Income Tax

A new way to do tax planning and why hardly anyone “gets it”

It really hurts to see a large pie of the salary cut towards tax. So the obvious question in everyones mind is How do I reduce my tax?. Every year we are forced to invest in something which reduces our tax liability. It may be NSC…it may be PPF…it may be ulip…it may be Mutual Fund ELSS....

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Platform deals – a tax perspective

India has recently seen a growing preference among investors to invest in platform deals. When investors want to play big and have a long-term strategy, they create platforms to invest in sizeable assets in the same sector, rather than investing in individual assets....

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Tax Effect to determine maintainability of appeals filed for MAT Companies

The CBDT vide Circular No. 21 of 2015 dated 10.12.2015 defines ‘Tax Effect’ for the purpose of filing departmental appeals ( Income tax Matters) before Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), High Courts & Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court. Further, Appeals / Special Leave Petitions shall not be filed in cases where the tax effec...

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Safe Harbour Rules – Recent Amendments

Section 92CB of the Income Tax Act 1961 provides that the determination of arm’s length price under Section 92C OR 92CA. However, same shall be subject to Safe Harbour Rules. Sections 10 TA to 10 TG deals with the Safe Harbour Rules, which pertain to International Transactions. Rule 10TE provides a detailed procedure for exercise [&hell...

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Changes made in Form 3CD

As you may be kindly aware that the due date for filing the tax audit report in Form No 3CA/3CB/3CD is 30th September, 2017 for AY 2017-18. In this regard, we wish to inform the members that CBDT has made the following amendments in Form No. 3CD:...

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Demonitization: 1100 searches, 5100 verification notices and detection of Rs. 5400 crore undisclosed Income

Demonitization: From 9th November 2016 to 10th January 2017, more than 1100 searches and surveys were conducted by the ITD; more than more than 5100 verification notices issued; The undisclosed income detected in these actions was more than Rs. 5400 crore.  Disclosure of information regarding law flouters/specific taxpayers is prohibited...

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Cabinet approves MOC in respect of tax matters with BRICS countries

Cabinet approves MOC in respect of tax matters between India and BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given the approval for the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in respect of tax matters between India and the Revenue administrations...

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GST Rate on hotel accommodation depends on Tariff not Star Rating

Government clarifies that accommodation in any hotel, including 5-star hotels, having a declared tariff of a unit of accommodation of less than INR 7500 per unit per day, will attract GST @ 18% ; Star rating of hotels is, therefore, irrelevant for determining the applicable rate of GST....

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JITSIC Tackling Global Tax Risks

India participated in the fourth Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) meeting reconvened in Paris to pursue the work on the Panama Papers in the last week of June 2017. ...

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RBI Can ask any bank to initiate insolvency resolution process in respect of a default

Ordinance {Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017} has been promulgated on 4th May 2017 authorizing RBI to issue directions to any banking company to initiate insolvency resolution process in respect of a default, under the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) An Ordinance {Banking Regulation (Amendment) Or...

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Allowing more time to deposit Old Notes would lead to illegal trading of these SBNs

Victory Logitrans Pvt Ltd & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors (Supreme Court of India) - In a new affidavit filed before Supreme Court on 17th July 2017 Central Government  made it clear that it cannot give more time to deposit old currency notes, as  in case a fresh opportunity is offered for exchange of SBNs, it would lead to rampant illegal trading of these SBNs (that is, the SBNs ...

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Government Subsidy: Whether Of Revenue Or Capital In Nature?

CIT vs. Bhushan Steels and Strips Ltd. (Delhi High Court) - Whether the ITAT was correct in law in holding that the amount received by the assessee by way of exemption of sales tax payments was not a trading receipt but was a capital receipt, hence not liable to tax?...

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Secret reference fees paid by diagnostic centre to Doctors is liable to TDS

M/s. Parco Diagnostics & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. Vs The Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax(TDS), (ITAT Cochine) - he payment made by the assessee as referral fees is directly proportionate or percentage of an amount received by the assessee for providing CT scan and MRI scan and such payment comes within the term 'Commission or Brokerage'....

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Mere Rejection of a Claim would not attract Penalty

Commissioner of Income Tax-Vododara-2 Vs ORG Informatics Limited (Gujarat High Court at Ahmedabad) - The Department further initiated penalty proceedings against the assessee under section 271(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act on ground that the assessee failed to offer explanation for making such a claim. It was noted that once the claim was rejected the onus was on the assessee to dislodge the revertib...

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Foreign Business Tour by Non-Employee Director/Shareholder of Company not taxable as Perquisite

Mrs Kinty Suri Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) - Assessee was a non-employee director and share holder in the company and no salary or director’s fees was paid to her by the company during the year under consideration....

