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Section 80C & 10(10D) : Life Insurance Premium Deduction & Exemption

Income Tax - Section 80C & Sec 10(10D) : Life Insurance Premium Deduction & Exemption There are various options available for making Investment. But as a taxpayer, we always try to find an option that helps to save our taxes and at the same time gives our family financial cover. This article will discuss one of that Investment, […]...

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Is Allotment Letter Adequate enough for section 54F exemption

Income Tax - Whether The Allotment Letter Is Adequate Enough For Grant of Exemption U/S 54F of The Income Tax Act, 1961? Section 54F of the Income Tax Act, 1961 provides for exemption from tax on Capital gain on transfer of certain capital assets, in case of investment in residential house. While Section 54 grants relief from tax […]...

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CPC & issues in processing of Section 10(23C)(iiiad) exemption

Income Tax - Charitable Trusts having multiple educational institutions are facing many issues especially of exemptions u/s 10(23C)(iiiad) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, in processing of returns by CPC and in assessments. Following is an analysis of the section and the legal precedents. 1. The law Section 10(23C)(iiiad) reads as under – Incomes no...

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Agricultural Income Analysis

Income Tax - Income is Agricultural only if it is from the following 3 sources: Any rent or revenue derived from land which is situated in India and is used for agricultural purposes....

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Income Tax Benefits to Residents & Indian Companies

Income Tax - A resident person is chargeable to tax in respect of his global income. If Income-tax Act enlarges the scope of taxable income of a resident person, it extends certain benefits and privileges to a resident person as well, inter-alia, an option to compute income on presumptive basis...

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Draft notification to stop misuse of long term capital gain exemption

Income Tax - In order to curb the practice of declaring unaccounted income as exempt long term capital gain by entering into sham transactions, the Finance Act, 2017 amended the provisions of section 10 (38) of the Act to provide that exemption under this section for income arising on transfer of equity share acquired or on after 1st day of October, 2...

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Jaitley advocates hike in income tax & SSI exemption limit

Income Tax - BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday advocated hike in income tax exemption limit, enhancement of excise limit for small industrial units up to Rs 5 crore and immediate implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) to help expand economic activity in the country. He said that The current income tax exemption for income of […]...

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Panel suggest increase in exemption limit to 3 lakh and in 80C deduction to 2.50 lakh

Income Tax - A Parliamentary panel scrutinising the Direct Taxes Code - DTC Bill has suggested raising the income tax exemption limit to 3 lakh rupees from the present 1.8 lakhs. It has also suggested hiking of deduction on savings to 2.5 lakh rupees....

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Sharad Pawar asks FM to consider income tax exemption to Indian cooperatives

Income Tax - Terming cooperatives as one of the strongest pillars of Indian agriculture, Farm Minister Sharad Pawar today said he has asked Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to consider income tax exemption to Indian cooperatives. "I have written a letter to the Finance Minister to look into the issue of I-T exemption to cooperative societies," Pawar ...

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Healthcare sector demand lesser import duty, Service tax exemption and lesser income tax rates

Income Tax - Health-care costs are skyrocketing and are going beyond the reach of a common man. The need of the hour is to bring this sector under different schedule with a special status and declare some very important tax rebates to this sector to reduce the ultimate cost to the patient:...

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Employee of PSU & Nationalised Banks Not Treated as Government Employee for Exemption u/s 10(10AA)

Kamal Kumar Kalia & Ors Vs Union Of India & Ors. (Delhi High Court) - The issue under consideration is whether the assessee being employee of Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) and Nationalised Banks treated as government employee for the purpose of exemption u/s (10AA)(i)?...

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Onus to prove that income falls under Exemption provisions Fully Lies on Taxpayer

Shamji Manekji Shah Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - ITAT reiterate that the assessee is seeking to claim exemption from income tax on gains arisen from sale of land on the ground that the land was an agricultural land used for agricultural purposes by the assessee and the onus is on the assessee to prove that its case strictly falls under exemption p...

