Section 238 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 238 of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules 1962. Person entitled to claim refund in special cases.

Amended and updated notes on section 238 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 Person entitled to claim refund in certain special cases.

Chapter XIX (Sections 237 to 245) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to refunds. Section 238 of IT Act 1961 provides for Person entitled to claim refund in certain special cases.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 237 (Refunds) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 238 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 238 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 238 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-238: Person entitled to claim refund in certain special cases

Section 238(1) of Income Tax Act

Where the income of one person is included under any provision of this Act in the total income of any other person, the latter alone shall be entitled to a refund under this Chapter in respect of such income.

Section 238(1A) of Income Tax Act

Where the value of fringe benefits provided or deemed to have been provided by one employer is included under any provisions of Chapter XII-H in the value of fringe benefits provided or deemed to have been provided by any other employer, the latter alone shall be entitled to a refund under this Chapter in respect of such fringe benefits.

Section 238(2) of Income Tax Act

Where through death, incapacity, insolvency, liquidation or other cause, a person is unable to claim or receive any refund due to him, his legal representative or the trustee or guardian or receiver, as the case may be, shall be entitled to claim or receive such refund for the benefit of such person or his estate.


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