Consequences of failure to deduct or pay.23
201. (1) If any such person 24[referred to in section 200] and in the cases referred to in section 194, the principal officer and the company of which he is the principal officer does not deduct 25[the whole or any part of the tax] or after deducting fails to pay the tax as required by or under this Act, he or it shall, without prejudice to any other consequences which he or it may incur, be deemed to be an assessee in default in respect of the tax :
Provided that no penalty shall be charged under section 221 from such person, principal officer or company unless the 26[Assessing] Officer is satisfied that such person or principal officer or company, as the case may be, has 27[without good and sufficient reasons] failed to deduct and pay the tax.
28[(1A) 29Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), if any such person, principal officer or company as is referred to in that sub-section does not deduct 30[the whole or any part of the tax] or after deducting fails to pay the tax as required by or under this Act, he or it shall be liable to pay simple interest at 31[twelve] per cent per annum on the amount of such tax from the date on which such tax was deductible to the date on which such tax is actually paid.]
(2) Where the tax has not been paid as aforesaid after it is deducted, 32[the amount of the tax together with the amount of simple interest thereon referred to in sub-section (1A)] shall be a charge upon all the assets of the person, or the company, as the case may be, referred to in sub-section (1).