Budget 2017

Cost Inflation Index Table upto Financial Year 2020-21

Income Tax - Govt. has come out with index table called Cost Inflation Index whose base year was fixed as 1-4-1981. In Finance Bill 2017 the Govt. has taken a very bold step and has shifted the base year from 1981 to 2001 for the benefit of investors....

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Countrywise Withholding tax rates / Chart as per DTAA

Income Tax - Country wise Withholding tax rate on Dividend (not being covered under Section 115-O), Interest, Royalty and Fee for Technical Services ...

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Small House Big Tax Benefit

Income Tax - Krishna, Government of India has taken a major step towards ensuring that people get their own house by introducing Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna and changes have been made in Tax laws also. Please tell me elaborately regarding this....

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Electoral Bonds: it a legal weapon to curb and mitigate illegitimate funding for political parties?

Income Tax - Article discusses Union Budget 2017 provisions related to ELECTORAL BOND. It discusses if the same is a legal weapon to curb and mitigate illegitimate funding for political parties....

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Cash Receipt!! Is it really a Receipt??

Income Tax - Central Government is putting all efforts to curb use of cash which is focused on un-accounted transactions. As we all know, not all transactions that are transacted in cash hold the colour of un-accounted money, the contrary is that all the un-accounted transactions takes place in cash....

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Section 234F Fee for delayed filing of return causing undue hardship

Income Tax - The Finance Bill, 2017 proposes to levy fees of Rs.5,000 in case where return is furnished after the due date but on or before 31St December of the relevant assessment year and Rs.10,000, in other cases. However, it is also proposed to restrict the fees to Rs.1,000, where the total income does not exceed five lakh rupees....

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Invitation to Submit Articles on Union Budget 2019

Income Tax - TAXGURU invites you to be a part of ‘BUDGET 2019 Knowledge Sharing Campaign‘. The campaign has been initiated with the intent of congregating an overview on The Union Budget 2019. This would enable professionals all over the country to understand what is expected of the said budget and will enlighten them about the changes mad...

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Download Union Finance Budget 2018

Income Tax - Download Union Finance Budget 2018 as presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today in Lok Sabha AS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA ON 1ST FEBRUARY, 2018 Bill No. 4 of 2018 THE FINANCE BILL, 2018 Download Union Finance Budget 2018...

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ICAI President’s Message – May 2017 on GST, Tax Changes etc.

Income Tax - The Finance Bill, 2017 proposed an insertion of Section 271J in the Income-tax Act, 1961. Considering the undue hardships to be caused to our members, the ICAI had made various representations to the Ministry of Finance, Revenue Secretary and CBDT...

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Central Govt completes Budget related processes before 1st April

Income Tax - Lok Sabha Speaker congratulates the Prime Minister, Union Finance Minister, Members of Union Cabinet, Members of Lok Sabha and Officers and Staff of Lok Sabha Secretariat, Ministry of Finance & Parliamentary Affairs for completing all the Budget related processes before 1st April;...

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Plea in Madras HC on Penalty on CAs for Filing Wrong Information- Section 271J

V. Venkata Siva Kumar Vs The Union of India (Madras High Court) - A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court challenging the section 271J of the Income Tax Act inserted vide Finance Act 2017. Madras High Court has admitted the plea and issued notice to Finance Ministry.Section 271J of Income Tax imposed a penalty of Rs. 10,000 on Chartered Accountants fo...

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Analysis of all amendments applicable to FY 2017-18 / AY 2018-19

Circular No. 02/2018-Income Tax - (15/02/2018) - CBDT has issued Explanatory Notes to the Provisions of the Finance Act, 2017 vide Circular No. 02/2018 dated 15.02.2018 clarifying section wise amendments which has been passed by Finance Act, 2017 and which are applicable for Assessment Year 2018-19 or Financial Year 2017-18 in a simple language....

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CBDT notifies Form no. 26QC for payment of TDS on rent u/s 194IB and Form No.16C for TDS Certificate

Notification No. 48/2017-Income Tax [G.S.R. 561(E)] - (08/06/2017) - Every person responsible for deduction of tax under section 194-IB shall furnish the certificate of deduction of tax at source in Form No.16C to the payee within fifteen days from the due date for furnishing the challan-cum-statement in Form No.26QC under rule 31A after generating and downloading th...

