Budget 2016

Additional Deduction For Home Loan Interest

Income Tax - Budget 2016: In furtherance of the goal of the Government of providing 'housing for all', it is proposed to incentivise first-home buyers availing home loans, by providing additional deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for residential house property from any financial institution up to Rs. 50,000. ...

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Issues under GST for Companies under IBC, 2016

Income Tax - Clarification In Respect of Issues Under GST Law For Companies Under Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC 2016) OVERVIEW  Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) is an evolving legislation, still being interpreted by courts in order to harmonize IBC with our related legal policy. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of State...

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TCS on Motor Vehicles wef 01.06.2016

Income Tax - In this Budget, from 1 June 2016, The transactions are sale of a motor vehicle of value exceeding Rs.10 lakh, and receipt of money for sale of goods or provision of services exceeding Rs.2 lakh. In such cases, besides the sale price, the seller is required to collect an additional 1% from the purchaser, and pay it to the government....

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TCS on sale of Motor Vehicles and goods or services

Income Tax - The existing provision of section 206C of the Act, inter alia, provides that the seller shall collect tax at source at specified rate from the buyer at the time of sale of specified items such as alcoholic liquor for human consumption, tendu leaves, scrap, mineral being coal or lignite or iron ore, bullion etc. in cash exceeding two lakh ...

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Exemption from PAN furnishing U/s. 206AA to non-resident

Income Tax - In order to reduce compliance burden, it is proposed to amend the said section 206AA so as to provide that the provisions of this section shall also not apply to a non-resident, not being a company, or to a foreign company, in respect of any other payment, other than interest on bonds, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed....

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IBBI guideline on online Education by IPAs & RVOs

Income Tax - Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Online Delivery of Educational Course and Continuing Professional Education by Insolvency Professional Agencies and Registered Valuers Organisations) Guidelines, 2020...

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Income Declaration Scheme: Govt assures complete confidentiality

Income Tax - The Government has assured complete confidentiality to those declaring their income under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016. Addressing a press conference in Mumbai today, the Revenue Secretary, Government of India Shri Hasmukh Adhia said no source will be asked and no further proceedings will be initiated against those availing of the...

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PM warns Tax Evaders to disclose income before 30.09.2016

Income Tax - For those having undisclosed income, the government has provided a special chance to declare it by September 30, 2016. He said by paying a penalty, those having undisclosed money can free themselves from various kinds of burden. ...

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Google Payments: Notification regarding Equalisation Levy

Income Tax - This is to inform you that as per the Notification No. 37/2016: F.No. 370142/12/2016-TPL dated 27 May 2016 read with Finance Act, 2016, Government of India has levied an ‘Equalisation Levy’ on provision of online advertisement services or any other service or facility for the purpose of online advertisement by a Foreign Company provid...

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Download Finance Act, 2016 as assented by President

Income Tax - The Finance Bill was presented in the Lok Sabha on February 29, 2016. On May 5, 2016, the Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill, 2016 and later on it was approved by the Rajya Sabha. The Finance Bill, 2016 received the presidential assent on May 14, 2016. Now it becomes the Finance Act, 2016 (No. […]...

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Gujarat HC Stays Service Tax on Senior Advocates

Percy Cawas Kavina Vs UOI (Gujarat HIgh Court) - Honble Gujarat High Court has vide its order dated 30th March, 2016 in the case of Percy Cawas Kavina vs. UOI in Special Civil Application No. 4926 of 2016 directed an ad-interim stay of Notification No. 18/2016-ST Dated 01/03/2016and Notification No. 9/2016–ST Dated-01/03/2016 with respect to t...

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Make Indirect Taxes Dispute Resolution Scheme a Success: CBEC

D.O.No 113/Chairman(CBEC)/2016 - (22/07/2016) - As you are aware, in order to reduce litigation, Government has come out with an Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016 in this year's Budget. The scheme provides an opportunity to an assessee whose cases are pending before Commissioner (Appeals), to pay the duty, interest and penalty equivale...

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Step by Step-Instructions to Forms of Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

IDS Instruction No.2 - (01/07/2016) - Processes of uploading manual/paper Form 1 received by PCIT/CIT, generation of Form 2 for efiled/paper Form 1, viewing of Form 3 submitted online and generation of Form 4 for efiled/paper Form 1 have been implemented on the efiling portal of the Income Tax Department....

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Excise registration/Payment date for jewellers extended to 31.07.2016

Circular No. 1033/21/2016- Central Excise - (01/07/2016) - Time limit for taking central excise registration of an establishment by a jeweller is being extended up to 31.07.2016. However, assessee jewellers may make the payment of excise duty for the months of March, 2016; April, 2016 and May. 2016 along with the payment of excise duty for the month of June...

