rule 8D

Section 14A (Read with Rule 8D) – Conundrum for Assessee’s

Income Tax - The time for completion of Income Tax assessments for A.Y 2016-17 is coming and Sec- 14A is one of the reason of scrutiny assessment of assesse, therefore here I am discussing some topics relating to sec – 14A read with rule 8D to resolve issues....

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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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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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Section 14A Disallowance also on Strategic investments

CIT Vs Alpha G. Corp Development Ltd. (Delhi high Court) - CIT Vs Alpha G. Corp Development Ltd. (Delhi high Court) High Court held that strategic investments have to be considered for disallowance under Section 14A but assessee is entitled to contend that the investments are legacy Investments or one-time investment and that there is in fact no expenditure...

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No disallowance U/s. 14A in respect of dividend earned on shares held as stock

Nice Bombay Transport (P) Ltd Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - HC arrived at a correct conclusion by setting aside the disallowance under section 14 A of the Act in respect of the dividend earned on the shares held as stock in trade, because such shares were held during the business activity of the assessee and it is only by a quirk of fate that when the invest...

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No disallowance U/s. 14A for interest to partners as per partnership deed

M/s ASK Partners Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) - M/s. ASK Partners Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) The interest paid by the firm and claimed as deduction is simultaneously susceptible to tax in the hands of its respective partners in the same manner. In the same vain, the firm is merely a compendium of its partners and its partners do not have separate leg...

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No exempt income, No disallowance u/s 14A & Rule 8D: SC

PCIT Vs M/s Oil Industry Development Board (Supreme Court) - PCIT Tax Vs M/s. Oil Industry Development Board (Supreme Court) Hon’ble supreme court held that in the absence of any exempt income, disallowance under Section 14-A of the Act of any amount was not permissible. FULL TEXT OF THE SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT Delay condoned. In view of the decision o...

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No Disallowance under section 14A in Absence of exempt income

PCIT Vs IL&FS Energy Development Company Ltd. (Delhi High Court) - No disallowance of expenditure in terms of section 14A read with rule 8D can be made in case where no exempt income is earned in the relevant assessment year....

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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"

Section 14A Disallowance also on Strategic investments

CIT Vs Alpha G. Corp Development Ltd. (Delhi high Court)

CIT Vs Alpha G. Corp Development Ltd. (Delhi high Court) High Court held that strategic investments have to be considered for disallowance under Section 14A but assessee is entitled to contend that the investments are legacy Investments or one-time investment and that there is in fact no expenditure incurred to earn the tax-free income. F...

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No disallowance U/s. 14A in respect of dividend earned on shares held as stock

Nice Bombay Transport (P) Ltd Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

HC arrived at a correct conclusion by setting aside the disallowance under section 14 A of the Act in respect of the dividend earned on the shares held as stock in trade, because such shares were held during the business activity of the assessee and it is only by a quirk of fate that when the investee company declared dividend, those shar...

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No disallowance U/s. 14A for interest to partners as per partnership deed

M/s ASK Partners Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur)

M/s. ASK Partners Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) The interest paid by the firm and claimed as deduction is simultaneously susceptible to tax in the hands of its respective partners in the same manner. In the same vain, the firm is merely a compendium of its partners and its partners do not have separate legal personalities under […]...

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No exempt income, No disallowance u/s 14A & Rule 8D: SC

PCIT Vs M/s Oil Industry Development Board (Supreme Court)

PCIT Tax Vs M/s. Oil Industry Development Board (Supreme Court) Hon’ble supreme court held that in the absence of any exempt income, disallowance under Section 14-A of the Act of any amount was not permissible. FULL TEXT OF THE SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT Delay condoned. In view of the decision of this Court in Commissioner of Income [...

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No Disallowance under section 14A in Absence of exempt income

PCIT Vs IL&FS Energy Development Company Ltd. (Delhi High Court)

No disallowance of expenditure in terms of section 14A read with rule 8D can be made in case where no exempt income is earned in the relevant assessment year....

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Section 14A not applies to income based upon principle of mutuality

Wodehouse Gymkhana Ltd. Vs Income Tax Office (ITAT Mumbai)

Wodehouse Gymkhana Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai) The assessee claimed that it has earned the exempt income under the principle of mutuality. The assessee claimed its source of income on the basis of principle of mutuality and dividend / mutual fund dividend etc. and income not relating to mutual activity such as interest on bank […]...

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Satisfaction of AO before invoking section 14A must for disallowance

Nine Dot Nine Mediaworx (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Nine Dot Nine Mediaworx (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) Once assessee had submitted that no expenditure incurred for earning dividend income, the AO was under legal obligation to demonstrate as to how he was not satisfied with the contention of assessee and only, thereafter, he could have proceeded to make a disallowance. As was […]...

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No disallowance of interest U/s. 14A if no borrowed funds were utilized for investments

Essel Mining & Industries Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Kolkata)

Where assessee was having sufficient own funds at its disposal for the purpose of making investments, it could be held that no borrowed funds were utilized for making investments. Hence, there could not be any disallowance of interest under second limb of rule 8D(2) of the rules....

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No disallowance u/s. 14A if Interest Income is more than Interest expense

DCIT Vs Universal Industrial Fund Ltd. (ITAT Kolkata)

Where after setting off interest earned against the interest expenditure no further interest expense remains, then disallowance could not be made under section 14A....

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Invocation of rule 8D justified if exempt income is earned

Outsource Partners International (P.) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Bangalore)

Outsource Partners International (P.) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Bangalore) It was not a case where no exempted income is earned and AO applied rule 8D for as rule 8D of Income Tax Rules takes care of all aspects of interest bearing funds and interest free funds and expenditure incurred in management of portfolios, etc., once […]...

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