Tax Planning Tips towards availing Tax-saving/Benefits

Tax Planning Tips towards availing Tax-saving/Benefits

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Right now that most of us don’t start earning, we’re all wondering why someone needs to hear about the tax-savings mess. But when we get our first salaries and see the amount of tax reduced, we know how much efficient tax management is required. Yet most of us are unable to take advantage of all the tax-saving opportunities that we have. Most of the time, we fail to claim a deduction under chapter VI i.e Section 80C, mostly because we don’t know about the investment that saves our tax and lack of understanding of other options.

Where would you save up to 78,000 annually?

Investment Tax applicable Surcharge (4%) Total amount
In the U/s 80C (NPS, Term Life Insurance, ELSS, PPF, etc.) ₹150,000 ₹45,000 ₹1,800 ₹46,800
NPS under Section 80CCD (1B) ₹50,000 ₹15,000 ₹600 ₹15,600
Health insurance for self, family and parents under Section 80D ₹50,000 ₹15,000 ₹600 ₹15,600

Let’s address in depth the various sub-sections under Chapter VI deductions  and other benefits :

In this blog, we’re going to tell you about some strategies that could save you tax above Rs. 1.5 lakh. Here are some possibilities that will help you invest money in tax benefits;

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  1. Investment in National Pension Scheme under Section 80CCD (1B)

Under Section 80C, you can claim a deduction up to Rs 1.5 lakh by donating to the National pension scheme or NPS per year. Besides this, by adding another Rs 50,000 you will claim an extra deduction under Section 80CCD (1B). This implies you can minimize your tax value by Rs 15,600 by investing in NPS if you fall below a 30 percent tax bracket. Also included in this is 4 percent educational cess.

  1. Health Insurance under Section 80D

Today health insurance is not an option but a requirement. If you do not have a health insurance policy then your financial stability will be negatively impacted by a medical crisis. But health insurance policies come with some tax incentives so more and more consumers are adopting it.

Under Section 80D, you can obtain tax incentives for the additional payment charged for your insurance cover. And the incentives can be applied for – a regular life insurance policy, health insurance providers, and child-care plan as well. You can also receive a tax deduction for routine health check-ups, as long as it is under the insurance coverage limits.

Type of policy Deduction limit from Tax
Individual, spouse & children, and if anyone is a senior citizen Rs. 50,000
Parents which are not a senior citizen Rs. 25,000
The parent which are a senior citizen Rs. 50,000

If your immediate family and not parents are insured by the insurance scheme, then you can demand up to Rs 25,000 on the premium charged. If an individual above the age of 60 is covered by the scheme then the maximum you can demand is Rs 50,000. Besides, if you have taken any scheme for your parents, then the premium is Rs 25,000 for non-senior citizens. And it’s Rs 50000, for senior citizens. This is beyond the limitations of family protection.

Let us take a look at one case. Suppose Anil, a 35-year-old working professional, has acquired a health insurance policy covering him, his wife, and child. Under Section 80D, he may in a financial year claim up to Rs 25,0000 for this policy. This policy also includes preventive health check-ups. For this policy, he pays Rs 18,000 each year and another Rs 4,000 for a preventive health check-up. Under Section 80D, he may claim a Rs 22,000 deduction.

Now for his parents, who are senior citizens, taken another health policy. He will demand deductions up to Rs. 50,000 under this scheme. In total, he could claim a deduction for two policies up to Rs 75,000.

  1. Disabled Dependent under Section 80DD

If a taxpayer caring for a disabled dependent, then he can claims tax deductions under Section 80DD. This deduction is provided as a support to the disabled family members. A disability dependent may come under this section are spouse, children, parents, and sibling  It may be any family member of the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF).

It is important to ensure that the disabled dependent has not claimed a deduction under section 80U for receiving compensation under this act. Under the section, Disabilities which are covered –

  • Blindness
  • Low vision
  • Loco-motor disability
  • Hearing impairment
  • Mental retardation
  • Mental illness
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy

May you demand deductions on Expenses for the care, caring, development, and rehabilitation of disabled persons.

  • For the premium paid for these particular conditions on policies
  • But the deduction amount depends on the severity of the disease. The taxpayer will demand deductions up to Rs 75,000 if the injury is up to 40 percent. If the individual with a disability is at least 80% disabled, then the taxpayer will demand a deduction up to Rs 1,25,000.
  1. Interest on Education loan under Section 80E

Section 80E states that tax incentives can be obtained on the interest portion of an educational loan. And, that does not have a fixed limit. This deduction can be received by either the student or the guardians, whoever makes the repayment. However, this advantage will be accessed from the first year of the loan to the eighth year or until the loan period is complete, whichever is earlier.

