MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

(Legislative Department)

New Delhi, the 8th September, 2016/Bhadra 17, 1938 (Saka)

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 8th September, 2016, and is hereby published for general information:—

THE TAXATION LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016

(No. 47 OF 2016)

[8th September, 2016.]

An Act further to amend the Income-Tax Act, 1961 and the Customs Tariff Act, 1975.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

Short title and commencement.

1. (1) This Act may be called the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016.

(2) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, it shall come into force at once.

CHAPTER II

DIRECT TAX

Income-tax

Amendment of section 2.

2. In the Income-tax Act, 1961(43 of 1961) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act in this Chapter), in section 2, in clause (19AA), after Explanation 4, the following Explanation shall be inserted, with effect from the 1st day of April, 2017, namely:

“Explanation 5.—For the purposes of this clause, the reconstruction or splitting up of a company, which ceased to be a public sector company as a result of transfer of its shares by the Central Government, into separate companies, shall be deemed to be a demerger, if such reconstruction or splitting up has been made to give effect to any condition attached to the said transfer of shares and also fulfils such other conditions as may be notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette.”.

Amendment of section 80 JJAA.

3. In the principal Act, in section 80JJAA, in sub-section (2), in the Explanation, after clause (ii), the following proviso shall be inserted, with effect from the 1st day of April, 2017, namely:—

`Provided that in the case of an assessee who is engaged in the business of manufacturing of apparel, the provisions of sub-clause (c) shall have effect as if for the words “two hundred and forty days”, the words “one hundred and fifty days” had been substituted.’.

CHAPTER III

INDIRECT TAX

Customs tariff

Amendment of First Schedule.

4. In the Customs Tariff Act, 1975(51 of 1975), in the First Schedule,

(a) in Chapter 25, for the entry “10%” in column (4) occurring against tariff items 2515 11 00, 2515 12 10, 2515 12 20, 2515 12 90, 2516 11 00 and 2516 12 00, the entry “40%” shall respectively be substituted;

(b) in Chapter 68, for the entry “10%” in column (4) occurring against tariff items 6802 10 00, 6802 21 10, 6802 21 20, 6802 21 90, 6802 23 10, 6802 23 90, 6802 29 00, 6802 91 00, 6802 92 00 and 6802 93 00, the entry “40%” shall respectively be substituted.

DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU,

Secretary to the Govt. of India.

CORRIGENDA

In the ENFORCEMENT OF SECURITY INTEREST AND RECOVERY OF DEBTS LAWS AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016 (44 of 2016) as published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 1, Issue No. 51, dated the 16th August, 2016,—

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(in the marginal heading)

“35 51 of 1993.”“51 of 1993.”
738“further”“also”
86“sub-sections”“sub-section”
98“the words”“the words, figures and letters”
2042“sections”“section”

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