CA M. Lakshmanan

Section 234A Interest for extended period if Self-Assessment Tax exceeds ₹ 1 Lakh

Income Tax - PRACTICAL DIFFICULTIES IN CASE OF ASSESSEES LIABLE TO PAY SELF ASSESSMENT TAX OF Rs. 1 LAKH OR MORE FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31.03.2020. As per he CBDT’s Press Release dated 24.06.2020 if the Self Assessment Tax payable is more than Rs. 1 Lakh the whole of the tax is to be paid by the specified […]...

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Income Tax Scrutiny after digitization

Income Tax - The case is selected for scrutiny by CASS (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection) for the Assessment Year 2017-18 and the officer sends notice of hearing to the Assessee to attend the office on a particular day with supporting documents such as Books of Account, vouchers, Bank Pass Books etc....

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Practical issues in Presumptive Taxation – 44AD, 44ADA & 44AE

Income Tax - Under section 44AD from if the Turnover of an assessee being resident individual, HUF, Partnership Firm (not being a LLP) and who is not claiming deduction under section 10A, 10AA, 10B &10BA or deduction under Chapter VI A under the heading ‘C -Deductions in respect of certain Incomes and derives income from any business except...

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Taxation of Deposits Made With Banks in SBNs

Income Tax - The Income Tax Returns for the Assessment Year 2017-18 were selected for scrutiny via e-proceedings for those Assessees, who have deposited more than Rs. 2 Lakhs in cash in Banks after 8th November 2016, being the date on which Demonetization was announced by our honourable Prime Minister of India. Cash Books, Sales Invoices, Copies of [&...

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Confusion in Claiming Deduction under Section 80TTB

Income Tax - Section 80TTB introduced from Financial Year 2018-19 allows a deduction up to Rs. 50,000 in respect of interest income from deposits held by senior citizens from his gross total income if it includes any income by way of interest on deposits (not being time deposits) in a savings account, a deduction amounting to: ...

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Belated Release of ITRs and burden of Interest U/s. 234 B

Income Tax - At the end of May the Income Tax Return forms are released for the Assessment Year 2015-16 and same been held back by finance minister due to complicated nature of Return Forms. It was further informed by the CBDT that department will release new simplified ITR forms with return filing utility by 3rd week of June 2015....

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Interim Budget – Waiver of Interest on Education Loan

Income Tax - It is a welcome proposal that the government will pay the interest outstanding as on 31.12.2103 for the education loans taken up to 31.03.2009 and the borrower has to pay interest from 01.01.2014. But for those who have paid interest whether the same will be refunded or the interest portion will be deducted from the principal payable. ...

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Section 234A Interest for extended period if Self-Assessment Tax exceeds ₹ 1 Lakh

PRACTICAL DIFFICULTIES IN CASE OF ASSESSEES LIABLE TO PAY SELF ASSESSMENT TAX OF Rs. 1 LAKH OR MORE FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31.03.2020. As per he CBDT’s Press Release dated 24.06.2020 if the Self Assessment Tax payable is more than Rs. 1 Lakh the whole of the tax is to be paid by the specified […]...

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Income Tax Scrutiny after digitization

The case is selected for scrutiny by CASS (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection) for the Assessment Year 2017-18 and the officer sends notice of hearing to the Assessee to attend the office on a particular day with supporting documents such as Books of Account, vouchers, Bank Pass Books etc....

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Practical issues in Presumptive Taxation – 44AD, 44ADA & 44AE

Under section 44AD from if the Turnover of an assessee being resident individual, HUF, Partnership Firm (not being a LLP) and who is not claiming deduction under section 10A, 10AA, 10B &10BA or deduction under Chapter VI A under the heading ‘C -Deductions in respect of certain Incomes and derives income from any business except...

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Taxation of Deposits Made With Banks in SBNs

The Income Tax Returns for the Assessment Year 2017-18 were selected for scrutiny via e-proceedings for those Assessees, who have deposited more than Rs. 2 Lakhs in cash in Banks after 8th November 2016, being the date on which Demonetization was announced by our honourable Prime Minister of India. Cash Books, Sales Invoices, Copies of [&...

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Confusion in Claiming Deduction under Section 80TTB

Section 80TTB introduced from Financial Year 2018-19 allows a deduction up to Rs. 50,000 in respect of interest income from deposits held by senior citizens from his gross total income if it includes any income by way of interest on deposits (not being time deposits) in a savings account, a deduction amounting to: ...

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PPT on Presumptive Taxation under Income Tax Act

PRESUMPTIVE TAX INTRODUCTION Sections 44AD, 44ADA & 44AE Introduced to help small business men, Traders and Professionals i. Section 44AD – Small Business/Traders for Turnover up to Rs. 2 Crores ii. Section 44ADA – Professionals – Gross receipts up to Rs. 50 Lakhs iii. Section 44AE – Truck owners owning not more than 10 trucks...