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Section 10(23AA) Exemption Allowed to whom- HC Analyses

CIT Vs Army Wives Welfare Association (Allahabad High Court) - As per Section 10(23AA), the exemption can be for the income received by any person on behalf of any regimental fund or non-public fund established by the armed forces of the Union for the welfare of the past and present members....

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ITAT upheld tax on LTCG on sale of shares for substantial price hike in short time

Sanjay Bimalchand Jain L/H Shantidevi Bimalchand Jain Vs. Pr. CIT, Nagpur & Anr. (Bombay High Court At Nagpur Bench) - ITAT held that fantastic sale price was not at all possible as there was no economic or financial basis as to how a share worth Rs. 5 of a little known company would jump from Rs. 5 to Rs. 485. AO was justified in denying exemption under section 10(38) to assessee, being fantastic sale price was not...

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Reopening not permissible on the ground of expense which was not claimed by Assessee

Sandip Bhikhubhai Padsala Vs. ITO & Anr. (Gujarat High Court) - Assessee sold 3,10,000 shares and claimed resulting gains as exempt under section 10(38). AO denied the exemption on the ground that as the shares were not held by the assessee for more than 12 months period, therefore, same could not be considered as long-term capital assets. ...

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Section 80C & 10(10D) : Life Insurance Premium Deduction & Exemption

Section 80C & Sec 10(10D) : Life Insurance Premium Deduction & Exemption There are various options available for making Investment. But as a taxpayer, we always try to find an option that helps to save our taxes and at the same time gives our family financial cover. This article will discuss one of that Investment, […]...

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Is Allotment Letter Adequate enough for section 54F exemption

Whether The Allotment Letter Is Adequate Enough For Grant of Exemption U/S 54F of The Income Tax Act, 1961? Section 54F of the Income Tax Act, 1961 provides for exemption from tax on Capital gain on transfer of certain capital assets, in case of investment in residential house. While Section 54 grants relief from tax […]...

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CPC & issues in processing of Section 10(23C)(iiiad) exemption

Charitable Trusts having multiple educational institutions are facing many issues especially of exemptions u/s 10(23C)(iiiad) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, in processing of returns by CPC and in assessments. Following is an analysis of the section and the legal precedents. 1. The law Section 10(23C)(iiiad) reads as under – Incomes no...

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Employee of PSU & Nationalised Banks Not Treated as Government Employee for Exemption u/s 10(10AA)

Kamal Kumar Kalia & Ors Vs Union Of India & Ors. (Delhi High Court)

The issue under consideration is whether the assessee being employee of Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) and Nationalised Banks treated as government employee for the purpose of exemption u/s (10AA)(i)?...

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Onus to prove that income falls under Exemption provisions Fully Lies on Taxpayer

Shamji Manekji Shah Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

ITAT reiterate that the assessee is seeking to claim exemption from income tax on gains arisen from sale of land on the ground that the land was an agricultural land used for agricultural purposes by the assessee and the onus is on the assessee to prove that its case strictly falls under exemption provisions as are contained in the 1961 A...

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Agricultural Income Analysis

Income is Agricultural only if it is from the following 3 sources: Any rent or revenue derived from land which is situated in India and is used for agricultural purposes....

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Income Tax Benefits to Residents & Indian Companies

A resident person is chargeable to tax in respect of his global income. If Income-tax Act enlarges the scope of taxable income of a resident person, it extends certain benefits and privileges to a resident person as well, inter-alia, an option to compute income on presumptive basis...

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Section 10(37) Exemption towards Capital Gain arising on Compulsory Acquisition of Urban Agricultural Land

Section 10(37) Exemption Towards Capital Gain Arising on Compulsory Acquisition of Urban Agricultural Land Provisions of section 10(37) of the Income Tax Act lays down certain conditions which need to be satisfied in order to avail exemption towards capital gain arising on account of compulsory acquisition of an urban agricultural land. T...

