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

Section 115VA of Income Tax Act amended by Finance Act. Computation of profits and gains from the business of operating qualifying ships.

Amended and updated notes on section 115VA 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 computation of profits and gains from the business of operating qualifying ships.

Chapter XIIG (Sections 115V to 115VZC) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to special provisions relating to income of shipping companies. Section 115VA of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for computation of profits and gains from the business of operating qualifying ships.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 115V (Definitions) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 115VA of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 115VA 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 115VA 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-115VA: Computation of profits and gains from the business of operating qualifying ships

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in sections 28 to 43C, in the case of a company, the income from the business of operating qualifying ships, may, at its option, be computed in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter and such income shall be deemed to be the profits and gains of such business chargeable to tax under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession”.


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