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

Section 80Q of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act and Income-tax Rules. Deduction for profits from business of publication of books.

Amended and updated notes on section 80Q 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 profits and gains from the business of publication of books.

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 80Q of IT Act 1961-2022 provides for deduction in respect of profits and gains from the business of publication of books.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 80PA (Deduction in respect of certain income of Producer Companies) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 80Q of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 80Q 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 80Q 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 80Q: Deduction in respect of profits and gains from the business of publication of books

Section 80Q(1) of Income Tax Act

Where in the case of an assessee the gross total income of the previous year relevant to the assessment year commencing on the 1st day of April, 1992, or to any one of the four assessment years next following that assessment year, includes any profits and gains derived from a business carried on in India of printing and publication of books or publication of books, there shall, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, be allowed, in computing the total income of the assessee, a deduction from such profits and gains of an amount equal to twenty per cent thereof.

Section 80Q(2) of Income Tax Act

In a case where the assessee is entitled also to the deduction under section 80HH or section 80HHA or section 80HHC or section 80-I or section 80-IA or section 80J or section 80P, in relation to any part of the profits and gains referred to in sub-section (1), the deduction under sub-section (1) shall be allowed with reference to such profits and gains included in the gross total income as reduced by the deductions under section 80HH, section 80HHA, section 80HHC, section 80-I, section 80-IA, section 80J and section 80P.

Section 80Q(3) of Income Tax Act

For the purposes of this section, “books” shall not include newspapers, journals, magazines, diaries, brochures, tracts, pamphlets and other publications of a similar nature by whatever name called.


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