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ICICI Bank is a foreign Company, investment subject to FDI law – Govt

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“ICICI is an Indian bank, but it is over 50 per cent (equity) foreign owned, it is owned by foreigners in that sense…for downstream investment it is a foreign company…,” Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary R P Singh told reporters here.The government today said that ICICI Bank and other lenders whose more than 50 per cent equity is owned by overseas entities will be treated as a foreign company for the purpose of computing FDI.

Government to appoint officers to deal with indirect tax complaints

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The government will set up seven Indirect Tax Ombudsmen for quick redressal of grievances relating to customs, excise and service taxes. These adjudicating offices will be set up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The decision was approved in a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, which also approved the Indirect Tax Ombudsman Guidelines, 2011.

Professional tax to be imposed in Bihar

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Bihar government has decided to impose professional tax on central and state governments officers and employees, Railways, boards and corporation on the pattern of Maharashtra, West Bengal and other states, official sources said today. The state assembly adopted the Bihar Profession, Trade, Livelihood and Employment Tax Bill, 2011, yesterday paving the way for the imposition of the tax.

Service Tax – Clarifications on amendments in Point of Taxation Rules, 2011

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As you are aware, the Point of Taxation Rules (PTR) were formulated vide Notification No.18/2011-ST dated 01.03.2011. Based on the feedback, certain amendments are being carried out in these rules vide Notification No. 25/2011-ST dated 31.03.2011. The highlights of the changes are discussed in the following paragraphs. 2. While the rules shall come into force from 01.04.2011, an option has been given in rule 9 to pay tax on payment basis, as at present, till 30.06.2011. 3. Rule 3 has been amended to provide that the point of taxation shall be as follows: (a) Date of invoice or payment, whichever is earlier, if the invoice is issued within the prescribed period of 14 days from the date of completion of the provision of service.

Income-tax – Taking opinion of technical experts and bringing on record technical evidence in cases involving complex issues of technical nature and substantial revenue – Directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court

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INSTRUCTION No. 5/2011 [F.No. 225/61/2011-IT(A-II)], dated 30-3-2011- The Hon’ble Supreme Court has made the following observations in an order dated 12-8-2010 in the case of CIT, Delhi v. Bharti Cellular Ltd. [2010] 193 Taxman 97 (SC): “We are directing CBDT to issue directions to all its Officers, that in such cases, the Department need not proceed only by the contracts placed before the officers. With the emergence of our country as one of the BRIC countries and with the technological advancement matters such as present one will keep on recurring and hence time has come when Department should examine technical experts so that the matters could be disposed of expeditiously and further it would enable the appellate Forums, including this Court, to decide legal issues based on the factual foundation. We do not know the constraints of the Department but time has come when the Department should understand that when the case involves revenue running into crores, technical evidence would help the Tribunals and courts to decide matters expeditiously based on factual foundation.”

Income-tax – Section 144C of the Income-tax Act, 1961 – Reference to Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) – Constitution of DRP at Ahmedabad & Kolkata – Modification of Order No. 1/FT&TR/2011, dated 12-1-2011

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ORDER NO. 3/FT&TR/2011 [F. NO. 500/15/2011-FTD-I], DATED 31-3-2011. In partial modification of Order No. 1/FT&TR/2011, dated 12th January, 2011 and in exercise of powers conferred under section 144C of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Board hereby constitutes the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) comprising of three Commissioners of Income-tax/Director of Income-tax as Members of DRP at the places given below, who shall perform such duties in addition to their regular duties with effect from 1-4-2011 and until further order:–

Postings and transfers of officers in the grade of Commissioners/Directors of Income Tax

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ORDER NO. 58 OF 2011- The following postings and transfers of officers in the grade of Commissioners/Directors of Income Tax are hereby ordered with immediate effect and until further orders:-‘

Notification No. 17/2011 – Income Tax Dated 1/4/2011

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Notification No. 17/2011 – Income Tax [F.NO. 203/16/2009/IT (A-II)], DATED 1-4-2011 – Income-tax : Section 35(1)(ii) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 – Scientific research expenditure – Approved scientific research associations/institutions- It is hereby notified for general information that the organization Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, has been approved by the Central Government for the purpose of clause (ii) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (said Act), read with rules 5C and 5D of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (said Rules) with effect from 1-4-2003 to 31-3-2008 in the category of ‘scientific research association’ subject to the following conditions, namely:–

5 crore special coins to mark 150 years of taxation

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Five crore commemorative coins of Rs 5 denomination, unveiled recently to celebrate 150 years of taxation, will be minted for public distribution soon. The coins, released by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on February 26, will be put in public domain and will be a collector’s item. These will have no extra price, a senior Finance Ministry official said. The special coin was unveiled along with a coin in the denomination of Rs 150 on the occasion of completion of 150 years of taxation and also of the Income Tax department from 1860 to 2010.

Income Tax Rates Assessment Year 2011-2012

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Rates of Income Tax as applicable to Individuals, Hindu Undivided Families (HUF) and Artificial Jurisdictional Person: Rates For the Assessment Year 2011-2012 Net Income Range Income Tax Rates Tax Upto Rs. 1,60,000 Nil Nil Rs. 1,60,000 – Rs. 5,00,000 10% 10% of total income minus Rs. 1,60,000 See Notes Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 8,00,000 20% […]

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