAA)

Assessing Officer.

A sum computed @ 10% of the undisclosed income of the specified previous year. Penalty cannot be levied if all the following conditions stipulated in Section 271 AAA (2) are fulfilled.

  1. In the course of the search admits the undisclosed income in a statement recorded u/s.132(4) and specifies the manner in which such income has been derived.

ii) Substantiates the manner in which the undisclosed income was derived and

iii) Pays the taxes together with interest, in respect of such undisclosed income.

SECTION 271B

Failure to get the accounts audited as required u/s. 44AB or furnish report of such audit before the specified date mentioned in Explanation (ii) below Section 44AB.

Assessing Officer.

0.5% of the total sales, turnover or gross receipts Maximum Rs. 1,50,000/­

SECTION 271BA

Failure to furnish a report from an accountant in respect of international transaction as required u/s. 92E.

Assessing Officer.

A sum of Rs. 1,00,000/­

SECTION 271C

a) Failure to deduct whole or any part of tax at source (TDS) as required under the provisions of Chapter XVIIB or

b) failure to pay whole or any part of tax u/s. 115-O or c)Failure to pay whole or any part of tax as par second proviso to section 194B

Joint Commissioner.

 

Amount of tax not deducted or amount of tax not so paid as the case may be.

SECTION 271CA

Failure to collect whole or any part of tax at source (w.e.f. 1st April, 2007) U/Chapter XVII-BB

Joint Commissioner.

A sum equal to the amount of tax failed to collect.

SECTION 271D

Failure to comply with the provisions of Section 269SS; i.e., by taking or accepting any loan or deposit of Rs. 20,000/- or more otherwise than by crossed account payee cheque/Draft

Joint Commissioner.

A sum equal to the amount of loan or deposit so taken or accepted.

SECTION 271E

Failure to comply with the provisions of Section 269T; i.e., repayment of any loan or deposit of Rs. 20,000/- or more otherwise than by crossed account payee cheque/draft in the name of the person who has made the loan or deposit.

Joint Commissioner.

A sum equal to the amount of loan or deposit repaid.

SECTION 271F

Failure to furnish return of income before the end of relevant assessment year as required u/ s. 139(1) or provisos to the said sub-Section.

Assessing Officer.

A sum of Rs 5,000/-.

SECTION 271FA

Failure to furnish annual information return required u/s. 285BA or failure to furnish such return within the time prescribed.

Prescribed Income Tax authority.

Rs. 100/- for every day during which failure continues.

SECTION 271FB

Failure to furnish fringe benefits return required u/s. 115WD (1) or failure to furnish such return within the time prescribed.

Assessing Officer.

Rs. 100/- for every day during which failure continues.

SECTION 271G

Failure to furnish any information or document as required by Section 92D(3) in respect of international transaction.

Assessing Officer or Commissioner (Appeals).

2% of the value of international transaction for each such failure.

SECTION 272A(1)

Failure to answer questions, sign statements or attend summons u/s. 131(1) to give evidence/ produce books of account or other documents.

Income Tax authority not lower in rank than a Joint Commissioner or a Joint Director.

Rs. 10,000/- for each such default or failure.

SECTION 272A(2)

Failure to:

(a) comply with a notice u/s. 94(6);

(b) give notice of discontinuance of business or profession u/s. 176(3);

© furnish in due time any of the returns, statements or particulars mentioned in Section 133, 206 or 206C or 285B;

(d) allow inspection of any register referred to in section 134 or of any entry therein or to allow copies of the same;

(e) furnish return of income u/s. 139(4A)/ 139(4C) or furnish such returns within time allowed;

(f) deliver copy of declaration as stated in Section 197A in due time;

(g) furnish a certificate as required u/s. 203 or u/s. 206C;

(h) deduct and pay tax as required u/s. 226(2);

(i) furnish a statement required u/s. 192(2C);

(j) to deliver in due time a copy of the declaration u/s. 206C(1A);

(k) furnish quarterly statement of TDS as required u/s. 200(3) or TCS under proviso to Section 206C(3);

(l) deliver the quarterly return in respect of payment of interest to residents without deduction of tax u/s. 206A(1).

Income Tax authority not lower in rank than a Joint Commissioner or a Joint Director except for failure under Clause (f) above w.r.t. Section 197A wherein the authority is with Chief Commissioner or Commissioner.

 

Rs.100/- per day during which default continues. However, penalty shall not exceed the amount of tax deductible or collectible in case of failure to deliver or pay declaration u/s. 197A, furnish a certificate u/s. 203 or annual return of tds/tcs u/ ss. 206 and 206C.

 

SECTION 272AA

Failure to comply with the provisions of Section 133B (a general survey meant for collection of information

Assessing Officer or Joint Commissioner or Assistant Director or Deputy Director.

Maximum Penalty up to Rs. 1,000/-.

SECTION 272B

Failure to comply with the provisions of Section 139A (i.e., failure to obtain PAN) or failure to quote PAN in documents and use of false PAN deliberately.

Assessing Officer.

A sum of Rs. 10,000/-.

SECTION 272BB

Failure to comply with the provisions of Section 203A (failure to obtain TAN including failure to quote the same) including quoting of false TAN.

Assessing Officer

A sum of Rs. 10,000/­.

 
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