25 March 2015

Presentation on Anti Black Money Bill,2015


The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill, 2015, popularly called as Anti-black money bill, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 20 March, 2015.The Bill provides for flat rate of tax at 30% on the value of undisclosed foreign income or assets along with a penalty of 300% on the amount of tax so computed. In addition the bill also provides for penalty of Rs. 10 lakh for non-disclosure of foreign asset or income in return or failure to furnish return under income-tax Act.
It further provides for prosecution of up to 10 years in case of wilful attempt to evade tax on foreign income or assets held outside India. Any person abettingor inducing another person to make and deliver false return, account, statement or declaration shall be prosecuted with rigorous imprisonment of 6 months to 7 years.
The Bill proposes for one-time opportunity to taxpayers to voluntarily disclose the undisclosed foreign income or assets. Any person who opts for this opportunity shall be liable to pay reduced penalty of 100% of tax and he would also get immunity from the prosecution.

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