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Clubbing of Income under Income Tax Act, 1961 with FAQs

Income Tax - Clubbing of income means Income of other person included in assessee’s total income, for example: Income of husband which is shown to be the income of his wife is clubbed in the income of Husband and is taxable in the hands of the husband. Under the Income Tax Act a person has to pay taxes on his income....

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Section 80E – Deduction for Interest on education Loan

Income Tax - Have you taken an education loan to support higher studies of yourself or of your spouse, Children or for the student of whom you are legal guardian and you are not aware of the tax benefits that you are entitled to. Then here is a guide that will assist you to know tax benefits on education loans. These benefits help you to reduce the ov...

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Tax planning for financial year 2014-15

Income Tax - As the financial year draws to a close, we all start feeling the heat and realise that yes, now we have to invest in order to save tax. Whilst investing with tax saving and tax planning in mind is the key, these investments must be part of a larger financial plan - to achieve certain life goals and protect capital. Unfortunately, tax plan...

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Taxability of second House under Income Tax Act,1961

Income Tax - People buy a second home for many reasons, which, inter-alia, include as an investment for capital appreciation; to use it as a holiday home; to get a regular stream of income by way of rentals; or to diversify their investment portfolio. Whatever be the reason, an important aspect to be considered at the planning stage is the tax implica...

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Few tips to Prevent Income Tax Raids

Income Tax - One should not keep any unaccounted or undisclosed money, property or income popularly known as black money. If such a disclosure is made before its detection by the Income Tax Department, the chances of being trapped in a tax raid are minimized. A tax raid may also be conducted against a person in possession of undisclosed income or prop...

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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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IT department claimed Rs 30,000 crore from companies that violated MAT provisions

Income Tax - Income Tax department has claimed Rs 30,000 crore from companies that have violated provisions under the minimum alternate tax. Sources said the claim is not only for the current assessment year of 2009-10, wherein assessments are still going on, but also for previous four-five assessment years, which are under litigation either in courts...

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Pay tax on perquisites for the whole year in next three months, double whammy for taxpayers

Income Tax - Your tax burden has just gone up, with the government today issuing the new guidelines for taxation of perquisities. In fact, it could be a double whammy, as you have to pay the additional tax liability for the whole of this financial year over the next three months. Employees who were not paying tax on a host of perks such as company-pro...

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IT dept. imposed penalty on DLF for understatement of income, auditors role in question

Income Tax - NEW DELHI: The I-T authorities have slapped a tax liability of Rs 300-400 crore on realty leader DLF over what they called understatement of income and fund diversion by the company. The liability was raised after a special audit by the Income Tax department in the accounts of DLF for the year 2005-06. With the kind of […]...

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Stock brokers cannot set off losses in the trading business against their other income : Bombay High Court

Income Tax - Stockbrokers who have been taking advantage of the ambiguity in the Income Tax Act rules to reduce their tax payouts could be in for a rude shock. The Bombay high court has ruled that brokers cannot set off losses in the trading business against their other income and that these losses can only be neutralised […]...

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NBFCs not entitled to deduction of any provision created for bad and doubtful debts

Art Leasing Ltd. Vs CIT (Kerala High Court) - Unfortunately, for the appellant NBFCs. are not covered by Section 36(l)(viia) of the I.T Act and so much so, explanation to section 36(l)(vii) squarely applies or in other words, the appellant-N. B.F.Cs. are not entitled to deduction of any Provision created for bad and doubtful debts, no matter su...

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AAR on Prima facie satisfaction for initiation of penalty proceedings required even post-amendment

Madhushree Gupta and British Airways Plc Vs UOI and Anr (Delhi High Court) - Section 271(1)(c) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (“the Act”) empowers the Assessing Officer (“AO”) to levy penalty if he is satisfied that the assessee has concealed the particulars of income or furnished inaccurate particulars of income. A new section 271(1B) was introduced by the Finance Act,...