Let’s suppose, for example, you finish the repayment period within six years, so you will take advantage of the gain for six years. On the other hand, even after the eight-year term, you will continue to repay the college debt, but in any situation, this tax incentive can not be taken advantage of.

  1. Interest on Saving Bank account under Section80TTA & 80TTB

We already have money in the banks and we get an interest in it. Any individual and HUF can claim a tax deduction on the interest paid. Taxpayers who are not senior citizens which claim exemptions under Section 80TTA and senior citizens which demand tax under Section 80TTB. Tax deductions can not be claimed on interest earned on Fixed Deposit, Recurring Deposit, or term deposits.

Section 80TTA:

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Under this clause, the maximum amount to be deducted is Rs 10,000. You can demand a deduction of interest earned up to Rs 10,0000. And if you have several savings accounts, the interest earned from all the deposits will be combined. Surplus income will be defined as income from other sources and taxable profits. This deduction is given on interest received –

  • From a bank deposit account
  • From a savings account with a cooperative organization engaged in the banking industry
  • From a savings account with a postal office

This deduction is NOT permitted for interest received on time deposits. Term deposits mean deposits which are repayable at the end of fixed periods. It is not permitted for –

  • Interest in fixed deposits
  • Interest in recurrent deposits
  • Any other deposits of time

Section 80TTTB:

This section was initiated as a reward for senior citizens to use as their source of revenue, interest earned by saving savings accounts and deposits on 1 April 2018. Senior citizens can assert tax deductions as high as Rs 50,000 under such a provision.

Amount of deductions allowed: A deduction of less than Rs 50,000 or a sum from a defined income is permitted from the total income. Mentioned income is the sum of all of the following income:

  • Interest in deposit accounts (savings or fixed deposits);
  • Interest in deposits held in a cooperative company engaged in banking operations, like a cooperative land mortgage bank or a cooperative land development bank; or
  • Interest in deposits at the post office

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  1. PPF (Public Provident Fund)

Established by the National Savings Organization and sponsored by the Government of India, PPF is a long-term fund (read 15 years) that you can use for purposes such as raising your child or retiring.  This ensures the investment you make, the profits you receive, and the gains from the growth are absolutely tax-free. You will also demand tax benefits for the amount you spend according to Section 80C of the Income Tax Act.

For PPF the minimum contribution is just Rs. 500. For a financial year, you can spend up to 1,50,000 Rs. The central government sets the interest rate for PPF along with many other savings schemes and revises the rates each quarter.

  1. EPF (Employee Provident Fund)

T hat is only if, of course, you deduct the money after retirement! Premature withdrawal if you have kept the EPF account for 5 consecutive years is tax-free. The amount of interest would be tax-free too. Accordance with Section 80C you can demand tax deductions for the amount invested.

You should pay 12 percent of your basic salary to EPF compulsorily while your employer contributes equally. EPF includes a company employing 20 or more employees with a rate of 12 percent applied to these organizations. However, the EPF rules specify that under some requirements and conditions those organizations that have less than 20 employees will contribute to 10 percent. You may also make voluntary contributions in excess of that limit. How much can you help? In your EPF, you could spend up to 100 percent of your minimum salary plus dearness allowance. Both of the investments you make will receive the same rate of interest. The tax and withdrawal regulations would also be similar for such voluntary contributions.

Remember that the employer’s contribution to the Employee pension scheme (EPS) would be 8.33 percent. Rs 1250 will be spent in EPS for any employee whose basic salary is Rs. 15,000 or more. If the basic salary is less than Rs. 15,000, so EPS will earn 8.33 percent of the wage. The average interest rate for EPF is 8.55 percent, measured on the basis of the monthly operating balance. Assume you receive a basic salary of Rs. 50,000, the EPF balance will be Rs. 1.29 lakhs at the end of one year considering the existing interest rate. If you include the balance of your EPS it will be Rs. 1.34 lakhs.

Today, after one month of resigning from service, EPF customers will deduct 75 percent of their overall account balance.

  1. ULIP (Unit-Linked Insurance Plan)

A portion of the ULIP premium, being a hybrid option, will go into insurance coverage and another portion will be deposited in the stock market. The premium you pay counts under Section 80C for tax exemptions and the returns you will obtain on maturity will also be excluded from tax under Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act.

According to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) of  India’s, the overall annual fund management fees can be 1.35 percent. The minimum insurance plan must therefore be 10 times the average premium, it has reported. These rules guarantee that the premiums do not reduce the returns, and insurance coverage is not negligible.

