Section 217 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 217 of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules 1962. Interest payable by assessee when no estimate made.

Amended and updated notes on section 217 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 Interest payable by assessee when no estimate made.

Chapter XVII (Sections 190 to 234G) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to collection and recovery of tax. Section 217 of IT Act 1961 provides for Interest payable by assessee when no estimate made.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 216 (Interest payable by assessee in case of under-estimate, etc.) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 217 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 217 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 217 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-217: Interest payable by assessee when no estimate made

Section 217(1) of Income Tax Act

Where, on making the regular assessment, the Assessing Officer finds—

(a) that any such person as is referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 209A has not sent the statement referred to in that clause or the estimate in lieu of such statement referred to in sub-section (2) of that section; or

(b) that any such person as is referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 209A has not sent the estimate referred to in that clause,

simple interest at the rate of fifteen per cent per annum from the 1st day of April next following the financial year in which the advance tax was payable in accordance with the said sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) up to the date of the regular assessment shall be payable by the assessee upon the amount equal to the assessed tax as defined in sub-section (5) of section 215.

Section 217(1A) of Income Tax Act

Where, on making the regular assessment, the Assessing Officer finds that any person who is required to send an estimate under sub-section (4) of section 209A or any such person as is referred to in sub-section (3A) of section 212 has not sent the estimate referred to therein, simple interest at the rate of fifteen per cent per annum from the 1st day of April next following the financial year in which the advance tax was payable in accordance with the said sub-section (4) or, as the case may be, sub-section (3A) up to the date of the regular assessment shall be payable by the assessee upon the amount by which the advance tax paid by him falls short of the assessed tax as defined in sub-section (5) of section 215.

Section 217(2) of Income Tax Act

The provisions of sub-sections (2), (3) and (4) of section 215 shall apply to interest payable under this section as they apply to interest payable under that section.


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