Section 241A of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 241A of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Withholding of refund in certain cases.

Amended and updated notes on section 241A 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 Withholding of refund in certain cases.

Chapter XIX (Sections 237 to 245) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to refunds. Section 241A of IT Act 1961 provides for Withholding of refund in certain cases.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 240 (Refund on appeal, etc.) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 241A of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 241A 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 241A 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-241A: Withholding of refund in certain cases

For every assessment year commencing on or after the 1st day of April, 2017, where refund of any amount becomes due to the assessee under the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 143 and the Assessing Officer is of the opinion, having regard to the fact that a notice has been issued under sub-section (2) of section 143 in respect of such return, that the grant of the refund is likely to adversely affect the revenue, he may, for reasons to be recorded in writing and with the previous approval of the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner, as the case may be, withhold the refund up to the date on which the assessment is made.


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