Minimum Alternate Tax

New Corporate Taxation regime (Section 115BAA) & MAT

Income Tax - Section 115BAA was introduced by way of a mid year budget in FY 2019-20 and is applicable to certain domestic companies from 1st April 2020. The new section gives a one-time option to Domestic Companies to pay tax on their taxable income at 22% (instead of 25%/30%) and additional surcharge of 10% irrespective of taxable […]...

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Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for Ind AS 115 complaint companies

Income Tax - 1. The Finance Act, 2017 amended section 115JB of Income-tax Act, 1961 to provide the framework for computation of book profit for Ind AS complaint companies in the year of adoption and thereafter i.e. to rationalize the provisions of the section in line with Ind AS (Note: Ind AS and not Ind ASs) by inserting […]...

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Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) | Section 115JB | Income Tax Act 1961

Income Tax - Law makers observed that there is many companies which are disclosing massive profit in the accounts as laid in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) before the shareholder but at the same time these companies also showing profit nil or bit above nil for the income tax purpose....

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Ind AS Accounting for foregoing MAT Credit pursuant to Section 115BAA

Income Tax - Consider a situation where RST Limited was a loss making company. Ind ASs were adopted by this company from the year 2016-17. Since FY 2014-15 it has started to profits it was having accumulated MAT credit of Rs. xyz crores lying in the books of accounts as on 31.03.2019....

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Minimum Alternate Tax & Alternate Minimum Tax- Provisions

Income Tax - Article summarizes the provisions of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) and Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT). The article gives theoretical insights along with examples for sound understanding of the provisions. ...

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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 provision was inserted to the IT Act, to provide that a domestic manufacturing company set up on or after 1st October, 2019 and which commences manufacturing by 31st March, 2023, may opt to pay tax at 15% plus s...

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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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While computing income U/s. 115J AO cannot tinker book profit

DCIT Vs Yahoo Software Development Private Limited (ITAT Bangalore) - Assessing Officer tinkered the book profit by adding the additional revenue on account of subsequent realization of export, while computing the book profit u/s 115JB of the Act. The assessee has revised the return of income by including the additional revenue in its total income....

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HC imposes Cost of Rs. 5 Lakh on Assessee for Misleading the Court

Indus Towers Ltd. Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court) - Indus Towers Ltd. Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court) The issue raised is that of gross suppression and misstatement by the petitioner, which led to a false projection of the outstanding liability/ refund due from/ to the petitioner.  It is pointed out by Mr. Raghvendra Singh that the petitioner was require...

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No Exemption from MAT as Assessee is a developer not having any unit in a SEZ

Gee City Builders (P) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Chandigarh) - Assessee was not eligible for exemption from payment of MAT as per the provisions of section 115JB(6), since, admittedly, it did not qualify as a business or services rendered by an entrepreneur or developer in a unit or SEZ as per definition of the said terms in the SEZ Act....

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Deduction of not contingent warrant expenses allowable from book profit

Lenovo India Pvt. Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Bangalore) - Provision for warrant expenses was not contingent and had to be allowed as deduction while computing income under the head Income from Business & Profession. Thus, the addition made to the book profits under section 115JB was to be deleted because the liability could not be said to be contingent. ...

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MAT on provision for card receivables (NPA) written back by NBFC

Bobcards Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Provision for card receivables (NPA) could not be said to be a provision for liability, because even if debt was not recoverable no liability could be fastened upon assessee. Clause (c) of Expln. to section 115JA did not get attracted and AO was not justified in adding back provision for card receiv...

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

Circular No. 29/2019-Income Tax - (02/10/2019) - Representations have been received from the stakeholders seeking clarification on following issues relating to exercise of option under section 115BAA: (a) Allowability of brought forward loss on account of additional depreciation; and (b) Allowability of brought forward MAT credit....

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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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New Corporate Taxation regime (Section 115BAA) & MAT

Section 115BAA was introduced by way of a mid year budget in FY 2019-20 and is applicable to certain domestic companies from 1st April 2020. The new section gives a one-time option to Domestic Companies to pay tax on their taxable income at 22% (instead of 25%/30%) and additional surcharge of 10% irrespective of taxable […]...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for Ind AS 115 complaint companies

1. The Finance Act, 2017 amended section 115JB of Income-tax Act, 1961 to provide the framework for computation of book profit for Ind AS complaint companies in the year of adoption and thereafter i.e. to rationalize the provisions of the section in line with Ind AS (Note: Ind AS and not Ind ASs) by inserting […]...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) | Section 115JB | Income Tax Act 1961

Law makers observed that there is many companies which are disclosing massive profit in the accounts as laid in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) before the shareholder but at the same time these companies also showing profit nil or bit above nil for the income tax purpose....

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Ind AS Accounting for foregoing MAT Credit pursuant to Section 115BAA

Consider a situation where RST Limited was a loss making company. Ind ASs were adopted by this company from the year 2016-17. Since FY 2014-15 it has started to profits it was having accumulated MAT credit of Rs. xyz crores lying in the books of accounts as on 31.03.2019....

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Minimum Alternate Tax & Alternate Minimum Tax- Provisions

Article summarizes the provisions of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) and Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT). The article gives theoretical insights along with examples for sound understanding of the provisions. ...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) & Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT)

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. In this part you can gain knowledge about various provisions relating to MAT and AMT. First of all we will underst...

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While computing income U/s. 115J AO cannot tinker book profit

DCIT Vs Yahoo Software Development Private Limited (ITAT Bangalore)

Assessing Officer tinkered the book profit by adding the additional revenue on account of subsequent realization of export, while computing the book profit u/s 115JB of the Act. The assessee has revised the return of income by including the additional revenue in its total income....

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Unabsorbed Depreciation & MAT Credit under Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme

The taxpayers will therefore have to weigh their options carefully before opting for settling their disputes pertaining to reduction in loss/unabsorbed depreciation or MAT credit. Every permutation and combination ought to be examined to determine whether it is advisable to avail the scheme or litigate the matter....

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

HC imposes Cost of Rs. 5 Lakh on Assessee for Misleading the Court

Indus Towers Ltd. Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court)

Indus Towers Ltd. Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court) The issue raised is that of gross suppression and misstatement by the petitioner, which led to a false projection of the outstanding liability/ refund due from/ to the petitioner.  It is pointed out by Mr. Raghvendra Singh that the petitioner was required to file a consolidated return [&hellip...

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No Exemption from MAT as Assessee is a developer not having any unit in a SEZ

Gee City Builders (P) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Chandigarh)

Assessee was not eligible for exemption from payment of MAT as per the provisions of section 115JB(6), since, admittedly, it did not qualify as a business or services rendered by an entrepreneur or developer in a unit or SEZ as per definition of the said terms in the SEZ Act....

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