Minimum Alternate Tax

Relief from MAT liability to companies under corporate insolvency

Income Tax - It is proposed to amend section 115JB to provide that the aggregate amount of unabsorbed depreciation and loss brought forward (excluding unabsorbed depreciation) shall be allowed to be reduced from the book profit, if a company’s application for corporate insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 has ...

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MAThematical puzzles!

Income Tax - Minimum Alternate Tax, though on the statute since practically 3 decades now, has always been a subject matter of controversy. Even after all the amendments to it over the years, most recently to align it with the Ind-AS provisions, there is still room for filling in certain gaps. This article seeks to raise certain concerns, which, hopef...

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Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on Ind AS Compliant Companies

Income Tax - The computation of MAT for the year in which first time adoption of Ind AS has been taken place will include, apart from current year adjustments, the adjustments which are made in the preceding financial year as well as on the transition date....

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Presentation on section 80IBA of Income Tax Act (amended) along with Alternate Minimum Tax

Income Tax - Where the gross total income of an assessee includes any profits and gains derived from the business of developing and building housing projects, there shall, subject to the provisions of this section, be allowed, a deduction of an amount equal to hundred per cent (100%) of the profits and gains derived from such business....

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Minimum Alternate Tax and Alternate Minimum Tax

Income Tax - MAT stands for Minimum Alternate Tax and AMT stands for Alternate Minimum Tax. Initially the concept of MAT was introduced for companies and progressively it has been made applicable to all other taxpayers in the form of AMT. ...

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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 various issues. These issues need to be clarified to reduce litigation before the appellate authorities, which is one of the aims of the Government....

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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 corporate insolvency resolution process has been admitted under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 The existing provisions of section 115JB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’), inter alia, provide...

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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 provisions of the section 115JB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 in respect of Ind AS Compliant Companies....

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ASSOCHAM advocates MAT exemption for sick companies under debt restructuring

Income Tax - Apex Industry body ASSOCHAM has advocated continuation of the exemption from MAT (Minimum Alternative Tax) by the insertion of a suitable substitution of or addition to the Income Tax Act in respect of the restructuring under the insolvency & banking code 2016....

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Framework for computation of book profit for MAT levy on Ind AS compliant companies

Income Tax - On the basis of the recommendations of the Committee on MAT-Ind AS, the Central Government has notified 10 ICDS vide Notification No. S.O.892(E) dated 31st March, 2015. With the approval of the Finance Minister , the above said Committee was also requested to suggest the framework for computation of book profit for the purposes of levy of...

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Interest u/s 234B / 234C payable on failure to pay advance tax on AMT/MAT

M/s GIE Jewels Vs. Income Tax officer (ITAT Jaipur) - A bench comprising Vijay Pal Rao (JM) and Vikram Singh Yadav (AM) of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) recently declared that Interest u/s 234B of the Income Tax Act can be levied on ground of non-payment of advance tax in respect of Alternative Minimum Tax. ...

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Surcharge and cess is to be calculated after deducting MAT credit u/s 115JAA from tax on assessed income

Asst. Commissioner of Income-tax Vs. Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (ITAT Hyderabad) - ACIT Vs. Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (ITAT Hyderabad) This appeal is filed by the Revenue against the order of CIT(A) – 5, Hyderabad dated 30/01/2016 relates to the AY 2012-13 wherein the revenue has raised the following grounds of appeal: “1. The ld. CIT(A) erred in holding that the surcharg...

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Treatment of bad debts for computation of book profit u/s 115JA/JB

CIT Vs Vodafone Essar Gujarat Ltd (Gujarat High Court) - Brief facts leading to the reference are as under. The respondent assessee is a company registered under the Companies Act. For the assessment year 2003­2004, the assessee had filed return of income declaring nil income. The Assessing Officer framed the order of assessment on 27.03.2006...

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Retention money cannot be treated as Income till performance of contractual obligations

D.C.I.T. VS. M/s. McNally Bharat Engineering Co.Ltd.(ITAT Kolkata) - Retention money is not in the nature of income till such time the contractual obligations are fully performed to the satisfaction of the customer by the Assessee. Therefore the retention money cannot be regarded as income even for the purpose of book profits u/s.115JB of the Act though credited in t...

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MAT not payable on Capital receipts on forfeiture of share warrants

DCIT Vs M/s. Binani Industries Ltd. (ITAT Kolkata) - ITAT held that it is not in dispute that the receipt representing forfeiture of share warrants is only a capital receipt & not chargeable to tax. However, the same has been duly credited in the profit and loss account as an extraordinary item....

