Section 69B of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Updated notes on section 69B of Income Tax Act amended by Finance Act. Amount of investments, etc., not fully disclosed in books of account.

Amended and updated notes on section 69B 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 amount of investments, etc., not fully disclosed in books of account.

Chapter VI (Sections 66 to 80) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to aggregation of income and set off or carry forward of loss. Section 69B of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for amount of investments, etc., not fully disclosed in books of account.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 69A (unexplained money) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 69B of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 69B 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 69B of the Income Tax Act, 1961 Bare Act read with the Income-tax Rules, 1962, regulations, notifications, circulars, orders and Press Release by CBDT, Income Tax Department and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

Section-69B: Amount of Investments not fully disclosed in books of account

Where in any financial year the assessee has made investments or is found to be the owner of any bullion, jewellery or other valuable article, and the Assessing Officer finds that the amount expended on making such investments or in acquiring such bullion, jewellery or other valuable article exceeds the amount recorded in this behalf in the books of account maintained by the assessee for any source of income, and the assessee offers no explanation about such excess amount or the explanation offered by him is not, in the opinion of the Assessing Officer, satisfactory, the excess amount may be deemed to be the income of the assessee for such financial year.


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