Section 115BBC of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 115BBC of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and IT Rules, 1962. Anonymous donations to be taxed in certain cases.

Amended and updated notes on section 115BBC of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to anonymous donations to be taxed in certain cases.

Chapter XII (Sections 110 to 115BBG) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to determination of tax in certain special cases. Section 115BBC of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for anonymous donations to be taxed in certain cases.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 115BBB (Tax on income from units of an open-ended equity oriented fund of the Unit Trust of India or of Mutual Funds) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 115BBC of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 115BBC is effective for financial year 2022-23 relevant to the assessment year 2023-24.

In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 115BBC of the Income Tax Act, 1961 Bare Act read with the Income-tax Rules, 1962, regulations, notifications, circulars, orders and Press Release by CBDT, Income Tax Department and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

Section-115BBC: Anonymous donations to be taxed in certain cases

Section 115BBC(1) of Income Tax Act

Where the total income of an assessee, being a person in receipt of income on behalf of any university or other educational institution referred to in sub-clause (iiiad) or sub-clause (vi) or any hospital or other institution referred to in sub-clause (iiiae) or sub-clause (via) or any fund or institution referred to in sub-clause (iv) or any trust or institution referred to in sub-clause (v) of clause (23C) of section 10 or any trust or institution referred to in section 11, includes any income by way of any anonymous donation, the income-tax payable shall be the aggregate of—

(i) the amount of income-tax calculated at the rate of thirty per cent on the aggregate of anonymous donations received in excess of the higher of the following, namely:—

  • (A) five per cent of the total donations received by the assessee; or
  • (B) one lakh rupees, and

(ii) the amount of income-tax with which the assessee would have been chargeable had his total income been reduced by the aggregate of anonymous donations received in excess of the amount referred to in sub-clause (A) or sub-clause (B) of clause (i), as the case may be.

Section 115BBC(2) of Income Tax Act

The provisions of sub-section (1) shall not apply to any anonymous donation received by—

(a) any trust or institution created or established wholly for religious purposes;

(b) any trust or institution created or established wholly for religious and charitable purposes other than any anonymous donation made with a specific direction that such donation is for any university or other educational institution or any hospital or other medical institution run by such trust or institution.

Section 115BBC(3) of Income Tax Act

For the purposes of this section, “anonymous donation” means any voluntary contribution referred to in sub-clause (iia) of clause (24) of section 2, where a person receiving such contribution does not maintain a record of the identity indicating the name and address of the person making such contribution and such other particulars as may be prescribed.


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