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Part XIV of Chapter VI of Finance Act 2017 applicable from 26.05.2017

Notification No. S.O. 1696(E) - (26/05/2017) - Central Government hereby appoints the 26th day of May, 2017 as the date on which the provisions of the PART XIV of Chapter VI of the said Act shall come into force....

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Budget 2017: Amendments in Tax Laws in Maharashtra

Trade Cir No. 11T of 2017 - (20/04/2017) - The Acts and Rules, which are amended, vide budget 2017-18 in Maharashtra are as follows: 1. The Maharashtra Purchase Tax on Sugarcane Act, 1962(SCPT Act); 2. The Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1975 (PT Act); 3. The Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002 (...

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Section 269ST not applies to receipt from bank or post office

Notification No. 28/2017-Income Tax [S.O. 1057(E))] - (05/04/2017) - CBDT notified that Section 269ST not applies to cash receipt from banking company, post office savings bank or co-operative bank....

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Recent Posts in "Budget 2017"

Cost Inflation Index Table upto Financial Year 2020-21

Govt. has come out with index table called Cost Inflation Index whose base year was fixed as 1-4-1981. In Finance Bill 2017 the Govt. has taken a very bold step and has shifted the base year from 1981 to 2001 for the benefit of investors....

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Countrywise Withholding tax rates / Chart as per DTAA

Country wise Withholding tax rate on Dividend (not being covered under Section 115-O), Interest, Royalty and Fee for Technical Services ...

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Small House Big Tax Benefit

Krishna, Government of India has taken a major step towards ensuring that people get their own house by introducing Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna and changes have been made in Tax laws also. Please tell me elaborately regarding this....

Read More
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Electoral Bonds: it a legal weapon to curb and mitigate illegitimate funding for political parties?

Article discusses Union Budget 2017 provisions related to ELECTORAL BOND. It discusses if the same is a legal weapon to curb and mitigate illegitimate funding for political parties....

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Cash Receipt!! Is it really a Receipt??

Central Government is putting all efforts to curb use of cash which is focused on un-accounted transactions. As we all know, not all transactions that are transacted in cash hold the colour of un-accounted money, the contrary is that all the un-accounted transactions takes place in cash....

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5 Important points related to Charitable / religious trusts

Finance Act’2017 had made some major changes relating to Charitable and religious trusts. In this Article we have discussed five major amendments which are affecting Charitable and religious trusts....

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Cash Transactions above Rs. 2 lakhs banned from 01.04.2017

Section 269ST was introduced by Finance Act, 2017. The intention of the government is to ban all transactions in cash above Rs. 2 lacs from 01.04.2017. Therefore now any person who enters into a transaction above Rs. 2 lacs in cash, will be liable to a penalty of an amount equivalent to the amount of transaction....

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Section 44AD Presumptive Income 6% / 8% -Practical Issues

Section 44AD in Income tax act is the presumptive income section under which prescribed percentage of turnover will be deemed as your income. Till AY 2016-17, prescribed percentage was 8%....

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Section 234F Fee for delayed filing of return causing undue hardship

The Finance Bill, 2017 proposes to levy fees of Rs.5,000 in case where return is furnished after the due date but on or before 31St December of the relevant assessment year and Rs.10,000, in other cases. However, it is also proposed to restrict the fees to Rs.1,000, where the total income does not exceed five lakh rupees....

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Relax Scrutiny provisions for Individual Tax Payers: ICAI

In order to encourage more people to file income tax returns, necessary provisions may be introduced, such as: Individuals having taxable income upto Rs. 10 lakhs may not be subjected to scrutiny for 3 Assessment Years unless there is specific information available with the Department regarding his high value transaction....

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Applicability of Section 269ST on Co-Operative Societies

As per Section 269ST transactions in the nature referred to in Section 269SS are exempted from the ambit of Section 269ST. 269 SS refers to the transactions of receiving Deposits and Loans from others. Therefore, 269 ST is not applicable to the receipt of deposits and loans. ...

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Analysis of Section 194-IB with Form 26QC and Form 16C

This article focuses on Tax Deducted at source on payment of Rent on Residential property by an individual and HUF which is covered by Section 194-IB. Article also cover Tax deduction under Section 194I on rent by those in Business. Article further covers the comparison between TDS deduction section 194I and 194IB....

