Section 153D of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 153D of Income Tax Act amended by Finance Act and Rules. Prior approval necessary for assessment in cases of search or requisition.

Amended and updated notes on section 153D 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 prior approval necessary for assessment in cases of search or requisition.

Chapter XIV (Sections 139 to 158) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to procedure for assessment. Section 153D of IT Act 1961 provides for prior approval necessary for assessment in cases of search or requisition.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 153C (Assessment of income of any other person) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 153D of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 153D 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 153D 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-153D: Prior approval necessary for assessment in cases of search or requisition

No order of assessment or reassessment shall be passed by an Assessing Officer below the rank of Joint Commissioner in respect of each assessment year referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 153A or the assessment year referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 153B, except with the prior approval of the Joint Commissioner:

Provided that nothing contained in this section shall apply where the assessment or reassessment order, as the case may be, is required to be passed by the Assessing Officer with the prior approval of the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner under sub-section (12) of section 144BA.


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