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CBDT Revises Instruction on handling Internal Audit Objections

Instruction No. 07/2017 - (21/07/2017) - The Instruction No 9 of 2006 dated 7/11/2006 as supplemented by Instruction No 16 of 2013 deal with revenue / receipt audit. In spite of a comprehensive instruction with well-defined role & responsibilities of various authorities, the pendency of outstanding objections has not abated. ...

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GST Exemption on intra-State supplies of second hand goods- Reg.

Notification No. 04/2017-Compensation Cess (Rate) - (20/07/2017) - Government hereby exempts intra-State supplies of second hand goods received by a registered person, dealing in buying and selling of second hand goods and who pays the goods and services tax compensation cess on the value of outward supply of such second hand goods as determined under sub-rule (5) ...

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CBDT rescinds 3 Income Tax Notifications

Notification No. 63/2017-Income Tax - (19/07/2017) - MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) Notification No. 63/2017 New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017 (INCOME TAX) S.O. 2259(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred under section 118 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes being sat...

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TDS not deductible on GST Component: CBDT

Circular No. 23/2017-Incomne Tax - (19/07/2017) - Even under the new GST regime, the rationale of excluding the tax component from the purview of TDS remains valid, the Board hereby clarifies that wherever in terms of the agreement or contract between the payer and the payee, the component of 'GST on services' comprised in the amount payable to a r...

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CBDT amends jurisdictions of Principal CITs & CCITs

Notification No. 64/2017-Income Tax - (19/07/2017) - CBDT hereby makes the following amendments in the Notification of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Direct Taxes, vide number S.O. 2753(E), dated the 22nd October, 2014, published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), dated the 22...

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Recent Posts in "Income Tax"

A new way to do tax planning and why hardly anyone “gets it”

It really hurts to see a large pie of the salary cut towards tax. So the obvious question in everyones mind is How do I reduce my tax?. Every year we are forced to invest in something which reduces our tax liability. It may be NSC…it may be PPF…it may be ulip…it may be Mutual Fund ELSS....

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Demonitization: 1100 searches, 5100 verification notices and detection of Rs. 5400 crore undisclosed Income

Demonitization: From 9th November 2016 to 10th January 2017, more than 1100 searches and surveys were conducted by the ITD; more than more than 5100 verification notices issued; The undisclosed income detected in these actions was more than Rs. 5400 crore.  Disclosure of information regarding law flouters/specific taxpayers is prohibited...

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Platform deals – a tax perspective

India has recently seen a growing preference among investors to invest in platform deals. When investors want to play big and have a long-term strategy, they create platforms to invest in sizeable assets in the same sector, rather than investing in individual assets....

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CBDT Revises Instruction on handling Internal Audit Objections

Instruction No. 07/2017 (21/07/2017)

The Instruction No 9 of 2006 dated 7/11/2006 as supplemented by Instruction No 16 of 2013 deal with revenue / receipt audit. In spite of a comprehensive instruction with well-defined role & responsibilities of various authorities, the pendency of outstanding objections has not abated. ...

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GST Exemption on intra-State supplies of second hand goods- Reg.

Notification No. 04/2017-Compensation Cess (Rate) (20/07/2017)

Government hereby exempts intra-State supplies of second hand goods received by a registered person, dealing in buying and selling of second hand goods and who pays the goods and services tax compensation cess on the value of outward supply of such second hand goods as determined under sub-rule (5) of rule 32 of the Central Goods and Serv...

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CBDT rescinds 3 Income Tax Notifications

Notification No. 63/2017-Income Tax (19/07/2017)

MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) Notification No. 63/2017 New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017 (INCOME TAX) S.O. 2259(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred under section 118 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes being satisfied that it is necessary in the Publi...

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Tax Effect to determine maintainability of appeals filed for MAT Companies

The CBDT vide Circular No. 21 of 2015 dated 10.12.2015 defines ‘Tax Effect’ for the purpose of filing departmental appeals ( Income tax Matters) before Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), High Courts & Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court. Further, Appeals / Special Leave Petitions shall not be filed in cases where the tax effec...

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Safe Harbour Rules – Recent Amendments

Section 92CB of the Income Tax Act 1961 provides that the determination of arm’s length price under Section 92C OR 92CA. However, same shall be subject to Safe Harbour Rules. Sections 10 TA to 10 TG deals with the Safe Harbour Rules, which pertain to International Transactions. Rule 10TE provides a detailed procedure for exercise [&hell...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

TDS not deductible on GST Component: CBDT

Circular No. 23/2017-Incomne Tax (19/07/2017)

Even under the new GST regime, the rationale of excluding the tax component from the purview of TDS remains valid, the Board hereby clarifies that wherever in terms of the agreement or contract between the payer and the payee, the component of 'GST on services' comprised in the amount payable to a resident is indicated separately, tax sha...

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Cabinet approves MOC in respect of tax matters with BRICS countries

Cabinet approves MOC in respect of tax matters between India and BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given the approval for the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in respect of tax matters between India and the Revenue administrations...

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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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