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Frequently Asked Question on fringe benefit tax (FBT) PART- 2

32. Whether gross expenses or net expenses (i.e. net of recovery) are to be considered for the purposes of FBT? For example, part of the expenses on various items like travel, may be recovered from the employees. Therefore, whether FBT would be levied on the gross travel expenditure or on the ‘net’ travel expenditure’? W...

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Frequently Asked Question on fringe benefit tax (FBT) PART- 1

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued a list of frequently asked questions with answers on Fringe Benefit Tax, clarifying some issues raised by the trade and industry at different fora after the presentation of the Finance Bill, 2005 and also after its enactment. 1. What are the prerequisites for the levy of FBT? […]...

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Commerce department asked for removal of fringe benefit tax on exporters

Commerce department has asked for the removal of fringe benefit tax (FBT) on exporters in its list of key reform proposals to be included in an ambitious package being readied by officials for the new government’s 100-day reform agenda. It has asked for removal of this tax imposed on exporters as it acts as a […]...

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Finmin refused to relax FBT norms for exporters

The Finance Ministry has turned down a Commerce Ministry proposal to provide relaxation to exporters, reeling under the impact of the global financial meltdown, from payment of FBT, saying such benefits cannot be granted to one section of taxpayers. The issue of relaxing the Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) norms for foreign travel undertaken for...

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Fringe Benefit Tax on ESOP'S

INTRODUCTION The proviso to section 17(2)(iii) has been omitted. So far the value of any benefit provided by the company free of cost or at a concessional rate to its employees by way of allotment of shares, debentures or warrants, directly or indirectly under any Employees Stock Option Plan or Scheme of the Company offered to […]...

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Satyam effect: I-T department to increase staff strength

In the wake of the Satyam fiasco, the Income-Tax department now wants more manpower and technical assistance for its investigation wing and closer scrutiny for TDS returns. The department, in its recent report being prepared for cadre review and restructuring, being done after eight years, will submit these suggestions to the government. ...

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Taxman probes Satyam exemptions

Though happy with the fact that troubled IT major Satyam Computer Services had paid income tax on unreal profits — as claimed by its chairman B Ramalinga Raju — the income-tax department is planning to re-examine the exemptions the company had claimed under the income tax regulations....

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Government Put Conditions on Issue of Prepaid Meal Card

Notification No. 1/2009 - Income Tax (05/01/2009)

Notification No. 1/2009 - Income Tax The Finance Act, 2008, w.e.f. from 1 April 2008, introduced a new concept of Electronic Meal Cards (‘EMC’), for the purpose of Fringe Benefit Tax (‘FBT’) on hospitality expenses. Hospitality expenses do not include any expenditure incurred by an employer on provision of EMCs1, which fulfils th...

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CBDT Issues Instructions For Scrutiny Of FBT Returns

It has been decided that in all the Corporate cases selected for scrutiny as per the guidelines contained in the Action Plan document 2008-09 which have returned income of Rs.5 crore or more and where provisions of FBT apply, assessment order shall also be passed under section 115WE after scrutiny of all such cases....

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Foreign nationals working in India will be exempt from fringe tax

Foreign nationals working in India will be exempt from fringe benefit tax (FBT) on the cost of transportation from their residence to the workplace, according to a Supreme Court ruling. Responding to a petition filed by an Australian firm, R&D Falcon (A) PTY, the apex court overruled an earlier decision by the Authority for Advance Ruling...

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