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TCS on Sale of good/Services only if Cash Receipt exceeds 2 Lakh

Circular No. 23/2016-Income Tax - (24/06/2016) - Question 1: Whether tax collection at source under section 206C(1D) at the rate of 1% will apply in cases where the sale consideration received is partly in cash and partly in cheque and the cash receipt is less than two lakh rupees. Answer: No. Tax collection at source will not be levied if t...

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CBDT Strategies regarding Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

NA - (22/06/2016) - It is reiterated again that all out efforts are to be made to ensure that the targeted taxpayers are well-informed about the Scheme and are adequately guided and facilitated for filing declarations so that they can avail maximum benefits under the Scheme. which is under highest consideration of the ...

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Recent Posts in "Budget 2016"

Additional Deduction For Home Loan Interest

Budget 2016: In furtherance of the goal of the Government of providing 'housing for all', it is proposed to incentivise first-home buyers availing home loans, by providing additional deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for residential house property from any financial institution up to Rs. 50,000. ...

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IBBI guideline on online Education by IPAs & RVOs

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Online Delivery of Educational Course and Continuing Professional Education by Insolvency Professional Agencies and Registered Valuers Organisations) Guidelines, 2020...

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Issues under GST for Companies under IBC, 2016

Clarification In Respect of Issues Under GST Law For Companies Under Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC 2016) OVERVIEW  Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) is an evolving legislation, still being interpreted by courts in order to harmonize IBC with our related legal policy. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of State...

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TCS on Motor Vehicles wef 01.06.2016

In this Budget, from 1 June 2016, The transactions are sale of a motor vehicle of value exceeding Rs.10 lakh, and receipt of money for sale of goods or provision of services exceeding Rs.2 lakh. In such cases, besides the sale price, the seller is required to collect an additional 1% from the purchaser, and pay it to the government....

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TCS on sale of Motor Vehicles and goods or services

The existing provision of section 206C of the Act, inter alia, provides that the seller shall collect tax at source at specified rate from the buyer at the time of sale of specified items such as alcoholic liquor for human consumption, tendu leaves, scrap, mineral being coal or lignite or iron ore, bullion etc. in cash exceeding two lakh ...

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Exemption from PAN furnishing U/s. 206AA to non-resident

In order to reduce compliance burden, it is proposed to amend the said section 206AA so as to provide that the provisions of this section shall also not apply to a non-resident, not being a company, or to a foreign company, in respect of any other payment, other than interest on bonds, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed....

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Exit tax where charitable institution converts into non-charitable

In order to ensure that the intended purpose of exemption availed by trust or institution is achieved, a specific provision in the Act is required for imposing a levy in the nature of an exit tax which is attracted when the organization is converted into a non-charitable organization or gets merged with a non-charitable organization or do...

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Advance tax Provisions under Income Tax Act, 1961

Krishna! It is said that from now onwards everyone will have to pay 1st installment of advance Income tax before 15th June. To whom, how and when will this advance tax provision be applicable?...

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Section 44ADA – Presumptive Tax Scheme for Professionals

Section 44ADA is inserted with effect from financial year 2016-17 and deals Special provision for computing profits and gains of profession on presumptive basis for Certain professionals referred to in section 44AA(1) of the Income Tax Act whose total gross receipts from profession does not exceed Rs. 50 lakhs in a financial year....

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Need for amendment in Section 206AA for non-resident investors of ‘Masala bonds’

Non-resident investors have recently shown a great deal of interest in subscribing to Masala Bonds issued by Indian corporates. Masala Bonds is the informal name of Rupee-denominated bonds (RDB) issued by Indian corporates outside India. ...

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Equalisation Levy: Impact and consequences

It’s been almost eight months since the equalisation levy was imposed on payment for specified service which includes online advertisement, any provision for digital advertising space or any other facility or service for the purpose of online advertisement and includes any other service as may be notified later, provided by a Non-reside...

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Accounting of wastages in jewellery industry post excise duty introduction

The practice prevalent in jewellery industries in India on charging for wastages from the customers along with the cost of jewellery without delivering the actual recoverable wastages has not been looked into....

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Make Indirect Taxes Dispute Resolution Scheme a Success: CBEC

D.O.No 113/Chairman(CBEC)/2016 (22/07/2016)

As you are aware, in order to reduce litigation, Government has come out with an Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016 in this year's Budget. The scheme provides an opportunity to an assessee whose cases are pending before Commissioner (Appeals), to pay the duty, interest and penalty equivalent to 25% of penalty imposed and file a ...

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“Messi” Likes mess up, in Tax Laws. Avoid It!

Krishna, Football lovers know the missed penalty kick by famous football player Messi and its impact on him. Further he has been punished for tax evasion in his country. Recently Income Tax Department had posted advt. of Foot Ball Goal and Income Declaration Scheme, 2016. So as to avoid such a situation, in a taxpayer’s life, how should...

