Section 25 B of the Income Tax Act,1961: Special provisions for arrears of rent received
Updated: Oct 17, 2022
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Special provision for arrears of rent received and Property owned by co-owners are defined under section 25B and 26 of Income Tax Act 1961.
The section states that:
Where the assessee-
(a) is the owner of any property consisting of any buildings or lands appurtenant thereto which has been let to a tenant; and
(b) has received any amount, by way of arrears of rent from such property, not charged to income-tax for any previous year,
the amount so received, after deducting a sum equal to one-fourth of such amount for repairs of, and collection of rent from, the property, shall be deemed to be the income chargeable under the head "Income from house property" and accordingly charged to income-tax as the income of that previous year in which such rent is received, whether the assessee is the owner of that property in that year or not.
In section 25B of the Income-tax Act, for the words "a sum equal to one-fourth of such amount for repairs of, and collection of rent from, the property", the words "a sum equal to thirty per cent of such amount" shall be substituted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2002.