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

Section 271H of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Penalty for failure to furnish statements.

Amended and updated notes on section 271H 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 statements, etc.

Chapter XXI (Sections 270A to 275) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to penalties imposable. Section 271H of IT Act 1961 provides for Penalty for failure to furnish statements, etc.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 271GB (Penalty for failure to furnish report or for furnishing inaccurate report under section 286) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 271H of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 271H 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 271H 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-271H:Penalty for failure to furnish statements

Section 271H(1) of Income Tax Act

Without prejudice to the provisions of the Act, the Assessing Officer may direct that a person shall pay by way of penalty, if, he—

  • (a) fails to deliver or cause to be delivered a statement within the time prescribed in sub-section (3) of section 200 or the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 206C; or
  • (b) furnishes incorrect information in the statement which is required to be delivered or caused to be delivered under sub-section (3) of section 200 or the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 206C.

Section 271H(2) of Income Tax Act

The penalty referred to in sub-section (1) shall be a sum which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees.

Section 271H(3) of Income Tax Act

Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing provisions of this section, no penalty shall be levied for the failure referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1), if the person proves that after paying tax deducted or collected along with the fee and interest, if any, to the credit of the Central Government, he had delivered or cause to be delivered the statement referred to in sub-section (3) of section 200 or the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 206C before the expiry of a period of one year from the time prescribed for delivering or causing to be delivered such statement.

Section 271H(4) of Income Tax Act

The provisions of this section shall apply to a statement referred to in sub-section (3) of section 200 or the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 206C which is to be delivered or caused to be delivered for tax deducted at source or tax collected at source, as the case may be, on or after the 1st day of July, 2012.


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