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POT for Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC)

1. POT for determination of KKC liability for Service Provider (SP): Rule 5 is applicable for determination of KKC liability for Service Provider (SP) due to the amendment in Budget 2016-17 and Notification No. 35/2016 also clarifies the applicability of KKC. ...

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Probably Last Chance in Near Future to Disclose Untaxed Income

The Central Government has given another tremendous opportunities in the recently launched its two schemes w.e.f. 01.06.2016 under Income Tax Regime. One is The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 & another is in respect of reducing tax litigations under the Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016. ...

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Income Declaration Scheme: Govt assures complete confidentiality

The Government has assured complete confidentiality to those declaring their income under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016. Addressing a press conference in Mumbai today, the Revenue Secretary, Government of India Shri Hasmukh Adhia said no source will be asked and no further proceedings will be initiated against those availing of the...

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Step by Step-Instructions to Forms of Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

IDS Instruction No.2 (01/07/2016)

Processes of uploading manual/paper Form 1 received by PCIT/CIT, generation of Form 2 for efiled/paper Form 1, viewing of Form 3 submitted online and generation of Form 4 for efiled/paper Form 1 have been implemented on the efiling portal of the Income Tax Department....

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Quick Insight on Income Declaration Scheme 2016

Any person may make on or after the date of commencement of this Scheme but before 30.09.2016 as notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette vide notification no. 32/2016 dated: 19th May, 2016 , a declaration in respect of any income chargeable to tax under the Income-tax Act for any assessment year prior to the assessment ...

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Excise registration/Payment date for jewellers extended to 31.07.2016

Circular No. 1033/21/2016- Central Excise (01/07/2016)

Time limit for taking central excise registration of an establishment by a jeweller is being extended up to 31.07.2016. However, assessee jewellers may make the payment of excise duty for the months of March, 2016; April, 2016 and May. 2016 along with the payment of excise duty for the month of June, 2016 upto the extended date of 31.07.2...

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Queries related to Selling/buying of goods & services in excess of Rs. 200,000/-

Vide Finance Act 2016, tax at source is required to be collected by a seller at the rate of 1%, if consideration for goods/services in cash exceeds INR 2,00,000/-. The said provisions have raised a lot of flak considering the ambiguity involved in the drafting and forced CBDT to issue time to time clarification on various issues involved....

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Services by Government to Business Entity- effect of changes

As per section 68(2) person liable to pay service tax shall be the person notified under rule 2(1)(d) of Service Tax Rules 1994. Rule 2(1)(d) specifies the cases where the service tax is required to be paid by service receiver under the reverse charge mechanism(either under full reverse charge or under partial reverse charge)....

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Exhaustive Analysis of Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC)

A Cess is a tax which is collected by the government to be used for a specific purpose. Thus collections from levy of cess can be used only for the purpose for which it has been collected and not for any other purpose, Finance Minister has mentioned in his budget speech that proceeds of KKC would be exclusively used for financing initiat...

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PM warns Tax Evaders to disclose income before 30.09.2016

For those having undisclosed income, the government has provided a special chance to declare it by September 30, 2016. He said by paying a penalty, those having undisclosed money can free themselves from various kinds of burden. ...

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Burden of TCS on Sale or Purchase in Cash?

Krishna, the government has brought the provision of TCS (Tax Collected at Source) on sale of every product or service in income tax and everywhere a debate or discussion on it is going on. What exactly is there in this TCS provision?...

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Clarification on amendment in section 206C of Income Tax Act

In order to curb the cash economy, Finance Act 2016 has amended section 206C of the Income-tax Act to provide that the seller shall collect tax at the rate of one per cent from the purchaser on sale in cash of certain goods or provision of services exceeding two lakh rupees. ...

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Exemption from KKC to services prior to 01.06.2016

The concern of the industry that KKC shall be levied on the opening debtors i.e. remaining unpaid as on 31.03.2016 has been duly answered and no KKC shall be levied on such amounts. Though the notification is effective from 23.6.2016, payments of opening debtors as received between 01.6.2016 and 22.6.2016 can still be a cause of litigatio...

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No KKC if invoice is raised and services are rendered on or before May 31, 2016

Central Government vide Notification No. 35/2016-ST dated June 23, 2016, has exempted taxable services with respect to which the invoice for the service has been issued on or before May 31, 2016, from the whole of KKC leviable thereon, subject to condition that the provision of service has been completed on or before May 31, 2016....

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20 FAQs On Krishi Kalyan Cess – A New Levy

The Central Government has decided to levy Krishi Kalyan Cess @ 0.5% on the value of taxable services from 01/06/2016. As a result, there are bound to be questions as to how this levy will get integrated into the existing dynamic structure of the Service Tax provisions....

