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Deletion of 2nd proviso to section 43B is retrospective w.e.f. 1-4-1988 – SC

CIT Vs Alom Extrusions Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

We find no merit in these civil appeals filed by the Department for the following reasons: firstly, as stated above, Section 43-B [main section], which stood inserted by Finance Act, 1983, with effect from 1st April, 1984, expressly commences with a non-obstante clause...

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I-T relief for welfare contributions

Granting Income Tax relief to companies for deductions for contributions to provident fund (PF), the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday dismissed over 60 appeals by the commissioner of income tax. The Finance Act 2003, which operated from April 1, 2004, deleted a provision relating to deduction against PF and other welfare funds. According t...

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CBDT called for thorough review of the direct tax code

Corporate India is not the sole critic of the Direct Taxes Code. The code, precursor to a brand new income tax law, has found opposition from within government, too. An internal committee of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the principal policy-maker in the domain, has called for a thorough review of the code, including a revision of th...

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New direct tax code and taxability of Provident Fund

It’s Traditionally  been viewed as a retirement saving tool and one that allows you to avail of tax deductions. In fact, you will find that most conversations about provident funds only take place during the income-tax filing season, or when salaried individuals are retiring or leaving one organisation for another. In fact, fairly ...

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Retirement savings will become taxable on withdrawal in new direct tax code

The Direct Tax Code is a bit of a mixed bag for individuals, particularly the salaried class. Prima facie, the tax liability will reduce significantly as the draft code proposes to tax incomes up to Rs 10 lakh at 10%, that between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 25 lakh at 20% and sum in excess […]...

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Direct Tax code will benefit more to people in higher income group

From April 1, 2011, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has proposed to simplify the income-tax regime by reducing the tax rates on incomes above Rs1.6 lakh per annum (Rs1.9 lakh for women, and Rs2.4 lakh for senior citizens), but the reduced rates will come with few of the current exemptions....

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Incomes which are tax-free under the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Simple Guide)

1. Agricultural income: Any income which you receive as income from any agricultural activity is deemed as not included in total income. If your father is into agriculture and he gives you a part of the income as a gift, then you don’t need to pay tax on it, provided, your father files his tax […]...

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Employees' Provident Fund rate will not change in financial year 2009-2010

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation will not be able to pay more than 8.5 per cent interest on PF deposits during 2009-10 as it has no reserves left following a Rs 139 crore (Rs 1.39 billion) deficit incurred last fiscal. “There are no reserves which could be used as alternative option for additional funds for giving [...

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Extension of time limit for conditions to be satisfied by a provident fund for receiving or retaining recognition under the Income-tax Act

Extension of time limit set out in Rule 3 for complying with the condition laid down in Clause (ea) of rule 4 of Part A of the Fourth Schedule to the Income-tax Act Rule 4 of Part A of the Fourth Schedule to the Income-tax Act provides for the conditions which are required to be […]...

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CBDT amended income tax rules for Provident Fund Trusts by amendment in rule 67

Notification No. 24/2009 - Income Tax (13/03/2009)

Notification No. 24/2009 - Income Tax Private provident funds and superannuation funds, that channelise a larger chunk of their corpus equity will not attract income tax, following change in tax rules. The tax-free status would allow more of retirement savings to flow into shares The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex direct ...

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