Income Tax

Key Points for Registration of Trust / Society u/s 12AA of I T Act, 1961

The following points have to be observed in connection with Registration of Eligible Entity under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961: (01) The due reasonable opportunity of being heard properly has to be provided to the applicant as per Subsection (1) of Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961. ...

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Understanding General Anti-Avoidance Rule (‘GAAR’) – Part 2

Even though enough safeguards have been prescribed under the provisions of GAAR, the historical experience of harassment faced from tax department may give some tax payers sleepless nights. ...

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Six Things you should know about the Finance Act 2017

Here are 6 key takeaways from the Finance Act 2017 that you must know: 1. Change in Rate of Slab Rates 2. Reduction in Benefit U/s 87A 3. TDS on Rent paid by Individual 4. Change in Capital Gains 5. Ceiling on Cash Transaction 6. Digital Payments in Presumptive Taxation...

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Income Tax Deduction Under section 80CCC and 80CCD

As per section 80CCC, where an assessee being an individual has in the previous year paid or deposited any amount out of his income chargeable to tax to effect or keep in force a contract for any annuity plan of Life Insurance Corporation of India or any other insurer for receiving pension from the Fund referred to in clause (23AAB) of se...

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Is Aadhaar Becoming A Conclusive Proof For Income Tax Department Apart From PAN?

There are discrepancies, in many cases, in respect of spellings, date of birth, phone number, address, etc. in the data of PAN and Aadhaar, it becomes practically not possible to link Aadhaar with Income tax e-return filing site in such cases....

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ASSOCHAM advocates MAT exemption for sick companies under debt restructuring

Apex Industry body ASSOCHAM has advocated continuation of the exemption from MAT (Minimum Alternative Tax) by the insertion of a suitable substitution of or addition to the Income Tax Act in respect of the restructuring under the insolvency & banking code 2016....

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Draft of clarifications to Ind AS 115 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

Following is the Exposure Draft of Clarifications to Ind AS 115, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, issued by the Accounting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, for comments....

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Not recommended to tax Farm Income: NITI Aayog

Clarification on news reports regarding NITI Aayog’s Draft Three Year Action Agenda, published on 26th April, 2017 Several newspaper reports published on April 26th, 2017, state that NITI Aayog or its Draft Three year Action Agenda has recommended that Farm Income in India be taxed to expand the existing Income Tax base.  The NITI Aayo...

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Govt has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income: FM

Central Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income. As per the Constitutional Allocation of Powers, the Central Government has no jurisdiction to impose tax on agricultural income...

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Cabinet approves Protocol amending DTAA between India and Portugal

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Protocol amending the Convention between India and Portugal for avoidance of double taxation. The Protocol will also ensure prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income....

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Misappropriation of fund cannot be ground for cancellation of Trust registration

Vignana Jyothi Vs Director of Income Tax (ITAT Hyderabad) - The Hyderabad bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) held that Collection of donation by Educational Institution/ Society is not ‘Capitation Fee. ...

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Right to receive a property is a valuable and transferable right

Satnam Overseas Exports Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - ITAT has held that right to receive a property is a valuable and a transferable right and falls within the ambit of "capital asset" and hence profit earned on sale of allotment right (without physical possession of the property) is taxable as Capital Gains and not as Income from other sources....

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Addition based on mere scribbling on Loose Papers cannot be sustained

Anuj Chawla Vs Commissioner of Income Tax (Delhi High Court) - This court is of the opinion that the material found was sketchy and insufficient to warrant a fresh valuation. In any case, the AO‟s order did not even go by the valuation report, but on an entirely different footing- not based on any principle at all. ...

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Formula One Car Racing Income Taxable In India: SC

Formula One World Championship Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Income Tax (Supreme Court of India) - As per Article 5 of the DTAA, the PE has to be a fixed place of business ‘through’ which business of an enterprise is wholly or partly carried on. Some examples of fixed place are given in Article 5(2), by way of an inclusion....

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No Tax on amount not receivable under a void contract

I- Process Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - On the contract becoming void ab initio, the transaction of income from ICICI Home Financing Co. Ltd. was reversed by the assessee since there was no legally enforceable right to such income on the contract being declared as void ab initio....

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Do not share or Publish personal details of taxpayer: CBDT

F.No. 402142017-ITCC - (25/04/2017) - It is requested that any act of publishing personal identity or information i.e. Aadhaar number and demographic details along with personal sensitive Information such as bank details, in contravention of the Aadhaar Act 2016 and the Information Technology Act, 2000 be refrained with immediate effect...

