Section 15 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Amended and updated notes on salaries section 15 of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962.

Amended and updated notes on section 15 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 Salaries.

Chapter IV (Sections 14 to 59) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to computation of total income. Section 15 of IT Act 1961-2022 provides for Salaries.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 14A (Expenditure incurred in relation to income not includible in total income) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 15 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 15 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 15 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-15: Salaries

The following income shall be chargeable to income-tax under the head “Salaries”—

  • (a) any salary due from an employer or a former employer to an assessee in the previous year, whether paid or not;
  • (b) any salary paid or allowed to him in the previous year by or on behalf of an employer or a former employer though not due or before it became due to him;
  • (c) any arrears of salary paid or allowed to him in the previous year by or on behalf of an employer or a former employer, if not charged to income-tax for any earlier previous year.

Explanation-1: For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that where any salary paid in advance is included in the total income of any person for any previous year it shall not be included again in the total income of the person when the salary becomes due.

Explanation-2: Any salary, bonus, commission or remuneration, by whatever name called, due to, or received by, a partner of a firm from the firm shall not be regarded as “salary” for the purposes of this section.


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