Section 80CCB of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 80CCB of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by the Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Deduction for Equity Linked Savings Scheme.

Amended and updated notes on section 80CCB 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 deduction in respect of investment made under Equity Linked Savings Scheme.

Chapter VIA (Sections 80A to 80U) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to deductions to be made in computing total income. Section 80CCB of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for deduction in respect of investment made under Equity Linked Savings Scheme.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 80CCA (deduction in respect of deposits under National Savings Scheme or payment to a deferred annuity plan) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 80CCB of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 80CCB 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 80CCB 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 80CCB: Deduction in respect of investment made under Equity Linked Savings Scheme

Section 80CCB(1) of Income Tax Act

Where an assessee, being—

  • (a) an individual, or
  • (b) a Hindu undivided family,
  • (c) [Omitted]

has acquired in the previous year, out of his income chargeable to tax, units of any Mutual Fund specified under clause (23D) of section 10 or of the Unit Trust of India established under the Unit Trust of India Act, 1963 (52 of 1963), under any plan formulated in accordance with such scheme as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf (hereafter in this section referred to as the Equity Linked Savings Scheme), he shall, in accordance with, and subject to, the provisions of this section, be allowed a deduction in the computation of his total income of so much of the amount invested as does not exceed the amount of ten thousand rupees in the previous year:

Provided that no deduction shall be allowed in relation to any amount invested under this sub-section on or after the 1st day of April, 1992.

Section 80CCB(2) of Income Tax Act

Where any amount invested by the assessee in the units issued under a plan formulated under the Equity Linked Savings Scheme in respect of which a deduction has been allowed under sub-section (1) is returned to him in whole or in part either by way of repurchase of such units or on the termination of the plan, by the Fund or the Trust, as the case may be, in any previous year, it shall be deemed to be the income of the assessee of that previous year and chargeable to tax accordingly.

Section 80CCB(3) of Income Tax Act

Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of this Act, where a partition has taken place among the members of a Hindu undivided family or where an association of persons has been dissolved after a deduction has been allowed under sub-section (1), the provisions of sub-section (2) shall apply as if the person in receipt of income referred to therein is the assessee.


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