Section 89 of Income Tax Act for AY 2023-24

Section 89 of Income Tax Act 1961 amended by Finance Act 2022 and Income-tax Rules 1962. Relief when salary is paid in arrears or in advance.

Amended and updated notes on section 89 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 relief when salary, etc., is paid in arrears or in advance.

Chapter VIII (Sections 87 to 89) of the Income Tax Act 1961 deals with the provisions related to rebates and reliefs. Section 89 of IT Act 1961-2023 provides for relief when salary, etc., is paid in arrears or in advance.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 88 (Rebate on life insurance premia, contribution to provident fund, etc.) of IT Act 1961. Today, we learn the provisions of section 89 of Income-tax Act 1961. The amended provision of section 89 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 89 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-89: Relief when salary is paid in arrears or in advance

Where an assessee is in receipt of a sum in the nature of salary, being paid in arrears or in advance or is in receipt, in any one financial year, of salary for more than twelve months or a payment which under the provisions of clause (3) of section 17 is a profit in lieu of salary, or is in receipt of a sum in the nature of family pension as defined in the Explanation to clause (iia) of section 57, being paid in arrears, due to which his total income is assessed at a rate higher than that at which it would otherwise have been assessed, the Assessing Officer shall, on an application made to him in this behalf, grant such relief as may be prescribed:

Provided that no such relief shall be granted in respect of any amount received or receivable by an assessee on his voluntary retirement or termination of his service, in accordance with any scheme or schemes of voluntary retirement or in the case of a public sector company referred to in sub-clause (i) of clause (10C) of section 10, a scheme of voluntary separation, if an exemption in respect of any amount received or receivable on such voluntary retirement or termination of his service or voluntary separation has been claimed by the assessee under clause (10C) of section 10 in respect of such, or any other, assessment year.


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