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29 Budget Glossary You must know

Union Budget is the most comprehensive report of the Government's finances in which revenues from all sources and outlays for all activities are consolidated. The Budget also contains estimates of the Government's accounts for the next fiscal year called Budgeted Estimates....

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Invitation to Submit Articles on Union Budget 2019

TAXGURU invites you to be a part of ‘BUDGET 2019 Knowledge Sharing Campaign‘. The campaign has been initiated with the intent of congregating an overview on The Union Budget 2019. This would enable professionals all over the country to understand what is expected of the said budget and will enlighten them about the changes mad...

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Section 269ST- How to Compute Limit in different circumstances

Union Budget 2017-18: Restrictions Levied On Cash Receipts U/S. 269ST– How to Compute Limit of Less Than Rs. 3 Lakhs in Different Circumstances ...

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Restrictions levied on Cash Receipts- Analysis of few aspects of Section 269ST

The Finance Bill, 2017 has proposed to introduce a new section 269ST in the Income Tax Act with effect from 01st April, 2017. This section aims for restricting the cash transaction for achieving the mission of the Government to move towards less cash economy to reduce generation and circulation of black money in the economy....

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Important Amendments Applicable for Financial year 2017-18

It has been two month ending of Financial Year 2017-18, CA Firms and Tax Consultant has started filing of income tax return and Auditing of their clients. There is many amendment for FY 2017-18 related to Income Tax, I have summarized some important amendments....

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Fee for delay in filing of Income Tax return w.e.f A.Y 2018-19

Fee for delayed filing of Income Tax Return return under Section 234F of Income Tax Act, 1961 (Applicable w.e.f 01.04.2018 i.e for A.Y 2018-19)...

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Analysis of all amendments applicable to FY 2017-18 / AY 2018-19

Circular No. 02/2018-Income Tax (15/02/2018)

CBDT has issued Explanatory Notes to the Provisions of the Finance Act, 2017 vide Circular No. 02/2018 dated 15.02.2018 clarifying section wise amendments which has been passed by Finance Act, 2017 and which are applicable for Assessment Year 2018-19 or Financial Year 2017-18 in a simple language....

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Looking Back – Union Budget 2017

Union Budget 2017 was a watershed moment in the history of India. The Government ended the 92-year-old practice of presenting a separate railway budget and the announcement of the budget was advanced by a month to February 1, setting a new precedent....

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Download Union Finance Budget 2018

Download Union Finance Budget 2018 as presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today in Lok Sabha AS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA ON 1ST FEBRUARY, 2018 Bill No. 4 of 2018 THE FINANCE BILL, 2018 Download Union Finance Budget 2018...

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CBDT notifies Form no. 26QC for payment of TDS on rent u/s 194IB and Form No.16C for TDS Certificate

Notification No. 48/2017-Income Tax [G.S.R. 561(E)] (08/06/2017)

Every person responsible for deduction of tax under section 194-IB shall furnish the certificate of deduction of tax at source in Form No.16C to the payee within fifteen days from the due date for furnishing the challan-cum-statement in Form No.26QC under rule 31A after generating and downloading the same from the web portal specified by ...

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Part XIV of Chapter VI of Finance Act 2017 applicable from 26.05.2017

Notification No. S.O. 1696(E) (26/05/2017)

Central Government hereby appoints the 26th day of May, 2017 as the date on which the provisions of the PART XIV of Chapter VI of the said Act shall come into force....

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Limit on Interest deduction- Section 94B wef 01.04.2017

As per the newly inserted section 94B through Finance Act 2017, there shall be a limit on the amount of interest deduction in certain specified cases. Provisions have been explained in this tax alert....

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Plea in Madras HC on Penalty on CAs for Filing Wrong Information- Section 271J

V. Venkata Siva Kumar Vs The Union of India (Madras High Court)

A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court challenging the section 271J of the Income Tax Act inserted vide Finance Act 2017. Madras High Court has admitted the plea and issued notice to Finance Ministry.Section 271J of Income Tax imposed a penalty of Rs. 10,000 on Chartered Accountants for each wrong certification or report....

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ICAI President’s Message – May 2017 on GST, Tax Changes etc.

The Finance Bill, 2017 proposed an insertion of Section 271J in the Income-tax Act, 1961. Considering the undue hardships to be caused to our members, the ICAI had made various representations to the Ministry of Finance, Revenue Secretary and CBDT...

