Section 288B of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 288B of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Rounding off amount payable and refund due.

Amended and updated notes on section 288B 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 Rounding off amount payable and refund due.

Chapter XXIII (Sections 281 to 298) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to Miscellaneous. Section 288B of IT Act 1961 provides for Rounding off amount payable and refund due.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 288A (Rounding off of income) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 288B of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 288B 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 288B 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-288B: Rounding off amount payable and refund due

Any amount payable, and the amount of refund due, under the provisions of this Act shall be rounded off to the nearest multiple of ten rupees and for this purpose any part of a rupee consisting of paise shall be ignored and thereafter if such amount is not a multiple of ten, then, if the last figure in that amount is five or more, the amount shall be increased to the next higher amount which is a multiple of ten and if the last figure is less than five, the amount shall be reduced to the next lower amount which is a multiple of ten.


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