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Decoding MAT: Unraveling Minimum Alternate Tax Landscape in India

Income Tax : Unveiling the intricacies of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) in India. Understand its purpose, computation, and recent developments. N...

February 5, 2024 810 Views 0 comment Print

Availability of Unutilised MAT credit of Amalgamating Company to Amalgamated Company

Income Tax : Explore allowance of unutilized MAT credit transfer in company amalgamation. Understand legal provisions, judicial precedents, and...

January 6, 2024 1365 Views 0 comment Print

Benefit to Non-Residents under Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax : Articles explain who is Non-Resident Individual, Partnership firm, Company for Income Tax Purpose, Taxable Income of Non Residents...

July 25, 2023 108522 Views 0 comment Print

Corporate Tax Rate Applicable for AY 2021-22, AY 2022-23 & AY 2023-24

Income Tax : Understand Corporate Tax Rates for AY 2021-22, AY 2022-23, AY 2023-24 & AY 2024-25. Learn about exemptions, conditions, and implic...

June 29, 2023 208440 Views 1 comment Print

MAT Credit Short Notes and Presentation in Financial Statements

Income Tax : MAT credit should be accounted in books as it satisfies definition of Asset as per Framework for preparation and presentation of F...

April 30, 2023 132750 Views 10 comments Print


Latest News


Cabinet approves Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Income Tax : In order to attract fresh investment in manufacturing and provide boost to 'Make-in India' initiative of the Government, another p...

November 20, 2019 1314 Views 0 comment Print

Clarify 6 Issues in computation of book profit U/s. 115JB: ICAI to Govt

Income Tax : The computation of book profit under section 115JB is a complicated and vexed issue with diverse interpretations possible on vario...

January 22, 2018 993 Views 0 comment Print

Clarify on MAT u/s 115JB: ICAI

Income Tax : The computation of book profit under section 115JB is a complicated and vexed issue with diverse interpretations possible on vario...

January 20, 2018 8790 Views 1 comment Print

CBDT relaxes MAT provisions for companies facing Insolvency

Income Tax : Relaxation in the provisions relating to levy of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) in case of companies against whom an application for ...

January 8, 2018 1674 Views 0 comment Print

Relevant part of recommendations of MAT-Ind AS Committee’s Report

Income Tax : Relevant part of MAT-Ind AS Committee Report dated 17th June, 2017 containing recommendations regarding amendment to the provision...

July 27, 2017 2160 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


ITAT Grants MAT Credit Claim under Vivad se Vishwas Scheme

Income Tax : ITAT Mumbai allows United Spirits Limited to claim MAT credit under the VSV Scheme for the year in question, setting a precedent f...

March 9, 2024 213 Views 0 comment Print

No penalty for Adjustment in book profit due to disallowance of depreciation under MAT provisions

Income Tax : Jubilant Infrastructure Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) The disallowance of depreciation in quantum proceedings in A.Y.2016-17 has also r...

November 4, 2022 729 Views 0 comment Print

MAT Credit eligible on Surcharge, Education Cess & Additional Surcharges

Income Tax : MAT credit u/s. 115JA cannot be denied on Surcharge, education cess and additional surcharge - secondary and higher education cess...

August 16, 2022 2940 Views 0 comment Print

Addition of CSR Expenses to book profit disclosed in audited accounts not justified

Income Tax : Addition of CSR expenses to book profit under section 115JB was not justified as AO or assessee, none could tinker with book profi...

August 10, 2022 2028 Views 0 comment Print

Provisions of section 115JB not applicable to banking company

Income Tax : ITAT hold that the provisions of sec.115JB are not applicable to a banking company i.e. the assessee herein also. Having held that...

January 18, 2022 1959 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Notifications


CBDT clarification on MAT Credit on exercise of section 115BAA option

Income Tax : Representations have been received from the stakeholders seeking clarification on following issues relating to exercise of option ...

October 2, 2019 33450 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT notifies revised Form no. 29B for MAT audit with Annexures

Income Tax : Details of the amount required to be increased or decreased in accordance with sub-section (2A) of section 115JB- [Applicable only...

August 18, 2017 124866 Views 5 comments Print

FAQs on computation of book profit to levy MAT for Ind AS companies

Income Tax : Clarifications with FAQs on computation of book profit for the purposes of levy of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) under section 115JB...

July 25, 2017 12288 Views 0 comment Print

Issues on implementation of MAT provisions for Ind AS companies

Income Tax : CBDT press release on Issues arising from the implementation of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) provisions relating to Indian Accounti...

July 25, 2017 1893 Views 0 comment Print

Reg. Penalty in cases where despite addition tax payable under MAT Provisions is higher than under Normal Provisions

Income Tax : CIRCULAR NO. 25/2015 Penalty u/s 271(1)(c) wherein additions/disallowances made under normal provisions of the Income Tax Act, 196...

