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What is Failure to produce accounts and documents? What is False statement in verification, etc? Section 276D and 277 of Income Tax Act 1961

Failure to produce accounts and documents and False statement in verification, etc are defined under section 276D and 277 of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 276D of Income Tax Act "Failure to produce accounts and documents"

Section 276D. If a person willfully fails to produce, or cause to be produced, on or before the date specified in any notice served on him under sub-section (1) of section 142, such accounts and documents as are referred to in the notice or willfully fails to comply with a direction issued to him under sub-section (2A) of that section, he shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year [and with fine].

 

Section 277 of Income Tax Act "False statement in verification, etc"

Section 277. If a person makes a statement in any verification under this Act or under any rule made thereunder, or delivers an account or statement which is false, and which he either knows or believes to be false, or does not believe to be true, he shall be punishable,-

(i) in a case where the amount of tax, which would have been evaded if the statement or account had been accepted as true, exceeds twenty-five hundred thousand rupees, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to seven years and with fine;

(ii) in any other case, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three months but which may extend to two years and with fine.

Section 277A of Income Tax Act "Falsification of books of account or document, etc"

Section 277A. If any person (hereafter in this section referred to as the first person) willfully and with intent to enable any other person (hereafter in this section referred to as the second person) to evade any tax or interest or penalty chargeable and imposable under this Act, makes or causes to be made any entry or statement which is false and which the first person either knows to be false or does not believe to be true, in any books of account or other document relevant to or useful in any proceedings against the first person or the second person, under this Act, the first person shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three months but which may extend to two years and with fine.

Explanation.—For the purposes of establishing the charge under this section, it shall not be necessary to prove that the second person has actually evaded any tax, penalty or interest chargeable or imposable under this Act.

Income Tax Act 1961

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What is Failure to produce accounts and documents? What is False statement in verification, etc? Section 276D and 277 of Income Tax Act 1961

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