"01 May 2011" Archive

TDS on Payments to NSE towards leaseline/VSAT/transaction charges

Vinod K Nevatia (2011-TIOL-65-ITAT-MUM) CIT (A) has rightly deleted the addition applying the decision of Kotak Securities Private Limited and Angel Broking observing that transaction fees paid to the stock exchange could not be said to be fees paid in consideration of stock exchange rendering any technical services to the assessee. There...

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Credit for TDS to the deductee if refund has been granted to the deductor

Since the taxes have been deducted from the payment made to the assessee and it is also in receipt of TDS certificate, the credit for TDS cannot be declined on the basis of an administrative action of refund which is neither envisaged by the provisions of the ITA nor in the control of the assessee. Tribunal directed the AO to grant credit...

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Sec 199 –Does the method of accounting impact the year of TDS credit?

The assessee is a firm and engaged in business of financing and follows cash system of accounting. It gave a loan to a company on interest. The borrower while crediting the interest deducted TDS and issued TDS certificate. The assessee claimed the credit of TDS without offering the corresponding income to tax . The AO disallowed the clai...

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Applicability of section 40(a)(i) to overseas payments and provision for expenses

Infosys Technologies Ltd. v. DCIT (10 taxmann.com 1) (Bang ITAT) - As regards the subscription charges, the Tribunal relied on its own decision in the assessee’s own case where it was held that the information was available on subscription to anyone willing to pay .It was copyrighted information and could not be passed on to anyone else...

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Textiles Min to raise imposition of excise duty with FinMin

The Textiles Ministry has said it will ask the Finance Ministry to review imposition of excise duty on branded garments and made-up textiles as the levy is "hurting" the industry. The excise duty is hurting the industry. We are assessing the situation. I will take it up with the Revenue Secretary (this month), Textiles Secretary Rita Meno...

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TDS credit – When the payer and receiver of an income is the same person

The Kolkata High Court has held that the interest paid by the Indian branch of ABN to its HO was tax deductible in the hands of the branch while computing the profits of the branch, and the branch was not required to withhold tax on the interest paid to the HO as the interest was not chargeable to tax in India under the provisions of the ...

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230 eminent applicants for high profile CCI jobs

As many as 230 persons, including ex-Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla, former Corporate Affairs Secretary R Bandyopadhyay and other senior bureaucrats and eminent economists have lined up for the two high profile jobs at the country's anti-monopoly watchdog, Competition Commission of India (CCI)....

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2G scam- Offshore firms working overtime to cover tracks

As Mauritius prepares to receive Indian investigators from CBI and ED, the corporate lobbies especially those associated with the 2G scam are working overtime to cover their tracks so that Indian sleuths do not have much access to the island's banking details....

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Payment of statutory obligation would not constitute business expenditure

RMC Readymix India Pvt. Ltd. (2011-TIOL-81-ITAT-MUM) Law is well settled that a tax withholding liability raised under section 201, in respect of remittances made abroad, cannot be allowed as a deduction. Reliance placed on the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of India Aluminium Co Ltd Vs CIT (79 ITR 514) where it was held that...

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New norms for telecom operators after Idea fiasco

The central security agencies have taken serious note of destruction of details of nearly 1.2 crore SIM cards belonging to Idea Cellular, terming it as a security lapse, and worked out fresh guidelines for telecom operators for maintaining records of consumers. ...

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