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

Section 80CCG of Income Tax Act amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules. Deduction for investment in Equity Savings Scheme (ESS).

Amended and updated notes on section 80CCG 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 an Equity Savings Scheme (ESS).

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 80CCG of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for deduction in respect of investment made under an equity savings scheme.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 80CCF (deduction in respect of subscription to long-term infrastructure bonds) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 80CCG of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 80CCG 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 80CCG 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 80CCG: Deduction in respect of investment made under an equity savings scheme

Section 80CCG(1) of Income Tax Act

Where an assessee, being a resident individual, has, in a previous year, acquired listed equity shares or listed units of an equity oriented fund in accordance with a scheme, as may be notified by the Central Government in this behalf, he shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), be allowed a deduction, in the computation of his total income of the assessment year relevant to such previous year, of fifty per cent of the amount invested in such equity shares or units to the extent such deduction does not exceed twenty-five thousand rupees.

Section 80CCG(2) of Income Tax Act

The deduction under sub-section (1) shall be allowed in accordance with, and subject to, the provisions of this section for three consecutive assessment years, beginning with the assessment year relevant to the previous year in which the listed equity shares or listed units of equity oriented fund were first acquired.

Section 80CCG(3) of Income Tax Act

The deduction under sub-section (1) shall be subject to the following conditions, namely:—

  • (i) the gross total income of the assessee for the relevant assessment year shall not exceed twelve lakh rupees;
  • (ii) the assessee is a new retail investor as may be specified under the scheme referred to in sub-section (1);
  • (iii) the investment is made in such listed equity shares or listed units of equity oriented fund as may be specified under the scheme referred to in sub-section (1);
  • (iv) the investment is locked-in for a period of three years from the date of acquisition in accordance with the scheme referred to in sub-section (1); and
  • (v) such other condition as may be prescribed.

Section 80CCG(4) of Income Tax Act

If the assessee, in any previous year, fails to comply with any condition specified in sub-section (3), the deduction originally allowed shall be deemed to be the income of the assessee of such previous year and shall be liable to tax for the assessment year relevant to such previous year.

Section 80CCG(5) of Income Tax Act

Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) to (4), no deduction under this section shall be allowed in respect of any assessment year commencing on or after the 1st day of April, 2018:

Provided that an assessee, who has acquired listed equity shares or listed units of an equity oriented fund in accordance with the scheme referred to in sub-section (1) and claimed deduction under this section for any assessment year commencing on or before the 1st day of April, 2017, shall be allowed deduction under this section till the assessment year commencing on the 1st day of April, 2019, if he is otherwise eligible to claim the deduction in accordance with the other provisions of this section.

Explanation: For the purposes of this section, “equity oriented fund” shall have the meaning assigned to it in the Explanation to clause (38) of section 10.


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