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FA 2016-Amendments Relating to Filing of Return of Income

The articles explains the provisions related to filing of Income Tax Return for Financial Year 2015-16 , Carry forward of loss from business specified u/s 35AD (i.e. businesses in respect of which certain capital expenditure are deductible), Provisions related to filing of Belated Return and Changes in Provisions related to Filing of Revi...

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TCS on Sale of good/Services only if Cash Receipt exceeds 2 Lakh

Circular No. 23/2016-Income Tax (24/06/2016)

Question 1: Whether tax collection at source under section 206C(1D) at the rate of 1% will apply in cases where the sale consideration received is partly in cash and partly in cheque and the cash receipt is less than two lakh rupees. Answer: No. Tax collection at source will not be levied if the cash receipt does not exceed two lak...

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CBDT Strategies regarding Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

NA (22/06/2016)

It is reiterated again that all out efforts are to be made to ensure that the targeted taxpayers are well-informed about the Scheme and are adequately guided and facilitated for filing declarations so that they can avail maximum benefits under the Scheme. which is under highest consideration of the Government during coming months....

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Equalization Levy (a.k.a. Google Tax)

‘Specified Service’ means online advertisement, any provision for digital advertising space or any other facility or service for the purpose of online advertisement and includes any other service as may be notified by the Central Government in this behalf....

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Equalisation Levy From 1st June, 2016

An equalisation levy is intended to serve as a way to tax a multi-national enterprise's significant economic presence in a country, which are able to avoid taxes completely in the source jurisdiction under the existing international taxation rules which require non-resident enterprises to have a Permanent Establishment in order to attract...

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Service Tax on Service Provided By Senior Advocate

Prior to Finance Bill 2016, Legal Services were covered under reverse charge mechanism as per Notification No 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012. In respect of services received by any Business Entity [whose turnover exceeds Rs 10 lakhs in the preceding financial year] from an Individual Advocate or Firm of Advocates was chargeable to tax unde...

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No TCS on services despite value exceeding Rs. 2 Lakh

I am sure that you are completely surprised by the title because nobody has yet pointed out such an anomaly!! You heard it right and please do let me explain. The Finance Act, 2016 has amended Section 206C(1D) to provide that the seller shall collect the income-tax at the rate of 1% from the buyer on sale in cash of any goods or for provi...

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Amendment in Service Tax on Legal Services wef 06.06.2016

Since March, 2016 there has been number of amendments has been made in respect to service tax on legal services and the same has been discussed as under. Notification No. 18/2016-ST dated 01.03.2016 has amended Notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012 due to which, in respect of legal services which were covered under full reverse cha...

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TCS on Receipt of Sale Consideration In Cash- Controversy Ends?

t has remained a matter of great debate that whether as per the provisions of section 206C(1D), the TCS in respect of bullion, jewellery, any other goods and provision of service is leviable :...

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Services by Senior Advocates brought under Reverse Charge

Vide the Union Budget, 2016, Service tax on Senior Advocates providing services to a Business Entity was brought under ‘Forward charge’ w.e.f. April 1, 2016. However, Service tax on services provided by individual Advocates and firm of Advocates (other than Senior Advocates) to Business Entity continued to be under ‘Reverse charge...

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Google Payments: Notification regarding Equalisation Levy

This is to inform you that as per the Notification No. 37/2016: F.No. 370142/12/2016-TPL dated 27 May 2016 read with Finance Act, 2016, Government of India has levied an ‘Equalisation Levy’ on provision of online advertisement services or any other service or facility for the purpose of online advertisement by a Foreign Company provid...

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FAQs on Equalisation Levy (EQL)

Equalisation Levy was introduced in the Union Budget 2016 and is included in the Chapter VIII of the Finance Act 2016. The Govt. had set up a committee earlier this year which gave its recommendations in March, 2016, which included adding more services under the ‘specified service’ banner. ...

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Krishna at Rescue of Tax Evaders in Income Declaration Scheme 2016

Arjun: Who can participate in Income Declaration Scheme 2016 (IDS) introduced under Finance Act, 2016 by the Indian Government? Krishna: Following is a list of people, - Every Indian Resident who is guilty of his practices of tax evasion and wants to confess the same....

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FAQs on Services provided by Senior Advocates – Rollback

Notification no. 32/2016-ST, 33/2016-ST and 34/2016-ST dated 6th June, 2016 has amended the position of senior advocates under Service Tax. The impact of these amendments is summarized as below:...