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Section 10(34A) Exemption towards income received by a shareholder on buy back of shares

Provisions of section 10(34A) exempt any income arisen to the shareholder on account of buy back of shares as referred under section 115QA of the Income Tax Act. The exemption provisions of section 10(34A) of the Income Tax Act are explained in the present article. Understanding the provisions of section 10(34A) of Income Tax Act– [...

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Keyman insurance policy – detailed analysis

A keyman insurance policy which has been assigned to any person during its term, with or without consideration, shall continue to be treated as a keyman insurance policy and consequently would not be eligible for any exemption under section 10(10D) of the Income-tax Act....

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Exemption for dividend income received from Indian Company | Section 10(34)

In simple terms, a dividend is the distribution of the profit of the company among its shareholders. The dividend income referred to in section 115-O of the Income Tax Act is exempt under section 10(34) of the Income Tax Act. The exemption provisions of said section 10(34) are taken up and explained in the present […]...

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Dividends – No Longer Tax Exempt? under the Income Tax Act, 1961

Section 115-O of the Act, provides that, in addition to the income tax chargeable in respect of the total income of a domestic company, any amount declared, distributed or paid by way of dividends shall be charged to additional income tax @15%* (plus applicable surcharge and health & cess)...

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Section 10(32) Exemption | Income of minor clubbed with parent

Exemption under section 10(32) of the Income Tax Act comes into play only when the income of a minor child is clubbed (i.e., added) into the income of his parent in terms of section 64(1A). The exemption provisions of section 10(32) are covered under the present article....

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Section 10(23AA) Exemption Allowed to whom- HC Analyses

CIT Vs Army Wives Welfare Association (Allahabad High Court)

As per Section 10(23AA), the exemption can be for the income received by any person on behalf of any regimental fund or non-public fund established by the armed forces of the Union for the welfare of the past and present members....

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Exemption towards income for administration of Charitable or Religious Institution

Exemption towards income for administration of the Charitable or Religious Institution Any income of the specified body or authority which is established for the administration of the specified institution is exempted under section 10(23BBA) of the Income Tax Act. The provisions of the said exemption section 10(23BBA) are explained in the...

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Scholarship exemption | Section 10(16) | Income Tax Act 1961

Section 10(16) of the Income Tax Act provides an exemption towards the scholarship granted to meet the cost of education. The present article provides a briefing of the exemption available under section 10(16). Understanding the provisions of section 10(16)– In simple terms, ‘scholarship’ means a grant, achieved on the basis of ...

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Section 10(15) Exemption- Interest on Bonds, Debentures, Securities

Provisions of section 10(15) of the Income Tax Act provides exemption towards various Interest Income. The provisions of said section 10(15) are explained in the present article. Interest Income exempted under section 10(15) of Income Tax Act, 1961 Section 10(15) of the Income Tax Act consists of various sub-sections through which various...

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Income Tax Exemption on prescribed allowances/ benefits | Section 10(14)

Section 10(14) of the Income Tax Act provides exemptions towards allowances and benefits granted to the employees to meet certain expenses. Rule 2BB of the Income Tax Rules prescribes the list of allowance which exempted under section 10(14)(i) of the Income Tax Act and section 10(14)(ii of the Income Tax Act. The said exemption covered [...

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Exemption for payment from approved superannuation fund Section 10(13)

Provisions of section 10(13) of the Income Tax Act exempts payment received from an approved superannuation fund. The present article briefly explains the term ‘approved superannuation fund’ and covers exemption available under provisions of section 10(13). Basic understanding of the term ‘approved superannuation fund’ and tax ben...

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Exemption for amount received from Statutory & Recognized PF

Exemption for amount received from Statutory and Recognized Provident Fund Provisions of section 10(11) of the Income Tax Act exempts any payment received from the ‘Statutory Provident Fund’, whereas, provisions of section 10(12) of the Income Tax Act exempts the accumulated balance payable to an employee participating in the ‘Recog...

