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29 December 2018

Income Tax Amemded to Promote - International Financial Service Centre. - CBDT notification dated 26th Dec 2018

The following amendment has been done vide notification dated 26th Dec 2018.

18. Measures to promote International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)
18.1 Section 47 of the Income-tax Act provides for tax neutrality relating to certain transfers.
18.2 In order to promote the development of world class financial infrastructure in India, the aforesaid section has been amended so as to provide that transactions in the following assets, undertaken by a non-resident on a recognised stock exchange located in any International Financial Services Centre, shall not be regarded as transfer, if the consideration is paid or payable in foreign currency:—
(i)

bond or Global Depository Receipt, as referred to in sub-section (1] of section 115AC of the Income-tax Act; or
(ii)

rupee denominated bond of an Indian company; or
(iii)

derivative.
18.3 Before amendment by the Act section 115JC of the Income-tax Act provided for alternate minimum tax at the rate of 18.5% of adjusted total income in the case of all non-corporate persons.
18.4 In order to promote the development of world class financial infrastructure in India, section 115JC of the Income-tax Act has also been amended to provide that in case of a unit located in an International Financial Service Centre, the alternate minimum tax under section 115JC shall be charged at the rate of 9%.
18.5 Consequential amendment has also been made to section 115JF of the Income-tax Act.
18.6 Applicability: These amendments take effect from 1st April, 2019 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2019-20 and subsequent assessment years.

26 February 2017

Cash Deposit Verification Guidelines

Cash Deposit Verification Guidelines given by CBDT to Assessing Officers[Instruction No. 3/2017 dated 21-02-2017]:

1. In case of an individual (other than minors) not having any business income, no further verification is required to be made if total cash deposit is up to Rs. 2.5 lakh.

2.  In case of taxpayers above 70 years of age, the limit is Rs. 5.0 lakh per person.

3. In non business cases,  where the person under verification has filed return of Income, a reasonable quantum can be considered as explained while quantifying the undisclosed amount, if any

4. In case of persons engaged in business or requirement to maintain books of accounts, no additional information is required to be submitted by the person under verification if total cash out of earlier income or savings (sum of responses for all cash transactions) is not more than the closing cash balance as on 31st March 2016 in the return for AY 2016-17

5. However, if the AO has reason to believe that the closing cash balance as on 31st March 2016 has been increased by revising the return or backdating transactions in the books of account, further verification may be carried out.

6. For cash received from identifiable persons without PAN, The AO needs to verify if the cash receipts are not in line with the normal practices of concerned business as mentioned in the earlier returns of Income after considering the remarks provided by the taxpayer, nature of business and earlier history before seeking additional information.

7. For Cash received from Unidentifiable persons, normal practice of business to be verified

8. AO may seek relevant information e.g. monthly sales summary (with breakup of cash sales and credit sales), relevant stock register entries, bank statement etc. to identify cases with preliminary suspicion of back-dating of cash sales or fictitious sales

9. Some indicators for suspicion of back dating of cash sales or fictitious sales could be :

i) Abnormal jump in the cash sales during the period Nov to Dec 2016 as compared to earlier history.
ii) Abnormal jump in percentage of cash sales to unidentifiable persons as compared to earlier history.
iii) More than one deposit of specified bank notes in the bank account late in the demonetization period
iv) Non-availability of stock or attempts to inflate stock by introducing fictitious purchases.
v) Transfer of deposited cash to another account/entity which is not in line with earlier history.

10. In cases where online response has not been submitted, AO shall generate a letter from the Verification portal on ITBA to the person under verification for submission of online response  on the e-filing portal and ensure its service. This process should be completed within 7 days of availability of information on the portal.

11. The person under verification is not required to attend the Income-tax office personally under any circumstance and at any stage during the verification exercise.

12. The Assessing Officer will also be able to send a request for additional information, if required.

13. No independent enquiry or third party verifications are required to be made by the Assessing Officer outside the online portal. Whatever information is necessary during verification, the same has to be collected through the person under verification using online platform only

14.  Even telephonic queries are to be avoided.

15. It should be ensured that the communications made online with the persons under verification should be in very polite language without containing any element of threat or warning. No show cause of any kind should be given.

16. In cases of non compliance to cash verification window,  if the cash deposit is not in line with the earlier return or information profile of the person under verification, necessary facts may be collected inter-alia by exercising the powers under section 133(6) with the approval of prescribed authority.

