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Principle: Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Facts: A fails to file his income tat returns for ten years. The Income-tax department issues to him notice to show cause why proceedings should not be initiated against him for the recovery of the income tax due from him with interest and penalty. Advise.

Options

  • He may take the plea that his advocate had advised him not to file the return as his income was not taxable

  • He may request the department to waive the interest and penalty

  • A must pay the tax due as ignorance of the law cannot be ground of defense

  • None of the above

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Solution

A must pay the tax due as ignorance of the law cannot be ground of defense

Explanation:

As ignorance of the law is not an excuse he is bound under the law to file his tax return.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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