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Six Things you should know about the Finance Act 2017

Here are 6 key takeaways from the Finance Act 2017 that you must know: 1. Change in Rate of Slab Rates 2. Reduction in Benefit U/s 87A 3. TDS on Rent paid by Individual 4. Change in Capital Gains 5. Ceiling on Cash Transaction 6. Digital Payments in Presumptive Taxation...

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Budget 2017: Amendments in Tax Laws in Maharashtra

Trade Cir No. 11T of 2017 (20/04/2017)

The Acts and Rules, which are amended, vide budget 2017-18 in Maharashtra are as follows: 1. The Maharashtra Purchase Tax on Sugarcane Act, 1962(SCPT Act); 2. The Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1975 (PT Act); 3. The Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002 (MVAT Act); 4. Maharashtra Tax on the Ent...

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Surgical strike on cash- accepting cash of Rs. 2 Lakh and more is an offence now- Section 269ST

In India, the quantum of domestic black money is huge which adversely affects the revenue of the Government creating a resource crunch for its various welfare programmes. Black money is generally transacted in cash and large amount of unaccounted wealth is store and used in form of cash....

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Finance Act 2017: Rules of doing Business with effect from 01/04/2017

There had been waves of changes since beginning of calendar year 2016 in Rules followed by Finance Act, 2016 and now further reinforced by the Finance Act, 2017. In fact, every business person is trying to adjust to the new law in Direct Taxes at the earliest, without loss of time, so as to be in GST-ready mode wef 01/07/2017, as per the ...

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BCAS Suggestions on Draft Notification on Taxation of shares

The draft of the notification to be issued under third proviso to section 10(38) is, in principle, a step in the right direction. We would like to suggest a few changes to the same in order to bring greater clarity and prevent unnecessary and unintended harassment to genuine investors....

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Draft notification on Exemption on LTCG – A strike or spare?

The memorandum to Finance Bill, 2017, explained that the exemption on long-term capital gains tax, provided in section 10(38) of ITA was misutilised to declare unaccounted income . CBDT has issued a draft notification on 3 April , 2017 and provided that the amendment would not apply to any transactions except mentioned in the Notification...

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Beware of Income Tax provisions before entering into Cash Transactions

Government has introduced new section 269ST limiting cash transactions above Rs. 2 lakhs. There are no exceptions to this. Even gift received in cash form close relatives above Rs. 2 lakhs come under the ambit of this section. At present there are also certain other provisions which have either a cap or a complete ban on cash transactions...

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Central Govt completes Budget related processes before 1st April

Lok Sabha Speaker congratulates the Prime Minister, Union Finance Minister, Members of Union Cabinet, Members of Lok Sabha and Officers and Staff of Lok Sabha Secretariat, Ministry of Finance & Parliamentary Affairs for completing all the Budget related processes before 1st April;...

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Finance Act 2017: Cash transaction compliance a must w.e.f 1-4-2017 or face heavy penalty

Section 269SST includes within its sweep all types of cash receipts from any person of whatever nature whether as donations or gifts or compensation, encashment of securities/instruments etc. A penalty equal to the amount of such receipt shall be imposed u/s 271D....

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Cash withdrawals from bank do not attract Section 269ST Penalty

It has also been decided that the restriction on cash transaction under section 269ST shall not apply to withdrawal of cash from a bank, co­operative bank or a post office savings bank....

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Capital Gain Taxability – Joint Development Agreements (JDA) – whether all issues are addressed in budget 2017?

Prior to Finance Bill 2017 in case of JDA arrangement capital gains is chargeable to tax in the year in which transfer takes place. H’ble Courts have ruled that granting possession vide execution of agreement is part performance of contract which confers developer with the right over the property & therefore tantamount to transfer u/s 2...

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Section 269ST not applies to receipt from bank or post office

Notification No. 28/2017-Income Tax [S.O. 1057(E))] (05/04/2017)

CBDT notified that Section 269ST not applies to cash receipt from banking company, post office savings bank or co-operative bank....

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In-Depth Analysis of Section 269STof Income Tax Act

PROVISION OF SECTION 269ST No person shall receive an amount of two lakh rupees or more (a) in aggregate from a person in a day; or (b) in respect of a single transaction; or (c) in respect of transactions relating to one event or occasion from a person, otherwise than by an account payee cheque or an account payee bank draft or use of el...