17. In appropriate cases depending upon the online response or otherwise, survey action u/s. 133A can be considered. During survey, where there is suspicion of back dating or fictitious cash transactions, CCTV recording of the cash counter at relevant banks may also be checked, if necessary. Reference can also be sent to the Investigation wing in appropriate cases.

09 February 2017

CBDT guidelines for TDS on Salary A Y 2017-18

CBDT vide its Circular No : 01/2017 dated 02-01-2017 (F.No. 275/192/2016-IT(B)) issued complete guidelines for TDS on Salary A Y 2017-18 During the Financial Year 2016-17 Under Section 192 of The Income-Tax Act 1961.

This present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head “Salaries” during the financial year 2016-17 and explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962.

23 December 2016

CBDT has amended Sec. 44AD

New Delhi, 19th December, 2016.

Press Release


Measures for Promoting Digital Payments & Creation of Less-Cash Economy


Under the existing provisions of section 44AD of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), in case of certain assesses (i.e. an individual, HUF or a partnership firm other than LLP) carrying on any business (other than transportation, agency, brokerage and commission) and having a turnover of Rupees Two Crore or less, the profit is deemed to be 8% of the total turnover.


In order to achieve the Government's mission of moving towards a less cash economy and to incentivise small traders / businesses to proactively accept payments by digital means, it has been decided to reduce the existing rate of deemed profit of 8% under section 44AD of the Act to 6% in respect of the amount of total turnover or gross receipts received through banking channel / digital means for the financial year 2016-17. However, the existing rate of deemed profit of 8% referred to in section 44AD of the Act, shall continue to apply in respect of total turnover or gross receipts received in cash.


Legislative amendment in this regard shall be carried out through the Finance Bill, 2017.


(Meenakshi J. Goswami)

Commissioner of Income Tax

(Media and Technical Policy)

Official Spokesperson, CBDT.


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22 December 2016

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016?

*1. What is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016?*

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016 is a scheme notified by the Government of India on December 16, 2016 which is applicable to every declarant under the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016.

*2. Who is eligible to deposit in PMGKS?*

The deposit under this Scheme shall be made by any person who declared undisclosed income under sub-section (1) of section 199C of the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016.

*3. In what form will the deposits under this scheme be held?*

The Deposits shall be held at the credit of the declarant in Bond Ledger Accounts (BLA) maintained with Reserve Bank of India.

*4. Who are the authorized agencies where the application and amount of deposit will be accepted?*

Application and amount for the deposit (in the form of Bond Ledger Account) shall be received by any banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies (Authorized Banks).

*5. Where can declarants get the application form?*

Application for the deposit will be available at branches of authorized banks. It is also available in the Reserve Bank of India website.

*6. When can a declarant make the deposit into the scheme?*

The deposits under this Scheme shall be made in a single payment in any of the authorized banks from the 17th day of December, 2016 till 31st day of March, 2017

*7. What are the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) norms?*

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is the KYC document for individuals depositing in the scheme. If a declarant does not hold PAN, he shall apply for PAN and provide the details of such PAN application along with acknowledgement number to the bank while making the application. On receipt of PAN, the details may be updated with the bank from which application was made.

*8. What is the minimum and maximum limit for depositing in the scheme?*

The deposit by a declarant shall not be less than twenty-five per cent of the undisclosed income declared under sub-section (1) of section 199C of the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016. Deposit shall be made in multiples of ₹ 100.

*9. Will any interest be paid on the deposit under the scheme?*

No interest shall be paid for deposits made in this scheme.

*10. After making the deposit, will any documentary evidence be issued?*

On deposit, an acknowledgement receipt mentioning name of declarant and amount deposited will be duly authorized and provided by the bank from which application was made. Subsequently a certificate of holding for the BLA will be issued which may be collected from the authorized bank.

*11. When will the deposit be repaid?*

Repayment of the deposit will be made after a period of 4 years from the effective date of deposit (ie., date of tender of cash or the date of realization of draft or cheque or transfer through electronic transfer)

*12. What will the declarant get on redemption?*

On redemption, the entire amount deposited into the scheme will be repaid.

*13. How will the declarant get the redemption amount?*

The redemption amount will be credited to the bank account furnished by the person in the application form.

*14. What are the procedures involved during redemption?*

On the date of maturity, the proceeds will be credited to the bank account as per the details on record.