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Income Tax Circular No.17 of 2017 dated: 26.04.2017

Circular No. 17/2017-Income Tax - (26/04/2017) - Circular No.17 of 2017 - Corrigendum to Circular No. 13/2017 dated 11.04.2017 on the Clarification regarding Liability to income - tax in India for a non - resident seafarer receiving salary in NER (Non Resident External) account maintained with an Indian Bank. -reg....

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Treatment of Lease rent from letting of buildings/developed space

Circular No. 16/2017-Income Tax - (25/04/2017) - Lease rent from letting out buildings/developed space along with other amenities in an Industrial Park/SEZ— to be treated as business income....

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CBDT direct Pr. CITs to maintain cleanliness in Income Tax Premises

DO FTS No. 300330633/2017 - (25/04/2017) - CBDT has developed a Swachhta Action Plan for 2017-18 and 2018-19 which has been communicated to you. The action points , timelines and the nodal monitoring and supervising authorities have been delineated in the Swachhta Action Plan. ...

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Aayakar Seva Kendras (ASK) be made as a Transaction Centre

F.No. ADG(TPS-1)/ASKs/Transaction Centre/2017- 18/147 - (25/04/2017) - Telefax 011- 23411131, 011- 23411129 Fax 011- 23411780 DIRECTORATE OF INCOME-TAX (TPS-I) Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue 5th Floor, Mayur Bhawan, Connaught Circus New Delhi-110001 E-mail : delhi.adg,tpsl@incometax.gov.in F.No. ADG(TPS-1)/ASKs/Transaction Centre/2017- 18/147 Dated: 25.04....

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Misappropriation of fund cannot be ground for cancellation of Trust registration

Vignana Jyothi Vs Director of Income Tax (ITAT Hyderabad)

The Hyderabad bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) held that Collection of donation by Educational Institution/ Society is not ‘Capitation Fee. ...

Read More

Right to receive a property is a valuable and transferable right

Satnam Overseas Exports Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

ITAT has held that right to receive a property is a valuable and a transferable right and falls within the ambit of "capital asset" and hence profit earned on sale of allotment right (without physical possession of the property) is taxable as Capital Gains and not as Income from other sources....

Read More

Do not share or Publish personal details of taxpayer: CBDT

F.No. 402142017-ITCC (25/04/2017)

It is requested that any act of publishing personal identity or information i.e. Aadhaar number and demographic details along with personal sensitive Information such as bank details, in contravention of the Aadhaar Act 2016 and the Information Technology Act, 2000 be refrained with immediate effect....

Read More

Key Points for Registration of Trust / Society u/s 12AA of I T Act, 1961

The following points have to be observed in connection with Registration of Eligible Entity under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961: (01) The due reasonable opportunity of being heard properly has to be provided to the applicant as per Subsection (1) of Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961. ...

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Addition based on mere scribbling on Loose Papers cannot be sustained

Anuj Chawla Vs Commissioner of Income Tax (Delhi High Court)

This court is of the opinion that the material found was sketchy and insufficient to warrant a fresh valuation. In any case, the AO‟s order did not even go by the valuation report, but on an entirely different footing- not based on any principle at all. ...

Read More

ASSOCHAM advocates MAT exemption for sick companies under debt restructuring

Apex Industry body ASSOCHAM has advocated continuation of the exemption from MAT (Minimum Alternative Tax) by the insertion of a suitable substitution of or addition to the Income Tax Act in respect of the restructuring under the insolvency & banking code 2016....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Draft of clarifications to Ind AS 115 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

Following is the Exposure Draft of Clarifications to Ind AS 115, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, issued by the Accounting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, for comments....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Formula One Car Racing Income Taxable In India: SC

Formula One World Championship Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Income Tax (Supreme Court of India)

As per Article 5 of the DTAA, the PE has to be a fixed place of business ‘through’ which business of an enterprise is wholly or partly carried on. Some examples of fixed place are given in Article 5(2), by way of an inclusion....

Read More

Understanding General Anti-Avoidance Rule (‘GAAR’) – Part 2

Even though enough safeguards have been prescribed under the provisions of GAAR, the historical experience of harassment faced from tax department may give some tax payers sleepless nights. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Not recommended to tax Farm Income: NITI Aayog

Clarification on news reports regarding NITI Aayog’s Draft Three Year Action Agenda, published on 26th April, 2017 Several newspaper reports published on April 26th, 2017, state that NITI Aayog or its Draft Three year Action Agenda has recommended that Farm Income in India be taxed to expand the existing Income Tax base.  The NITI Aayo...

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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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