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BAN on Cash Transactions…!!! Finance Act 2017

A new section 269ST has been introduced, no person (except banking company, Government, post office co-operative & other as may notify by Government) shall receive an amount of Rs. 2 lakh or more –...

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Direct Tax Amendments to the Finance Bill 2017

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 21 March 2107 has passed 40 Amendments to the Finance Bill 2017. These amendments were made mainly to make the law in sync with the proposed changes in Finance Bill 2017 as well as Finance Bill 2016....

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Significant Income Tax Changes as effected by Finance Act, 2017

The Finance Act, 2017, which has made a history of being a enacted law on 31st March, 2017 (assented by President of India on 31/03/2017), has made far-reaching changes in Direct Taxes. ...

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Income tax amendments effective from 1st April 2017

Finance Bill 2017 has been passed by both the house of parliament and after receiving the accent from President on 31st March 2017 has become Finance Act 2017. We have listed down important changes under Income Tax Act which shall be applicable from 1st April 2017 i.e. Assessment Year 2018-2019....

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Download Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 As introduced in Lok Sabha

THE TAXATION LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2017 A BILL further to amend the Customs Act, 1962, the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, the Central Excise Act, 1944, the Finance Act, 2001 and the Finance Act, 2005 and to repeal certain enactments....

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Changes in Customs Act, 1962 – Proposed in Finance Bill, 2017

Circular No. 12/2017- Customs (31/03/2017)

Kind reference is invited to proposals in the Finance Bill, 2017 relating to amendments in sections 46 and 47 of the Customs Act, 1962.These changes would come into effect upon enactment of the said Finance Bill....

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Download Income Tax Calculator for Financial Year 2017-18

Salient features of the Tax calculator. 1. Useful for the salaried employees of government and private sector. 2. Private sector employees can use to do their Flexi allocation and tax planning. 3. Tax and rebate calculation of agriculture income, to arrive the annual tax liability.4. Marginal relief on surcharges where income crosses 50L ...

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Download Finance Bill 2017 as assented by President

THE FINANCE ACT, 2017 No. 7/2017 (31/03/2017)

THE FINANCE ACT, 2017- No. 7 OF 2017 of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 31st March, 2017, and is hereby published for general information:...

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Let’s build the Gudi of Income tax in new Financial year

Tomorrow is the festival of Gudi Padwa i.e start of New Year. And it's the last week of financial year 2017. New financial year will be starting from 1st April. According to budget, what are the changes made in income tax which will be applicable from new financial year and which will increase the prosperity of tax payers?...

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Download Finance Bill 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes  Finance bill 2017 on 22.03.2017 with 189 Amendments to following Acts and 9 related schedules:- Income Tax Act, 1961 and Rules Custom Act,1962 Excise Duty Act, 1944 Finance Act, 1994 The Indian Trusts Act, 1882 The Indian Post Office Act, 1898 The Reserve Bank Of India Act, 1934 The Representation Of The […]...

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Budget 2017: Taxation of trusts in context of succession planning

Amendment in Section 56 provisions would be a welcome relief for promoter groups contemplating succession planning as the transfer of shares from individual promoters to a family trust would not suffer tax even if made without any consideration....

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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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Download Amendments to Finance Bill 2017 As Introduced In Lok Sabha

Union Government has proposed several amendments to Finance Bill 2017 presented in Lok Sabha on 01.02.2017 by introducing notice of amendment to finance bill 2017 Lok Sabha on 01.02.2017. Some of the important amendment proposed are as follows :- 1. Appointment of, and remuneration to, the ITAT Member 2. Make Aadhar card mandatory for fil...

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Govt may reduce proposed cash transaction limit of 3 Lakh to 2 Lakh

Revenue Secretary Dr Hasmukh Adhia tweeted on 21.03.2017 that In the official amendment to Finance Bill 2017 Govt has proposed that limit of 3 lakhs for cash transaction, beyond which it is illegal, be reduced to 2 lakhs. The penalty for violating this is a fine equivalent to the amount of transaction. ...

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Restriction on Cash Transactions as applicable from 1st April 2017

From 1st April onward any transaction (including transactions for capital assets) above Rs. 3,00,000/- shall be strictly done only through banking channels....

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BCAS Post-Budget Memorandum On Finance Bill – 2017

We compliment you for the focused and non populist Budget that was presented on 1st February. The idea of combining the Rail Budget and the Finance Budget is also a welcome one....

