Tax Exemption

Tax Free / Exempt Income Under Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - As per section 10(1), agricultural income earned by the taxpayer in India is exempt from tax. Agricultural income is defined under section 2(1A) of the Income-tax Act. As per section 2(1A), agricultural income generally means...

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Income Tax Benefits to Residents & Indian Companies

Income Tax - A resident person is chargeable to tax in respect of his global income. If Income-tax Act enlarges the scope of taxable income of a resident person, it extends certain benefits and privileges to a resident person as well, inter-alia, an option to compute income on presumptive basis...

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Deduction under section 80C and Tax Planning

Income Tax - Section 80C replaced the existing Section 88 with more or less the same investment mix available in Section 88. The new section 80C has become effective w.e.f. 1st April, 2006. Even the section 80CCC on pension scheme contributions was merged with the above 80C. However, this new section has allowed a major change in the method of prov...

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Exemption from payment of GST

Income Tax - Under Section 11 of the CGST Act,2017 the Central or the State Governments are empowered to grant exemptions from tax, subject to the following conditions: (i) Exemption should be in public interest...

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BCAS Suggestions on Draft Notification on Taxation of shares

Income Tax - The draft of the notification to be issued under third proviso to section 10(38) is, in principle, a step in the right direction. We would like to suggest a few changes to the same in order to bring greater clarity and prevent unnecessary and unintended harassment to genuine investors....

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Factoring services may soon be exempt from stamp duty

Income Tax - The government plans to offer stamp duty exemption for sale of accounts receivables, allowing businesses to encash sales made on credit and ensure a healthy cash flow. The finance ministry will facilitate this change by moving a new bill to regulate ...

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Commerce Ministry to set up committee to simplify EOU procedures

Income Tax - The Commerce Ministry today said it will set up a committee to recast the export-oriented unit scheme so that the scheme remain attractive even after the end of tax sops in 2011. "EOUs should be re-modeled because challenges and environment have cha...

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Budget for next year may take back excise exemption given to around 250 items

Income Tax - The finance ministry is looking into the possibility of phasing out some exemptions from the Centre’s excise list in the next Budget. The move is part of the transition exercise to the goods & services tax regime, slated to come into force next finan...

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High Court dismisses petition challenging tax exemption MLAs of Punjab

Income Tax - The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday dismissed a petition challenging tax exemption to Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Punjab. Dismissing the petition filed by one Manmohan Singh of Ludhiana, a division bench today held that there was no illegality in the exemption from payment of tax granted to MLAs. ...

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It department challenged deduction u/s. 80RR claimed by fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani

Income Tax - Is Tarun Tahiliani, one of India’s leading fashion designers, an artiste? Those who admire his creations might think so, but not the income-tax [I-T] department. It’s been almost a decade now since the I-T first objected to Tahiliani seeking tax exemption on his foreign income for being an “artiste”, and it still continues to disp...

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Reopening not permissible on the ground of expense which was not claimed by Assessee

Sandip Bhikhubhai Padsala Vs. ITO & Anr. (Gujarat High Court) - Assessee sold 3,10,000 shares and claimed resulting gains as exempt under section 10(38). AO denied the exemption on the ground that as the shares were not held by the assessee for more than 12 months period, therefore, same could not be considered as long-term capital assets. ...

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Tax Free / Exempt Income Under Income Tax Act, 1961

As per section 10(1), agricultural income earned by the taxpayer in India is exempt from tax. Agricultural income is defined under section 2(1A) of the Income-tax Act. As per section 2(1A), agricultural income generally means...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Income Tax Benefits to Residents & Indian Companies

A resident person is chargeable to tax in respect of his global income. If Income-tax Act enlarges the scope of taxable income of a resident person, it extends certain benefits and privileges to a resident person as well, inter-alia, an option to compute income on presumptive basis...

Read More

Reopening not permissible on the ground of expense which was not claimed by Assessee

Sandip Bhikhubhai Padsala Vs. ITO & Anr. (Gujarat High Court)

Assessee sold 3,10,000 shares and claimed resulting gains as exempt under section 10(38). AO denied the exemption on the ground that as the shares were not held by the assessee for more than 12 months period, therefore, same could not be considered as long-term capital assets. ...

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Deduction under section 80C and Tax Planning

Section 80C replaced the existing Section 88 with more or less the same investment mix available in Section 88. The new section 80C has become effective w.e.f. 1st April, 2006. Even the section 80CCC on pension scheme contributions was merged with the above 80C. However, this new section has allowed a major change in the method of prov...

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Exemption from payment of GST

Under Section 11 of the CGST Act,2017 the Central or the State Governments are empowered to grant exemptions from tax, subject to the following conditions: (i) Exemption should be in public interest...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

BCAS Suggestions on Draft Notification on Taxation of shares

The draft of the notification to be issued under third proviso to section 10(38) is, in principle, a step in the right direction. We would like to suggest a few changes to the same in order to bring greater clarity and prevent unnecessary and unintended harassment to genuine investors....

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Draft notification on Exemption on LTCG – A strike or spare?

The memorandum to Finance Bill, 2017, explained that the exemption on long-term capital gains tax, provided in section 10(38) of ITA was misutilised to declare unaccounted income . CBDT has issued a draft notification on 3 April , 2017 and provided that the amendment would not apply to any transactions except mentioned in the Notification...

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Exemption on Income arising out of Maintenance Money of ‘Minor’- Report

Whether the provisions of section 64(1A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 require an amendment to provide for exemption from clubbing of minor's income accruing by way of interest on the amount deposited by one of the parents of the minor child as maintenance, at the hands of parent/guardian, under an order of the Court. ...

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Analysis of Recent Pre-Budget Amendment in Service Tax

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on 12th of January 2017 proposed several amendments in the Service Tax Law, the details of which are as follows:...

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Whether ‘Google Adsense’ Liable to be Taxed under Service Tax?

Prior to 2014, Digital Ads were specifically exempted from the levy of service tax in India and were specifically mentioned in the Negative List of Services. However, this exemption has now been withdrawn and Digital Ads are no longer part of the Negative List of Services. As this exemption has now been withdrawn, Service Tax on digital a...

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