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Fine Tuning required for Presumptive Taxation- 44AD, 44ADA & 44AE

Once a taxpayer opts for this Scheme and files the returns of income for a  year and in the subsequent year if he declares lower income than the prescribed percentage then he shall not be eligible to claim the benefit of this section for the next five years and in addition if his total income […]...

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Problems in Credit For TDS & Form No. 26AS

The Annual Tax Statement under section 203AA in From No. 26AS contains ‘Details of Tax Deducted At Source’ in Part A, ‘Details of Tax Collected At Source’ in Part B and ‘Details of Tax Paid (Other than TDS and TCS)’ in Part C basing on the data available with the department through OLTAS (On Line Tax Accounting System)....

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Reverse Charge Mechanism Back Fires

If a registered dealer or a service provider gets supply or service from an unregistered dealer or service provider taxable goods or services and the value of supply is more than Rs. 5,000/- in a day, the service receiver has to pay GST at the rates applicable for the goods or services received and he can claim credit by deducting the sam...

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Insurance Surveyors under the new GST Regime

Most of the insurance surveyors’ gross receipts are less than Rs. 20 Lakhs only and those who are getting more than Rs. 10 Lakhs have already registered under the erstwhile Service Tax and as such they are already collecting Service Tax from the Insurance Companies and paying the same quarterly at due dates and of course filing half yea...

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Practising Chartered Accountant under GST Regime

At first the Practising Chartered Accountants can be classified into two categories viz. Subject to Service Tax and not Subject to Service Tax, whether they are practising in their Individual capacity or in Partnership with others either as a Partnership Firm or as Limited Liability Partnership Firm (LLP)....

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Exempt Interest on Motor Accident Compensation and remove TDS on Such Interest

Normally it takes several years for a person injured in an accident or for the legal heirs/Dependents of the deceased who had died in an accident to get compensation from the Insurance Companies which insured the vehicles that caused the accident through Motor Accident Claims Tribunal....

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How Income Tax Base can be widened

Under the present system of limited scrutiny under CASS (Computer Aided Scrutiny Selection) Income Taxes Cases are selected for hearing under various parameters and assessments are made basing on the books of account and evidences produced. Further notices are sent to assessees basing on information collected from the Annual Information R...

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Demonetization and Clandestine Cash Conversions

From the reports, it is seen that people who have lot of unaccounted money in the form of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes have resorted to so many clandestine ways to convert their holdings. ...

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Restriction on withdrawals from Bank & ATM to be relaxed immediately

The present restriction on Cash Withdrawals either from ATM or from the Bank Cash counter is to be relaxed immediately taking cognizance of the untold misery of the common man and the small business entities. As of now one can withdraw Rs. 10,000/- only from Bank on a day subject to an overall limit of Rs. 20,000/- per week...

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Filing of ST 3 Return – Certain corrections required

While assessee logs in the ACES site for filing the Service tax Return of the I half of 2016-17 i.e. for the 6 months ended 30.09.2016 and clicks RET, in ‘drop down’ menu following options appear:...

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More than one Business & Filing of Tax Audit Report with Return

While filling the required details in Form No. 3 CD for assessees, who are subject to Compulsory Audit under various sections, the correct details could not be furnished if the assessee has got income from more than one business and separate books are maintained for such businesses....

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Consequences of Cash Transaction in Properties- Need to educate

In order to curb the black money by way of dealings in cash in immovable property transactions, sections 269 SS & T were amended (in the last budget itself) with effect from 01.06.2015 to the effect that no person shall accept from any person any loan or deposit or any sum of money, whether as advance or otherwise in relation to transfer ...

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Impact of Waiver of Agricultural Loans

The newly elected State Government in Tamilnadu has started the process of waiver of Agricultural Loans in order to fulfill its election promise. Many states may follow. But care should be taken while drafting the conditions for waiver so that non-agri. loans are not waived. Almost all Banks are lending money as agri. gold loans up to Rs...

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No equity in taxation of Companies and Dividends

In the budget it is proposed to tax dividends @ 10% in the hands of shareholders if the same exceeds Rs. 10 Lakhs. Already the companies are paying income tax @ 30% with Eduction Cess @ 2% Secondary & Higher Education Cess @ 1% on the tax and in addition Surcharge is payable is @ 7% if the Taxable Income exceeds Rs 1 Crore and @ 12% if th...

