Sunday, September 11, 2011

Interest, Penalty & Prosecution for Failure to Deposit Tax Deducted(tds)


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If a person fails to deduct the whole or any part of the tax at source, or, after deducting, fails to pay the whole or any part of the tax to the credit of the Central Government within the prescribed time, he shall be liable to action in accordance with the provisions of section 201. 

Sub-section (1A) of section 201 lays down that such person shall be liable to pay simple interest 

  1. Interest on late deduction of  tax (1% per Month)at one percent for every month or part of the month on the amount of such tax from the date on which such tax was deductible to the date on which such tax is deducted and
  2. Interest on late Deposit of  Tax :(1.5% per month)at one and one-half percent for every month or part of a month on the amount of such tax from the date on which such tax was deducted to the date on which such tax is actually paid. Such interest, if chargeable, has to be paid before furnishing of quarterly statement of TDS for each quarter. 
  3. Penalty:Section 271C lays down that if any person fails to deduct whole or any part of tax at source or fails to pay the whole or part of tax deducted, he shall be liable to pay, by way of penalty , a sum equal to the amount of tax not deducted or paid by him. 
  4. Prosecution: Section 276B lays down that if a person fails to pay to the credit of the Central Government within the prescribed time the tax deducted at source by him, he shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall be between 3 months and 7 years, along fine

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