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Budget 2011- Extension of sunset clause for tax holiday for power sector

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Under the existing provisions of section 80-IA(4)(iv) of the Income-tax Act, a deduction of profits and gains is allowed to an undertaking which, (a) is set up for the generation and distribution of power if it begins to generate power at any time during the period beginning on 1st April, 1993 and ending on 31st March, 2011;

Budget 2011- Provisions relating to Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) and Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) in case of Special Economic Zones

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Under the existing provisions of section 10AA of the Income-tax Act, a deduction of hundred per cent. is allowed in respect of profits and gains derived by a unit located in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) from the export of articles or things or services for the first five consecutive assessment years; of fifty per cent. for further five assessment years; and thereafter, of fifty per cent. of the ploughed back export profit for the next five years.

Budget 2011- Deduction for investment in long-term infrastructure bonds

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Under the existing provisions of section 80CCF of the Income-tax Act, a sum of Rs. 20,000 (over and above the existing limit of Rs. 1 lakh available under section BOCCE for tax savings) is allowed as deduction in computing the total income of an individual or a Hindu undivided family if that sum is paid or deposited during the previous year relevant to the assessment year 2011-12 in long-term infrastructure bonds as notified by the Central Government.

Budget 2011- Tax benefits for New Pension System (NPS)

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Section 80CCD of the Income-tax Act provides, inter al/a, a deduction in respect of contributions made by an employee as well as an employer to the New Pension System (NPS) account on behalf of the employee. In view of the provisions of section BOCCE, the aggregate deduction under sections 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD cannot exceed one lakh rupees. The allowable deduction under section 80CCD includes both the employee’s as well the employer’s contribution to the NPS.

Budget 2011- Weighted deduction for contribution made for approved scientific research programme

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Under the existing provisions of section 35(2AA) of the Income-tax Act, weighted deduction to the extent of 175 per cent. is allowed for any sum paid to a National Laboratory or a university or an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) or a specified person for the purpose of an approved scientific research programme.

Alternate Minimum Tax for Limited Liability Partnership

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The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 (LLP) has come into effect in 2009. The LLP has features of both a body corporate as well as a traditional partnership. The Income-tax Act provides for the same taxation regime for a limited liability partnership as is applicable to a partnership firm. It also provides tax neutrality (subject to fulfillment of certain conditions) to conversion of a private limited company or an unlisted public company into an LLP.

Budget 2011- Exemption to a class or classes of persons from furnishing a return of income

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Under the existing provisions contained in section 139(1) of the Income-tax Act, every person, if his total income during the previous year exceeds the maximum amount which is not chargeable to income-tax, is required to furnish a return of his income.

Budget 2011- Notification for processing of returns in Centralised Processing Centres

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Under the existing provisions of section 143(1 B) of the Income-tax Act, the Central Government may, for the purpose of giving effect to the scheme made under section 143(1A), by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any of the provisions of the Income-tax Act relating to processing of returns shall not apply or shall apply with such exceptions, modifications and adaptations as may be specified in that notification. However, no direction shall be issued after 31st March, 2011.

Budget 2011- Extension of time limit for assessments in case of exchange of information

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Section 153 of the Income-tax Act provides for the time limits for completion of assessments and reassessments. In Explanation ‘I to section 153 of the Income-tax Act, certain periods specified therein are to be excluded while computing the period of limitation for completion of assessments and reassessments.

Budget 2011- Modification in the conditions for filing an application before the Settlement Commission

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The existing provisions contained in the proviso to section 245C(1) allow an application to be made before the Settlement Commission if,—(i) the proceedings have been initiated against the applicant under section 153A or under section 153C as a result of search or a requisition of books of account, as the case may be, and the additional amount of income-tax payable on the income disclosed in the application exceeds fifty lakh rupees;

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