In case there are changes in any details, such as, account number, IFSC code, email ids etc then the investor must intimate Reserve Bank Of India , through the authorized banks promptly.

*15. Can the deposit made into this scheme be prematurely redeemed ?*

No, option for premature redemption of the BLA is not available.

*16. Can the BLA be gifted/transferred to a relative or friend on some occasion?*

No, the BLAs cannot be gifted/transferred to any relative or friend. Transferability of the Bond Ledger Account shall be limited to nominee or to the legal heir of an individual holder, only in the event of death of the declarant.

*17. Who will provide other services to the declarants after deposit in the scheme?*

The banks through which the deposit into this scheme was made will provide other customer services such as change of bank account details, cancellation of nominee etc.

*18. What are the payment options for depositing in PMGKS?*

The deposit shall be made in the form of cash or draft or cheque drawn in favour of the authorised bank accepting such deposit or by electronic transfer.

*19. Whether nomination facility is available for these investments?*

Yes, nomination facility is available as per the provisions of the Government Securities Act 2006 and Government Securities Regulations, 2007. A nomination form is available along with Application form. In case of cancellation/change in nomination, a separate form is to be filled and submitted to the authorized bank.

*20. Are the BLAs tradable?*

No, the Bonds ledger Account are not tradable.

19 December 2016

Tax incentive for cash less transaction

Tax incentive for cash less transaction: Deemed profit to be reduced from 8% to 6% u/s 44 AD:

New Delhi, 19th December, 2016.
Press Release

Measures for Promoting Digital Payments & Creation of Less-Cash Economy

Under the existing provisions of section 44AD of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), in case of certain assesses (i.e. an individual, HUF or a partnership firm other than LLP) carrying on any business (other than transportation, agency, brokerage and commission) and having a turnover of Rupees Two Crore or less, the profit is deemed to be 8% of the total turnover.

In order to achieve the Government's mission of moving towards a less cash economy and to incentivise small traders / businesses to proactively accept payments by digital means, it has been decided to reduce the existing rate of deemed profit of 8% under section 44AD of the Act to 6% in respect of the amount of total turnover or gross receipts received through banking channel / digital means for the financial year 2016-17. However, the existing rate of deemed profit of 8% referred to in section 44AD of the Act, shall continue to apply in respect of total turnover or gross receipts received in cash.

Legislative amendment in this regard shall be carried out through the Finance Bill, 2017.

(Meenakshi J. Goswami)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media and Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT.

16 December 2016

Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act,2016


Ministry of Finance16-December, 2016 18:17 IST
Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2016 came into force yesterday i.e. 15th December, 2016 and rules notified today and placed in public domain; The Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 introduced under the said Act to commence from tomorrow i.e.17th December, 2016 and to remain open for declarations up to 31st March, 2017.

 

The Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2016 has come into force on 15th December, 2016.  The Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 (the Scheme) introduced vide the said Act shall commence on 17th December, 2016 and shall remain open for declarations up to 31st March, 2017. The rules in this regard have been notified vide Notification No.116 dated 16th December, 2016 and have been placed in public domain. A separate notification has been issued for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme, 2016 by Department of Economic Affairs.  

           

The salient features of the Scheme are as under:

 

     (i)            Declaration under the Scheme can be made by any person in respect of undisclosed income in the form of cash or deposits in an account with bank or post office or specified entity.

   (ii)            Tax @30% of the undisclosed income, surcharge @33% of tax and penalty @10% of such income is payable besides mandatory deposit of 25% of the undisclosed income in Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme, 2016. The deposits are interest free and have a lock-in period of four years.

 (iii)            The income declared under the Scheme shall not be included in the total income of the declarant under the Income-tax Act for any assessment year.

 (iv)            The declarations made under the Scheme shall not be admissible as evidence under any Act (eg. Central Excise Act, Wealth-tax Act, Companies Act etc.). However, no immunity will be available under Criminal Acts mentioned in section 199-O of the Scheme.

 

            Non declaration of undisclosed cash or deposit in accounts under the Scheme will render such undisclosed income liable to tax, surcharge and cess totaling to 77.25% of such income, if declared in the return of income. In case the same is not shown in the return of income a further penalty @10% of tax shall also be levied followed by prosecution. It may be noted that the provisions for levy of penalty for misreporting of income @200% of tax payable under section 270A of the Income-tax Act have not been amended and shall continue to apply with respect to cases falling under the said section.

