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

Section 80GGB of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules, 1962. Deduction for contributions to political parties.

Amended and updated notes on section 80GGB 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 contributions given by companies to political parties.

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 80GGB of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for deduction in respect of contributions given by companies to political parties.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 80GGA (deduction in respect of certain donations for scientific research or rural development) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 80GGB of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 80GGB 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 80GGB 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 80GGB: Deduction in respect of contributions to political parties

In computing the total income of an assessee, being an Indian company, there shall be deducted any sum contributed by it, in the previous year to any political party or an electoral trust:

Provided that no deduction shall be allowed under this section in respect of any sum contributed by way of cash.

Explanation: For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that for the purposes of this section, the word “contribute”, with its grammatical variation, has the meaning assigned to it under section 293A of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956).


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