Income Tax Act, 1961
Section 37. GENERAL.
(1) Any expenditure (not being expenditure of the nature described in sections 30 to 36 and not being in the nature of capital expenditure or personal expenses of the assessee), laid out or expended wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the business or profession shall be allowed in computing the income chargeable under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession”.
Explanation : For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that any expenditure incurred by an assessee for any purpose which is an offence or which is prohibited by law shall not be deemed to have been incurred for the purpose of business or profession and no deduction or allowance shall be made in respect of such expenditure.
(2B) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), no allowance shall be made in respect of expenditure incurred by an assessee on advertisement in any souvenir, brochure, tract, pamphlet or the like published by a political party.
COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX v. PRINT SYSTEM PRODUCTS.
TIRUPATI TRADING COMPANY v. COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX.
COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX v. ASSAM ASBESTOS LTD.
COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX v. SUNDARAM INDUSTRIES LTD.
COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX v. AMRITABEN R. SHAH