Income Tax

100% Deduction in Respect of Profits from Housing Projects

Who can claim deduction under this section? Any assessee (may be an individual, HUF, firm, company or any other person) can claim deduction under this section....

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Tax Provisions for Housing Finance Companies (HFCs)

The Income Tax Act, 1961 does not contain specific provisions relating to Housing Finance Companies (HFCs). Thus, all the general provisions for computation of income shall apply to HFCs. It can also be established that as the main source of income of HFCs is interest, income will be computed under section 28 to 43 of the Income Tax Act, ...

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Change of Financial Year to Calendar Year as well as Assessment Year and Financial Year as the same

Government of India is thinking of change of Financial Year(April to March) to Calendar Year(January to December). Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has given a proposal in this respect in a NITI Aayog’s meeting. If this is done, it will close the chapter of Financial Year of April to March introduced by Britishers, 150-year ago....

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Computation of Interest Income Pursuant to Secondary Adjustments

Finance Act, 2017 inserted a new Section 92CE in the Income-tax Act, 1961 with effect from 1st day of April, 2018 to provide for secondary adjustment by attributing income to the excess money lying in the hands of the associated enterprise....

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All New Forms 16C & 26QC under Section 194-IB

The all new section 194-IB has been inserted in Finance Act, 2017 and made effective from June 1, 2017. Under existing provisions, only individual and HUF who are liable for tax audit, only they are required to deduct tax at source. In order to widen the scope of Tax deduct at source, budget 2017 came up with the new section i.e. 194-IB. ...

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Highlights of SC Judgement on Aadhar PAN Linkage

Supreme Court of India in its Landmark Judgement has upheld Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act,1961 as constitutionally valid which required quoting of the Aadhaar number in applying for PAN as well as for filing of income tax returns....

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CBDT Notifies new Safe Harbour Regime

In order to reduce transfer pricing disputes, to provide certainty to taxpayers, to align safe harbour margins with industry standards and to enlarge the scope of safe harbour transactions, CBDT has notified a new safe harbour regime based on the report of the Committee set up in this regard....

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India Signs MLC to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting at Paris on 7th June, 2017 on behalf of India....

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CBDT clarifies on SFT & SFT Preliminary Response Filing

Section 285BA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 requires furnishing of a statement of financial transaction (SFT) for transactions prescribed under Rule 114E of the Income-tax Rules, 1962. The due date for filing such SFT in Form 61A is 31st May 2017....

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Income Tax Department Steps-up against Benami property holders

Income-tax Directorates of Investigation have identified more than 400 benami transactions up to 23 May, 2017. These include deposits in bank accounts, plots of land, flat and jewellery. Provisional attachment of properties under the Act has been done in more than 240 cases....

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Assessee can challenge Assessment order if AO not accepted consent of assessee in toto

Sri Patil Kadpakal Garjan Vs Addl. CIT (ITAT Bangalore) - When the Assessing Officer has not accepted the consent of the assessee in toto then the said consent cannot be applied as a Doctrine of estoppels against the assessee and the assessee has a legal right to challenge the assessment order before the appellate authority. ...

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Purchase of Sales Tax Exemption Certificate is Revenue Expense

DCIT Vs. M/s. Orient Paper & Industries Ltd. (ITAT Kolkata) - In this appeal the only issue that is to be decided as to whether the CIT-A justified in holding that the purchase of sales tax exemption certificates is a revenue expenditure in the facts and circumstances of the case....

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Assessee not liable for delay in TDS credit due to system/ connectivity issues

ACITVs M/s. Nokia Siemens Networks (P)Ltd. (ITAT Delhi) - Amount of TDS was debited from the bank account of the assessee on the due date i.e. 7.10.2009 and the delay in deposit of such tax by a day was on account of system and connectivity issues at the bankers' end, which were beyond the control of the assessee....

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No exemption U/s. 11 on acquisition of assets from borrowed funds

Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (E) Vs M/s. Peoples Education Society (ITAT Bangalore) - In M/s. Peoples Education Society Vs. DCIT(E), the ITAT, Bengaluru held that the assessee- society is not entitled to exemption in respect of investment in fixed asset using loan amount under section 11 of the Income Tax Act....

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AO cannot tax Notional interest on interest-free advance if advance is made out of interest free funds

DCIT Vs. ETHL Global Capital Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) - Since assessee had not claimed any expenditure in its computation of income, there was no scope for dis allowance under section 14A as dis allowance under the section can be made only when deduction of certain expenditure is claimed....