 

The Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2016 has also amended the penalty provisions in respect of search and seizure cases. The existing slab for penalty of 10%, 20% & 60% of income levied under section 271AAB has been rationalised to 30% of income, if the income is admitted and taxes are paid. Otherwise a penalty @60% of income shall be levied.

           

The Scheme, Rules and Notifications are available on the official website of the Department www.incometaxindia.gov.in .  Any queries/clarifications relating to the Scheme may be emailed at ts.mapwal@nic.in .

 

 

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DSM/KA

 


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10 December 2016

The CBDT has issued Circular No. 40/2016

The CBDT has issued Circular No. 40/2016 dated 9th December 2016 directing Assessing Officers not to reopen assessments of earlier years u/s 147 of the Act merely because there is an increase in turnover of the present year because of the adoption by the assessee of digital means of payment. The CBDT has pointed out that such move would cause “undue harassment” to the taxpayers

04 December 2016

FAQ on PMGKY

FAQs on Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana   The Government has announced demonetization of existing currency of Rs. 500/1000 with effect from the 9th November, 2016. However, concerns have been raised that some of the existing provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 ('Act') could possibly be used for concealing black money. So, the Government has introduced Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha to amend the provisions of Income-Tax Act. The Bill was also cleared in the Lok Sabha.   The Government has announced Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana 2016 (PMGKY) in the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016. As per this PMGKY black money deposited in banks or held in cash can be offered for taxation at 49.9% (i.e., 30% tax, 9.9% surcharge and 10% penalty).   

19 November 2016

Strict Action against Tax Evaders using other persons’ Bank Accounts to convert their Black Money

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
18-November-2016 16:23 IST

Strict Action against Tax Evaders using other persons’ Bank Accounts to convert their Black Money into New Denomination Notes; 
Person(s) who allows His Or Her Bank Account to be misused for this purpose can be Prosecuted for Abetment under Income Tax Act; Government appeals to people NOT to come in the Lure of Black Money Converters and be a Partner in this Crime of Converting Black Money into White through this method and help join the Government in eradicating it. 

It was announced by the Government earlier that small deposits made in the banks by artisans, workers, housewives, etc. would not be questioned by the Income Tax Department in view of the fact that present exemption limit for income tax is Rs. 2.5 lakh. There are some reports received that some people are using other persons’ bank accounts to convert their black money into new denomination notes for which reward is also being given to the account holders who agree to allow their accounts to be used. This activity is reported in case of Jandhan Accountsalso.

It is hereby clarified that such tax evasion activities can be made subject to income tax and penalty if it is established that the amount deposited in the account was not of the account holder but of somebody else. Also the person who allows his or her account to be misused for this purpose can be prosecuted for abetment under Income Tax Act.

However, the genuine persons having their own household savings in cash and depositing the same in the bank would not be questioned.

The people are requested NOT to come in the lure of black money converters and be a partner in this crime of converting black money into white through this method. Unless all citizens of the country help the Government in curbing black money, this mission of black money will not succeed. Also the people who are against the black money should give information of such illegal activities going on to the Income Tax department so that immediate action can be taken and such illegal transfer of cash can be stopped and seized.

Black money is a crime against humanity. We urge every conscientious citizen to help join the Government in eradicating it.

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DSM/KA

31 October 2016

CBDT Directive On Scope Of Disallowance U/s 40(a)(i) For Failure To Deduct TDS U/s 195 On Payment To Non-Residents

CBDT Directive On Scope Of Disallowance U/s 40(a)(i) For Failure To Deduct TDS U/s 195 On Payment To Non-Residents

The CBDT has issued a letter dated 26.10.2016 in which it has drawn attention to its Circular No 3/2015 dated 12.2.2015. In the said Circular it was clarified that for the purpose of making disallowance of “other sums chargeable” under Section 40(a)(i) of the Income-tax Act, 1961, in the case of non-residents, the appropriate portion of the sum chargeable to tax under the Act, i.e. income component therein shall form the basis of such disallowance. The CBDT has noted that this Circular is not being kept in view by administrative Commissioners & Commissioners (Appeal) while filing further appeals and while deciding cases. Further, the Circular is not kept in view by departmental representatives in ongoing litigation cases, who still take a position that the disallowance should be based on the gross amount of offshore payments such as purchases. The CBDT has directed the departmental officers including representatives of the department in litigation before ITAT/Courts etc. to be sensitized to the content of this circular

09 October 2016

Form 68


Form No. 68 notified to get immunity from penalty for underreporting and misreporting of income

October 7, 2016

INCOME-TAX (TWENTY FIFTH AMENDMENT) RULES, 2016 - INSERTION OF RULE 129 AND FORM NO.68

NOTIFICATION NO. SO 3150(E) [NO.90/2016 (F.NO.370142/26/2016-TPL)], DATED 5-10-2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 read with sub-section (2) of section 270AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (25th Amendment) Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 2017.

