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Cabinet approves Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 may be made inapplicable to foreign Cos having no PE in India from 1st April, 2001

Government Decides to Amend Income-Tax Act 1961 so that with Effect from 1st April, 2001, the Provisions of Section 115JB Shall Not be Applicable to a Foreign Company If the Foreign Company is a Resident of a Country Having DTAA with India and Such Foreign Company Does Not have a Permanent Establishment within the Definition of the Term i...

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CBDT advises not to Pursue Recovery of Outstanding Demands in MAT cases of FIIS/FPIS

Instruction No. 9/2015 (02/09/2015)

Instruction No. 9/2015 Following the Acceptance of the Recommendation of the Justice A.P.Shah Committee by the Government, CBDT Advises its Field Authorities to keep in Abeyance, for the Time being, the Pending Assessment Proceedings in Cases of FIIS/FPIS Involving the Applicability of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on FIIS/FPIS for the Peri...

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Justice A.P. Shah Report on Applicability of MAT on FIIs / FPIs

The MAT provisions were subsequently reintroduced in 1996 by the Finance Act (No. 2) of 1996, through Section 115JA; and then by the Finance Act of 2000, which replaced Section 115JA with Section 115JB. Section 115JB...

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Statement made by FM in Rajya Sabha relating to MAT on FIIS

Text of the Statement made by the Finance Minister in Rajya Sabha on 07.05.2015 relating to MAT on FIIS A matter which has attracted considerable debate in the public space in recent weeks is the levy of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs). The difficulties experienced by FIIs in this regard were [&hellip...

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FM justifies Minimum Alternate Tax on Special Economic Zones

Minimum Alternate Tax on Special Economic Zones Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) has been levied on developers of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and units operating in SEZs with effect from 1st April, 2012 vide Finance Act, 2011. Representations have been received from the business community and others regarding restoration of exemption from pa...

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Non-life insurance companies demand relaxation from MAT

. Some of the participating CEOs raised tax related issues including non-applicability of MAT for non-life insurance sector at par with life insurance companies and zero rated service sector on crop insurance, tools, senior citizen policy, RSBY and other exempt categories. ...

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MAT will take sheen off SEZs

Special Economic Zones are likely to lose their sheen, with Direct Taxes Code Bill proposing to introduce minimum alternate tax at 20 per cent on the book profit of developers as well as units from April 1, 2012....

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DTC – MAT rate on book profit will be 20 percent

The government on Monday proposed to raise minimum alternate tax (MAT) to 20 per cent on book profits but diluted the earlier proposal to impose it on gross assets that had drawn protests from firms. MAT was introduced in fiscal 1998 to address the inequity. Many companies, despite making book profits as per their profit and loss account,...

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SEZ units and developers may come under MAT net under the DTC Regime

Although the revised draft Direct Taxes Code (DTC) has suggested the continuation of profit-linked incentives for existing SEZ units and developers, they are likely to come under the ambit of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT). The revised draft of DTC has recommended the rate of MAT at 2 per cent of the value of gross assets as the final tax. T...

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Revised DTC draft will be put for public comments within a month

With the draft direct taxes code being criticised for its proposal to tax long-term savings among others, the finance ministry on Wednesday said a revised draft will be put for public comments within a month for addressing the concerns of all stakeholders....

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Government may scale down the Income Tax Slabs in Final Direct Tax code

People with more than Rs 10 lakh annual income may not get the tax relief originally proposed in the Direct Taxes Code, as the Finance Ministry is for tweaking slabs across the board to offset concessions elsewhere....

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It department looking to reopen Assessment of companies paying MAT

The Income Tax Department has decided to reopen assessments for three years, up to 2006-07, for companies paying the minimum alternate tax (MAT)., for companies paying the minimum alternate tax (MAT). MAT, inserted in the Income Tax Act in 1996-97, is meant to make those companies pay tax which earn profit and pay dividend to shareholders...

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Special Economic Zones approved in States

In addition to the Seven Central Government SEZs and 12 State/ Private Sector SEZs set up prior to the enactment of SEZ Act, 2005, formal approval have been accorded to 571 proposals out of which 348 SEZs have been notified. A total of 105 SEZs are already exporting....

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CBDT decided to monitor advance tax payments by top companies

Big corporations will now find it difficult to defer their advance tax payments. In a bid to meet its revenue collection targets, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to monitor advance tax payments by top companies and persuade them not to defer such payment as self-assessment tax for the next financial year....

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