"26 January 2013" Archive

Compounding of offences under FEMA, 1999

CA Kamal Garg The term ‘compounding’ has not been defined either in the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 or the rules issued there under. However, inference can be drawn from the definition given in the Companies Act, 1956. It defines ‘compounding’ as: ‘Any offence punishable under the Act (whether committed by the company ...

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Dividend Stripping Transactions – Income tax provisions

Dividend stripping refers to transacting in shares or securities linked to shares of a company on which dividend is payable. Typically, a dividend stripping transaction can be explained with an illustration....

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Download Income Tax Interest Calculator in Excel u/s. 234A B C

ABCAUS Excel Income Tax Interest Calculator With this excel based income tax interest calculator one can calculate accurate amount of interest payable under section 234A, 234B and 234C of Income Tax Act, 1961. Inbuilt Help section and text of relevant sections have also been provided for ready reference. Download ABCAUS Excel Income Tax I...

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PCE & IPCE result of Nov, 12 on 05.02.2013

Results of the Chartered Accountants Professional Competence and Integrated Professional Competence Examinations held in November, 2012 are likely to be declared on Tuesday, the 5th February, 2013 around 5.00 P.M....

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CA loses Rs 85 lakh to online lottery scam

As reported by leading daily TOI – Falling prey to an online lottery scam, chartered accountant Pankaj Kumar (name changed), 25, transferred nearly Rs 85 lakh to account numbers provided by the cyber criminals, who duped him by showing frivolous dreams having won lottery money of 10 lakh pounds. Now, all his efforts to contact [&hel...

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S. 194H TDS applicable on payment in the nature of commission, even in the absence of relationship of a principal & agent

SKOL Breweries Ltd. Vs Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax (ITAT Mumbai)

Section 194H talks about the payment to a recipient which is the income by way of commission or brokerage. It does not require that the relationship between the payer and the payee should be of a principal and agent. The Explanation to section 194 elaborates on the terms 'commission or brokerage' by including any payment received or recei...

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Ex- ITO from Mumbai gets 5 Year imprisonment for accepting bribe

FIVE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO THEN INCOME TAX OFFICER FOR ACCEPTING A BRIBE OF RS. 75,000/- The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Mumbai has convicted Shri Leeladhar Bangera, the then Income Tax Officer, Ward No.10, Piramal Chambers, Mumbai and sentenced him to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with total fine of Rs. 35,000/- in a...

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TDS is applicable U/s. 194C on Warehousing charges paid to clearing and forwarding agents & Not U/s. 194I

Commissioner of Income-tax Vs Hindustan Lever Ltd. (Delhi High Court)

CIT(Appeals) and the ITAT had the benefit of examining the entire documentary evidence which consisted of the various lease deeds and the c & f agents agreements. The conclusions drawn by these authorities on the basis of such scrutiny are concurrent. Even otherwise, if the revenue was of the opinion that any consideration paid to the c &...

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While granting registration, objects of trust & not purported utilization of income to be considered

Commissioner of Income-tax, Rohtak Vs B.K.K. Memorial Trust (Punjab And Hariyana High Court)

The submission of the counsel for the revenue that the Trust was not set up for charitable purposes and it was utilizing its income not for the said purpose cannot be examined at this stage as only objects of the Trust had to be considered by the Commissioner. The Trust was in nascent stage and was yet to work towards its objects. ...

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Service tax not payable on Electricity charges as it is not part of ‘renting of immovable property’ service

Econ Hinjewadi Infrastructure (P.) Ltd. Vs commissioner of Central Excise, Pune-III (CESTAT Mumbai)

The applicant has contended before the adjudicating authority that supply of electricity is supply of 'goods' and the same is exempted as per Notification no. 12/2003-ST wherein it has been clarified that supply of goods shall not form part of taxable service....

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