Section 156 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Amended and updated notes on notice of demand section 156 of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by Finance Act 2020 and Income-tax Rules, 1962.

Amended and updated notes on section 156 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 notice of demand.

Chapter XIV (Sections 139 to 158) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to procedure for assessment. Section 156 of IT Act 1961 provides for notice of demand.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 155 (Other amendments) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 156 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 156 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 156 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-156: Notice of Demand

Section 156(1) of Income Tax Act

When any tax, interest, penalty, fine or any other sum is payable in consequence of any order passed under this Act, the Assessing Officer shall serve upon the assessee a notice of demand in the prescribed form specifying the sum so payable:

Provided that where any sum is determined to be payable by the assessee or the deductor or the collector under sub-section (1) of section 143 or sub-section (1) of section 200A or sub-section (1) of section 206CB, the intimation under those sub-sections shall be deemed to be a notice of demand for the purposes of this section.

Section 156(2) of Income Tax Act

(2) Where the income of the assessee of any assessment year, beginning on or after the 1st day of April, 2021, includes income of the nature specified in clause (vi) of sub-section (2) of section 17 and such specified security or sweat equity shares referred to in the said clause are allotted or transferred directly or indirectly by the current employer, being an eligible start-up referred to in section 80-IAC, the tax or interest on such income included in the notice of demand referred to in sub-section (1) shall be payable by the assessee within fourteen days—

  • (i) after the expiry of forty-eight months from the end of the relevant assessment year; or
  • (ii) from the date of the sale of such specified security or sweat equity share by the assessee; or
  • (iii) from the date of the assessee ceasing to be the employee of the employer who allotted or transferred him such specified security or sweat equity share,

whichever is the earliest.

[Sub-section (2) of section 156 was inserted w.e.f. 01.04.2020 by the Finance Act 2020]


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