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ICSI Invites Suggestions for Post-Budget Memorandum 2017-18

As you all are aware that the Union Budget 2017-18 presented in the Parliament on 1st February, 2017 contains various proposed changes in the Finance Bill, 2017. The Institute has submitted the Pre-Budget Memorandum 2017-18 to the Ministry of Finance on 31st October, 2016. ...

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Reduce 3 Year limit under section 54, 54B, 54D and 54F to 2 Years

Section 2(42A) - Reduction in holding period in case of immovable property, being land or building or both, to qualify as long term capital asset - Consequential amendments to be made in sections 54, 54B, 54D and 54F...

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Section 269ST- Restriction on cash transactions -Certain concerns to be addressed

In order to achieve the mission of the Government to move towards a less cash economy to reduce generation and circulation of black money, the Finance Bill 2017 proposes to insert section 269ST in the Act to provide that no person shall receive an amount of three lakh rupees or more...

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Budget 2017: Budget of Tax Terrorism; Makes Tax Law more Complicated

Income-Tax Law Has Been Made More and More Complicated In Every Budget Mr. Modi Govt. in Budget 2017 has made the Income-Tax law more complicated. On One side Income-Tax Deptt. says that only assesses e-mail address should be provided to enable them to file returns voluntarily. On the other hand, CBDT amending Income-Tax law in […]...

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Withdraw proposed amendments to Section 90 & 90A: ICAI

The Finance Bill 2017 proposes to amend sections 90 and 90A of the Act, to provide that where any 'term' used in an agreement entered into under sub-section (1) of Section 90 and 90A of the Act, is defined under the said agreement,...

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ICAI suggests withdrawal of ICDSs

It is suggested that the Income Computation Disclosure Standards may be withdrawn and necessary amendments be proposed under the Income Tax Act, 1961 itself....

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Section 94B- Limitation of interest benefit provisions – certain concerns

It is suggested that the restrictions proposed to be imposed on the interest benefits on overseas borrowings may be done away with entirely or at least deferred for 5-10 years to give India a chance to achieve high growth and achieve significant infrastructural development and maturity....

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Section 92CE- Introduction of secondary adjustment- Suggestions

The Finance Bill, 2017 has introduced the concept of secondary adjustment on Transfer Pricing (TP) adjustments. A taxpayer is required to make a secondary adjustment, where the primary adjustment to transfer price has been made in the following situations...

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Remove proposed restriction on carry forward of MAT/ AMT credit: ICAI

Section 115JAA(2A) - Restriction on carry forward of MAT/AMT credit and claim of FTC in relation to taxes under dispute - Restriction to be removed...

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Remove proposed Restriction on set-off of loss from House property: ICAI

The Finance Bill 2017 proposes to insert sub-section (3A) in section 71 to provide that set-off of loss under the head Income from house property against any other head of income shall be restricted to two lakh rupees for any assessment year....

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Budget 2017: Section 80-IBA Relaxation should be made effective from 1.4.2017

Under section 80-IBA, inserted by the Finance Act, 2016 from 1.4.2017, deduction of 100% of profits derived from development of affordable housing projects approved on or after 1st June 2016 is available, subject to fulfilment of specified conditions....

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Budget 2017: Exemption of LTCG subject to payment of STT on acquisition- Suggestions

Instead of the requirement of payment of STT on acquisition, it would be desirable to categorically define a list of sham transactions which would not be entitled to exemption of LTCG. This would automatically provide benefit to genuine investors....

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Carry forward & set off of MAT credit where ten year period has expired on or before AY 2016-17

Clarity regarding carry forward and set off of MAT credit in cases where the ten year period has expired on or before AY 2016-17 but the fifteen year period has still not expired needed....

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Section 194IB TDS: What if rent less than Rs. 50000 PM for few months

Whether the tax needs to be deducted on the rent paid during that previous year although the rent per month for some of the months is less than Rs.50,000 p.m or the rent needs to be deducted on the aggregate amount of rent for the months where rent has exceeded Rs.50,000 pm....

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Budget 2017: Delete of section 44AD(2) to cause hardship to taxpayers

Suppose a partnership firm makes turnover of Rs 25 lakhs. As per sec 44 AD presumptive rate of 8% net profit amounts to Rs. 2 lakhs. Upto last year out of Rs 2 lakhs there was provision for deducting partners salary, remuneration and interest in this amount upto a maximum of 90% as per sec44 AD(2)....

