Section 14A of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 14A of Income Tax Act amended by Finance Act 2022 and IT Rules. Expenditure incurred in relation to income not includible in total income.

Amended and updated notes on section 14A 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 expenditure incurred in relation to income not includible in total income.

Chapter IV (Sections 14 to 59) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to computation of total income. Section 14A of IT Act 1961-2022 provides for expenditure incurred in relation to income not includible in total income.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 14 (heads of income) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 14A of Income-tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022. The amended provision of section 14A 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 14A 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-14A: Expenditure incurred in relation to income not includible in total income

Section 14A (1):

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, for the purposes of computing the total income under this Chapter, no deduction shall be allowed in respect of expenditure incurred by the assessee in relation to income which does not form part of the total income under this Act.

[Sub-section (1) of Section 14A amended (substituted) w.e.f. 1-April-2022 by the Finance Act 2022]

Section 14A (2):

The Assessing Officer shall determine the amount of expenditure incurred in relation to such income which does not form part of the total income under this Act in accordance with such method as may be prescribed, if the Assessing Officer, having regard to the accounts of the assessee, is not satisfied with the correctness of the claim of the assessee in respect of such expenditure in relation to income which does not form part of the total income under this Act.

Section 14A (3):

The provisions of sub-section (2) shall also apply in relation to a case where an assessee claims that no expenditure has been incurred by him in relation to income which does not form part of the total income under this Act :

Provided that nothing contained in this section shall empower the Assessing Officer either to reassess under section 147 or pass an order enhancing the assessment or reducing a refund already made or otherwise increasing the liability of the assessee under section 154, for any assessment year beginning on or before the 1st day of April, 2001.

Explanation: For the removal of doubts, it is hereby clarified that notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, the provisions of this section shall apply and shall be deemed to have always applied in a case where the income, not forming part of the total income under this Act, has not accrued or arisen or has not been received during the previous year relevant to an assessment year and the expenditure has been incurred during the said previous year in relation to such income not forming part of the total income.

[Explanation to Section 14A newly inserted w.e.f. 1-April-2022 by the Finance Act 2022]


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