Section 292C of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 292C of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules 1962. Presumption as to assets, books of account, etc.

Amended and updated notes on section 292C 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 Presumption as to assets, books of account, etc.

Chapter XXIII (Sections 281 to 298) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to Miscellaneous. Section 292C of IT Act 1961 provides for Presumption as to assets, books of account, etc.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 292BB (Notice deemed to be valid in certain circumstances) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 292C of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 292C 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 292C 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-292C: Presumption as to assets, books of account

Section 292C(1) of Income Tax Act

Where any books of account, other documents, money, bullion, jewellery or other valuable article or thing are or is found in the possession or control of any person in the course of a search under section 132 or survey under section 133A, it may, in any proceeding under this Act, be presumed—

  • (i) that such books of account, other documents, money, bullion, jewellery or other valuable article or thing belong or belongs to such person;
  • (ii) that the contents of such books of account and other documents are true; and
  • (iii) that the signature and every other part of such books of account and other documents which purport to be in the handwriting of any particular person or which may reasonably be assumed to have been signed by, or to be in the handwriting of, any particular person, are in that person’s handwriting, and in the case of a document stamped, executed or attested, that it was duly stamped and executed or attested by the person by whom it purports to have been so executed or attested.

Section 292C(2) of Income Tax Act

Where any books of account, other documents or assets have been delivered to the requisitioning officer in accordance with the provisions of section 132A, then, the provisions of sub-section (1) shall apply as if such books of account, other documents or assets which had been taken into custody from the person referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) or clause (c), as the case may be, of sub-section (1) of section 132A, had been found in the possession or control of that person in the course of a search under section 132.


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