Section 271B of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 271B of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Failure to get accounts audited.

Amended and updated notes on section 271B of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to Failure to get accounts audited.

Chapter XXI (Sections 270A to 275) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to penalties imposable. Section 271B of IT Act 1961 provides for Failure to get accounts audited.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 271AAD (Penalty for false entry, etc., in books of account) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 271B of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 271B is effective for financial year 2022-23 relevant to the assessment year 2023-24.

In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 271B of the Income Tax Act, 1961 Bare Act read with the Income-tax Rules, 1962 as provided by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

Section-271B: Failure to get accounts audited

If any person fails to get his accounts audited in respect of any previous year or years relevant to an assessment year or furnish a report of such audit as required under section 44AB, the Assessing Officer may direct that such person shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum equal to one-half per cent of the total sales, turnover or gross receipts, as the case may be, in business, or of the gross receipts in profession, in such previous year or years or a sum of one hundred fifty thousand rupees, whichever is less.


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