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Recommendations of GST Task Force’ 17th December 2009

A recent report by Finance Commission taskforce has clarified many issues related to implementation of GST in India. Though there are many new matters which were considered in this report, but there some variations were observed as of the matters which were recommended in first discussion paper on implementation of GST in India, issued by...

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Direct Tax code (DTC) may be rewritten: FM

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday indicated the government could rewrite the new direct tax code to make it acceptable to all stakeholders. On the tax code, he said, the government would attempt to build consensus on the proposals. “I have laid a certain proposal in the form of a direct tax code. But it is not the Bhagwad Git...

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Excise exemption to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand under review

Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the two Himalayan states which have drawn thousands of crores of investments due to the tax benefits they offer, stare at the possibility of losing the status as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee looks to plug loopholes and boost revenues for a government that’s on a spending spree....

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Taxability of ULIP and Insurance policy maturity amount under the DTC regime

Premium Punch:- At present, premium payment for a life insurance policy is tax-exempt provided the premium amount is not more than 20 per cent of the sum assured. Similarly, any sum received under a life insurance policy – be it money back at regular intervals, death benefit, maturity benefits, including bonus and loyalty additions – ...

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BPO may be taxed in DTC as no provision in DTC to extend tax exemption benefit

Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) centers in India would be subjected to taxation under the new proposed Direct Tax Code (DTC) but some clarifications, especially on double taxation, were still needed, an expert said. The (tax) exception given to BPOs has to be withdrawn under section 10 (A) of Income Tax Act. There is no provision in...

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Assocham asked to raise the tax exemption limit for Individuals to 4 lakh and for senior citizens to 5 lakh

Industry body Assocham today asked the government to raise the tax exemption limit on personal income from Rs 1.6 lakh per annum to Rs 4 lakh per annum and for senior citizens up to Rs 5 lakh per annum. The industry body was giving its proposals on the draft direct taxes code which has been put in public domain by the government for comme...

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SC will examine the issue of taxability of professional fees received by foreign law firms from Indian companies

The Supreme Court has decided to examine the issue of whether foreign law firms charging professional fees from Indian companies and businessmen are liable to pay income tax in the country. A bench headed by Justice S H Kapadia has issued notices to a London-based law firm on a petition filed by the Income Tax Department....

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Profit may be the key condition for levying MAT in the final draft of the DTC

The government may retain profit as the key condition for levying minimum alternate tax (MAT) in the final draft of the direct taxes code after its asset-based approach proposed earlier ran into a storm of protests from industry. Other options being considered by the government include tax exemptions for asset-heavy infrastructure compani...

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CBDT suggested abolition of MAT and continuance of tax benefit on savings in new Direct Tax Code

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the government's apex tax policy and collection body, has suggested that the new direct taxes code abolish Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) and continue to offer individuals tax exemptions on savings under the existing EEE (exempt-exempt- exempt) method....

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Management in India not sufficient ground to deny exemption from tax to a company based outside India

Having an effective management in India is not a sufficient ground to deny exemption from capital gains tax to a company that is based in Mauritius, ruled a Delhi bench of the Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT). The ITAT held that under the India-Mauritius double taxation avoidance agreement...

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