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What is the quantum of penalty provided for in the MGL?


Section 66(1) provides that any taxable person who has committed any of the offences mentioned in section 66 shall be punished with a penalty that shall be higher of the following amounts:

  • The amount of tax evaded, fraudulently obtained as refund, availed as credit, or not deducted or collected or short deducted or short collected, or
  • A sum of Rs.10,000/-.

Further Section 66(2) provides that any registered taxable person who repeatedly makes a short payment of tax shall be a liable to penalty which will be the higher of :

  • 10% of the tax short paid, or
  • Rs.10,000.
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