Income Tax

HRA Taxability & Section 80GG Deduction on Rent Paid

House Rent Allowance (HRA) is a common component of the salary structure. Although HRA is a part of the salary, unlike basic salary, is not entirely taxable. Subject to certain conditions, a part of HRA gets exempted under Section 10 (13A) of the Income-tax Act. The tax benefit on HRA is available only to a salaried individual who has the...

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Understanding Secondary Transfer Pricing Adjustments

Formal Transfer pricing regulation has been present in India for more than twelve years. Section 92 of income tax act, 1961 warrants that international transactions between the associated enterprises shall be computed having regard to the Arm’s Length Price (ALP). ...

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Tax Benefit on Home Loan

Repayment of housing loan is through Equated Monthly Installments (EMI) which consists of principal and interest component. As the repayment comprises of 2 different components, the tax benefit on home loan is governed by different sections of the Income Tax Act and these are claimed as tax deductions under different sections while filing...

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Proposed Important Amendments for Charitable Trust by Finance Bill 2017

While presenting budget 2017, there were several amendments proposed by Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley with respect to Taxation of Charitable Trust...

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What will happen after submission of response to notices on cash deposits during demonetization

The IT Department issued online intimations for verification of cash deposits during demonetization to nearly 18 lakh taxpayers of which about 9 lakh submitted response for verification of cash deposits during demonetization. ...

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Name Change? How It Impacts Taxes in USA

A name change can have an impact on taxes. All the names on a taxpayer’s tax return must match Social Security Administration records. A name mismatch can delay a tax refund. Here’s what taxpayers should know if they changed their name:...

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IRS Reminds International Taxpayers of Tax Obligations; Clarifies Rules for Tax Withholding Agents

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded non-U.S. citizens who may have taxable income, such as international students and scholars who may be working or receiving scholarship funds, that they may have special requirements to file a U.S. tax return....

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NEW TDS RPU and FUV utility as applicable from 23.02.2017

New versions of e-TDS/TCS Return Preparation Utility (RPU) and File Validation Utilities (FVUs) are applicable from February 23, 2017 onwards and available at https://www.tin-nsdl.com/etds-etcs/eTDS-download-regular.php 1. RPU Version 1.9 (Java based): For preparing and validating e-TDS/TCS Statement(s) and also contains inbuilt FVUs. 2. ...

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IRS Summarizes “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service today announced the conclusion of its annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams. The annual list highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. ...

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Bombay HC bans mobile, cameras etc. inside Court Halls

All the parties/litigants and public at large are hereby informed that they shall not take mobile phones, cameras or audio/video recording devices and shall not record anything using them inside the Court Halls....

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Section 54F exemption not available house acquired is demolished within 3 years

K.V. Vijayaraghavan v. DCIT (ITAT Chennai) - Assessee will be entitled for benefit of deduction U/s. 54F of Act if he demolished new asset being residential house purchased by him within period of three years from the date of purchase in violation to Section 54F(3) of Act. ...

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Limitation period U/s. 275(1)(c) not applies to penalty proceeding U/s. 271D & 271E

CIT Vs Hissaria Brothers (Supreme Court of India) - Penalty proceedings for default in not having transactions through the bank as required under Sections 269SS and 269T are not related to the assessment proceeding but are independent of it....

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Section 206AA not overrides other provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961

Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Hyderabad) - Assessee cannot be held liable to deduct tax at higher of the rates prescribed in section 206AA in case of payments made to non-resident persons having taxable income in India in spite of their failure to furnish the Permanent Account Numbers....

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Sec. 14A No attribution of expense for exempted income earned without employee interference

Pradeep Khanna Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court) - If tax exempted income was earned without interference of any employee but rather through solicitation and advertisement of bank the question of attributing any expenditure cannot arise at all....

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Section 256(1): HC returns reference unserved for 16 years unanswered

Naath Industries Pvt. Ltd Vs CIT (Bombay High Court) - This Reference under Section 256(1)of the Income Tax Act, 1961 by the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (Tribunal) seeks our opinion on two substantial questions of law as framed by it. However, Mr. Rattesar, the learned counsel appearing for the applicant assessee very fairly states that he is not in a...

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Non acceptance of tax under PM Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY)-regarding

F.No. 370/06/2016-IT(B) - (22/02/2017) - It has been brought to the notice of Board that many banks are not accepting payments of tax/surcharge/penalty under Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY) due to lack of awareness of prescribed challan and certain technical reasons....

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CBDT SOP for Service Litigation & Vigilance related Court matters

C-18011(S)/70/2017-SO(V&L) - (23/02/2017) - A SOP has now been prepared for effective, efficient and time bound handling of all the cases of service litigation by CBDT. All the field authorities should meticulously observe the prescribed guidelines within stipulated time limits as mentioned in the SOP....

