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9. Consequences of failure to deduct or to pay tax

(1) If an employer (not being an officer of Government) fails to pay the tax as required by or under this Act, he shall without prejudice to any other consequences and liabilities which he may incur, be deemed to be an assessee in default in respect of the tax.

(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), an employer referred to in that sub-section shall be liable to pay simple interest at one and a quarter per cent of the amount of the tax payable for each month for the period, for which the tax remains unpaid.

 (2A) Where the amount of tax as assessed under section 7 or as found payable in view of an order passed under section 13 or 14 is more than the amount of tax paid by the employer, then such employer shall be liable to pay simple interest on the amount of difference of tax at the rate and in the manner laid down in sub-section (2).

(3) If an enrolled person fails to pay the tax as required by or under this Act. He shall be liable to pay simple interest at the rate and in the manner laid down in sub-section (2).

 (4) The Commissioner may, subject to such conditions and limitations as may be prescribed and for reasons to be recorded in writing remit the whole or any part of the interest payable in respect of any period under this section.