Section 142B of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Notes on faceless inquiry or valuation section 142B of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962.

Amended and updated notes on section 142B 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 faceless inquiry or Valuation.

Chapter XIV (Sections 139 to 158) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to procedure for assessment. Section 142B of IT Act 1961 provides for faceless inquiry or Valuation.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 142A (Estimation of value of assets by Valuation Officer) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 142B of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 142B 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 142B of the Income Tax Act, 1961 Bare Act read with the Income-tax Rules, 1962 as provided by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

Section 142B was inserted w.e.f. 01.11.2020 by the Finance Act 2020. Recommended:

  1. What is Faceless Assessment scheme? Complete Detail.
  2. Faceless Appeal Scheme 2020 and Directions.

Section-142B: Faceless Inquiry or Valuation

Section 142B(1) of Income Tax Act

The Central Government may make a scheme, by notification in the Official Gazette, for the purposes of issuing notice under sub-section (1) or making inquiry before assessment under sub-section (2), or directing the assessee to get his accounts audited under sub-section (2A) of section 142, or estimating the value of any asset, property or investment by a Valuation Officer under section 142A, so as to impart greater efficiency, transparency and accountability by—

  • (a) eliminating the interface between the income-tax authority or Valuation Officer and the assessee or any person to the extent technologically feasible;
  • (b) optimising utilisation of the resources through economies of scale and functional specialisation;
  • (c) introducing a team-based issuance of notice or making of enquiries or issuance of directions or valuation with dynamic jurisdiction.

Section 142B(2) of Income Tax Act

The Central Government may, for the purpose of giving effect to the scheme made under sub-section (1), by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any of the provisions of this Act shall not apply or shall apply with such exceptions, modifications and adaptations as may be specified in the notification:

Provided that no direction shall be issued after the 31st day of March, 2022.

Section 142B(3) of Income Tax Act

Every notification issued under sub-section (1) and sub-section (2) shall, as soon as may be after the notification is issued, be laid before each House of Parliament.


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