Section 279A of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 279A of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Certain offences to be non-cognizable.

Amended and updated notes on section 279A 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 Certain offences to be non-cognizable.

Chapter XXII (Sections 275A to 280D) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to offences and prosecutions. Section 279A of IT Act 1961 provides for Certain offences to be non-cognizable.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 279 (Prosecution to be at instance of Principal Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioner or Principal Commissioner or Commissioner) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 279A of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 279A 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 279A 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-279A: Certain offences to be non-cognizable

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), an offence punishable under section 276B or section 276C or section 276CC or section 277 or section 278 shall be deemed to be non-cognizable within the meaning of that Code.

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