Minimum Alternate Tax

Understanding Section 115JB of Income Tax Act (Minimum Alternate Tax)

Income Tax - Income Tax Act as well as Companies Act both governs companies, and company needs to provide their Income Statement (Profit and Loss Account) and Balance Sheet to the Income Tax department while Preparing Tax Returns and also Final accounts are to be audited and submitted as Annual Returns under Companies Act....

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Quarterly financial results – impact of reduced Income tax rates

Income Tax - a) How to compute the tax charge – current tax and deferred tax charge for the current quarter ending 30 Sep 2019 – Q2 (under the revised rate structure)? b) Will the tax charge for the preceding quarter ended 30 June 2019 (calculated under the then applicable income tax rate – base rate of 30%) need to be restated/revised for th...

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Updates on CBDT Circular on MAT Credit entitlement

Income Tax - Clarification on option exercised under Section 115BAA of Income Tax Act, 1961 (Income Tax Circular No. 29/2019 dated 2nd October, 2019 Section 115BAA provides that any Domestic Company, at its option, may pay tax at a lower rate of 22% from AY 2020-21 subject to conditions. This option is to be exercised before the due […]...

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Strategic Analysis of amended Corporate Tax Rate Regime

Income Tax - The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 has been promulgated by President of India on 20th September, 2019 with a view to amend Income Tax Act, 1961 and Finance Act (No. 2), 2019. The ordinance intends to provide impetus to the growth amidst the ostensible slowdown. Highlights of the said ordinance include: 1. Reduction of corporate...

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CBDT circular on MAT: Can it be claimed if Opting For Lower Rate?

Income Tax - CBDT vide Circular 29/2019 dated 2nd October, 2019 has clarified that Companies opting for lower tax rates as per Section 115BAA will have to forego any MAT Credit Entitlement. However such Circulars are binding over Assessing Officers and not on assessees. Thus option to take a different stand is still possible for assessees although cha...

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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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MAT provisions u/s 115JB were applicable to company eligible for Section 10AA benefit

M/s Safeflex International Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur) - AO was justified in bringing book profit u/s 115JB determined to tax inspite of assessee-company eligible for section 10AA benefit as on combined reading of provisions of sub-section (5) and (6) of section 115JB, it was clear that the MAT provisions had been specifically made applicable to assessee ...

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MAT on depreciation on write back of excess depreciation provided in earlier 10 years & credited to P&L A/c of current year

ACIT Vs M/s. Rational Handloom Co. Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) - ACIT Vs M/s. Rational Handloom Co. Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) MAT on depreciation on write back of excess depreciation provided in earlier 10 years and credited to profit and loss account of current year. The appellant has contested the action of the Assessing Officer on the ground that the appellant h...

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Section 115JB not applies to assessee governed by Special Acts & Rules

ITO Vs M/s. Atria Hydel Power Ltd. (ITAT Bengalore) - Provisions of section 115JB would not be applied to assessee-company where assessee was governed by different Acts and Rules, and was not required to prepare its profit & loss account and balance sheet as per Part II & III of Schedule VI to the Companies Act....

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MAT Provisions U/s. Section 115JB not applicable to sick company

B.V. Reddy Transports Pvt. Ltd. Vs Asst. (ITAT Hyderabad) - The facts in brief qua the issue raised in the grounds are that assessee filed its return of income electronically for the AY. 2009-10 on 23-09-2009, declaring NIL income. This return was processed u/s. 143(1) of the Act and the total income was determined at Rs. 69,19,580/- u/s. ...

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

Circular No. 29/2019 - (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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Understanding Section 115JB of Income Tax Act (Minimum Alternate Tax)

Income Tax Act as well as Companies Act both governs companies, and company needs to provide their Income Statement (Profit and Loss Account) and Balance Sheet to the Income Tax department while Preparing Tax Returns and also Final accounts are to be audited and submitted as Annual Returns under Companies Act....

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Quarterly financial results – impact of reduced Income tax rates

a) How to compute the tax charge – current tax and deferred tax charge for the current quarter ending 30 Sep 2019 – Q2 (under the revised rate structure)? b) Will the tax charge for the preceding quarter ended 30 June 2019 (calculated under the then applicable income tax rate – base rate of 30%) need to be restated/revised for th...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Updates on CBDT Circular on MAT Credit entitlement

Clarification on option exercised under Section 115BAA of Income Tax Act, 1961 (Income Tax Circular No. 29/2019 dated 2nd October, 2019 Section 115BAA provides that any Domestic Company, at its option, may pay tax at a lower rate of 22% from AY 2020-21 subject to conditions. This option is to be exercised before the due […]...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Strategic Analysis of amended Corporate Tax Rate Regime

The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 has been promulgated by President of India on 20th September, 2019 with a view to amend Income Tax Act, 1961 and Finance Act (No. 2), 2019. The ordinance intends to provide impetus to the growth amidst the ostensible slowdown. Highlights of the said ordinance include: 1. Reduction of corporate...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

CBDT circular on MAT: Can it be claimed if Opting For Lower Rate?

CBDT vide Circular 29/2019 dated 2nd October, 2019 has clarified that Companies opting for lower tax rates as per Section 115BAA will have to forego any MAT Credit Entitlement. However such Circulars are binding over Assessing Officers and not on assessees. Thus option to take a different stand is still possible for assessees although cha...

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MAT Credit Clarification issued by CBDT – Impact Assessment

The Central Board of Income taxes, vide Circular No. 29/2019 dated 2nd October 2019 have issued clarification on the usability of the Minimum Alternate Taxes (MAT), subsequent to the issue of the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019. The Amendment Ordinance, had provided an option to the existing domestic company of paying tax at red...

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

Circular No. 29/2019 (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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Set off of MAT credit against Total Income computed U/s. 115BAA

The Taxation Laws (Amendment) ordinance 2019 introduced the following New Section 115BAA and Section 115BAB. Section 115BAA is applicable for existing companies, Section 115BAB is applicable for companies formed on or after1st October 2019. Both the New sections did not permit the assesses to avail the benefits / incentives available in S...

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MAT provisions u/s 115JB were applicable to company eligible for Section 10AA benefit

M/s Safeflex International Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur)

AO was justified in bringing book profit u/s 115JB determined to tax inspite of assessee-company eligible for section 10AA benefit as on combined reading of provisions of sub-section (5) and (6) of section 115JB, it was clear that the MAT provisions had been specifically made applicable to assessee company in respect of its income from bu...

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Corporate tax Dandiya between Corporates taxpayers, enjoy it!

inance Minister introduced amendments in Income Tax to boost economy. Corporate tax Dandiya ground is of Income Tax, the players are corporate taxpayers. The music is being played to boost economy. The Corporate tax Dandiya is for coporate tax payers only and no passes are given to non-corporate taxpayers i.e. it is not applicable to indi...

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