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Penalty for failure to comply with the provisions of section 139A.

272B. (1) If a person fails to comply with the provisions of section 139A, the Assessing Officer may direct that such person shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum of ten thousand rupees.

(2) If a person who is required to quote his 1[permanent account number or Aadhaar number, as the case may be] in any document referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (5) of section 139A, or to intimate such number as required by sub-section (5A) or sub-section (5C) of that section, quotes or intimates a number which is false, and which he either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, the Assessing Officer may direct that such person shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum of 2[ten thousand rupees for each such default].

3[(2A) If a person, who is required to quote his permanent account number or Aadhaar number, as the case may be, in documents referred to in sub-section (6A) of section 139A or authenticate such number in accordance with the provisions of the said sub-section, fails to do so, the Assessing Officer may direct that such person shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum of ten thousand rupees for each such default.

(2B) If a person, who is required to ensure that the permanent account number or the Aadhaar number, as the case may be, has been,––

(i) duly quoted in the documents relating to transactions referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (5) or in sub-section (6A) of section 139A;

or

(ii) duly authenticated in respect of transactions referred to under sub-section (6A) of that section, fails to do so, the Assessing Officer may direct that such person shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum of ten thousand rupees for each such default.]

(3) No order under sub-section (1) or 4[sub-section (2) or sub-section (2A) or sub-section (2B)] shall be passed unless the person, on whom the penalty is proposed to be imposed, is given an opportunity of being heard in the matter.


Amendment

1. Substituted by The Finance Act,2019 w.e.f. 01.09.2019

in sub-section (2), for the words,

permanent account number

the following shall be substituted namely,

permanent account number or Aadhaar number, as the case may be.

 

2. Substituted by The Finance Act,2019 w.e.f. 01.09.2019

in sub-section (2), for the words,

ten thousand rupees

the following shall be substituted namely,

ten thousand rupees for each such default.

 

3. Inserted by The Finance Act,2019 w.e.f. 01.09.2019

 

4. Substituted by The Finance Act,2019 w.e.f. 01.09.2019

in sub-section (3), for the word, brackets and figure,

sub-section (2)

the following shall be substituted namely,

sub-section (2) or sub-section (2A) or sub-section (2B).