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What is Penalty where search has been initiated? What is Penalty where search has been initiated? Section 271AAA and 271AAB of Income Tax Act 1961

Penalty where search has been initiated and Penalty where search has been initiated are defined under section 271AAA and 271AAB of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 271AAA of Income Tax Act "Penalty where search has been initiated"

Section 271AAA. (1) The Assessing Officer may, notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, direct that, in a case where search has been initiated under section 132 on or after the 1st day of June, 2007 but before the 1st day of July, 2012, the assessee shall pay by way of penalty, in addition to tax, if any, payable by him, a sum computed at the rate of ten per cent of the undisclosed income of the specified previous year.

(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall apply if the assessee,-

(i) in the course of the search, in a statement under sub-section (4) of section 132, admits the undisclosed income 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 tax, together with interest, if any, in respect of the undisclosed income.

(3) No penalty under the provisions of clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 271 shall be imposed upon the assessee in respect of the undisclosed income referred to in sub-section (1).

(4) The provisions of sections 274 and 275 shall, so far as may be, apply in relation to the penalty referred to in this section.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this section,-

(a) "undisclosed income" means-
(i) any income of the specified previous year represented, either wholly or partly, by any money, bullion, jewellery or other valuable article or thing or any entry in the books of account or other documents or transactions found in the course of a search under section 132, which has-

 

(A) not been recorded on or before the date of search in the books of account or other documents maintained in the normal course relating to such previous year; or

(B) otherwise not been disclosed to the [Principal Chief Commissioner or] Chief Commissioner or [Principal Commissioner or] Commissioner before the date of search; or

(ii) any income of the specified previous year represented, either wholly or partly, by any entry in respect of an expense recorded in the books of account or other documents maintained in the normal course relating to the specified previous year which is found to be false and would not have been found to be so had the search not been conducted;

(b) "specified previous year" means the previous year-

(i) which has ended before the date of search, but the date of filing the return of income under sub-section (1) of section 139 for such year has not expired before the date of search and the assessee has not furnished the return of income for the previous year before the said date; or

(ii) in which search was conducted.

Section 271AAB of Income Tax Act "Penalty where search has been initiated"

Section 271AAB. (1) The Assessing Officer may, notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, direct that, in a case where search has been initiated under section 132 on or after the 1st day of July, 2012, the assessee shall pay by way of penalty, in addition to tax, if any, payable by him,-

(a) a sum computed at the rate of ten per cent of the undisclosed income of the specified previous year, if such assessee-

(i) in the course of the search, in a statement under sub-section (4) of section 132, admits the undisclosed income and specifies the manner in which such income has been derived;

(ii) substantiates the manner in which the undisclosed income was derived; and

(iii) on or before the specified date-

(A) pays the tax, together with interest, if any, in respect of the undisclosed income; and

(B) furnishes the return of income for the specified previous year declaring such undisclosed income therein;

(b) a sum computed at the rate of twenty per cent of the undisclosed income of the specified previous year, if such assessee-

(i) in the course of the search, in a statement under sub-section (4) of section 132, does not admit the undisclosed income; and
(ii) on or before the specified date-

(A) declares such income in the return of income furnished for the specified previous year; and

(B) pays the tax, together with interest, if any, in respect of the undisclosed income;

(c) a sum which shall not be less than thirty per cent but which shall not exceed ninety per cent of the undisclosed income of the specified previous year, if it is not covered by the provisions of clauses (a) and (b).

(2) No penalty under the provisions of clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 271 shall be imposed upon the assessee in respect of the undisclosed income referred to in sub-section (1).

(3) The provisions of sections 274 and 275 shall, as far as may be, apply in relation to the penalty referred to in this section.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this section,-

(a) "specified date" means the due date of furnishing of return of income under sub-section (1) of section 139 or the date on which the period specified in the notice issued under section 153A for furnishing of return of income expires, as the case may be;

(b) "specified previous year" means the previous year-

(i) which has ended before the date of search, but the date of furnishing the return of income under sub-section (1) of section 139 for such year has not expired before the date of search and the assessee has not furnished the return of income for the previous year before the date of search; or
(ii) in which search was conducted;

(c) "undisclosed income" means-
(i) any income of the specified previous year represented, either wholly or partly, by any money, bullion, jewellery or other valuable article or thing or any entry in the books of account or other documents or transactions found in the course of a search under section 132, which has-

(A) not been recorded on or before the date of search in the books of account or other documents maintained in the normal course relating to such previous year; or

(B) otherwise not been disclosed to the [Principal Chief Commissioner or] Chief Commissioner or [Principal Commissioner or] Commissioner before the date of search; or

(ii) any income of the specified previous year represented, either wholly or partly, by any entry in respect of an expense recorded in the books of account or other documents maintained in the normal course relating to the specified previous year which is found to be false and would not have been found to be so had the search not been conducted.

   
 

Income Tax Act 1961

What is Failure to furnish returns, comply with notices, concealment of income, etc? Section 271 of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Failure to keep, maintain or retain books of account, documents, etc? What is Penalty for failure to keep and maintain information and document, etc., in respect of certain transactions? Section 271A and 271AA of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Penalty where search has been initiated? What is Penalty where search has been initiated? Section 271AAA and 271AAB of Income Tax Act 1961

What is the meaning of Failure to get accounts audited? What is the Penalty for failure to furnish report under section 92E? Section 271B and 271BA of Income Tax Act 1961

What is the meaning of Failure to subscribe to the eligible issue of capital? What is Penalty for failure to deduct tax at source? Section 271BB and 271C of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Penalty for failure to collect tax at source? What is Penalty for failure to comply with the provisions of section 269SS? Section 271CA and 271D of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Penalty for failure to comply with the provisions of section 269T? What is Penalty for failure to furnish return of income? Section 271E and 271F of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Penalty for failure to furnish statement of financial transaction or reportable account? What is Penalty for furnishing inaccurate statement of financial transaction or reportable account? Section 271FA and 271FAA of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Penalty for failure to furnish statement or information or document by an eligible investment fund? What is Penalty for failure to furnish return of fringe benefits? Section 271FAB and 271FB of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Penalty for failure to furnish information or document under section 92D? What is Penalty for failure to furnish information or document under section 285A? Section 271G and 271GA of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Penalty for failure to furnish statements, etc? What is Penalty for failure to furnish information or furnishing inaccurate information under section 195? Section 271H and 271I of Income Tax Act 1961

 

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