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Section 10(10D) Exemption towards amount received under a Life Insurance Policy

As we know, various benefits are attached to the life insurance policy, and tax benefit is one such key benefit. The tax benefit is available in terms of income tax deduction and income tax exemption. Provisions of section 80C offer the income tax deduction, whereas, provisions of section 10(10D) provides the income tax exemption. Under [...

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Exemption towards tax paid by employer on non-monetary perquisites: Section 10(10CC)

Provisions of section 10(10CC) of the Income Tax Act exempts the income tax paid by the employer (on behalf of the employee) on the non-monetary perquisites provided to the employee. The current article simplifies the said exemption provisions of section 10(10CC) of the Income Tax Act. Understanding the provisions of section 10(10CC)̵...

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Section 10(10C) Exemption of amount received on voluntary retirement

Any amount received / receivable by a specified category of an employee under the voluntary retirement scheme or under the voluntary separation scheme is exempted under section 10(10C) of the Income Tax Act. Under the present article, exemption provisions of section 10(10C) are taken up and explained meticulously. Provisions of section 10...

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Section 10(10BC) Exemption towards compensation received on account of any disaster

The present article highlights provisions of section 10(10BC) of the Income Tax Act, which provides exemption towards amount received in case of any disaster. Exemption provisions of section 10(10BC) of Income Tax Act– Provision of section 10(10BC) exempts any amount received / receivable by an individual or legal heir of the indivi...

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Exemption towards retrenchment compensation received by workman Section 10(10B)

‘Retrenchment’ means the termination of the service, by the employer, of a workman for any reason other thana punishment imposed by way of disciplinary action. Termination of an employee in such a manner is financially compensated by the employer, and such financial compensation is termed as ‘retrenchment compensation’. Section 10...

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Exemption towards commuted value of pension Section 10(10A)

Provisions of section 10(10A) provide exemption towards the commuted value of a pension. Under the present article, we would understand the exemption available under section 10(10A) of the Income Tax Act. However, before understanding the exemption, it is important to understand the term ‘commuted pension’ and ‘uncommuted pension’...

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Exemption- Section 10(8A) & section 10(8B) of Income Tax Act

An exemption under section 10(8A) and section 10(8B) of the Income Tax Act are interconnected. Section 10(8A) provides exemption towards remuneration / fee and other income received by the ‘consultant’. Whereas, section 10(8B) provides exemption towards remuneration / fee and other income received by the employee of the consultant. Ex...

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Section 10(7) Perquisites/allowances exemption to Govt employees serving outside India

Exemption towards perquisites or allowances paid by the Government to its employees serving outside India Section 10(7) of the Income Tax Act exempts any perquisites / allowances which are paid or allowed, outside India, by the Government to its employees for providing services outside India. The current article explains the exemption pro...

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Exemption on Tax paid by Govt or Indian concern on certain income of a foreign company

Tax paid by the Government or Indian concern on certain income of a foreign company – Section 10(6A), 10(6B), 10(6BB) and 10(6C) Provisions of section 10(6A), section 10(6B), section 10(6BB) and section 10(6C) of the Income Tax Act provides various exemption towards tax paid by the Government / Indian concern on certain types of income...

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Section 10(6) Remuneration received by an individual who is not a citizen of India

Provisions of section 10(6) of the Income Tax Act covers the following exemptions – 1. Section 10(6)(ii) – Remuneration received as an official of various offices or remuneration received as a trade commissioner or other official representative 2. Section 10(6)(vi) – Remuneration received as an employee of the foreign enterprise. 3....

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Exemptions towards interest to non-residents | Section 10(4) & 10(4B)

As we know, section 10 of the Income Tax Act covers a list of income which do not form part of the total income. The present article highlights the following sections exempting interest to non-resident – 1. Section 10(4)(i) – Interest from notified bonds or securities; 2. Section 10(4)(ii) – Interest from the amount standing [&helli...

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Section 10(2A) Exemption towards share of income from firm/LLP

Provisions of section 10(2A) of the Income Tax Act exempts share of profit received by a partner in the total income of the partnership firm/LLP. The main objective of granting the exemption,under section 10(2A) to the share of profit received by the partner, is the avoidance of double taxation. The present article meticulously explains t...