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

Notification No. 80/2017-Income Tax/ G.S.R. 1028(E) - (18/08/2017) - Details of the amount required to be increased or decreased in accordance with sub-section (2A) of section 115JB- [Applicable only where the financial statements of the company are drawn up in compliance with the Indian Accounting Standards specified in Annexure to the Companies (Indian Accounting S...

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

Circular Number 24/2017-Income Tax - (25/07/2017) - Clarifications with FAQs on computation of book profit for the purposes of levy of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) under section 115JB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) compliant companies....

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Issues on implementation of MAT provisions for Ind AS companies

NA - (25/07/2017) - CBDT press release on Issues arising from the implementation of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) provisions relating to Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) compliant companies....

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Modification in Circular related to Tax Effect for Appeal Filing

F.No.279/Misc./M-142/2007-ITJ(Pt.) - (14/07/2017) - References are being received by the Board that in certain cases appellate authorities are dismissing appeals without going into the merits of the case by relying on the definition of `tax effect' as defined in Circular No. 21/2015, which prescribes the monetary limit for filing appeals before vario...

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

Circular No. 25/2015 - Income Tax - (31/12/2015) - CIRCULAR NO. 25/2015 Penalty u/s 271(1)(c) wherein additions/disallowances made under normal provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 but tax levied under MAT provisions u/s 115JB/115JC, for cases prior to A.Y. 2016-17-reg.- Section 115JB of the Act is a special provision for levy of Minimum Alternate...

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Interest u/s 234B / 234C payable on failure to pay advance tax on AMT/MAT

M/s GIE Jewels Vs. Income Tax officer (ITAT Jaipur)

A bench comprising Vijay Pal Rao (JM) and Vikram Singh Yadav (AM) of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) recently declared that Interest u/s 234B of the Income Tax Act can be levied on ground of non-payment of advance tax in respect of Alternative Minimum Tax. ...

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Relief from MAT liability to companies under corporate insolvency

It is proposed to amend section 115JB to provide that the aggregate amount of unabsorbed depreciation and loss brought forward (excluding unabsorbed depreciation) shall be allowed to be reduced from the book profit, if a company’s application for corporate insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 has ...

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MAThematical puzzles!

Minimum Alternate Tax, though on the statute since practically 3 decades now, has always been a subject matter of controversy. Even after all the amendments to it over the years, most recently to align it with the Ind-AS provisions, there is still room for filling in certain gaps. This article seeks to raise certain concerns, which, hopef...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Clarify on MAT u/s 115JB: ICAI

The computation of book profit under section 115JB is a complicated and vexed issue with diverse interpretations possible on various issues. These issues need to be clarified to reduce litigation before the appellate authorities, which is one of the aims of the Government....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on Ind AS Compliant Companies

The computation of MAT for the year in which first time adoption of Ind AS has been taken place will include, apart from current year adjustments, the adjustments which are made in the preceding financial year as well as on the transition date....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

CBDT relaxes MAT provisions for companies facing Insolvency

Relaxation in the provisions relating to levy of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) in case of companies against whom an application for corporate insolvency resolution process has been admitted under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 The existing provisions of section 115JB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’), inter alia, provide...

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Surcharge and cess is to be calculated after deducting MAT credit u/s 115JAA from tax on assessed income

Asst. Commissioner of Income-tax Vs. Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (ITAT Hyderabad)

ACIT Vs. Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (ITAT Hyderabad) This appeal is filed by the Revenue against the order of CIT(A) – 5, Hyderabad dated 30/01/2016 relates to the AY 2012-13 wherein the revenue has raised the following grounds of appeal: “1. The ld. CIT(A) erred in holding that the surcharge and education cess is to be […]...

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Presentation on section 80IBA of Income Tax Act (amended) along with Alternate Minimum Tax

Where the gross total income of an assessee includes any profits and gains derived from the business of developing and building housing projects, there shall, subject to the provisions of this section, be allowed, a deduction of an amount equal to hundred per cent (100%) of the profits and gains derived from such business....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Minimum Alternate Tax and Alternate Minimum Tax

MAT stands for Minimum Alternate Tax and AMT stands for Alternate Minimum Tax. Initially the concept of MAT was introduced for companies and progressively it has been made applicable to all other taxpayers in the form of AMT. ...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Ind AS and corresponding impact of MAT computations – tracking the evolution

Sandeep Dasgupta & Risha Gandhi IFRS adoption in India: With globalization of businesses and imminently increasing need for transparent, comparable financial information across markets, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) embarked on developing, a single set of high quality, understandable and enforceable global accoun...

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