You can select from the fund options that insurer offers that come with various asset allocations. Based on your risk profile, investing in both equity and debt may allow you to invest more in equity, debt, or have a balanced approach. Post-tax returns from ULIPs may be between 7 percent -9 percent.

  1. SSY (Sukanya Samridhi Yojana)

    Are you going to have a baby girl? SSY is also one of the best long-term initiatives to produce tax-free returns. The average interest rate of the program is 8.1%. Pursuant to Section 80C, the money deposited will be registered as a tax deduction. The minimum deposit balance is Rs. 250 and you can invest Rs. 1.5 lakhs in a financial year.

    You can create an SSY account before your child turns 10. You’ll handle your account until you get married, or 21 years from the opening date of your account, whichever is earlier. Once she turns 18, you will make a partial withdrawal for your daughter’s education.

  2. Contribution Given to political party

Section80GGC

  • If, in the previous year, any individual except the local authority and any artificial legal entity, wholly or partially supported by the government, contributes to any political party or political trust. The tax incentive is required to pay 100% of the amount only if the donation is not paid in cash.

Section GGB

  • If, in the preceding year, any Indian Corporation contributes to any political party or political trust and to the expenses incurred, directly or indirectly, by an advertising company in any publication by or on behalf of a political party. The deduction shall be given to 100% of the value of the donation only if the donation is not paid in cash.
  1. Investment in notified equity saving scheme Section 80CCG

If a resident person (may be ordinarily resident or not ordinarily resident) invests in registered equity or listed unit or equity-oriented fund. The tax benefit shall be given to a resident person for 3 financial years of assessment, beginning with the assessment year applicable to the preceding year in which the listed share or the listed share of the equity-oriented fund was first acquired. The incentive is given at 50 percent of the amount invested, but the tax incentive is not allowed at more than Rs. 25.000.

  1. Contribution to certain pension fund Section 80CCC

Where an individual has made a contribution of taxable income to LIC or to some other eligible insurer under an eligible pension scheme. The tax benefit is the sum of the deposit of Rs. 1,50,000, whichever is less. However, the pension earned or the amount withdrawn by the applicant or his / her candidate is taxable in the year of receipt. There were also two subsections in this section:
Section 80CCD (1): NPS investments are eligible for tax deductions under this provision. Any Indian citizen between the ages of 18 and 60 can invest in NPS and make use of this tax benefit. This profit may also be asserted by NRIs. The maximum deduction that can be made under this clause is 10% of your income (including basic salary + DA). For self-employed people, the cap is 20% of their gross net income. Also, the maximum profit you will enjoy per year under this section is 1.5 lakh.
Section 80CCD (1b): This clause allows for an extra deduction of 50,000 for investment in NPS. This is over and beyond the 1.5 lakh available in Section 80CCD(1).

So, in brief, you can make use of a total income tax deduction of 2 lakh a year when you invest in pension fund Section 80CCC i.e NPS.

  1. Housing Loan

Section 80C

  • Housing loan principal payments: whether you have borrowed a home loan, the portion of EMI that is used to repay the principal sum is qualified for tax deductions under Section 80C. The amount you pay as interest is not eligible to claim deduction under this provision.
  • If a person or HUF has taken a loan for his first house which is self-occupied or leased or vacant (deemed to be disposed of) then he may obtain a maximum tax reward of Rs. 1,50,000 only for payment of the principal amount repaid.

Section 80EE with Section 24 and Section 80EEA

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  • The deductions under this clause are only applicable to individuals. This means that whether you are a HUF, AOP, a corporation, or any other form of the taxpayer, you can not assert any advantage under this clause.
  • Limit of amount: this deduction (up to Rs. 50,000) exceeds the cap of Rs 2 lakh in compliance with section 24 of the Act on income tax. Learn more about the deduction of Rs 2 lakh on home loan interest here.
  • In order to claim this deduction, you need not own any other property on the date of the approval of the loan from a financial institution.
  • Conditions to be met for the claim deduction
    House value should be Rs 50 lakhs or less
    Loan to the house must be Rs 35 lakhs or less

When you’re in a position to comply with both Section 24 and Section 80EE of the Income Tax Act, be swift to assert the benefits. Next, reach the deductible maximum under section 24, which is Rs. 200,000. Then proceed to claim additional benefits under section 80EE. In addition to the Rs 2 lakh limit authorized under section 24, these deductions are also permitted.