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7 things to know about TCS on sale of a motor vehicle

Circular No. 22/2016-Income Tax (08/06/2016)

With a view to bring high value transactions within the tax net, it has been provided in sub- section (1 F) of section 206C of the Act that the seller who receives consideration for sale of a motor vehicle exceeding ten lakh rupees, shall collect one per cent of the sale consideration as tax from the buyer. Any person who obtains in any s...

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Some issues related to TCS Provisions W.E.F. 01st June 2016

Introduction: From 01st June, 2016 TCS is to be collected by seller from the buyer in respect of : (i) sale of motor vehicle of the value exceeding Rs. 10 lakhs (on receipt of sale consideration through any mode ) and also in respect of ;...

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Excise Duty on Jewellery – A Nightmare!

In this year’s Budget, a nominal excise duty of 1% [without CENVAT Credit on Capital Goods and Inputs] and 12.5% [with CENVAT Credit on Capital Goods and Inputs] has been imposed on articles of jewellery [excluding silver jewellery, other than studded with diamonds or other precious stones] w.e.f March 01, 2016. ...

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Extent of Tax payable by business entity on services provided by senior advocates

Notification No. 34/2016-Service Tax (06/06/2016)

Seeks to amend notification No. 30/2012-Service Tax dated 20th June, 2012, so as to prescribe extent of payment of service tax by a business entity as a recipient of services provided by senior advocates....

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Business entity liable to service tax on services provided by senior advocates

Notification No. 33/2016-Service Tax (06/06/2016)

In relation to service provided or agreed to be provided by a senior advocate by way of representational services before any court, tribunal or authority, directly or indirectly, to any business entity located in the taxable territory, including where contract for provision of such service has been entered through another advocate or a fi...

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CBEC notifies Tax Exemption on legal services provided by senior advocates

Notification No. 32/2016-Service Tax (06/06/2016)

CBEC exempted services provided by a senior advocate by way of legal services to- (i) any person other than a business entity; or (ii) a business entity with a turnover up to rupees ten lakh in the preceding financial year ...

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Provision of Services and Krishi Kalyan Cess

Krishi Kalyan Cess (herein after referred to as KKC) is a cess on taxable services, at the rate of 0.5% of the value of such taxable services. The cess is in addition to any cess or service tax leviable on such taxable services under Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994 or under any other law for the time being in force. ...

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Analysis of TCS on cash sale of goods or services w.e.f. 1-6-2016

The seller will not be obliged to collect the tax at source (TCS), if the buyer has deducted the tax at source from the payment. Thus Provider of a service may not be obliged to collect tax, if the recipient has deducted tax at source....

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Analysis of Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016 (IDRS)

Any person whose appeal is pending before Commissioner (Appeals) can opt for this scheme except the following cases, when: (a) the impugned order is in respect of search and seizure proceeding; or (b) prosecution for any offence punishable under the Act has been instituted before the 1st day of June, 2016; or...

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8 Income Tax Provisions Applicable from 1st June 2016

(i) Amendment relating to Advance Tax (The change is effective from financial year 2016-17 onwards) The schedule for payment of Advance Tax by an Individual and other non-corporate assessee has been amended w.e.f. 1st June 2016 as under: ...

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Analysis of TCS Provisions applicable w.e.f. 01/06/2016

Section 206C has been amended w.e.f. 01/06/2016, whereby in case of Goods/Services, if invoice is more than 2 lakhs, then TCS will be applicable is any amount of sale consideration is received in cash. Brief Analysis of the Provisions is presented below. Sub-section 1D was inserted in Section 206C in 2012, when TCS was imposed on Sale of ...

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TCS on cash sale W.E.F. 01st June 2016

CA Jugal K Parmar Applicability ⇐ Every “seller” “Seller” as per Explanation (C) to section 206C means – Central Government/’ Any local authority/’ corporation or authority established by or under a Central, State or Provincial Act OR Any Company OR Firm OR Co – operative Society OR An Individual or HUF w...

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Direct Tax amendments in Finance Act 2016 passed on 14-05-2016

Finance Bill 2016 comprised 12 Chapters, 238 Clauses and 15 Schedules spread over 221 pages. It brought in Krishi Kalyan Cess, Infrastructure Cess, Equalization Levy, The Income Declaration Scheme, Direct and Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Schemes and amendments previous Finance Acts ranging from Finance Act 2001 to 2015 . The Journey of...

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6% Equalisation levy / Google Tax comes in force from 01.06.2016

In order to tap tax on income accruing to foreign e-commerce companies from India, the Finance Act 2016 said a person making payment to a non-resident (who does not have a permanent establishment) exceeding in aggregate Rs 1 lakh in a year will withhold tax at 6 per cent of gross amount paid, as equalization levy also popularly known as G...