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Section 10(2) Exemption to amount received by co-parcener from HUF

Provisions of section 10(2) of the Income Tax Act exempt any sum received by a co-parcener from a Hindu Undivided Family if – The sum is received out of the income of the family; or The sum is received out of the income of the estate belonging to the family. Under the present article, we […]...

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S. 54F Exemption if house construction not completed within 3 Years?

Mr. Sanghai had sold a commercial property, which was a long term asset and invested the same in purchase and construction of a flat in a apartment in Mumbai, within the one year of sale of asset and claimed deduction u/s 54F of income tax act, but later the builder has not completed the possession of the apartment within 3 years and the ...

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Section 10(1)– Exemption to Agricultural Income

As per section 10 (1), any agricultural income earned by the person during any previous year is exempted from tax. Under the present article, we would understand the provisions of section 10 (1) of the Income Tax Act. The article covers the definition of the term ‘Agricultural Income’ and treatment of agricultural income’....

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Most Important Exemption Under Total Income

INCOME WHICH DOES NOT PART OF TOTAL INCOME UNDER INCOME TAX ACT SECTION-10. INTRODUCTION: Various categories of income are exempt from income tax under section 10. however, the ones of showing the class of income is exempt from taxation lies on the assessee. To learn the assessee has to establish that his case clearly and […]...

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Tax Free Income in India

Income on which tax not applicable 1. Agricultural Income 2. Receipts from Hindu Undivided Family 3. Share from a Partnership Firm or LLP 4. NRI Tax Free Incomes 5. Income Earned by Foreigners 6. Allowance for Foreign Service 7. Gratuities...

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Allowability of sales promotion expenses to pharmaceutical companies

Pharmaceutical companies have received some relief in the recent favorable decisions such as Aishika Pharma (P.) Ltd. which have allowed tax deduction of expenses in the nature of sales promotion, marketing and distribution expenses which would otherwise be outright disallowed by tax authorities due to Circular No. 5/2012 dated 1-8-2012 i...

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Leave Encashment – Exemption and Tax liability

Some time the employees can not avail all these earned leaves which were allowed to him. He may encash these leaves and earn salary for the number of days which were allowed to be taken as leaves. The number of leaves allowed to be taken and the leave encashment varies from employer to employer policies....

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Tax Implications: Political Party

AS REGARDS taxation of political parties, the income tax law prevalent in India has shown a kind and compassionate treatment. Section 13A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 confers tax-exemption to recognized political parties for income from house property, income by way of voluntary contributions, income from capital gains and income from othe...

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ITAT upheld tax on LTCG on sale of shares for substantial price hike in short time

Sanjay Bimalchand Jain L/H Shantidevi Bimalchand Jain Vs. Pr. CIT, Nagpur & Anr. (Bombay High Court At Nagpur Bench)

ITAT held that fantastic sale price was not at all possible as there was no economic or financial basis as to how a share worth Rs. 5 of a little known company would jump from Rs. 5 to Rs. 485. AO was justified in denying exemption under section 10(38) to assessee, being fantastic sale price was not at all possible in such a short time....

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Reopening not permissible on the ground of expense which was not claimed by Assessee

Sandip Bhikhubhai Padsala Vs. ITO & Anr. (Gujarat High Court)

Assessee sold 3,10,000 shares and claimed resulting gains as exempt under section 10(38). AO denied the exemption on the ground that as the shares were not held by the assessee for more than 12 months period, therefore, same could not be considered as long-term capital assets. ...

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Charitable Trusts De-Registration (Cancellation) drive in Maharashtra

The Hon’ble Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State, Mumbai vide Notification dated DGIPR/2016-2017/4109 had notified the Special Drive, 2017 Scheme for speedy disposal of all the Change Reports (Change in Trustees / Properties) during the period 01/01/2017 – 31/01/2017. Mode details about the same can be read here:...