The additional deduction is allowed to the individual in respect of interest paid on loan taken for residential house property to provide benefits for first home buyers. The tax incentive shall not allow Rs. 50,000. The Union budget 2019 announced a new section 80EEA to increase the tax advantages of interest deductions to Rs 1,50,000 for housing loans for affordable homes over the term 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. The taxpayer should be a first-time homeowner and should not be eligible for a tax deduction 80EE. The tax incentive is only available until the repayment of the loan continues.

14. Section 80TTA

Section 80TTA allows you to demand a deduction of Rs. 10,000 on your interest earnings. This deduction is really only applicable to individuals and to HUFs. The deduction shall be entitled on:

  • Money earned in a savings bank account.
  • Profit earned on a savings bank account with a cooperative organization engaged in banking activities
  • Profit in a savings bank account with a post office

Your whole interest income would count as a deduction if it is less than 10,000. If your interest income is more than Rs. 10,000, your deduction shall be limited to Rs. 10,000.

CONCLUSION: What you need to know about saving income taxes

Prior to actually selecting a tax-saving instrument, it is necessary to take into account the degree of risk, lock-in time, liquidity, and returns. There is no point in opting for a tax-saving plan unless it fits the particular needs as well. It also helps to keep up-to-date on the latest trends in tax-saving legislation. Barring Section 80C, most taxpayers are not acquainted with some other parts of the Income Tax Act that allow them to substantially keep their tax burden. It is Strongly advised ways to save taxation under Sec 80C & 80D

  • Investment Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C to limit your net income
  • Buy Medical Insurance & seek a deduction of up to Rs. 25.000 (Rs. 50.000 for senior citizens) for a medical insurance premium under Section 80D.
  • Claim deductions up to Rs 50,000 for housing loan Interest under Section 80EE

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CBDT Circular dated on 13th July 2020: CBTD allows to verify previous ITR one time relaxation for verification for the FY 2014-15 TO FY 2018-19  by September 2020

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The tax return filer effectively makes a declaration by reviewing the tax return that the information contained in the return are correct.

Normally, the tax return must be checked within 120 days of the filing of the income tax return or any extended date announced by the tax department.

The procedure for filing income tax returns is not complete until the tax return is checked. The return will not be processed by the tax department until, and until confirmed. If not confirmed, the return is invalid.

1) By circular no. 3/2020 of 13 July 2020, CBDT offered one more-time opportunity for taxpayers whose income tax returns had been filed electronically but were awaiting verification.

2) Now any taxpayer whose ITR is pending for verification can verify their ITR by 30 September 2020 or before that date.

3) It is possible to check ITR for the duration 2014-15 to FY 2018-19 via this one-time relaxation scheme

4) All these checked ITRs are to be issued by 31 December 2020 or before.

5) ITRs may be checked by EVC or by a properly signed hard copy being sent to CPC Bangalore.

Note: if any lawsuits against taxpayers have been launched in view of the fact that the taxpayer has not filed a report for that year then the value of relaxation can not be used

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JUNE 6, 2016

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DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax : Claim to write off on account of advance disallowed – year in which bad-debts crystallized – mercantile system of accounting – only the assessee has determined finally that the amount is irrecoverable – No addition – M/s Xpro India Ltd. Vs. CIT, Kolkata (Calcutta High Court)

Income Tax: Exemption u/s 11(1)(a) – in the absence of any specific prohibition there is no reason why excess application of money for charitable and religious purposes (deficit) of the earlier year should not be set off against the income for the subsequent year – Share India Vs. DIT (Andhra Pradesh High Court)

INDIRECT TAX : 
VAT : Seeking refund of outstanding amount of tax credit – Refund application was already rejected by the VAT department many a times even after the directions provided by the Court for refund of tax credit – Refund to be given with interest on or before 31 MAY 2016 – Roshan Lal Vs. Govt. of Delhi (Delhi High Court)Service Tax Claim of Rebate / Refund in cash – rebate claim sanctioned by way of credit to Cenvat account – Export of Services – Cash refund allowed – John Deere India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CCE, Pune-III (CESTAT Mumbai)

Key dates :

Payment of TDS u/s 194IA deducted on purchase of property/TCS collected in March: 07/04/2016

Submission of Forms received in March to IT Commissioner: 07/04/2016- Form No. 27C(TCS).

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 21, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

Untitled5DIRECT TAX: 

Income Tax: Disallowance of profit in sale of agriculture land – whether transaction in property by assessee company should not be treated as business activity – Held that – There is no enabling provision in the income-tax law prescribing that even if the assessee s income is exempt by a provision, then it can be forcibly brought into the tax net by assuming the assessee s activity to be adventure in the nature of trade. – ( The ACIT, Circular, Alwar Versus M/s. Focal Point Builders and Promoters Pvt. Ltd. ) – 2016 (5) TMI 635 – ITAT MUMBAI.

