Section 14A

Disallowance under section 14A: Another instance where section is not invoked

Income Tax - The ever debatable ‘Disallowance under section 14A’ (read with Rule 8D (2) now has again found a different horizon wherein the disallowance is not attracted (partially). The below mentioned case depicts a situation where interest free funds obtained by the assessee, a real estate developer, far exceeds the investments made by ...

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No applicability of section 14A on LTCG exemption of Rs.1 Lakh

Income Tax - No applicability of section 14A on exemption of Rs.1,00,000/- (One Lakh) Long Term Capital Gain (LTCG) under Section 112A of Income Tax Act, 1961. Section 14A shall not be applicable on LTCG income earned u/s 112A. The answer to the questions of applicability of section 14A for LTCG u/s 112A, as income covered under section […]...

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No disallowance u/s 14A if assessee does not have tax-free income

Income Tax - Section 14A has been inserted in Chapter IV of the Income tax Act by the Finance Act, 2001, with retrospective effect from 1-4-1962. This Section provides for disallowance of expenditure incurred in relation to income which is not included in the total income of the assessee (i.e. exempt income). The operative part of this Section reads a...

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Analysis of Section 14A read with Rule 8D

Income Tax - Section 14A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) provides that no deduction shall be allowed of any expenditure incurred in relation to income not includible in total income i.e. expenditure related to exempt income is not tax deductible....

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Section 14A disallowance 14A & Reporting in Tax Audit Report

Income Tax - Clause 17(l) - Amount of deduction inadmissible in terms of section 14A in respect of the expenditure incurred in relation to income which does not form part of the total income; This clause was inserted by the notification number 208/2006 dated 10th August 2006. Section 14A was inserted in Chapter IV – Computation of total income by t...

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6 Suggestions for Amendments in Income Tax Act by BCAS

Income Tax - Bombay Chartered Accountants' Society has made a Representation on 'Suggestions for Amendments in the Income Tax Act', on 24th May, 2019, to the Joint Secretary TPL, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Ministry of Finance, Government of India....

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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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Easwar Committee Recommendations For Income Tax Reforms Through Administrative Instructions

Income Tax - 1. IMPLEMENTATION OF IND-AS AND THEIR IMPACT ON TAXABLE INCOME IND-AS (Indian version of IFRS) accounting standards are being implemented with effect from previous year commencing on 1st April, 2015 based on fair value, permitting recognition of unrealised income and anticipated unrealised losses and various other implications on book pro...

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Simplify Section 14A to remove ambiguity

Income Tax - Amendments to Section 14A to provide that (i) dividend received after suffering dividend-distribution tax and share income from firm suffering tax in the firm’s hands will not be treated as exempt income and no expenditure will be disallowed as relatable to them; (ii) expenditure disallowed shall not exceed the amount claimed. Recom...

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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 could only be invoked in presence of exempt income

Zoetis Pharmaceutical Research P. Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) - When no exempt income was received or receivable on the investments, no disallowance u/s 14A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is warranted....

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Disallowance under section 14A cannot exceed exempt income

DLF Universal Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - DLF Universal Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Ld AO has applied 0.5% of investment of Rs. 53.51 crores whereas the ld CIT(A) restricting 0.5% only Rs. 30.84 holding that balance investment of approximately Rs. 22 crores was made in the subsidiary companies and there was no intention of earning any dividend...

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Section 14A disallowance not to be added for computation of section 115JB Book Profit

Sun Pharmaceutical Vs ACIT (ITAT Ahmedabad) - Disallowance made under section 14A was not to be added for computing the book profit, therefore, AO had not erred in directing to exclude difference under section 14A for computing the big profit under section 115JB....

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Allowability of membership fee paid to MCX Exchange Ltd.

Unifi Capital Pvt. Ltd. Vs Income Tax Officer (ITAT Chennai) - Unifi Capital Pvt. Ltd. Vs Income Tax Officer (ITAT Chennai) Admittedly, membership fee paid to any stock exchange including MCX Exchange Ltd., is for acquiring a right in membership of exchanges for trading in shares and securities. Further membership rights in any stock exchange including MCX Exch...

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Rule 8D is not retrospective & applicable from AY 2008-09 onwards

Hero Motocorp Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - Hero Motocorp Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) In the present year, the Assessing Officer has made disallowance under section 14A by invoking provisions of Rule 8D of the Income Tax Rules, 1962. Since Rule 8D is not retrospective, the same is not applicable in the present assessment year and accordingly, w...

