Section 116 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 116 of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules. Provisions and rules related to Income-tax authorities.

Amended and updated notes on section 116 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 Income-tax authorities.

Chapter XIII (Sections 116 to 138) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to Income-tax Authorities. Section 116 of IT Act 1961-2020 provides for Income-tax authorities.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 115VZC (exclusion from tonnage tax scheme) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 116 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 116 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 116 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-116: Income-tax authorities

There shall be the following classes of income-tax authorities for the purposes of this Act, namely :—

(a) the Central Board of Direct Taxes constituted under the Central Boards of Revenue Act, 1963 (54 of 1963),

(aa) Principal Directors General of Income-tax or Principal Chief Commissioners of Income-tax,

(b) Directors-General of Income-tax or Chief Commissioners of Income-tax,

(ba) Principal Directors of Income-tax or Principal Commissioners of Income-tax,

(c) Directors of Income-tax or Commissioners of Income-tax or Commissioners of Income-tax (Appeals),

(cc) Additional Directors of Income-tax or Additional Commissioners of Income-tax or Additional Commissioners of Income-tax (Appeals),

(cca) Joint Directors of Income-tax or Joint Commissioners of Income-tax,

(d) Deputy Directors of Income-tax or Deputy Commissioners of Income-tax or Deputy Commissioners of Income-tax (Appeals),

(e) Assistant Directors of Income-tax or Assistant Commissioners of Income-tax,

(f) Income-tax Officers,

(g) Tax Recovery Officers,

(h) Inspectors of Income-tax.


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