Income Tax: Addition u/s 41 – conversion of unsecured loan from the sister as gift by book entry – in the earlier years, interest paid to sister was claimed as deduction – whether remission / cessation of liability u/s 41(1) – Held that – There was no remission of liability u/s 41(1) of the Act, because the gift was genuinely made by Smt. Kiranben Gandhi and accepted by the assessee out of natural love and affection and there was no business consideration  ( Shri Shailesh C. Modi Versus Income Tax Officer, Ward – 1 (1) (4) , Surat)-  2016 (5) TMI 637 – ITAT AHMEDABAD. 

INDIRECT TAX :
VAT : Department of Trade & Taxes has extended the last date of filling of online/hard copy of fourth quarter return for the year of 2015-16 in DVAT Form-16, DVAT Form-17, and DVAT Form 48 along with required Annexure /enclosures to 23/05/2016 vide Circular No. 5 of 2016-17 dated 16.05.2016 . However, the tax due shall continue to be paid in the usual manner as per the provisions section 3(4)  of the Delhi value Added Tax Act, 2004.

VAT & CST : Department of Trade & Taxes has issued a Circular on Grant of registration under DVAT & CST vide circular No. 6 of 2016-17 dated 17.05.2016.The department of trade and taxes has developed a mobile application DVATMsewa to provide various services to the traders.One of the services to be provided with this app is registration of delars under DVAT Act,2004 and CST Act, 1956

Key dates :

Today (21.05.16) is the last date for e-payment of DVAT & CST for the month of April, 2016.

Issue of TDS Certificate in case of payment/credit made in April for purchase of property u/s 194Iain Form 16B: 22/05/2016

Issue of DVAT Certificate for deduction made in April: 22/05/2016

Payment of ESI of April: 21/05/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 27, 2016

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Untitled18ADirect Tax:

Domestic black money to be declared to jurisdictional principal CIT or CIT: CBDT clarifies

No disallowance could be made on estimated basis without rejecting books of account of Assessee 

The demolition of the structure would not constitute a transfer of the assets in terms of Section 54(3) of the Act in view of the decision of the Apex Court in the matter of Vania Silk Mills P. Ltd. v. CIT, reported in 191 ITR 647. In the above case, the Apex Court has held that when an asset is destroyed, there is no question of transfer taking place under the Act. The Apex court held that in terms of the Act that the words ‘Extinguishment of any right’ in Section 2(47) of the Act, does not include an extinguishment of right on account of destruction. It has to be an extinguishment of right on account of transfer. Thus, a destruction of assets when not on account of any transfer would not be hit by Section 54F(3) of the Act.(Dilip Manhar Parekh Vs. DCIT) ITAT Mumbai

HC disallows input tax credit to Karnataka Dealer for its default in maintaining books and producing tax invoices[2016] 69 taxmann.com 299 (Karnataka)Nav Bharat Steel v. State of Karnataka 

High court had allowed Sec 10A benefit to assessee sub-contracting part of its software development work (‘onsite work’) to AEs abroad. High court had rejected Revenue’s contention that Sec 10A benefit should be denied as onsite work was not performed in a free trade zone or through assessee’s own personnel / employees. High court had held that Sec 10A nowhere provides that ‘onsite’ work of software development should be carried out by assessee’s own personnel. HC had further held that the “on-site” work done under the direct supervision and control of assessee “would be nothing but on behalf of the assessee ‘itself'”(MphereSoftware)

Indirect Tax:

CBEC has issued a circular no. 19/2016 dated 20.05.2016 In furtherance to the proposal that each warehouse be allotted a unique warehouse code so that importers can declare the warehouse in which goods shall be deposited, at the into-bond bill of entry stage, CBEC explains the module developed at ICES to capture details of customs bonded warehouses licensed in each Commissionerate. Unique warehouse code generated shall be published on ICEGATE website for information of trade. Declaration of Warehouse Code in Bill of Entry would become mandatory for filing Into-Bond and Ex-Bond Bill of Entry from June 20, 2016

Company Law:

Query: – In case status of the Company is non-active on MCA portal, can it make active and apply under fast track exit mode?

Answer: In case ROC has sent notices to the Company under Section 560 (1) or 560 (2) or 560 (3) of the Companies Act 1956, then such Company needs to make an application to the Registrar of Companies, in writing, that it proposes to strike off the name of the Company by following the procedure under Fast Track Exit mode and submit the documents requisite under fast track exit mode. Further procedure will be initiated by the Registrar in this regard.

