Seeks to notify the “resident firm” as the class of persons for the purpose of sub-clause (iii) of clause (b) of section 96A of the Finance Act, 1994.
CBEC vide Notification No. 11/2015-Central Excise (N.T.), Dated: March 1, 2015, Notification No. 27/2015-Customs (NT), Dated: March 1, 2015 & Notification No. 9/2015- ST, Dated: March 01, 2015 has notified the “resident firm” as the class of persons for the purposes of section 23A of the Central Excise Act, 1944, Section 28E of the Customs Act, 1962 and section 96A of the Finance Act, 1994 so as to extend the scheme of Advance Ruling to Resident Firm also.
Notification No. 9/2015-ST Dated: March 01, 2015
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (iii) of clause (b) of section 96A of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby specifies “resident firm” as class of persons for the purposes of the said sub-clause.
Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification,-
(a) “firm” shall have the meaning assigned to it in section 4 of the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (9 of 1932), and includes-
(i) the limited liability partnership as defined in clause (n) of sub-section (1) of the section 2 of the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 (6 of 2009); or
(ii) limited liability partnership which has no company as its partner; or
(iii) the sole proprietorship; or
(iv) One Person Company.
(b) (i) “sole proprietorship” means an individual who engages himself in an activity as defined in sub-clause (a) of section 96A of the Finance Act, 1994.
(ii) “One Person Company” means as defined in clause (62) of section 2 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013).
(c) “resident” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (42) of section 2 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) in so far as it applies to a resident firm.
[F. No. 334/5/2015-TRU]
Under Secretary to the Government of India