CBDT has omitted provision related to exemption of transport allowance of Rs. 1,600 per month granted to an employee other than an employee, who is blind or deaf and dumb or orthopaedically handicapped with disability of lower extremities, to meet his expenditure for the purpose of commuting between the place of his residence and the place of his duty.

(Department of Revenue)
Notification No. 17/2018
New Delhi, the 6th April, 2018

S.O. 1517(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295, read with sub-clause (ii) of clause (14) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-

(1) Short title, Commencement and application. – These rules may be called the Income-tax (Third Amendment) Rules, 2018.

(2) They shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 2019 and shall apply to the assessment year 2019-2020 and subsequent assessment years.

2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in rule 2BB, in sub-rule (2), in the Table, against serial number 10, the entries under columns (2) to (4) shall be omitted;

[Notification No. 17/2018/F. No.370142/02/2018-TPL]

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide notification No. S.O. 969(E), dated the 26th March, 1962, and was last amended by vide notification number G.S.R. 332(E) dated 03/04/2018.

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