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

Section 115VB of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Operating ships.

Amended and updated notes on section 115VB 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 operating 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 115VB of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for operating ships.

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

For the purposes of this Chapter, a company shall be regarded as operating a ship if it operates any ship whether owned or chartered by it and includes a case where even a part of the ship has been chartered in by it in an arrangement such as slot charter, space charter or joint charter:

Provided that a company shall not be regarded as the operator of a ship which has been chartered out by it on bareboat charter-cum-demise terms or on bareboat charter terms for a period exceeding three years.


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