Fee for filing of applications before Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR)
Under section 245Q of the Income-tax Act, the prescribed fee for filing an application before the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) is Rs.2500. This fee was prescribed in 1993, when the provisions for Advance Rulings were first introduced and there has been no change/review thereafter.
It is therefore proposed to amend the provisions of section 245Q so as to provide for increase in the fee for filing an application for advance ruling from Rs.2500 to Rs.10,000 or such fee as may be prescribed, whichever is higher.
This amendment will take effect from the 1st day of July, 2012 and will accordingly apply to any application for advance ruling filed on or after the 1st day of July, 2012.