Section 71B of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 71B of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules. Carry forward and set off of loss from house property.

Amended and updated notes on section 71B 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 carry forward and set off of loss from house property.

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 71B of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for carry forward and set off of loss from house property.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 71A (transitional provisions for set off of loss under the head “Income from house property”) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 71B of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 71B 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 71B 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-71B: Carry forward and set off of loss from house property

Where for any assessment year the net result of computation under the head “Income from house property” is a loss to the assessee and such loss cannot be or is not wholly set off against income from any other head of income in accordance with the provisions of section 71, so much of the loss as has not been so set-off or where he has no income under any other head, the whole loss shall, subject to the other provisions of this Chapter, be carried forward to the following assessment year and—

  • (i) be set off against the income from house property assessable for that assessment year; and
  • (ii) the loss, if any, which has not been set off wholly, the amount of loss not so set off,

shall be carried forward to the following assessment year, not being more than eight assessment years immediately succeeding the assessment year for which the loss was first computed.


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