Section 200A of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 200A of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rule 1962. Processing of statements of tax deducted at source.

Amended and updated notes on section 200A 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 Processing of statements of tax deducted at source.

Chapter XVII (Sections 190 to 234G) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to collection and recovery of tax. Section 200A of IT Act 1961 provides for Processing of statements of tax deducted at source.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 200 (Duty of person deducting tax) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 200A of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 200A is effective for financial year 2021-22 relevant to the assessment year 2023-24.

In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 200A 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-200A: Processing of statements of tax deducted at source

Section 200A(1) of Income Tax Act

Where a statement of tax deduction at source or a correction statement has been made by a person deducting any sum (hereafter referred to in this section as deductor) under section 200, such statement shall be processed in the following manner, namely:—

(a) the sums deductible under this Chapter shall be computed after making the following adjustments, namely:—

  • (i) any arithmetical error in the statement; or
  • (ii) an incorrect claim, apparent from any information in the statement;

(b) the interest, if any, shall be computed on the basis of the sums deductible as computed in the statement;

(c) the fee, if any, shall be computed in accordance with the provisions of section 234E;

(d) the sum payable by, or the amount of refund due to, the deductor shall be determined after adjustment of the amount computed under clause (b) and clause (c) against any amount paid under section 200 or section 201 or section 234E and any amount paid otherwise by way of tax or interest or fee;

(e) an intimation shall be prepared or generated and sent to the deductor specifying the sum determined to be payable by, or the amount of refund due to, him under clause (d); and

(f) the amount of refund due to the deductor in pursuance of the determination under clause (d) shall be granted to the deductor:

Provided that no intimation under this sub-section shall be sent after the expiry of one year from the end of the financial year in which the statement is filed.

Explanation: For the purposes of this sub-section, “an incorrect claim apparent from any information in the statement” shall mean a claim, on the basis of an entry, in the statement—

  • (i) of an item, which is inconsistent with another entry of the same or some other item in such statement;
  • (ii) in respect of rate of deduction of tax at source, where such rate is not in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

Section 200A(2) of Income Tax Act

For the purposes of processing of statements under sub-section (1), the Board may make a scheme for centralised processing of statements of tax deducted at source to expeditiously determine the tax payable by, or the refund due to, the deductor as required under the said sub-section.


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