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Draft rules on Sec 10(38) exemption carve-outs by CBDT

Overall, the amendment in form of proviso to S. 10(38) is an anti-abuse measure, and a step forward to the Government’s agenda of cracking unaccounted money. Equally important is the Government’s commitment to notify genuine transactions that remain outside the fold of this amendment....

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Draft notification to stop misuse of long term capital gain exemption

In order to curb the practice of declaring unaccounted income as exempt long term capital gain by entering into sham transactions, the Finance Act, 2017 amended the provisions of section 10 (38) of the Act to provide that exemption under this section for income arising on transfer of equity share acquired or on after 1st day of October, 2...

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Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State Special Drive 2017

Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State Special Drive 2017- For Filing of Audited Accounts and Change Reports under Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950...

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Tax on Dividend received from Specified Foreign Entities

Dividend received from foreign companies is taxable under the head Income from Other Sources at the rate applicable at assessee level. For example, foreign dividend received by an Indian company shall be taxable @ 30% plus Surcharge and Cess as applicable....

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Suggestions to simplify income-tax law – Basis of charge and income exempt from tax

Suggestions regarding report of expert group to simplify income-tax law – Chapters II & III – Basis of charge and income exempt from tax 1. Introduction An attempt has been made in this article to offer some suggestions in respect of Chapters II & III – (Basis of charge and income exempt from tax) of […]...

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Jaitley advocates hike in income tax & SSI exemption limit

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday advocated hike in income tax exemption limit, enhancement of excise limit for small industrial units up to Rs 5 crore and immediate implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) to help expand economic activity in the country. He said that The current income tax exemption for income of […]...

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Exemption to income of Investor Protection Fund of depositories setup under SEBI Regulations

Income, by way of contribution from a depository, of the Investor Protection Fund set up by the depository in accordance with the regulations prescribed by SEBI will not be included while computing the total income ...

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Panel suggest increase in exemption limit to 3 lakh and in 80C deduction to 2.50 lakh

A Parliamentary panel scrutinising the Direct Taxes Code - DTC Bill has suggested raising the income tax exemption limit to 3 lakh rupees from the present 1.8 lakhs. It has also suggested hiking of deduction on savings to 2.5 lakh rupees....

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Sharad Pawar asks FM to consider income tax exemption to Indian cooperatives

Terming cooperatives as one of the strongest pillars of Indian agriculture, Farm Minister Sharad Pawar today said he has asked Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to consider income tax exemption to Indian cooperatives. "I have written a letter to the Finance Minister to look into the issue of I-T exemption to cooperative societies," Pawar ...

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DTC will be bitter pill to swallow as most exemption will be withdrawn in Direct tax code

Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2009, could soon set the tone for all our future wealth-creation decisions. If enacted, the bill will not only change the amount of tax you pay, but also transform how you invest, borrow and spend your money. While most tax breaks may be taken away, the process of filing taxes will be simpler....

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Healthcare sector demand lesser import duty, Service tax exemption and lesser income tax rates

Health-care costs are skyrocketing and are going beyond the reach of a common man. The need of the hour is to bring this sector under different schedule with a special status and declare some very important tax rebates to this sector to reduce the ultimate cost to the patient:...

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Government considering increase in the income-tax exemption limit for individuals in next budget

The government is exploring an increase in the income-tax exemption limit for individuals to compensate for the high recent inflation, but revenue considerations and the fact that the limit was hiked sharply in 2008-09 could force it to maintain status quo or give just a token hike. The proposal has figured in the preliminary discussions...

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Income tax department withdrawn the approval granted under Section 17(2) to Hospital in Chandigarh

A dozen private nursing homes and hospitals today lost their approval granted under Section 17(2) of the Income Tax Act on the basis of an assessment conducted by the Department of Income Tax, Chandigarh. According to Chief Commissioner (Chandigarh region) P K Chopra, this has been done after it came to the notice that hospitals and nursi...

