|CORAM:||B. R. Baskaran (AM), Sanjay Garg (JM)|
|CATCH WORDS:||concealment of income, furnishing inaccurate particulars of income, penalty, TDS disallowance|
|DATE:||March 4, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)|
|DATE:||March 31, 2015 (Date of publication)|
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|S. 271(1)(c): Disallowance of expenditure for failure to deduct TDS does not attract penalty|
In this case, the penalty has been levied for disallowance of expenditure u/s.40(a)(ia) of the Act. It is not a case of furnishing of inaccurate particulars of income or concealment of income. The failure to deduct the TDS on the part of the assessee has resulted in disallowance of expenditure. The assessee had not furnished any inaccurate particulars of income or expenditure. The assessee has already faced the consequences by way of disallowance of expenditure for non-deduction of TDS as per the provisions of section 194C of the Act. It is not the case of the Revenue that the assessee had not incurred the expenditure claimed or that the claim of expenditure was bogus or incorrect. The disallowance of expenditure was attracted due to non-deduction of TDS and it cannot be said to be a case of concealment of income or furnishing of inaccurate particulars of income. The levy of penalty u/s.271(1)(c) of the Act is not attracted in this case and the same is accordingly ordered to be deleted.