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Section 14A disallowance cannot exceed total expense: CBDT

Notification No. 43/2016-Income Tax - (02/06/2016) - 2) The expenditure in relation to income which does not form part of the total income shall be the aggregate of following amounts, namely:- (i) the amount of expenditure directly relating to income which does not form part of total income; and (ii) an amount equal to one per cent of the annual aver...

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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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Proceedings U/s. 144A & 144B of Income Tax Act, 1961- Procedural Instructions

DOMS-CIRCULAR NO. 11 - (31/12/1977) - The provisions of Sections 144-A and 144-B of the Income-tax Act have come into force with effect from 1st January 1976. Instructions explaining the legal provisions contained in these sections have been issued already in Board’s Instruction No.907, dated the 24th December 1975. The following furt...

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Recent Posts in "Section 14A"

Section 14A could only be invoked in presence of exempt income

Zoetis Pharmaceutical Research P. Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

When no exempt income was received or receivable on the investments, no disallowance u/s 14A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is warranted....

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Disallowance under section 14A cannot exceed exempt income

DLF Universal Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

DLF Universal Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Ld AO has applied 0.5% of investment of Rs. 53.51 crores whereas the ld CIT(A) restricting 0.5% only Rs. 30.84 holding that balance investment of approximately Rs. 22 crores was made in the subsidiary companies and there was no intention of earning any dividend income. The ld CIT(A) […]...

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Section 14A disallowance not to be added for computation of section 115JB Book Profit

Sun Pharmaceutical Vs ACIT (ITAT Ahmedabad)

Disallowance made under section 14A was not to be added for computing the book profit, therefore, AO had not erred in directing to exclude difference under section 14A for computing the big profit under section 115JB....

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Disallowance under section 14A: Another instance where section is not invoked

The ever debatable ‘Disallowance under section 14A’ (read with Rule 8D (2) now has again found a different horizon wherein the disallowance is not attracted (partially). The below mentioned case depicts a situation where interest free funds obtained by the assessee, a real estate developer, far exceeds the investments made by ...

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Allowability of membership fee paid to MCX Exchange Ltd.

Unifi Capital Pvt. Ltd. Vs Income Tax Officer (ITAT Chennai)

Unifi Capital Pvt. Ltd. Vs Income Tax Officer (ITAT Chennai) Admittedly, membership fee paid to any stock exchange including MCX Exchange Ltd., is for acquiring a right in membership of exchanges for trading in shares and securities. Further membership rights in any stock exchange including MCX Exchange Ltd., is a transferable right. Ther...

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Rule 8D is not retrospective & applicable from AY 2008-09 onwards

Hero Motocorp Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

Hero Motocorp Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) In the present year, the Assessing Officer has made disallowance under section 14A by invoking provisions of Rule 8D of the Income Tax Rules, 1962. Since Rule 8D is not retrospective, the same is not applicable in the present assessment year and accordingly, we hold that the assessing […]...

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Suo-motto disallowance by Assessee cannot be disregarded by AO without recording his Satisfaction

Greatship (India) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Greatship (India) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) The assessee has further assailed the disallowance worked out by the A.O under Sec. 1 4A r.w Rule 8D, on the ground that there was no recording of an objective satisfaction by the A.O that the suo-motto disallowance offered by the assessee under Sec. 14A was not correct. […]...

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AO not recorded satisfaction- Section 14A disallowance invalid

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Vs ACIT (Karnataka High Court)

Where AO did not record any satisfaction with regard to genuineness of the claim of the assessee before invoking the powers under section 14A read with rule 8D, disallowance was invalid because recording of satisfaction by AO is sine qua non for invocation of power under section 14A read with rule 8D...

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Section 14A provisions cannot be imported into MAT provisions

Sobha Developers Ltd. Vs DCIT (Karnataka High Court)

Sobha Developers Ltd. Vs DCIT (Karnataka High Court) From perusal of the relevant extract of Section 115JB, it is evident that Sub-Section (1) of Section 115JB provides the mode of computation of the total income of the assessee and tax payable on the assessee under Section 115JB of the Act. Sub-Section (5) of Section 115JB […]...

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ITAT deletes Section 14A disallowance as AO not recorded Satisfaction

Prism Cement Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Prism Cement Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) We observed that assessee has earned exempt income of Rs. 12,62,95,486/- and made a suo moto disallowance of Rs. 29,87,943/-. After careful consideration of the assessment order passed by the AO and the order passed by Ld. CIT(A), it is fact on record that AO has not recorded […]...

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