"13 December 2009" Archive

Real Estate Transactions and Important VAT provisions

Typically in real estate transactions, the land holder contributes the land, the developer constructs the building and sells the flats along with the proportionate rights in respect to the land. As a result, each owner becomes the owner of an apartment with corresponding undivided share in the land arid an undivided share in the common ar...

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Issue of F form for transactions effected prior to date of CST registration; Issue of same between branches

Q.1 The amended section 6A of CST Act, 1956 requires the transferor branch to obtain ‘F’ form from the transferee branch and on failure to obtain the same the transaction is presumed to be sale. Whether such amendment can be said to be constitutionally valid, as it may amount to levy of tax on Consignment?...

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Income from Other Sources – Method of Accounting – Concealment Penalty – Provisional Attachment

In this article, the proposed amendments by The Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2009 relating to sections 56(2), 57, 145A, 271(1) Explanation 5A and 281B, are briefly discussed. These amendments proposed in the Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2009, are aimed towards rationalizing the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (“the Act”) in order to bring ou...

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MAT, Clarification regarding add back of ‘Provision for diminution in the value of asset’ while computing book profit

It was zero-tax companies, which were profitable and paid dividends to shareholders but owing to various deductions/sops available under the tax laws did not have a taxable income and thus did not pay tax, that caught the attention of the legislators and led to the introduction of MAT. Under the existing provision a company is liable to p...

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Empowering Central Government to enter into agreement with specified non-sovereign territories & Transfer Pricing

Amendment of section 90 :-The Finance Bill (No. 2) 2009 proposes to replace the existing Section 90 with a new section 90. The new section 90 is substantially the same as earlier section 90 except that the proposed amendment seeks to empower the Central Government to enter into an agreement with the Government of any country outside India...

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Direct Taxes ‘Manufacture’ – Reassessment – Stamp Valuation – Service of Notice – Document Identification Number

Definitions – Manufacture – Clause 3 - S 2 (29BA):- Clause 3 of the Finance Bill 2009 has sought to introduce sub section 29BA in section 2 of the Income Tax Act wherein the manufacture is defined for the first time The amendment is to take effect retrospectively from 1st April, 2009 and would apply in relation to Assessment Year 200...

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Post budget Weighted Deduction for in-house research and development

The Finance Bill, 2009 has introduced changes in the provisions relating to deduction for scientific expenditure incurred by an assessee in connection with his business. Clause 12 of the Finance Bill, 2009 proposes to substitute the following words in sub-section 2AB of section 35 of the Income-tax Act:...

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Taxation of LLP – Remuneration to Partners

A new type of entity namely limited liability partnership (hereinafter referred to LLP) has come into existence by LLP Act, 2008. LLP is an alternate corporate business that offers the twin benefits of limited liability companies and the flexibility of partnership firms. Introduction of LLPs in India is a path breaking reform which is in ...

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Taxability of gift as Income from Other Sources u/s. 56 [2][vii]

The newly proposed section 56 [2][vii] in the Finance Bill, 2009 is no ‘rosagoola’. When the Hon’ble Finance Minister ‘pronounced’ his budget in the Parliament, there was not even a whisper of reference to this section in his speech. And in this silence, lurked a deadly Bengal Tiger called ‘section 56 [2][vii]’....

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Dispute Resolution Panel – Housing Project

The present article discusses amendment proposed by Finance Bill (No. 2) 2009 regarding provisions of Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) and deduction u/s. 80-IB(10). Though the provisions relating to Dispute Resolution Panel are not a complete code for full and complete resolution of dispute referred to it, it is a step in right direction. L...

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