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Who is liable for Krishi Kalyan Cess on Services provided upto 31.05.2016

KKC IS APPLICABLE ON SERVICE PROVIDER AND NOT ON SERVICE RECIPIENT FOR THE SERVICES PROVIDED UPTO 31.05.2016 KKC (Krishi Kalyan Cess) is applicable on all services w.e.f. 01.06.2016. After introduction of KKC now effective rate of Service Tax will be 15% on all the services.  The purpose of KKC is financing and promoting initiative to [&...

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31 amendments to Finance Act, 2016 effective from 1st June, 2016

A one-time disclosure scheme i.e Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 for declaration of undisclosed income of any financial year upto 2015-16 was added in Finance Bill 2016. The same is to be brought w.e.f. June 1, 2016 and it is to remain open up to the date1 to be notified by the Central Government in the Official gazette....

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Service Tax Rates as applicable from 1st June 2016

In this article we have compiled Generic Service Tax Rate Applicable on all Taxable Services, Service Tax on Non Taxable Services , Wholly Exempted Services, Rate of Service Tax post 01.06.2016 in case of Abated services, Effective Rate of Service Tax post 01.06.2016 in case of Valuation , Rate of services where alternate rate is provided...

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FAQs: TCS on Sale of Goods/Services of value exceeding Rs. 2 Lakhs

Whether TCS to be collected, if Goods sold/Services provided of value exceeding Rs. 2,00,000 purchased/received for personal consumption from Retail Buyer? Yes, still TCS provision will be applicable as not exception for such clause is there; every buyer/service provider is covered under these section....

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Summary of changes by Finance Act 2016 passed on 14-05-2016

Changes Effective from 01-06-2016- 1. Electronic Hearing under Income Tax law enabled. 2. Document required to be issued by an Income Tax Authority can be issued in paper form or communicated in electronic form. 3. Equalization Levy @ 6% on online digital advertisement and incidental services or provision of digital advertizing space 4. T...

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Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) w.e.f 01-06-2016

As we all know that the Finance Minister of India, Mr. Arun Jaitley had proposed a new cess i.e. Krishi Kalyan Cess @ 0.50% in budget 2016 on all taxable services for the purposes of financing and promoting initiatives to improve agriculture or for any other purpose relating thereto....

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Impact of Krishi Kalyan Cess on Point of taxation and FAQs

As the effective rate of tax on services is to be increased from 14.5% (14% Service Tax + 0.5% SBC + 0.5% KKC) to 15% (14% Service Tax + 0.5% SBC + 0.5% KKC) w.e.f June 1, 2016 the applicable rates in different scenarios in case of existing taxable services are as under:...

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Instruction on Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016

F No 1080/06/DLA/IDRS/2016 (01/06/2016)

The Chapter XI of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016) comprising of section 212 to 218, is in respect of The Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules, 2016. The said scheme allows the party in appeal before the Commissioner (Appeals) on 1st March 2016, to file a declaration before the Designated Authority for the purpose of availing th...

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Exhaustive analysis of Krishi Kalyan Cess as FAQs

Hence, after levy of Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC), Service tax rate will increase from 14.5% to 15%, effective from June 1, 2016. In this regard, there are many queries, which require clarification. We have summarized these queries through Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) enumerated below. ...

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Designated Authority Under Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016

F.NO.279/MISC/M-61/2016 (01/06/2016)

Considering requirements of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016, administrative efficiency, convenience of tax payers and equitable distribution of work, the Principal Chief Commissioners of Income Tax addressed above will notify that the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner of Income Tax or the Commissioner of Income Tax, as the ...

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No Krishi Kalyan Cess On Debtors as on 13th May’ 2016

The enabling provisions for KRISHI KALYAN CESS (KKC) are contained in Chapter – VI of Finance Act’ 2016. As per the provisions, KKC shall be applicable at 0.5% on all taxable services and the proceeds of KKC would be exclusively used for financing initiatives relating to improvement of agriculture and welfare of farmers. The Cess [&he...

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Income Declaration Scheme, 2016​​​​​​​​​- Bare Act

CHAPTER IX OF THE FINANCE ACT, 2016 THE INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME, 2016 Short title and commencement. 181. (1) This Scheme may be called the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016. (2) It shall come into force on the 1st day of June, 2016. Definitions. 182. In this Scheme, unless the context otherwise requires,— (a) “declarant” mea...

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Enactment of Finance Bill, 2016 – reg.

F. No. B-1/19/2016 -TRU (31/05/2016)

Certain amendments made in the Union Budget 2016-17 have come into force from the date when the Finance Bill, 2016 received the assent of the President of India. As a result, these amendments have come into effect from 14.5.2016. Some of these include notification Nos. 13/2016 – ST, 14/2016 – ST and certain entries in notification Nos...