Key Dates:

Issue of TDS/TCS certificates for March quarter by all deductors/collectors: 30.05.2016

Extension to 27.05.16 of last date to file DVAT-16, DVAT-17 & DVAT-48 for Q4 of 2015-16.circular no. 7 of 2016-17 dated 23.5.16.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 25, 2016

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IT : Merely because creditor could not be traced on date when verification was made, is not a ground to conclude that there was cessation of liability in terms of section 41(1) because cessation of liability has to be cessation in law, of debt to be paid by assessee to creditor[2016] 69  257 (Karnataka) Commissioner of Income-tax v. Alvares & Thomas

Transmission charges for electricity won’t attract TDS under sec. 194J[2016] 69  252 (Karnataka) Commissioner of Income-tax v. Gulbarga Electricity Supply Co. Ltd.

IT: TDS – the payment paid by the assessee to scheduled banks for opening letters of credit was in the nature of interest u/s 2(28A) – but since the amount had been paid to scheduled banks no tax was required to be deducted at source u/s 194A – No disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) – M/s Vardhman Chemtech Pvt. Ltd. Vs. ACIT, Chandigarh (ITAT Chandigarh)

IT: Revision u/s 263 – the disallowances u/s 14A and u/s 36(1)(iii) of the Act were the matters before the CIT(A) – the same does not come under the jurisdiction of the CIT u/s 263 – M/s Deepak International Ltd. Vs. JCIT, Cir-V, Ludhiana (ITAT Chandigarh)

Bogus purchase and sale of shares: Law explained as to on whom the onus is to show that the purchase and sale of shares are bogus and the circumstances required to be proved by the AOArvind Asmal Mehta vs. ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

S.143(1)/ 147: Entire law on the reopening of s. 143(1) assessments in the light of Zuari Estate Development 373 ITR 661 (SC) explained Indu Lata Rangwala vs. DCIT (Delhi High Court)

Indirect Tax:

ST: Recovery of interest – Section 73B of the Finance Act 1994 – Collected Service tax from the transporters when no service tax was payable and not deposited to the Government – later amount was deposited with the government – Demand of interest set aside – M/s Chhattisgarh State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd. Vs. CCE&ST, Raipur (CESTAT New Delhi)

SC : Absent cargo loading / unloading, mere labour supply at customer’s packing-plant not ‘CHS’ [TS-197-SC-2016-ST]

CESTAT : Upholds input credit reversal on exempt goods; Duty-payment cannot render them ‘dutiable’ [TS-196-CESTAT- 2016-EXC]

Service Tax : Services received from foreign intermediary in connection with raising of External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) is liable to service tax under ‘Banking and Other Financial Services’ under reverse charge in hands of Indian service recipient[2016] 69  266 (Mumbai – CESTAT) Gitanjali Gems Ltd. v. Commissioner of Service Tax

Cenvat Credit : Payment of cenvat-reversal under rule 6 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 is in nature of ‘other tax’ and is, therefore, not includible in ‘transaction value’ of exempted goods, even if reversal amount is recovered from buyers

Cenvat Credit : When assessee is paying specified percent cenvat-reversal on value of ‘exempted HDPE pipes’ used for manufacturing ‘exempted sprinkler system’, they are not required to pay cenvat-reversal on value of ‘exempted sprinkler system'[2016] 69  265 (New Delhi – CESTAT) Commissioner of Central Excise, Indore v. Kriti Industries (India) Ltd.

SC: 9 Judge bench to decide entry tax validity; Hearings to commence July 18 [TS-200-SC-2016-NT]

Cenvat Credit : If Modvat credit could not be used by assessee due to restriction imposed by department, balance lying in Modvat account must be allowed as credit in Cenvat account[2016] 69  216 (Patna)Commissioner of Central Excise v. Bata India Ltd.

Deputation of employees and sharing of cost on actual basis with group Cos. doesn’t amount to rendering of service[2016] 69  198 (Mumbai – CESTAT) Franco Indian Pharmaceutical (P.) Ltd. v. Commissioner of Service-Tax

VAT & ST: Validity of law – rate of tax – interstate movement of goods – The law validly enacted by a State Legislature cannot be challenged on the ground that it defies logic and common sense – M/s Schwing Stetter (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CCT (Madras High Court)

Company Law:

Query: Is Director Identification Number (DIN) mandatory for filing Form FTE with ROC?

Answer:  No, DIN is not mandatory for Managing Director or Director of the Company for filing Form FTE to strike off the name of Company under the Fast Track Exit mode Scheme. Details of Managing Director or Director can be filled up for inserting Permanent Account Number (PAN) or Passport Number instead of DIN.

