Section 277 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 277 of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. False statement in verification, etc.

Amended and updated notes on section 277 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 False statement in verification, etc.

Chapter XXII (Sections 275A to 280D) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to offences and prosecutions. Section 277 of IT Act 1961 provides for False statement in verification, etc.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 276D (Failure to produce accounts and documents) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 277 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 277 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 277 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-277: False statement in verification

If a person makes a statement in any verification under this Act or under any rule made thereunder, or delivers an account or statement which is false, and which he either knows or believes to be false, or does not believe to be true, he shall be punishable,—

  • (i) in a case where the amount of tax, which would have been evaded if the statement or account had been accepted as true, exceeds twenty-five hundred thousand rupees, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to seven years and with fine;
  • (ii) in any other case, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three months but which may extend to two years and with fine.


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