Income Tax - Highlights / Catch Notes
Income Tax - Claim of interest on refund of "penalty amount and interest...
Claim of interest on refund of "penalty amount and interest paid thereon" - Petitioner had paid interest on outstanding amount of penalty. On deletion of penalty, Petitioner became entitled to refund of amount of penalty paid by Petitioner as well as the interest thereon paid under Section 220(2) of the Act. The amount of interest paid by Petitioner under Section 220(2) of the Act, in our view, thus became part of refund envisaged under Section 240 of the Act. Therefore, Petitioner is entitled to interest on the said amount under the provisions of Section 244(1A). - HC