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Budget 2017: Non disclosure of reason to search to cause undue hardship to genuine assessee

It is proposed to insert an Explanation to section 132(1), 132(1A) and 132A(1) to declare that the reason to believe or reason to suspect, as the case may be, shall not be disclosed to any person or any authority or the Appellate Tribunal. The proposed amendment could lead to unnecessary harassment of taxpayers....

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Retain existing time limit for filing of revised tax return: ICAI

Section 139(5) - Reduction in time limit for filing revised return - Retention of existing time limit for filing of revised tax return at least in cases of claim of foreign tax credit...

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Budget boost for jobs, skills and collateral-free loans

The Union Budget for 2017-18 has shown the Government’s intent not only to create new work opportunities but to help the enterprising with limited means to set up their small ventures and stand up on their own....

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Clarify on claim of FTC of taxes under dispute in foreign country: ICAI

Section 155(14A) proposes to provide that where the payment of foreign tax is under dispute credit of such taxes will be available in India in the year in which the dispute is settled, on satisfaction of certain conditions. To give effect to this an enabling provision shall be inserted through which Tax Authority...

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Sec. 271J- Why Penalty on chartered accountant needs to be removed?

In order to ensure that the person furnishing report or certificate undertakes due diligence before making such certification, new section 271J is proposed to be inserted so as to provide that if an accountant or a merchant banker or a registered valuer...

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Budget 2017: Tax neutral conversion of preference shares to equity shares

Article deals with proposed amendment in Section 2(hf), section 47(xb) and section 49(2AE) related to Tax neutral conversion of preference shares to equity shares and sought Clarification regarding tax treatment for earlier years...

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Budget 2017: Extend benefit of non-applicability of indirect transfer provisions to Category III FPIs too

The Finance Act, 2012 amended Section 9(1)(i) of the Act with retrospective effect from 1st April 1962 to provide that any share or interest in an entity incorporated outside India shall be deemed to be situated in India if such share or interest derives, directly or indirectly, its value substantially from assets located in India....

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Budget 2017: Include income from transfer of carbon credits in definition of “income” U/s. 2(24)

The proposed introduction of section 115BBG providing for a 10 percent tax on income from transfer of carbon credits is a welcome move. This would go a long way in helping to resolve the uncertainty and litigation over the taxability of income from the transfer of carbon credits going forward....

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Exclude pooling vehicles like Mutual funds, AIP’s, from the purview of section 115BBDA

The Finance Act, 2016 had inserted new Section 115BBDA to tax dividend income in excess of Rs. 10 lacs in case of an Individual, HUF and Firm at the rate of 10%....

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Carry forward & set off of loss of eligible start-ups; Further relaxation needed: ICAI

The Finance Bill, 2017 proposes to amend section 79 to provide that where a change in shareholding has taken place in a previous year in the case of a company, not being a company in which the public are substantially interested and being an eligible start-up as referred to in section 80-IAC of the Act...

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TCS on Jewellery sale removed or kept with threshold of Rs. 2 lakhs?

An issue arises as to whether the proposed amendment intends to take out sale of jewellery completely from TCS levy or intends to retain the TCS levy on jewellery but with lower threshold of Rs. 2 lakhs....

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S. 40(A)(3) Need to review proposed reduction in threshold limit from Rs. 20000 to 10000

Looking to the hard realities, practical problems of traders in respect of payments for the purchases for business, there was need to increase threshold limit of Rs. 20000/- instead it is proposed to be Rs. 10000/- w.e.f. from 1.4.2017(effective date i.e. from the start of the FY 2017-18)....

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Budget: Low on Hype; High on Substance

Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley, in his Budget for 2017-18, has put the money where the mouth is. Among different descriptions about the Rs 21.46 lakh crore Budget, the most apt came from a top global banker who said it was a piece of workmanship and business-like. ...

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Affordable Healthcare in Budget 2017-18

The 2017 Union Budget estimates for health show an appreciable increase of more than 27%, from Rs. 37061.55 cr in 2016-17, the budget estimate for 2017-18 has been increased to Rs. 47352.51 cr. Further the Government has prepared an action plan to eliminate Kala-Azar and Filariasis by 2017; to eliminate Leprosy by 2018, Measles by 2020 an...