December 31, 2015 3205 Views 0 comment Print


Applicability of MAT on Revaluation Reserve

January 6, 2011 10377 Views 0 comment Print

Supreme Court upholding the order of the Delhi High Court, denied reduction from book profit, for the purpose of Section 115JB (Section) of the Indian Tax Law, of the amount withdrawn from revaluation reserve. This is for the reason that such reserve was not added back to the net profit in the year of creation of revaluation reserve (year of creation), in terms of the requirement of the Section.

Exempt income is liable to MAT

December 24, 2010 1363 Views 0 comment Print

Incomes exempt under the regular provisions of the ITA would be liable to tax under MAT if they are not expressly excluded under the Explanation providing permissible adjustments to be made in computing the book profit.

Long term capital gain cannot be excluded from net profit for purpose of computing book profit under section 115JB

December 24, 2010 2267 Views 0 comment Print

Merely because the long term capital gain is exempt under section 47(iv) under the normal provision of the Act, it is not correct to say that it is also to be reduced from the net profit for the purpose of computing book profit under section 115JB of the Act when the Explanation to section 115JB does not provide for any deduction in terms of section 47(iv)

Provision made for bad and doubtful debts to be included in the ‘Book Profit’ for the purpose of MAT

November 15, 2010 4279 Views 0 comment Print

ADIT (Int. Tax) v. Bank International Indonesia – ITAT held that provision made for doubtful debts will be required to be added back to the net profit as per the profit and loss account while computing the Book Profit for the purpose of determination of Minimum Alternate Tax , subsequent to the amendment to Explanation 1 to section 115JB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 , with retrospective effect from 1 April, 2001.

Supreme Court rules on deductibility of export profits while computing MAT

October 25, 2010 540 Views 0 comment Print

In a recent ruling Supreme Court (SC) in the case of Ajanta Pharma Ltd. (Taxpayer) (Civil Appeal No. 7518 of 2010) on the issue of deductibility of export profits from the net profit while computing ‘book profit’ for determining minimum alternate tax (MAT) liability under the Indian Tax Law (ITL) ruled that, while computing ‘book profit’, the net profit has to be reduced by the amount of export profits ‘eligible’ for deduction in the computation under the normal provisions of the ITL (normal computation) and not by the ‘quantum’ of deduction under that provision.

Direct Tax Code 2010- Major Corporate tax provisions

October 21, 2010 664 Views 0 comment Print

Current situation: In light of the tax holiday available to the Power and Oil and Gas sector, MAT is a key provision impacting the sector. Currently, MAT is applicable at the rate of 18 percent (effective 19.93 percent considering surcharge and cess)

Provisions of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) do not apply to Banking Companies

October 12, 2010 2564 Views 0 comment Print

Recently in the case of Krung Thai Bank PCL v. Jt Director of Income-tax – International Taxation (ITA No. 3390/Mum/2009) (Mum), the Mumbai bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (the Tribunal) held that the provisions of Section 11 5JB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) pertaining to Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) would come into play only when the tax payer is required to prepare its profit and loss account in accordance with the provisions of Part II and III of Schedule VI of the Companies Act. Further, since banking companies are not required to prepare their financial statements as per Schedule VI to the Companies Act in view of the exemption set out under proviso to Section 211 (2) of the Companies Act, the tribunal held that the provisions of Section 11 5JB of the Act cannot be applied to a banking company.

MAT is no more minimum alternate tax

October 1, 2010 655 Views 0 comment Print

When the first draft of the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) was released in August 2009, the provision dealing with Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) was one of the most discussed and deliberated provision. It proposed to levy tax on the gross value of assets. There were certain drawbacks and limitations which were pointed out to the government, as a result of which, the government decided to reinstate the earlier regime of levying MAT on book profits. However, after reading the proposed MAT provision in conjunction with the entire code, one is left wondering whether it will turn out to be a boon or a bane to taxpayers in India.

Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2010 – Summary of Key changes proposed

September 27, 2010 372 Views 0 comment Print

Certain specified expenditure such as non-compete fee, business reorganization expenses, etc. shall be allowed on a deferred basis over a period of 6 years. However, expenditure incurred by a resident on any operations relating to prospecting for any

DTC Bill 2010 exempts companies converting into LLP from Minimum Alternate Tax and Dividend Distribution Tax

September 18, 2010 676 Views 0 comment Print

Chapter V of the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) seeks to levy a tax of 20 per cent on the book profits of every company. Profits of the company have to be prepared in the prescribed form in accordance with the provisions of parts II and III of Schedule VI t

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