rule 8D

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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Section 14A: Consolidating latest Judicial Developments

Income Tax - Ever since the advent of section 14A in the statute, it has evoked squall of controversy. While the purpose of the section was to compute taxable income by whisking away the expenses attributable to exempt income, the tax department always tried to use it for fetching some more fortunes. In this article attempt has been made to look into ...

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Section 14A disallowance Under Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax -  CA Ram Bajaj Introduction 1. Section 14A was first inserted by the Finance Act, 2001. However, same was inserted with retrospective effect from 1-4-1962. The inserted section reads as under:— ’14A. Expenditure incurred in relation to income not includible in total income.—For the purposes of computing the total income under th...

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Section 14A of Income Tax Act, 1961 – Controversial Provision

Income Tax - Section 14A was enacted vide Finance Act, 2001 w.r.e.f. 1-4-1962, so that net taxable income is actually taxed and no deduction is allowed against taxable income for expenditure incurred in earning exempt income. It was enacted to overcome the Supreme Court decision in the case of Rajasthan State Warehousing Corporation v. CIT [2000] 242 ...

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Lacuna In Section 14A And Rule 8D

Income Tax - Allowance of expenditure incurred in relation to exempted income during the assessment or otherwise would be prejudicial to the revenue that’s why Section 14A was introduced by the Finance Act 2001 with retrospective effect from 1st April 1962 in Chapter IV of the Income Tax Act 1961 which inter-alia provides for the disallowance of the...

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Stop Mechanical disallowance of expenditure u/s 14A r.w. Rule 8D: ICAI

Income Tax - The mechanical disallowance u/s 14A r.w. Rule 8D is also being added to the book profit by the AO irrespective of the fact whether assessee has actually debited any such expenditure in its P&L Account which is against the pronouncements given by various Judicial authorities in the recent past....

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Bombay high court to hear petition challenging Constitutional validity of Rule 8D

Income Tax - As earlier intimated to you, Writ Petition bearing No. 50 of 2010 (Indian Exporters Grievances Forum & Other vs. CIT) challenging the constitutional validity of Rule 8D has been admitted on 12.1.2010 by Hon’ble Shri Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud and Hon’ble Shri Justice J.P. Devadhar of the Bombay High Court. ...

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Shares held as stock-in-trade do not attract dis allowance u/s 14A

ACIT Vs. M/s Safe Enterprises (ITAT Mumbai) - No dis allowance u/s 14A is called for in a case where the shares are held as stock-in-trade as held in India Advantage Securities Ltd. (supra), CCI Ltd. v. JCIT (2012) 20 taxmann.com 196 (Karn.), PCIT v. State Bank of Patiala (2017) 78 taxmann.com 3 (P& H) and CIT v. G.K.K. Capital Markets (P.) Ltd...

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Consultancy charges Incurred for making investment are allowable

Pr. CIT Vs. Sintex Industries Ltd. (Gujarat High Court) - Where dis allowance was made by revenue under section 14A in respect of interest and administrative expenses, it was made clear that where assessee had its own surplus fund, then no question of any estimation of expenditure under rule 8D would arise. Thus, revenue was not justified in disallowing in...

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For invoking section 14A r.w. rule 8D, AO had to mandatorily record his satisfaction

DCB Bank Ltd. Vs Asstt. CIT (ITAT Mumbai) - At the outset, the learned Authorised Representative submitted that the issue raised by the revenue in second ground of appeal stands covered by the decision of the co-ordinate Bench in assessee’s own case in ITA No. 615/Mum/2014 (AY-2010-11) order dated 4-11-2015 ...

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Rule 8D of Income Tax Rules is Prospective & cannot be applied to AY prior to 2008-09

Commissioner of Income Tax Vs M/s Essar Telehoding Ltd. (Supreme Court of India) - CIT Vs M/s Essar Telehoding Ltd. (Supreme Court of India) Applying the principles of statutory interpretation for interpreting retrospectivity of a fiscal statute and looking into the nature and purpose of sub­section (2) and sub­section (3) of Section 14A as well as purpose and intent of Rule 8D ...

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No disallowance U/s. 14A in absence of expenditure to earn exempt income

M/s. Varsha Corporation Ltd. Vs. Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Mumbai) - M/s. Varsha Corporation Ltd. Vs. Dy. CIT (ITAT Mumbai) In the case under consideration, in the computation of income,the assessee had not claimed any exempt income. The expenditure claimed by it in the profit and loss account have not been shown to have been incurred for earning any exempt income du...