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Budget 2017 focuses on measures to raise farmers’ incomes

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley named agriculture as one of the 10 important sectors that were the focus of his budget for 2017-18. He backed it up with announcements of crucial measures towards raising farmers’ incomes including enhancing credit availability...

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Game changer budget for Real Estate & Housing

The 2017-18 budget can also be dubbed as a landmark budget from the point of view of property consumers. The budget taxes the affluent and rewards the honest tax payers by way of big personal income tax relief for the lower middle class by halving the tax on yearly income of 2.5- 5 lakh, besides raising IT limit to 3 lakh. Moreover, budg...

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Budget 2017: Transfer of Unquoted Shares- Double taxation in the hands of seller as well as buyer

Section 50CA and section 56(2)(x)(c)- Fair Market Value to be full value of consideration in case of transfer of unquoted shares –Amendment required in view of double taxation in the hands of seller as well as buyer...

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Budget 2017- Capital gain in case of joint development agreement – Concerns which need attention

The Finance Bill 2017 proposes to insert sub-section (5A) in the existing section 45 to provide that the capital gains arising to an individual or Hindu undivided family under a Joint Development Agreement shall be taxed in the year in which completion certificate for the whole or part of the project is received...

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Budget 2017: Exemption Limit of Rs. 50000 U/s. 56 should be raised to 5 Lakh

In order to avoid the unintended hardship to small taxpayer, the limit of exemption under section 56 may be increased from 50,000 to Rs. 5 lakhs....

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Treatment of IND AS Adjustments under MAT

Financials for FY 2016-17 will be prepared as per IND AS and the presentation will be done as per Division II of Schedule III as per Companies Act 013. The computation of book profit under MAT depends on accounting profit. The financial have become complex due to initial impact of IND AS and recurring impact due to adoption of IND AS...

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Interest deduction to house property held as stock-in-trade- Only Rs. 2 Lakh?

The Finance Bill 2017 proposes to insert sub-section (5) in existing section 23 to provide that where the house property consisting of any building and land appurtenant thereto is held as stock-in-trade and the property or any part of the property is not let during the whole or any part of the previous year...

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Disallow only cash payment portion in respect of Capital Expenditure in Cash

Only such expenditure for acquisition of asset may be disallowed which has been incurred in cash and accordingly, depreciation under section 32 may be permitted for balance portion expended in non-cash mode....

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Budget 2017: Increase 2 crore Turnover limit for section 194A/ 194H/ 194I & 194J

Section 44AB - Increased threshold for presumptive tax cases under section 44AD - Consequential amendments required in section 194A/ 194H/ 194I & 194J...

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Reduce tax rate to 25% for LLPs, Firms Converted in Companies & to new Companies

Reduction in corporate tax rate - Reduced corporate tax rate to be applicable for erstwhile firms recently converted into companies and also LLPs and companies which were set up subsequent to P.Y.2015-16...

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Remove 10% Surcharge on individual/HUF/AOP/BOI having Income exceeding Rs 50 lakhs

Surcharge @ 10% is proposed in cases where total income of an individual/HUF/AOP/BOI exceeds Rs.50 lakhs but do not exceed Rs. 1 crore. Surcharge of 15% would continue to be applicable where the total income of an individual/HUF/AOP/BOI exceeds Rs 1 crore....

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ICAI submits Post-Budget Memorandum-2017

In this memorandum, suggestions on the specific clauses of the Finance Bill, 2017 relating to Income-tax Act have been given in detail....

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Proposed Important Amendments for Charitable Trust by Finance Bill 2017

While presenting budget 2017, there were several amendments proposed by Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley with respect to Taxation of Charitable Trust...

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Analysis and Comparison of the Union Budget 2017

This article explains proposed amendment made by Union Budget 2017 in Income Tax, Services Tax and Excise Duty and also compares the amendment with provision before the amendment....

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Union Budget 2017-18: Is TCS On Jewellery Withdrawn or its scope is Enhanced-Controversy Created due to proposed amendment in Section 206C

Finance Bill, 2017 has proposed the following amendments in section 206C regarding TCS on Jewellery: 1. Clause (ii) of sub section (1D) shall be omitted (this clause prescribes threshold limit for TCS on Jewellery); and 2. Clause (ab) of Explanation to Sec 206c shall be omitted (this clause defines meaning of the word jewellery); and...

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