2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), after rule 128, following rule shall be inserted, namely:—

"129. Form of application under section 270AA.— An application to the Assessing Officer to grant immunity from imposition of penalty under section 270A and from initiation of proceedings under section 276C or section 276CC shall be made in Form No.68.".

3. In the said rules, in Appendix-II, after Form No.67, the following form shall be inserted, namely:—

"FORM No. 68

Form of application under section 270AA(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961


02 October 2016

CBDT notifies ICDS

CBDT notifies ICDS to be applicable w.e.f. AY 2017-18 for all assesses other than individual & HUF (who are not under audit u/s 44AB) following mercantile system of accounting.

It also amends Form 3CD w.e.f. 1st April 2017 to incorporate compliance of ICDS.

09 September 2016

CBDT extends 30st September-2016 Returns Filing Due Date to 17th October-2016

Dear Sir / Madam,

CBDT extends 30st September-2016 Returns Filing Due Date to 17th October-2016

Order Under section 119 of the Income tax Act 1961

The last date for making declaration under the income Declaration scheme 2106 is 30th September which coincides with the last date of filling income tax by the tax payers whose accounts are audited and who are required to furnish the returns of income tax for assessment year 2016-2017 by 30th September, 2016 as per provisions of the section 139(1) of income tax Act,1961.

In order to remover inconvenience and to facilitate ease pf compliance, the Central board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 119 of the income tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the due date for furnishing such returns of the income from 30th September, 2016 to 17th October 2016 in case of the tax payers through out India, who are liable to furnish their income tax return by the said due date 

Deepshikha Sharma
Director to the Government of India

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05 September 2016

CBDT Circular on Foreign Shipping Companies

Streamlining the process of No Objection Certificate (NOC), Port Clearance Certificate (PCC), voyage return and voyage assessment in the case of Foreign Shipping Companies (FSCs)

The CBDT vide Circular No. 30/2016 dt. 26 Aug. 2016 has streamlined the process for 'Port Clearance/ No Objection Certificates and Voyage Return/ Assessment' in the case of Foreign Shipping Companies.
CBDT has received representations regarding procedural difficulties faced by foreign shipping companies in issuance of Port Clearance Certificate (PCC) required as per S. 172 of Income-tax Act, 1961, i.e. a self contained code for assessment of shipping business of non residents.
it has been represented by the FSCs before the CBDT that no uniform practice is being followed by the port Assessing Officers in giving NOC for each voyage and also in making the voyage assessment in this regard. Further it is represented that at some of the ports, annual NOC issued by the jurisdictional AO is being honoured and port clearance and voyage return assessment are being done in a routine manner; whereas at some other ports, the port Assessing officers are not honouring the annual NOC and are still insisting for documentation such as submission of tax residency certificate, proof of effective management etc before the NOC leading to the port clearance is issued. It has been represented that in these cases, the insistence on filing details is leading to duplication of work as these documents have already been filed before and verified by the jurisdictional AO at the time of issue of annual NOC. It has also been stated that the procedure of obtaining NOC from the officer having jurisdiction over the port creates logistical difficulties for FSCs as the Port assessing officer is normally situated at a considerable distance from the jurisdictional AO.
The matter has been examined by the CBDT and requisite guidelines have been issued for streamlining the processes. For details, please refer the CBDT Circular below:
CBDT Circular No. 30/2016 dt. 26 Aug. 2016

Form 15G-H -Date Extended


CBDT extends due date for quarterly furnishing/ uploading of 15G/ 15H declarations