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CBDT Circular No. 5/2014 dated 11/02/2014

Circular No. 5/2014-Income Tax - (11/02/2014) - Circular No. 5/2014-Income Tax Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of its powers under section 119 of the Act hereby clarifies that Rule 8D read with section 14A of the Act provides for disallowance of the expenditure even where taxpayer in a particular year has not earned any exempt income....

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Notification No. 45/2008-Income Tax Dated: March 24, 2008 on Section 14A

Notification No. 45/2008-Income Tax - (24/03/2008) - INCOME TAX NOTIFICATION NO-45/2008, DT: March 24, 2008 Method for determining amount of expenditure in relation to income not includible in total income. 8D(1) Where the Assessing Officer, having regard to the accounts of the assessee of a previous year, is not satisfied with-(a) the correctness of ...

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Recent Posts in "rule 8D"

Shares held as stock-in-trade do not attract dis allowance u/s 14A

ACIT Vs. M/s Safe Enterprises (ITAT Mumbai)

No dis allowance u/s 14A is called for in a case where the shares are held as stock-in-trade as held in India Advantage Securities Ltd. (supra), CCI Ltd. v. JCIT (2012) 20 taxmann.com 196 (Karn.), PCIT v. State Bank of Patiala (2017) 78 taxmann.com 3 (P& H) and CIT v. G.K.K. Capital Markets (P.) Ltd. (2017) 78 taxmann.com 341 (Cal.)....

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Consultancy charges Incurred for making investment are allowable

Pr. CIT Vs. Sintex Industries Ltd. (Gujarat High Court)

Where dis allowance was made by revenue under section 14A in respect of interest and administrative expenses, it was made clear that where assessee had its own surplus fund, then no question of any estimation of expenditure under rule 8D would arise. Thus, revenue was not justified in disallowing interest and administrative expenses, when...

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For invoking section 14A r.w. rule 8D, AO had to mandatorily record his satisfaction

DCB Bank Ltd. Vs Asstt. CIT (ITAT Mumbai)

At the outset, the learned Authorised Representative submitted that the issue raised by the revenue in second ground of appeal stands covered by the decision of the co-ordinate Bench in assessee’s own case in ITA No. 615/Mum/2014 (AY-2010-11) order dated 4-11-2015 ...

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Rule 8D of Income Tax Rules is Prospective & cannot be applied to AY prior to 2008-09

Commissioner of Income Tax Vs M/s Essar Telehoding Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

CIT Vs M/s Essar Telehoding Ltd. (Supreme Court of India) Applying the principles of statutory interpretation for interpreting retrospectivity of a fiscal statute and looking into the nature and purpose of sub­section (2) and sub­section (3) of Section 14A as well as purpose and intent of Rule 8D coupled with the explanatory notes in th...

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No disallowance U/s. 14A in absence of expenditure to earn exempt income

M/s. Varsha Corporation Ltd. Vs. Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Mumbai)

M/s. Varsha Corporation Ltd. Vs. Dy. CIT (ITAT Mumbai) In the case under consideration, in the computation of income,the assessee had not claimed any exempt income. The expenditure claimed by it in the profit and loss account have not been shown to have been incurred for earning any exempt income during the year under consideration. [&hel...

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Rule 8D not applicable if AO not recorded dis-satisfaction with correctness of claim of assessee

Pr. CIT Vs. Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd. (Bombay High Court)

Pr. CIT Vs. Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd. (Bombay High Court) The assessing officer did not specifically record that he is not satisfied with the correctness of the claim of the assessee in respect of the expenditure in relation to the income which does not form part of the total income under the Act. However, […]...

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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...

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S. 14A disallowance cannot be made merely based on Audit Report

M/s IMC Ltd. Vs. ACIT (ITAT Kolkata)

Kolkata bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) recently quashed the order passed by the lower authorities disallowing the claim of the assessee towards leave encashment for the reason that the order of the High Court invalidating Section 43(f) of the Income tax Act 1961 was not stayed by the Supreme Court. ...

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Section 14A r.w. Rule 8D cannot be interpreted to mean disallowance of entire tax exempt income

Pest Control India Pvt Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Pest Control India Pvt Ltd vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) By no stretch of imagination can Section 14A or Rule 8D be interpreted so as to mean that entire tax exempt income is to be disallowed The Hon’ble Delhi High Court in the case of Joint Investment Private Limited in ITA.No. 117/15 dated 25.02.2015 held that […]...

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Stop Mechanical disallowance of expenditure u/s 14A r.w. Rule 8D: ICAI

The mechanical disallowance u/s 14A r.w. Rule 8D is also being added to the book profit by the AO irrespective of the fact whether assessee has actually debited any such expenditure in its P&L Account which is against the pronouncements given by various Judicial authorities in the recent past....

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