Section 245G of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 245G of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Inspection, etc., of reports.

Amended and updated notes on section 245G 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 Inspection, etc., of reports.

Chapter XIXA (Sections 245A to 245L) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to settlement of cases. Section 245G of IT Act 1961 provides for Inspection, etc., of reports.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 245F (Powers and procedure of Settlement Commission) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 245G of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 245G is effective for financial year 2020-21 relevant to the assessment year 2021-22.

In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 245G 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-245G: Inspection of reports

No person shall be entitled to inspect, or obtain copies of, any reports made by any income-tax authority to the Settlement Commission; but the Settlement Commission may, in its discretion, furnish copies thereof to any such person on an application made to it in this behalf and on payment of the prescribed fee :

Provided that, for the purpose of enabling any person whose case is under consideration to rebut any evidence brought on record against him in any such report, the Settlement Commission shall, on an application made in this behalf, and on payment of the prescribed fee by such person, furnish him with a certified copy of any such report or part thereof relevant for the purpose.

Provided further that on or after the 1st day of February, 2021, functions of the Settlement Commission under this section shall be performed by the Interim Board and the provisions of this section shall mutatis mutandis apply to Interim Board as they apply to the Settlement Commission.

[Second proviso of section 245G newly inserted w.e.f. 1-February-2021 by the Finance Act 2021]


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