Section 197B of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 197B of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules. Lower deduction in certain cases for a limited period.

Amended and updated notes on section 197B 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 Lower deduction in certain cases for a limited period.

Chapter XVII (Sections 190 to 234G) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to collection and recovery of tax. Section 197B of IT Act 1961 provides for Lower deduction in certain cases for a limited period.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 197A (No deduction to be made in certain cases) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 197B of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 197B 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 197B 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-197B: Lower deduction in certain cases for a limited period

In case the provisions of sections 193, 194, 194A, 194C, 194D, 194DA, 194EE, 194F, 194G, 194H, 194-I, 194-IA, 194-IB, 194-IC, 194J, 194K, 194LA, sub-section (1) of section 194LBA, clause (i) of section 194LBB, sub-section (1) of section 194LBC, sections 194M and 194-O require deduction of tax at source during the period commencing from the 14th day of May, 2020 to the 31st day of March, 2021, then notwithstanding anything contained in these sections the deduction of tax shall be made at the rate being the three-fourth of the rate specified in these sections.


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