Query: Whether a partner would be able to transfer his ‘economic rights’?

Answer: A partner’s economic rights (i.e. rights of a partner to a share of the profits and losses of the LLP and to receive distribution at the time of winding up) in the LLP shall be transferable. However, such a transfer shall not by itself cause the partner’s disassociation or a dissolution and winding up of the LLP.

However, such transfer shall not entitle the transferee or assignee to participate in the management or conduct of the LLP’s activities. Therefore, the transferee would not be deemed to be a ‘partner’ of the LLP just because a partner has transferred him the ‘economic rights’. For becoming a partner of LLP, the manner specified in the LLP Agreement or the provisions of the Act would have to be followed.

Other Update : 

ICAI: Committee on Economic, Commercial Laws & WTO (CECL&WTO) is organizing a Live Webcast on “Identifying Common FEMA Contraventions” on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 4-6PM. Link athttp://estv.in/icai/27052016

Key Dates:

Issue of TDS/TCS certificates for March quarter by all deductors/collectors: 30.05.2016

Due date for e-filing of form no. 61 for Q4 extended to 31st October, 2016 from 30th April, 2016. CBDT Circular no. 14/2016 dated 18/05/16.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 11, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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IT: Taxing of capital gains u/s.50B r.w.s.2 (42C) – sale of undertaking as a going concern for a lump sum consideration – addition made by the AO u/s.50B on account of gain arising from transfer of BOPP Films Undertaking confirmed – Supreme Industries Ltd. Vs. ACIT, CC-29, Mumbai (2016 (5) TMI 264 – ITAT Mumbai)

IT: Undisclosed income – Addition made on the basis of the statement during the survey u/s. 133A is not sustainable in the eyes of law – Avinash Kumar Setia Vs. DCIT, CC-17, New Delhi (2016 (5) TMI 261 – ITAT Delhi)

CBDT prescribes procedure for e-filing of Form 15CC in respect of foreign remittance made u/s 195

CBDT prescribes procedure for e-filing of Form 15G/15H

Provisions relating to gift apply only to an Individual or HUF and not to an AOP
[2016] 68 taxmann.com 376 (Delhi – Trib.) Mridu Hari Dalmia Parivar Trust v. Assessing Officer, Circle 31(1)

A person can apply for non-deduction of TDS u/s 195 even if he has been subjected to concealment penalty: CBDT

Now, TDS or TCS return can also be filed via incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

Indirect Tax:

Excise & Customs : Where pre-deposit amount has been determined after considering/adjusting Cenvat credit amount, then, such ‘net pre-deposit’ amount has to be paid in cash and cenvat credit cannot be used to pay same[2016] 69 taxmann.com 10 (Kerala) Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs & Service Tax v. Kinship Services (India) (P.) Ltd.

Govt. entities in Delhi no more required to file details of purchases below Rs. 1000 in DVAT Form GE-II

ST: Levy of penalty – As the assessee had paid service tax and interest by showing their bonafides before issuance of SCN – Penalty liable to be waived of by invoking Section 80 – Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CCE&ST, Chennai (2016 (5) TMI 230 – CESTAT Chennai)

VAT & ST: Merely because the advertisements of the advertisers were displayed on the Sites would not necessarily lead to the conclusion that they had acquired the right to use the Sites – Tim Delhi Airport Advertising Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CT&T (2016 (5) TMI 297 – Delhi High Court)

FEMA Updates:                 

Ministry of Commerce & Industry has issued  Policy on foreign investment for Asset Reconstruction Companies-amendment of paragraph 6.2.18.1 of ‘consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2015’ vide press No. 4(2016 Series) dated 06/05/2016.

MCA Updates:

MCA has issued Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2016 vide Notification dated 06/05/2015, which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. The New Rules has further substituted Form No. GNL-1 (Form for filing an application with Registrar of Companies) and Form GNL-4 (Form for filing addendum for rectification of defects or incompleteness)

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Levy of Service Tax on Services Provided By Government or Local Authority to Business Entities

Levy of Service Tax on Services Provided By Government or Local Authority to Business Entities

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CIRCULAR NO.192/02/2016-STDATED 13-4-2016 : Any service provided by Government or a local authority to a business entity has been made taxable w.e.f 1st April 2016. Post Budget 2016, representations have been received from several quarters including business and industry associations in respect of various aspects pertaining to the taxation of such services. Accordingly, the following clarifications are issued:—

Sl. No. Issue Clarification
1. Services provided by Government or a local authority to another Government or a local authority. Such services have been exempted vide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended byNotification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 54 REFERS].