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CG notifies National Iranian Oil Company as Foreign Company

Notification No. 13/2017-Income Tax - (23/02/2017) - In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (48) of section 10 read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government, having regard to the national interest, hereby notifies for the purposes of the said clause, the National Iranian Oil Company, as the foreign compa...

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Central Govt appoints G. D. Agrawal as VP of ITAT

Notification No. F. No. A-12023(1)/15/2016-Admn.III (LA) - (17/02/2017) - Central Government is pleased to appoint Shri G. D. Agrawal, Vice President of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, as President of that Tribunal in officiating capacity with effect from the forenoon of 18th February, 2017, till the regular President is appointed....

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POEM guidelines not applies to company with turnover of Rs. 50 crores or less in a year

Circular No 08 of 2017-Income Tax - (23/02/2017) - Press Release on POEM guidelines dated 24th January, 2017 has, inter alia, stated that the POEM guidelines shall not apply to a company having turnover or gross receipts of Rs. 50 crores or less in a financial year ....

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HRA Taxability & Section 80GG Deduction on Rent Paid

House Rent Allowance (HRA) is a common component of the salary structure. Although HRA is a part of the salary, unlike basic salary, is not entirely taxable. Subject to certain conditions, a part of HRA gets exempted under Section 10 (13A) of the Income-tax Act. The tax benefit on HRA is available only to a salaried individual who has the...

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Section 54F exemption not available house acquired is demolished within 3 years

K.V. Vijayaraghavan v. DCIT (ITAT Chennai)

Assessee will be entitled for benefit of deduction U/s. 54F of Act if he demolished new asset being residential house purchased by him within period of three years from the date of purchase in violation to Section 54F(3) of Act. ...

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Limitation period U/s. 275(1)(c) not applies to penalty proceeding U/s. 271D & 271E

CIT Vs Hissaria Brothers (Supreme Court of India)

Penalty proceedings for default in not having transactions through the bank as required under Sections 269SS and 269T are not related to the assessment proceeding but are independent of it....

Read More

Section 206AA not overrides other provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961

Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

Assessee cannot be held liable to deduct tax at higher of the rates prescribed in section 206AA in case of payments made to non-resident persons having taxable income in India in spite of their failure to furnish the Permanent Account Numbers....

Read More

Sec. 14A No attribution of expense for exempted income earned without employee interference

Pradeep Khanna Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court)

If tax exempted income was earned without interference of any employee but rather through solicitation and advertisement of bank the question of attributing any expenditure cannot arise at all....

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Section 256(1): HC returns reference unserved for 16 years unanswered

Naath Industries Pvt. Ltd Vs CIT (Bombay High Court)

This Reference under Section 256(1)of the Income Tax Act, 1961 by the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (Tribunal) seeks our opinion on two substantial questions of law as framed by it. However, Mr. Rattesar, the learned counsel appearing for the applicant assessee very fairly states that he is not in a possession of evidence to show that the...

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Understanding Secondary Transfer Pricing Adjustments

Formal Transfer pricing regulation has been present in India for more than twelve years. Section 92 of income tax act, 1961 warrants that international transactions between the associated enterprises shall be computed having regard to the Arm’s Length Price (ALP). ...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Tax Benefit on Home Loan

Repayment of housing loan is through Equated Monthly Installments (EMI) which consists of principal and interest component. As the repayment comprises of 2 different components, the tax benefit on home loan is governed by different sections of the Income Tax Act and these are claimed as tax deductions under different sections while filing...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Section 50C not applicable to transfer of leasehold land & building

CIT Vs Greenfield Hotels & Estates Pvt. Ltd (Bombay High Court)

Section 50C of Income Tax Act, 1961 is not applicable while computing capital gains on transfer of leasehold rights in land and buildings....

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Taxability of business done by NRI through Power of Attorney holder

Carpi Tech SA Vs ADIT (ITAT Chennai)

Assessee submitted that project receipt from Tanakpur Power Project of NHPC work is exempt from tax in India for the reason that assessee does not have continuous presence or 'business connection' or a permanent establishment in India....

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Income tax is the part of your income which you are required to pay to the Indian government for funding various infrastructural developments, pay salaries to those who are employed by the central or the state governments, etc. All the taxes which are imposed are based on law, and the law which governs provisions about taxes on income is the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Income tax needs to be paid by each and every individual, Hindu Undivided Family, Association of Persons, Body of Individuals, companies, corporate firms, local authorities and every artificial juridical person generating any income based on the income tax slab rates.

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