Section 70 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 70 of Income Tax Act 1961 as amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Set off of loss under same head of income.

Amended and updated notes on section 70 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 set off of loss from one source against income from another source under the same head of income.

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 70 of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for set off of loss from one source against income from another source under the same head of income.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 69D (amount borrowed or repaid on hundi) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 70 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 70 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 70 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-70: Set off of loss from one source against income from another source under the same head of income

Section 70(1) of Income Tax Act

Save as otherwise provided in this Act, where the net result for any assessment year in respect of any source falling under any head of income, other than “Capital gains”, is a loss, the assessee shall be entitled to have the amount of such loss set off against his income from any other source under the same head.

Section 70(2) of Income Tax Act

Where the result of the computation made for any assessment year under sections 48 to 55 in respect of any short-term capital asset is a loss, the assessee shall be entitled to have the amount of such loss set off against the income, if any, as arrived at under a similar computation made for the assessment year in respect of any other capital asset.

Section 70(3) of Income Tax Act

Where the result of the computation made for any assessment year under sections 48 to 55 in respect of any capital asset (other than a short-term capital asset) is a loss, the assessee shall be entitled to have the amount of such loss set off against the income, if any, as arrived at under a similar computation made for the assessment year in respect of any other capital asset not being a short-term capital asset.


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