The due date for quarterly furnishing of 15G/ 15H declarations received by the payer from 1 April, 2016 onwards and the manner for dealing with Form 15G/15H received by the payer during the period from 1 Oct. 2015 to 31 Mar. has already been specified by CBDT in Notification No.9/2016 dated 9 June 2016.
The CBDT has extended the due dates for uploading of Form 15G/ 15H received during the period 1 Oct. 2015 to 31 Mar. 2016 and also for the period from 1 April 2016 onwards, based on representations of stakeholders. as under:
Sl. No
Scenarios
Original Due Date
Extended Due Date
1
Form 15G /H received during the period from 1.10.2015 to 31.3.2016
30.06.2016
31.10.2016
2
Form 15G/15H declarations received during the period from 1.4.2016 to 30.6.2016
15.07.2016
31.10.2016
3
Form 15G/15H declarations received during the period from 1.7.2016 to 30.9.2016
15.10.2016
31.12.2016
However, the due dates for furnishing of 15G/ 15H declarations for the quarter ending Dec. 2016 and Mar. 2017 (FY 2016-17) will remain the same as specified in the Notification No.9/2016 dated 9 June 2016.

Government issues Clarifications IDS2016

Government issues Clarifications in the form of Sixth Set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to Income Declaration Scheme 2016

19 August 2016

IDS-Indexed Stamp Duty Value

CBDT Notification Reg Adoption Of Indexed Stamp Duty Value For Income Declaration Scheme

 

The CBDT has issued a Notification dated 17th August 2016 by which Rule 3(1)(d) of the Income Declaration Scheme Rules 2016 have been amended to provide that where the acquisition of immovable property by the declarant is evidenced by a deed registered with any authority of a State Government, the fair market value of such property shall, at the option of the declarant, may be taken on the stamp duty value as increased by the same proportion as Cost Inflation Index for the year 2016-17 bears to the Cost Inflation Index for the year in which the property was registered.


14 August 2016

IDS Amendment

CBDT Notification on 'Income Declaration Scheme (Second Amendment) Rules, 2016' with Revised 'IDS Form 3'

CBDT has notified Income Declaration Scheme, (Second Amendment) Rules, 2016 primarily to revise Form 3 to specify details of payments made under the IDS 2016, as under:

S.O. 2705(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and sub-section (2) of section 199 of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016), the Central Board of Direct Taxes, makes the following rules further to amend the Income Declaration Scheme Rules, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the principal rules) namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Income Declaration Scheme, (Second Amendment) Rules, 2016. (2) These rules shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the principal rules, in rule 4, in sub-rule (5), after the words "submission of proof of", insert the words "full and
final".

3. In the principal rules, in Form-2, after the table, for the portion beginning with the words "The declarant is hereby
directed" and ending with the words "shall be deemed never to have been made." the following shall be substituted,
namely:-

"The declarant is hereby directed to make the payment of sum payable as per column (5) of the above table, as specified below:-

(i) an amount not less than twenty-five per cent. of the sum payable on or before 30th day of November, 2016;

(ii) an amount not less than fifty per cent. of the sum payable as reduced by the amount paid under clause (i) above on or before 31st day of March, 2017;

(iii) the whole of the sum payable as reduced by the amount paid under clause (i) and (ii) above on or before 30th day of September, 2017.

In case of non-payment of the amount as specified above, the declaration under Form-1 shall be treated as void and shall be deemed never to have been made.".

4. In the principal rules for Form-3, the following Form shall be substituted, namely:-

"INTIMATION OF PAYMENT UNDER SUB-SECTION (1) OF SECTION 187 OF THE FINANCE ACT, 2016 IN
RESPECT OF THE INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME, 2016

THE INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME RULES, 2016

Form 3

[See rule 4(4)]


CBDT Notification No. 70/2016 dt. 12 August, 2016

02 August 2016

Old e-filling pending ITR V


If you have e-filed your Income-tax return for earlier years (2009-2015) but NOT submitted your ITR-V (acknowledgment) then your tax-return will not be valid and the Income-tax Department (ITD) may send you a notice (including penalty) for not-filing your Income-tax return.  

If you have e-filed your return in the past years and your ITR-V has not been successfully received by the Central Processing Centre (CPC) of the Income-tax Department, your return filing process for that year is not complete. The ITD has recently allowed tax filers an extension (till 31st August 2016) to verify their ITR-V of earlier years using one of the options below.

Option 1: e-Verify.
Option 2: Sign and post it to CPC, Bangalore.

CA Exams rescheduled

Looking current situation CA Exam is rescheduled: CA inter and final exams will from 21st Nov . CA foundation will be from 8th Dec 2020.