Section 197 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 197 of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Certificate for deduction at lower rate.

Amended and updated notes on section 197 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 Certificate for deduction at lower rate.

Chapter XVII (Sections 190 to 234G) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to collection and recovery of tax. Section 197 of IT Act 1961 provides for Certificate for deduction at lower rate.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 196D (Income of Foreign Institutional Investors from securities) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 197 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 197 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 197 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-197: Certificate for deduction at lower rate

Section 197(1) of Income Tax Act

Subject to rules made under sub-section (2A), where, in the case of any income of any person or sum payable to any person, income-tax is required to be deducted at the time of credit or, as the case may be, at the time of payment at the rates in force under the provisions of sections 192, 193, 194, 194A, 194C, 194D, 194G, 194H, 194-I, 194J, 194K, 194LA, 194LBB, 194LBC, 194M, 194-O and 195, the Assessing Officer is satisfied that the total income of the recipient justifies the deduction of income-tax at any lower rates or no deduction of income-tax, as the case may be, the Assessing Officer shall, on an application made by the assessee in this behalf, give to him such certificate as may be appropriate.

Section 197(2) of Income Tax Act

Where any such certificate is given, the person responsible for paying the income shall, until such certificate is cancelled by the Assessing Officer, deduct income-tax at the rates specified in such certificate or deduct no tax, as the case may be.

Section 197(2A) of Income Tax Act

The Board may, having regard to the convenience of assessees and the interests of revenue, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules specifying the cases in which, and the circumstances under which, an application may be made for the grant of a certificate under sub-section (1) and the conditions subject to which such certificate may be granted and providing for all other matters connected therewith.


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