174. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section
4, when it appears to the 83[Assessing] Officer that any individual may leave India during the
current assessment year or shortly after its expiry and that he has no present
intention of returning to India, the total income of such individual for the
period from the expiry of the previous year for that assessment year up to the
probable date of his departure from India shall be chargeable to tax in that
(2) The total income of each completed
previous year or part of any previous year included in such period shall be chargeable
to tax at the rate or rates in force in that assessment year, and separate
assessments shall be made in respect of each such completed previous year or
part of any previous year.
(3) The 84[Assessing] Officer may estimate the income of such individual for such
period or any part thereof, where it cannot be readily determined in the manner
provided in this Act.
(4) For the purpose of making an assessment
under sub-section (1), the 84[Assessing] Officer may serve a notice upon such individual requiring
him to furnish within such time, not being less than seven days, as may be
specified in the notice, a return in the same form and verified in the same
manner 85[as a return under clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 142], setting forth his total income for each
completed previous year comprised in the period referred to in sub-section (1)
and his estimated total income for any part of the previous year comprised in
that period; and the provisions of this Act shall, so far as may be, and
subject to the provisions of this section, apply as if the notice were a 86[notice issued under clause (i) of
sub-section (1) of section 142].
(5) The tax chargeable under this section
shall be in addition to the tax, if any, chargeable under any other provision
of this Act.
(6) Where the provisions of sub-section (1)
are applicable, any notice issued by the 87[Assessing] Officer under 88[clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section
142 or] section 148 in respect of any tax
chargeable under any other provision of this Act may, notwithstanding anything
contained in 88[clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section
142 or] section 148, as the case may be,
require the furnishing of the return by such individual within such period, not
being less than seven days, as the 89[Assessing] Officer may think proper.