Late Fee Error by CPC - working partner

Kapadia Pravin (17249 Points)

14 November 2019  
Income tax department admits error in charging late ITR filing fee

November, 13th 2019

The income tax department has admitted that there has been an inadvertent error while processing income tax returns (ITR) of partners of firms whose accounts are liable to be audited. The taxman has assured that it will rectify the error on its own and remove the late fee charge.

"In a few cases, fee under section 234F has been charged inadvertently in ITRs of Partners due to linkage of filing of Partner's ITR with the filing of ITR of Firm. The same is being rectified suo moto to remove the late fee charged u/s 234F. The inconvenience caused is regretted!" the income tax department said in a tweet.

. @ IncomeTaxIndia CPC while processing the Itr of working partner
of a firm which is subjected to audit u/s 44AB is imposing late fee of 5000 even when the Itr is filed in September. It appears to be a glitch. Pls look into.