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Blending of tea for export by an industrial unit in SEZ area is a manufacturing activity which qualifies for exemption U/s. 10A/10AA

Girnar Industries Vs CIT (Kerala High Court)

The short question that arises for consideration is whether blending and packing of tea for export in the industrial unit in the Special Economic Zone amount to manufacture or production of an article qualifying for exemption under Section 10A of the Act, that is, during the period prior to introduction of "blending" as "manufacture" with...

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GST registration will be through uniform PAN-linked business identification number

The model legislation for the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) will have a provision for registration of individuals and companies which pay the tax.The registration will be done through a uniform PAN-linked business identification number. The Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance had recently sent a proposal to sta...

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In order to have a charity, you must have a source of income

ICAI Accounting Research Foundation Vs. DGIT (Exemption) [Delhi High Court]

ICAI won the Income Tax Exemption Case in the High Court - Scope of the term "Charitable Purpose" defined by the High Court - In order to have a charity, you must have a source of income - Section 10(23C)(iv) September 2, 2009. Director General of Income Tax (Exemption) has denied the exemption to Institute of Chartered Accountants of In...

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Educational institutes cannot be denied the benefit of income tax exemption

Educational institutes having multiple objectives, including imparting education, cannot be denied the benefit of income tax exemption, the Delhi High Court has ruled. Allowing a petition of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Society (JIITS), a division Bench headed by Justice A K Sikri asked the Director General of Income Tax to ...

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Converting charitable trust into for-profit commercial entity set to become taxable under DTC

As per the changes proposed by the new code, a non-profit organisation will have to pay tax at a rate of 30% as per its net worth when it converts itself into an entity that does not qualify as a non-profit organisation. In fact, tax would be levied even if it fails to transfer upon […]...

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Government may hike Home Loan interest Payment exemption to Rs 2.5 lakh

The government is considering a proposal to hike income-tax exemption Make these charges part of your budget available for interest payment on home loans to Rs 2.5 lakh a year, to boost demand and rebuild the slowdown-hit housing industry.The ministry of housing and urban development has urged finance minister Pranab Mukherjee to make an...

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BJP promises Income Tax exemption up to Rs 3 lakh

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will exempt all armed forces and paramilitary personnel from Income Tax if voted to power, the party said while releasing its manifesto on Friday for the Lok Sabha elections. In another populist promise, it said it would exempt individuals with an Income of up to Rs 3 lakh per year […]...

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Bangalore IT park defrauds Rs 75.8 cr to Income Tax Department

On paper, this tech park had 37 units functioning on its premises — all entitled to income tax concessions. What they turned out to be were nothing less than maintenance rooms located in the car park! And the tech park owner stashed away Rs 75.8 crore that he had claimed as tax concessions for three […]...

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Tax exemption on grounds of charity to be closely scrutinised

To curb the misuse of tax exemption given to charitable organisations, the government will now closely scrutinise accounts of large entities, which include NGOs and trade bodies, after it was found that some of them were allegedly indulging in commercial activities. More than 60,000 assessees in seven metropolitan cities are claiming tax ...

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Income Tax exemption on home loans may be doubled

The government is considering a proposal to double the income tax exemption limit on housing loans to Rs 3 lakh from the current level of Rs 1.5 lakh, according to government sources. The proposal is being discussed by the committee of secretaries that was set up in the wake of the global financial crisis affecting the Indian economy. Ind...

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Budget Highlights on Taxation Front

Due Date of Tax Audit Preponed to 30th September. No change in ceiling of Rs. 40 Lacs under section 44AB. DIRECT TAXES -No change in corporate income tax rate. Income Tax exemption rates raised from 1.1 lakhs to 1.5 lakhs across the board. Exemption limit for women raised to 1.8 lakhs and for senior citizen raised to 2.25 Lakh. Fresh Faci...

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Indian students may get income tax relief in US

Income tax relief could be in store for US-bound students with New Delhi planning to seek changes in the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement. Indian students have to pay an income tax on earnings from part-time jobs. This is because the India-US tax treaty provides for treatment of Indian students on a par with US nationals without giving...

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