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CBDT notifies specified authority to furnish info to NATGRID

F.No. 225/300/2016/ITA.II - (21/06/2017) - To facilitate the process of furnishing information, Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding ('MOU') with NATGRID which inter-alia, would include the mode of transfer of data, maintenance of confidentiality...

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Builders cannot advertise projects without Registration under RERA

No. 0-17034/101/2016-H/EFS-3018177 - (12/06/2017) - Section 3(1) of RERA Act prohibits advertisement for all projects (ongoing/future) without registration with Real Estate Regulalory. This provision has come into effect from 01st May, 2017....

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S. 138(1): Central Govt specifies Joint Secretary (Ops.), NATGRID

Notification No. 54/2017-Income Tax - (21/06/2017) - In pursuance of sub-clause (ii) of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of Section 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Central Government, hereby specifies Joint Secretary (Ops.), NATGRID, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, for purposes of the said clause....

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Extension of ad-hoc appointments in the grade of JCIT

Order No. 105 of 2017-Income Tax - (16/06/2017) - The President is pleased to extend the ad-hoc appointments of the following IRS officers to the grade of Joint Commissioner of Income Tax from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2018...

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CBDT revises format of Form No. 3CED- Application for Advance Pricing Agreement

Notification No. 53/2017-Income Tax / S.O. 1927(E) - (16/06/2017) - S.O. 1927(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 read with sub-section (9) of section 92CC 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...

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Assessee can challenge Assessment order if AO not accepted consent of assessee in toto

Sri Patil Kadpakal Garjan Vs Addl. CIT (ITAT Bangalore)

When the Assessing Officer has not accepted the consent of the assessee in toto then the said consent cannot be applied as a Doctrine of estoppels against the assessee and the assessee has a legal right to challenge the assessment order before the appellate authority. ...

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Purchase of Sales Tax Exemption Certificate is Revenue Expense

DCIT Vs. M/s. Orient Paper & Industries Ltd. (ITAT Kolkata)

In this appeal the only issue that is to be decided as to whether the CIT-A justified in holding that the purchase of sales tax exemption certificates is a revenue expenditure in the facts and circumstances of the case....

Read More

Assessee not liable for delay in TDS credit due to system/ connectivity issues

ACITVs M/s. Nokia Siemens Networks (P)Ltd. (ITAT Delhi)

Amount of TDS was debited from the bank account of the assessee on the due date i.e. 7.10.2009 and the delay in deposit of such tax by a day was on account of system and connectivity issues at the bankers' end, which were beyond the control of the assessee....

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No exemption U/s. 11 on acquisition of assets from borrowed funds

Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (E) Vs M/s. Peoples Education Society (ITAT Bangalore)

In M/s. Peoples Education Society Vs. DCIT(E), the ITAT, Bengaluru held that the assessee- society is not entitled to exemption in respect of investment in fixed asset using loan amount under section 11 of the Income Tax Act....

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AO cannot tax Notional interest on interest-free advance if advance is made out of interest free funds

DCIT Vs. ETHL Global Capital Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai)

Since assessee had not claimed any expenditure in its computation of income, there was no scope for dis allowance under section 14A as dis allowance under the section can be made only when deduction of certain expenditure is claimed....

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CBDT notifies specified authority to furnish info to NATGRID

F.No. 225/300/2016/ITA.II (21/06/2017)

To facilitate the process of furnishing information, Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding ('MOU') with NATGRID which inter-alia, would include the mode of transfer of data, maintenance of confidentiality...

Read More

Builders cannot advertise projects without Registration under RERA

No. 0-17034/101/2016-H/EFS-3018177 (12/06/2017)

Section 3(1) of RERA Act prohibits advertisement for all projects (ongoing/future) without registration with Real Estate Regulalory. This provision has come into effect from 01st May, 2017....

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S. 138(1): Central Govt specifies Joint Secretary (Ops.), NATGRID

Notification No. 54/2017-Income Tax (21/06/2017)

In pursuance of sub-clause (ii) of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of Section 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Central Government, hereby specifies Joint Secretary (Ops.), NATGRID, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, for purposes of the said clause....

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100% Deduction in Respect of Profits from Housing Projects

Who can claim deduction under this section? Any assessee (may be an individual, HUF, firm, company or any other person) can claim deduction under this section....

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Tax Provisions for Housing Finance Companies (HFCs)

The Income Tax Act, 1961 does not contain specific provisions relating to Housing Finance Companies (HFCs). Thus, all the general provisions for computation of income shall apply to HFCs. It can also be established that as the main source of income of HFCs is interest, income will be computed under section 28 to 43 of the Income Tax Act, ...

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