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S. 195 / 201 liability cannot be avoided on ground of non-taxability of recipient

CIT Vs. Samsung Electronics (Karnatka High Court at Bangalore) - The assessee made payments to a foreign company for purchase of ‘shrink-wrapped’/ready-made software without deduction of tax at source u/s 195 (1). The AO held that the payments were chargeable to tax in the hands of the foreign company as “royalty” u/s 9 (1) (vi) and that the assessee was ...

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Share broker eligible to claim bad debts as expense while computing taxable income

CIT vs. Bonanza Portfolio (Delhi High Court) - The assessee, a share broker, purchased shares on behalf of its client and paid for them. The brokerage on the said transaction was offered to tax. As the client did not pay for the shares, the assessee wrote off the amount due and claimed the same as a bad debt u/s 36 (1) (vii). The AO rejected the...

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Change in method of valuation of closing stock allowed if such change is bona fide and assessee has proper reasons for such change

Charchit agarwal Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - Section 153A(1) contains non-obstante clause and hence provisions of this section will over-ride the provisions of section 139, section 147, section 148, section 149, section 151 and section 153 of the Act. Under section 153A(1) the assessing officer is empowered is empowered to issue notices to the...

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Clubbing of Income under Income Tax Act, 1961 with FAQs

Clubbing of income means Income of other person included in assessee’s total income, for example: Income of husband which is shown to be the income of his wife is clubbed in the income of Husband and is taxable in the hands of the husband. Under the Income Tax Act a person has to pay taxes on his income....

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Section 80E – Deduction for Interest on education Loan

Have you taken an education loan to support higher studies of yourself or of your spouse, Children or for the student of whom you are legal guardian and you are not aware of the tax benefits that you are entitled to. Then here is a guide that will assist you to know tax benefits on education loans. These benefits help you to reduce the ov...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Tax planning for financial year 2014-15

As the financial year draws to a close, we all start feeling the heat and realise that yes, now we have to invest in order to save tax. Whilst investing with tax saving and tax planning in mind is the key, these investments must be part of a larger financial plan - to achieve certain life goals and protect capital. Unfortunately, tax plan...

Read More
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Taxability of second House under Income Tax Act,1961

People buy a second home for many reasons, which, inter-alia, include as an investment for capital appreciation; to use it as a holiday home; to get a regular stream of income by way of rentals; or to diversify their investment portfolio. Whatever be the reason, an important aspect to be considered at the planning stage is the tax implica...

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Few tips to Prevent Income Tax Raids

One should not keep any unaccounted or undisclosed money, property or income popularly known as black money. If such a disclosure is made before its detection by the Income Tax Department, the chances of being trapped in a tax raid are minimized. A tax raid may also be conducted against a person in possession of undisclosed income or prop...

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Taxability of Motor Acccident Compensation & Interest

In brief my family was met with an major accident in 2004 and my pretty daughter (minor) got 70% permanent disabilities., literally we have lost everything in that accident even my well established business also. Now the court has given my wife ( guardian and claimant of minor) accident compensation amount ( without deduction of any tax a...

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

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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NBFCs not entitled to deduction of any provision created for bad and doubtful debts

Art Leasing Ltd. Vs CIT (Kerala High Court)

Unfortunately, for the appellant NBFCs. are not covered by Section 36(l)(viia) of the I.T Act and so much so, explanation to section 36(l)(vii) squarely applies or in other words, the appellant-N. B.F.Cs. are not entitled to deduction of any Provision created for bad and doubtful debts, no matter such provision...

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Company-owned car is more beneficial for both employer and employee under the new perquisite valuation rules applicable from April 1 2009

Last week, CBDT issued a notification on how each perquisite provided to a salaried employee should be taxed. It is applicable with retrospective effect, from April 1 2009. The guidelines cover every perk: home accommodation to gifts to educational benefits. The most important change, though, is taxation of car facilities....

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IT department claimed Rs 30,000 crore from companies that violated MAT provisions

Income Tax department has claimed Rs 30,000 crore from companies that have violated provisions under the minimum alternate tax. Sources said the claim is not only for the current assessment year of 2009-10, wherein assessments are still going on, but also for previous four-five assessment years, which are under litigation either in courts...

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