Union Budget 2009

Analysis of union budget 2009 provisions related to income disclosed during survey and penalty under section 271(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - BUDGET 2009 has proposed to substitute existing explanation 5A below section 271(1)(c ) with new explanation 5A with retrospective effect from 01/06/2007. This new section provides that if in the course of search an assessee is found to be the owner of any money, bullion, jewllery or other valuable articles or thing; and the assessee [&he...

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FBT abolished and Perquisites earlier covered under FBT become taxable in the hand of Employees

Income Tax - Currently, certain prescribed fringe benefits provided by an employer to his employees are liable to FBT in the hands of the employer. Such fringe benefits are not included within the scope of ‘perquisites’ as defined in section 17. As FBT will now be abolished, ‘perquisites’ will include the following: 1. Presently, FBT is levied...

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Key Features of LLP Act & Taxation of LLP

Income Tax - Key Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008 and Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009 • The Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Bill 2008 was passed by the Parliament on December 12, 2008 and legislated vide notification of the Act in the Gazette of India on January 7, 2009. Subsequently ‘The Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 20...

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Concessions and Exemptions in Excise Duty provided by Union Budget 2009

Income Tax - The following concessions/ changes have also been made: i. Full exemption from excise duty has been provided to goods falling under Chapter 68 manufactured at the site of construction for use in construction work at such site. This was demand of the construction industry. Earlier it was available to goods manufactured from specified mater...

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All business having turnover less than 40 Lakh can claim benefit of presumptive taxation scheme

Income Tax - There has been a substantial increase in small businesses with the growth of transport and communication and general growth of the economy. A large number of businesses and service providers in rural and urban areas who earn substantial income are outside the tax-net. Introduction of presumptive tax provisions in respect of small business...

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Government may soon clarify in respect of FBT paid for A.Y. 2010-2011

Income Tax - A mechanism may be on the anvil to help companies to reclaim the fringe benefit tax they had paid for the first quarter along with advance corporate tax, as the government goes about implementing the budget proposal to abolish the levy with retrospective effect from April 1, 2009. Companies may be able to seek a refund […]...

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Builder may not benefit from extension of tax waiver to affordable housing projects

Income Tax - The government’s decision to extend the time limit for claiming tax exemption on profit earned from projects may not give the desired benefits to real estate developers. Instead of giving benefits to ongoing projects, the government chose to extend a tax waiver to `affordable’ housing projects that were approved till March 31,...

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Finance bill for 2009-10 gets approval of Lok Sabha

Income Tax - The Lok Sabha has passed the Finance Bill for 2009-10 by a voice vote on Monday, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that economic recovery has begun and India would achieve 8-9 pc economic growth by the end of 2010. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has announced a slew of concessions, including one pc interest subsidy for [&hell...

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FM's reply to debate on Finance (No.2) Bill,2009 in lok Sabha on 27th July 2009

Income Tax - Madam Speaker, at the outset, I would like to thank all the honourable Members who have participated in the discussion on the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2009. I would also like to thank all other stakeholders who have participated in the debate outside the House. I have immensely benefited from the valuable suggestions made both inside [&hellip...

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Union Budget 2009 covered Gifts and deemed Gifts of Properties under tax net

Income Tax - Under the existing provisions, in a nutshell, gifts received by individuals and HUFs, only as sum of money from non relatives in excess of Rs.50000/- per annum are taxable. Gifts on the occasion of marriage or under a will are also outside the tax net. Gifts in kind are also not taxable. Now the gifts in kinds are being made taxable in th...

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Government may soon clarify in respect of FBT paid for A.Y. 2010-2011

A mechanism may be on the anvil to help companies to reclaim the fringe benefit tax they had paid for the first quarter along with advance corporate tax, as the government goes about implementing the budget proposal to abolish the levy with retrospective effect from April 1, 2009. Companies may be able to seek a refund […]...

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Builder may not benefit from extension of tax waiver to affordable housing projects

The government’s decision to extend the time limit for claiming tax exemption on profit earned from projects may not give the desired benefits to real estate developers. Instead of giving benefits to ongoing projects, the government chose to extend a tax waiver to `affordable’ housing projects that were approved till March 31,...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Finance bill for 2009-10 gets approval of Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Finance Bill for 2009-10 by a voice vote on Monday, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that economic recovery has begun and India would achieve 8-9 pc economic growth by the end of 2010. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has announced a slew of concessions, including one pc interest subsidy for [&hell...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

FM's reply to debate on Finance (No.2) Bill,2009 in lok Sabha on 27th July 2009

Madam Speaker, at the outset, I would like to thank all the honourable Members who have participated in the discussion on the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2009. I would also like to thank all other stakeholders who have participated in the debate outside the House. I have immensely benefited from the valuable suggestions made both inside [&hellip...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Analysis of union budget 2009 provisions related to income disclosed during survey and penalty under section 271(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961

BUDGET 2009 has proposed to substitute existing explanation 5A below section 271(1)(c ) with new explanation 5A with retrospective effect from 01/06/2007. This new section provides that if in the course of search an assessee is found to be the owner of any money, bullion, jewllery or other valuable articles or thing; and the assessee [&he...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Union Budget 2009 covered Gifts and deemed Gifts of Properties under tax net

Under the existing provisions, in a nutshell, gifts received by individuals and HUFs, only as sum of money from non relatives in excess of Rs.50000/- per annum are taxable. Gifts on the occasion of marriage or under a will are also outside the tax net. Gifts in kind are also not taxable. Now the gifts in kinds are being made taxable in th...

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Retrospective Recovery of custom duty and interest from exporters proposed in budget by amending DFIA notifications

The proposal for retrospective amendment of the DFIA notification (no. 40/2006-Cus. dated 1.5.2006) intends to recover duty and interest from exporters who had stayed within the law and obtained certain benefits, which the government very well knew to be legitimate but later on claimed to be unintended. The DFIA scheme drafted by the comm...

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FBT abolished and Perquisites earlier covered under FBT become taxable in the hand of Employees

Currently, certain prescribed fringe benefits provided by an employer to his employees are liable to FBT in the hands of the employer. Such fringe benefits are not included within the scope of ‘perquisites’ as defined in section 17. As FBT will now be abolished, ‘perquisites’ will include the following: 1. Presently, FBT is levied...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Key Features of LLP Act & Taxation of LLP

Key Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008 and Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009 • The Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Bill 2008 was passed by the Parliament on December 12, 2008 and legislated vide notification of the Act in the Gazette of India on January 7, 2009. Subsequently ‘The Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 20...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Concessions and Exemptions in Excise Duty provided by Union Budget 2009

The following concessions/ changes have also been made: i. Full exemption from excise duty has been provided to goods falling under Chapter 68 manufactured at the site of construction for use in construction work at such site. This was demand of the construction industry. Earlier it was available to goods manufactured from specified mater...

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