Section 273B of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 273B of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Penalty not to be imposed in certain cases.

Amended and updated notes on section 273B 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 Penalty not to be imposed in certain cases.

Chapter XXI (Sections 270A to 275) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to penalties imposable. Section 273B of IT Act 1961 provides for Penalty not to be imposed in certain cases.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 273AA (Power of Principal Commissioner or Commissioner to grant immunity from penalty) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 273B of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 273B 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 273B 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-273B: Penalty not to be imposed in certain cases

Notwithstanding anything contained in the provisions of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 271, section 271A, section 271AA, section 271B, section 271BA, section 271BB, section 271C, section 271CA, section 271D, section 271E, section 271F, section 271FA, section 271FAB, section 271FB, section 271G, section 271GA, section 271GB, section 271H, section 271-I, section 271J, clause (c) or clause (d) of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 272A, sub-section (1) of section 272AA or section 272B or sub-section (1) or sub-section (1A) of section 272BB or sub-section (1) of section 272BBB or clause (b) of sub-section (1) or clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 273, no penalty shall be imposable on the person or the assessee, as the case may be, for any failure referred to in the said provisions if he proves that there was reasonable cause for the said failure.

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