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

Section 271FA of Income Tax Act 1961. Penalty for failure to furnish statement of financial transaction or reportable account.

Amended and updated notes on section 271FA 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 Penalty for failure to furnish statement of financial transaction or reportable account.

Chapter XXI (Sections 270A to 275) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to penalties imposable. Section 271FA of IT Act 1961 provides for Penalty for failure to furnish statement of financial transaction or reportable account.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 271E (Penalty for failure to comply with the provisions of section 269T) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 271FA of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 271FA 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 271FA 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-271FA: Penalty for failure to furnish statement of financial transaction or reportable account

If a person who is required to furnish a statement of financial transaction or reportable account under sub-section (1) of section 285BA, fails to furnish such statement within the time prescribed under sub-section (2) thereof, the income-tax authority prescribed under said sub-section (1) may direct that such person shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum of five hundred rupees for every day during which such failure continues:

Provided that where such person fails to furnish the statement within the period specified in the notice issued under sub-section (5) of section 285BA, he shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum of one thousand rupees for every day during which the failure continues, beginning from the day immediately following the day on which the time specified in such notice for furnishing the statement expires.


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