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FAQs : TCS on Motor Vehicle More than Rs.10 Lacs

Finance minister, Mr. Jaitley had proposed to impose a provision for collection of Tax at source at the rate of 1%, in case of Sale of Motor Vehicle and finally it was passed and law amended. Effective date is 1st June, 2016. In this article, I am trying to answer most commonly asked questions on this Amendment....

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Service Tax – Krishi Kalyan Cess – New levy wef 01st June, 2016

Relevant Rules to understand the implication of new levy: i. Rule 4 of Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 (POTR, 2011) – Change in Effective Tax Rate, ii. Rule 5 of POTR, 2011 – Service Taxed for the first time iii. Notification No. 10/2016-ST dated 01st March, 2016 (insertion of explanation in Rule 5)...

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Changes vide Service Tax Notifications at the time of Budget 2016

In this article, we have herein below summarized the amendments made by notifications in service tax law. Cenvat credit on Input Services has now been allowed for the services of transportation of goods by Rail (Other than transport of goods in containers by rail by any person other than Indian Railways). (There is an abatement of 70% for...

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Effect of Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) Related New Notifications

it has been notified that w.e.f. 1.6.2016, wherever reverse charge mechanism is applicable in terms of Notification No. 30/2012-ST dated 20.06.2012, the same (reverse charge) shall be applicable mutatis mutandis for the purpose of Krishi Kalyan Cess....

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TCS on Sale of Goods and Service required to be revamped

TCS provisions have been made applicable to all the goods and services wef 01-06-2016. While the provisions are intended to frame a system of reporting high value transactions to curb black money, the law framed by the parliament in this regard is plagued by number of doubts and issues which can clog the very implementation of provisions....

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Brief Analysis of Krishi Kalyan Cess

After Collecting cess in the name of Education, Higher Education, Cleanliness (Swachh Bharat Cess) now the government is also keen to put burden of welfare of the Farmers on all of us (Including from the farmers for any service availed by them. Imagine person paying Tax for his own welfare which might not ultimately reach to him !!!!!) so...

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Analysis of Krishi Kalyan Cess

The Krishi Kalyan Cess shall come into force with effect from 1st June, 2016. The said levy has been imposed by the Central Government by exercising its power under Section 161 of the Finance Act, 2016, which specifically indicates that KKC shall be levied and collected as Service tax @ 0.5% on the value of all taxable services....

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Krishi Kalyan Cess – Applicability & Open Issues

Pursuing with an objective to finance and promote initiatives to improve agriculture and farmer welfare, the Government announced a new cess namely ‘Krishi Kalyan Cess’ , to be levied at 0.5% on the value of all taxable services w.e.f June 1, 2016. In this regard, a new Chapter VI was inserted in the Finance Bill, 2016, containing rel...

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CBDT Notifies Equalisation levy Rules, 2016

Notification No. 38/2016-Income Tax (27/05/2016)

Every assessee, who is required to deduct and pay equalisation levy, shall pay the amount of such levy to the credit of the Central Government by remitting it into the Reserve Bank of India or in any branch of the State Bank of India or of any authorised Bank accompanied by an equalisation levy challan....

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CBDT notifies date of Applicability of Equalisation Levy

Notification No. 37/2016-Income Tax (27/05/2016)

n exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 163 of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016), the Central Government hereby appoints the 1st day of June, 2016 as the date on which Chapter VIII of the said Act shall come into force....

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All about Excise Duty on Articles of Jewellery

The excise imposed upon Jewellery items is not applicable to non jewellery items of precious metals like gold etc. Hence, duty is not applicable on all articles of gold. As far as other articles of gold it depends upon the nature of goods and many have been exempted....

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Brief of FA 2016, passed in Lok Sabha:- Direct Tax and Service Tax

Brief of Finance Act 2016, passed in Lok Sabha:- Direct Tax and Service Tax.The Finance Budget 2016 has been passed in Lok Sabha on 05 May 2016 with few amendments. The president assented the finance bill on 14 May 2016. The following are the major highlights of Finance Act, 2016...

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Point of Taxation of Krishi Kalyan Cess on Services

The immediate question which generally arises in case of a new levy is its impact to cases where any of the following events such as services completion, invoicing or receipt of payment occur after the effective date of levy. In order to address this question, it is important that the nature of levy and the statutory provisions under sec...

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Tax Evaders! Bath in ‘Kumbh’ of Income Declaration Scheme 2016

Income Tax Department has come up with the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 to purify the Tax evaders. The government has issued its forms, rules and other details on 20th May 2016. But what is this scheme? How can a taxpayer clear his sins of black money? Everyone should take this conversation as a means of gathering knowledge and not othe...

