Filing an income tax return and paying taxes on time are the obligations for every taxpayer.
Failure to comply with these requirements can lead to various penalties and fines.
According to Section 113(1) of the Income Tax Act, penalty shall be imposed on any person who:
– Makes an incorrect return by omitting or understating any income of which he is required by the Act to make a return on behalf of himself or another person; or
– Gives any incorrect information in relation to any matter affecting his own chargeability to tax or the chargeability to tax of any other person.
Unless he satisfied the Court that the incorrect return or information was made or given in good faith, be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine ranging from:-
Under Section 113(2), if a taxpayer is not prosecuted, the Director General of the Inland Revenue Board may require the taxpayer to pay a penalty equal to the amount of tax that was undercharged due to the incorrect return or information.
The Director General has discretion in deciding whether to prosecute under Section 113(1) to recover a higher quantum of penalty and fine, or to take a lenient approach under Section 113(2).
Submission of Tax Return
|Rate on tax payable|
|Within 12 months from the due date||
|Within 24 months from the due date||
|After 24 months from the due date||
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