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

Section 115D of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Computation of total income of non-residents.

Amended and updated notes on section 115D 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 special provision for computation of total income of non-residents.

Chapter XII-A (Sections 115C to 115-I) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to special provisions relating to certain incomes of non-residents. Section 115D of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for special provision for computation of total income of non-residents.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 115C (Definitions) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 115D of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 115D 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 115D 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-115D: Special provision for computation of total income of non-residents

Section 115D(1) of Income Tax Act

No deduction in respect of any expenditure or allowance shall be allowed under any provision of this Act in computing the investment income of a non-resident Indian.

Section 115D(2) of Income Tax Act

Where in the case of an assessee, being a non-resident Indian,—

  • (a) the gross total income consists only of investment income or income by way of long-term capital gains or both, no deduction shall be allowed to the assessee under Chapter VI-A and nothing contained in the provisions of the second proviso to section 48 shall apply to income chargeable under the head “Capital gains”;
  • (b) the gross total income includes any income referred to in clause (a), the gross total income shall be reduced by the amount of such income and the deductions under Chapter VI-A shall be allowed as if the gross total income as so reduced were the gross total income of the assessee.


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