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Consequences of late filing of Income Tax return for the A.Y 2019-20

 

  • If a person liable to file an Income Tax return for A.Y. 2018-19 fails to file the same by the prescribed due date*, then Penalty shall be payable u/s 234F of the Income Tax Act, 1961 depending upon the Total Income# of the person and actual date of filing Income Tax Return.

 

  • If there are any taxes that are unpaid, penal interest u/s 234A @ 1% per month will be chargeable till the date of payment of taxes.

 

  • Carry forward of losses will not be allowed if the returns are not filed on or before the due date* as prescribed u/s 139(1) except loss from house property.

 

  • Deductions under the heading Part C – Deductions in respect of certain incomes will not be allowed unless return of income is filed on or before the due date* as specified u/s 139(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

* Due dates for filing income tax returns:

Status of Assessee

Due date of filing return of income

Individuals, HUF, AOP, BOI, Trust, Partnership Firm and LLP not liable for audit

31st July

Individuals, HUF, Trust, Partnership Firm and LLP liable for audit and Working partners in a firm

30th September

Companies

30th September

 

* Total Income for levy of fees u/s 234F of the Income Tax Act, 1961:

Amount of Total Income

Fees Payable (Amount)

Below Rs. 5 lakhs

1,000

Rs. 5 lakhs and above and return filed before 31st December

5,000

Rs. 5 lakhs and above and return filed after 31st December

10,000

 

Consequences of late filing of Income Tax return for the A.Y 2019-20
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