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Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016: Overview

162. Litigation is a scourge for a tax friendly regime and creates an environment of distrust in addition to increasing the compliance cost of the tax payers and administrative cost for the Government. There are about 3 lakh tax cases pending with the 1st Appellate Authority with disputed amount being 5.5 lakh crores. In order to reduce t...

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TDS Rates Chart for FY 2016-17 / AY 2017-18

TDS Rate Chart: TDS/TCS Rates Chart for Financial Year 2016-17/ Assessment Year 2017-18 vide Finance Act 2016 i.e Budget 2016-17....

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TCS Rate Chart on sale of Goods & Services wef 01.06.2016

Budget 2016 has effected  changes / New Provisions with effect from 01.06.2016 in respect of Tax Collected at Source (TCS) on Sale of Bullion, Jewellery, Motor vehicle and Sale in cash of any goods. In this Article Author has discussed such Changes and TCS Rate Chart WEF 01st June 2016 after considering Budget 2016 Amendments. […]...

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Explanatory Notes on Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

Circular No. 16/2016-Income Tax (20/05/2016)

A declaration under the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 may be made in respect of any income or income in the form of investment in any asset located in India and acquired from income chargeable to tax under the Income-tax Act for any assessment year prior to the assessment year 2017-18...

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Income Declaration Scheme Rules, 2016

Notification No. 33/2016-Income Tax (20/05/2016)

Central Government hereby makes the following rules for carrying out the provisions of Chapter IX of the said Act relating to the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 namely :-...

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FAQs / Clarifications on Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

Circular No.17/2016-Income Tax (20/05/2016)

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 provides an opportunity to persons who have not paid full taxes in the past to come forward and declare the undisclosed income and pay tax, surcharge and penalty totaling in all the 45% of such undisclosed income declared. The Article clarify the points raised in the form of questions and answers as fol...

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Excise on jewellery: CBEC invite suggestions on Procedural Issues

F. No. 354/48/2016-TRU (20/05/2016)

Associations related to the Jewellery trade may send their representation by 28th of May, 2016 on the procedural issues related to the imposition of Central Excise duty on articles of jewellery in the Union Budget 2016-17....

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CG notifies various dates under Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

Notification No. 32/2016-Income Tax (19/05/2016)

Central Government hereby appoints - (i) the 30th day of September, 2016 as the date on or before which a person may make a declaration under sub-section (1) of section 183; (ii) the 30th day of November, 2016 as the date on or before which the tax and surcharge is payable under section 184, and the penalty is payable under section 185 in...

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Service Tax Abatement Rate Chart from 1st June 2016

Vide Union Budget 2016 government has made several changes to Service Tax Abatement Provisions and Abatement rates. Some of the changes were applicable from 01.04.2016 and some were applicable from 01.06.2016. in this Article we have compiled the abatement rate on Table Services, Taxable Value and Tax Rate after applying the abatement as...

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Full /Partial Reverse Mechanism Service Tax Chart wef 01.06.2016

Reverse and Partial Reverse Mechanism Rate Chart with effect from 01.06.2016 and The extent of service tax payable thereon by the person who provides the service and any other person liable for paying service tax for the taxable services. List been compiled after considering Amendments made by Budget 2016, Swachh Bharat & Krishi Kalyan ...

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Liability to pay tax on services by arbitral tribunal & its members

Circular No.193/03/2016-Service Tax (18/05/2016)

Service Tax liability for services provided by an arbitral tribunal (including the individual arbitrators of the tribunal) shall be on the service recipient if it is a business entity located in the taxable territory with a turnover exceeding rupees ten lakh in the preceding financial year....

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Exemption to Services Provided By IIMS

Vide Notification No, 9/2016-ST dated 1.3.2016, w.e.f. 1.3.2016, following services provided by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) shall be exempt –Services provided by the Indian Institutes of Management, as per the guidelines of the Central Government, to their students, by way of the following educational programmes, except Execu...

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Tax on Royalty payable to State Govt on natural resource extraction

Question arises as to whether Royalty payable to the State Government on extraction of natural resource shall be considered as Service and accordingly service tax shall be applicable to a business entity on a reverse charge ? In this note we have analyzed the aspect of service tax payable on royalty with in-depth analysis as below :...

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Tax on Services Provided By Government Under Negative List

Wef 1st April 2016 any services, other than services covered under clauses (i) to (iii) of Section 66D provided by Government or local authority to business entities will be taxable and Service Receiver (Business Entities) are liable to pay service tax under reverse charge mechanism,except the services that are specifically exempted....

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Tax Planning in Krishi Kalyan Cess

A cess is a tax that is levied by the government to raise funds for a specific purpose. Collections from the Education Cess and the Secondary and Higher Education Cess, for instance, are supposed to be used for funding primary and higher and secondary education respectively. As per Article 270 of the Constitution, cesses imposed by the Pa...

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