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Direct tax collections register growth of 3.71% till November 2009

Net direct tax collections during first eight months of the present fiscal (up to November 2009) stood at Rs.1,83,822 crore, up from Rs.1,77,251 crore in the same period last fiscal, registering a growth of 3.71 percent. Growth in Corporate Taxes was 3.17 percent (Rs.1,13,210 crore as against Rs.1,09,735 crore), while Personal Income Tax ...

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Set-off of short-term capital losses, subject to STT, allowable against short-term capital gains not subject to STT

The Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) , in the case of First State Investments (Hongkong) Ltd. A/c First State Asia Innovation and Technology Fund1 (“the assessee”), examined the manner of set-off of short- term capital loss suffered from sale transactions subject to Securities Transaction Tax (”STT”) against...

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Foreign companies can also claim benefit of lower Rate of Tax on Capital Gain from securities transaction

Foreign companies cannot be discriminated vis-a-vis Indian firms so far as capital gains tax on securities transaction is concerned, according to an order by the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR). Giving its ruling in a case related to UK-based Fujitsu Services, AAR said the company should also be given an option of paying tax at [&hell...

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Rationalization of provision of Securities Transaction Tax & discontinuance of Rebate U/s 88E

Section 98 of Chapter VII of Finance (No.2) Act, 2004, provides for charge of securities transaction tax (STT). It was provided that in the case of sale of a derivative, where the transaction of such sale is entered into in a recognized stock exchange, the securities transaction tax will be at the rate of 0.017 […]...

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Effectively utilize losses to reduce the tax burden

Income tax is a tax on income earned by a taxpayer in a given year. However, activity of a taxpayer may not always result in income. Certain activities may cause losses too. It would be unfair to tax a person on his income, while ignoring the loss. In recognition of this principle, there are elaborate […]...

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Satyam effect: I-T department to increase staff strength

In the wake of the Satyam fiasco, the Income-Tax department now wants more manpower and technical assistance for its investigation wing and closer scrutiny for TDS returns. The department, in its recent report being prepared for cadre review and restructuring, being done after eight years, will submit these suggestions to the government. ...

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Securities lending/borrowing Scheme of Securities and Exchange Board

Circular No. 2/2008-Income Tax (22/02/2008)

CIRCULAR NO-2/2008-Income Tax Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) vide circular No.-MRD/DoP/SE/Dep/ Cir14/2007 dated 20/12/2007, has decided to permit all classes of investors (individuals, institutional, etc.) to short sell. Further, with a view to provide a mechanism for borrowing of securities to enable settlement of securiti...

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Securities transaction tax likely to be hiked

Now it's the government's turn to cash in on the stock market boom. The finance ministry is considering raising the rate at which securities transaction tax (STT) is levied. One of the options is to increase the ceiling rate to 0.5% of the value of the taxable securities transactions. At present, it is levied at rates of 0.017- 0.25% on e...

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