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Belated Release of ITRs and burden of Interest U/s. 234 B

At the end of May the Income Tax Return forms are released for the Assessment Year 2015-16 and same been held back by finance minister due to complicated nature of Return Forms. It was further informed by the CBDT that department will release new simplified ITR forms with return filing utility by 3rd week of June 2015....

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Download PPT on issues in e-filing

E-filing of I.T. Returns has become mandatory for majority of the assessees and the procedure has undergone a lot of changes right from registration till filing rectification and put up ‘ Request for Re-issue of Refund’. Likewise the procedure for registration of legal heir, registration of DSC of the assessee and that of the CA, uplo...

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Travails of the Service Tax Payer

CA. M. Lakshmanan Payment of Service Tax on the last day of the Financial Year viz. on the 31st March is more cumbersome and the assessees are put to lot of practical problems in paying the same. Since all are trying to pay the same on the last day including the service tax they have […]...

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Budget 2015- Service Tax Payable on Reimbursement of Expenses

In the budget Explanation (a) to Section 67 is amended to specifically include ‘any reimbursable expenditure or cost incurred and charged by the service provider’ in the definition of the term ‘Consideration’ in order to overcome the Delhi High Court’s ruling in the case of Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Private Li...

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No equity in taxation (exemption) of dividends from companies

In the budget it is proposed to reduce the tax on companies from 30% to 25% and increase the Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) from 15% to 17% with usual Education Cess @2% and Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%....

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To curb Black Money widen Tax Base

 CA. M. Lakshmanan Whatever said and done everybody will agree that the higher the rate of tax the higher will be the generation of Black Money. We follow the progressive rate of taxation for Income Tax which is the main cause for creation of Black Money. Even in uniform rate of taxation higher the income, […]...

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E Payment of Income Tax – Fine tuning is required

 CA. M. Lakshmanan While paying direct taxes such as advance tax, self assessment tax, TDS and tax on regular assessment in the NSDL site after PAN and all other relevant columns such as assessment year, name, address, type of payment etc., are filled in and before we are directed to the Bank portal, the name […]...

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Issues in 'Re-issue' of refund of Income Tax by CPC

CA. M. Lakshmanan At present issue of cheque by State Bank of India for refund of Income Tax has been dispensed with and the refund due is transferred to the account of the assessee by ECS. But in certain cases the refund does not reach the account of the assessee due to various reasons viz. […]...

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Service Tax – Why irrelevant Payment code ‘1089’ not been removed?

CA M. Lakshmanan While we go for e-payment of service tax we are given the codes for various services that existed till 1st July 2012 and additionally we are given an option to select ALL TAXABLE SERVICES – OTHER THAN IN THE NEGATIVE LIST (WITH EFFECT FROM 1ST JULY 2012 and the code given is 1089 whereas […]...

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E filing not enabled and Burden of Interest u/s 234 B

In the Income Tax Website e filing is enabled for ITR – 1, ITR – 2, & ITR – 4S only and for all other categories it is yet to be done.If an assessee has failed to pay 90% of Income Tax payable as Advance Tax within the due dates and if he prefers to file the return now by paying the tax due as Self Assessment Tax...

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Scrutiny on the basis of data in Annual Information Return (AIR)

CA. M. Lakshmanan As per notification F.No. 225/26/2006-ITA.II (Pt.) dated 8th September 2010 scope of enquiry in the scrutiny cases selected on the basis of information collected from AIR returns would be limited to the aspects of information received through AIR....

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Interim Budget – Waiver of Interest on Education Loan

It is a welcome proposal that the government will pay the interest outstanding as on 31.12.2103 for the education loans taken up to 31.03.2009 and the borrower has to pay interest from 01.01.2014. But for those who have paid interest whether the same will be refunded or the interest portion will be deducted from the principal payable. ...

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Issues in Processing of Income Tax Returns at CPC

The following assessees have to file compulsorily e return only: - Limited Companies - Compulsory Audit Cases - from A.Y. 2012-13 Individuals/HUFs having Total Income above Rs. 10 Lakhs and assessees who have got foreign assets. To be filed with digital signature only for Limited Companies and for others whose accounts are audited u.s. 4...

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Dividend Distribution Tax and common man

Though the proposed amendment to Section 115-O of the Act providing that in case any company receives, during the year, any dividend from any subsidiary and such subsidiary has paid DDT as payable on such dividend, then, dividend distributed by the holding company in the same year, to that extent, shall not be subject to Dividend Distrib...

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Role of Chartered Accountnats in Insurance Survey

Besides the traditional fields of Statutory Audit, Internal Audit and Tax Audit there is vast scope for CAs in providing services such as Surveyors, Loss Assessors, Claim Assurors, Claim Negotiators etc., 1.2 Amidst this golden phase of transition and sky-rocketing growth graph of insurance industry, only sky is the limit for all ...

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