Penalty notice under any other sections

There are various sections in the Income tax Act, 1961 where penalty is imposable on different grounds for the defaults committed by the assessee / person. However, before levying said penalties, the Income tax Officer issues notices to the concerned person to show reason as to why the penalty under the section as specified in the notice should not be levied on the person.

If these notice are not complied with then the Income tax Officer takes adverse actions / imposes penalty on the basis of details / documents available, which increases the burden of the person. Thus, correct steps need to be taken at right time / correct stage to avoid harsh implications.