Amendment to [ Section-36 and 40A ] w.e.f. Assessment Year 2019-2020 under Income Tax Act.
The following amendments have been made to sections 36 and 40A (with effect from the assessment year 2017-18)—
• Section -36(1) provides for allowing certain deductions in computing income under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession”. A new clause (xviii) has been inserted in the said sub-section so as to provide that deduction in respect of any marked to market loss (or other expected loss) shall be allowed. However, deduction is available only if such loss is computed in accordance with ICDS.
• Section - 40A provides for disallowance of certain expenses or payments while computing income under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession”. A new sub-section (13) has been inserted in the said section so as to provide that no deduction or allowance shall be allowed in respect of any marked to market loss or other expected loss except as allowable under section 36(1)(xviii).
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