However, the said exemption does not cover services specified in sub-clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of clause (a) of section 66D of the Finance Act, 1994.

 

2. Services provided by Government or a local authority to an individual who may be carrying out a profession or business. 1. Services by way of grant of passport, visa, driving license, birth or death certificates have been exemptedvide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 55 REFERS].2. Further, for services provided upto a taxable value of Rs 5000/-, Sl. No. 5 below may please be seen.

 

3. Service Tax on taxes, cesses or duties. Taxes, cesses or duties levied are not consideration for any particular service as such and hence not leviable to Service Tax. These taxes, cesses or duties include excise duty, customs duty, Service Tax, State VAT, CST, income tax, wealth tax, stamp duty, taxes on professions, trades, callings or employment, octroi, entertainment tax, luxury tax and property tax.
4. Service Tax on fines and penalties. 1. It is clarified that fines and penalty chargeable by Government or a local authority imposed for violation of a statute, bye-laws, rules or regulations are not leviable to Service Tax.
2. Fines and liquidated damages payable to Government or a local authority for non-performance of contract entered into with Government or local authority have been exempted vide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 57 REFERS].
5. Services provided in lieu of fee charged by Government or a local authority. It is clarified that any activity undertaken by Government or a local authority against a consideration constitutes a service and the amount charged for performing such activities is liable to Service Tax.

It is immaterial whether such activities are undertaken as a statutory or mandatory requirement under the law and irrespective of whether the amount charged for such service is laid down in a statute or not. As long as the payment is made (or fee charged) for getting a service in return (i.e., as a quid pro quo for the service received), it has to be regarded as a consideration for that service and taxable irrespective of by what name such payment is called.

 

It is also clarified that Service Tax is leviable on any payment, in lieu of any permission or license granted by the Government or a local authority.

 

2. However, services provided by the Government or a local authority by way of:
(i) registration required under the law;

 

(ii) testing, calibration, safety check or certification relating to protection or safety of workers, consumers or public at large, required under the law,
have been exempted vide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 58 REFERS].
3. Further, services provided by Government or a local authority where the gross amount charged for such service does not exceed Rs 5000/- have been exempted vide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 56 REFERS].

However, the said exemption does not cover services specified in sub-clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of clause (a) of section 66D of the Finance Act, 1994. Further, in case of continuous service, the exemption shall be applicable where the gross amount charged for such service does not exceed Rs. 5000/- in a financial year.

4. It is also clarified that Circular No.  89/7/2006-Service Tax dated 18-12-2006 & and Reference Code 999.01/23.8.07 in Circular No. 96/7/2007-ST dated 23-8-2007 issued in the pre-negative list regime are no longer applicable.
6. Services in the nature of allocation of natural resources by Government or a local authority to individual farmers. Services by way of allocation of natural resources to an individual farmer for the purposes of agriculture have been exempted vide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 59 REFERS].

Such allocations/auctions to categories of persons other than individual farmers would be leviable to Service Tax.

 

7. Services in the nature of change of land use, commercial building approval, utility services provided by Government or a local authority. Regulation of land-use, construction of buildings and other services listed in the Twelfth Schedule to the Constitution which have been entrusted to Municipalities under Article 243W of the Constitution, when provided by governmental authority are already exempt under Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012.

The said services when provided by Government or a local authority have also been exempted from Service Tax vide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 39 REFERS].

 

8. Services provided by Government, a local authority or a governmental authority by way of any activity in relation to any function entrusted to a Panchayat under Article 243G of the Constitution. Such services have been exempted vide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 60 REFERS].
9. Whether Service Tax is payable on yearly installments due after 1-4-2016 in respect of spectrum assigned before 1-4-2016. Service Tax is payable on such installments in view of rule 7 of Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 as amended byvide Notification No. 24/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016.

However, the same have been specifically exemptedvide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 61 REFERS].

 

The exemption shall apply only to Service Tax payable on one time charge, payable in full upfront or in installments, for assignment of right to use any natural resource and not to any periodic payment required to be made by the assignee, such as Spectrum User Charges, license fee in respect of spectrum, or monthly payments with respect to the coal extracted from the coal mine or royalty payable on extracted coal which shall be taxable.

10. When does the liability to pay Service Tax arise upon assignment of right to use natural resource where the payment of auction price is made in 10 (or any number of) yearly (or periodic) instalments under deferred payment option for rights assigned after 1-4-2016. Rule 7 of the Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 has been amended vide Notification No. 24/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 to provide that in case of services provided by Government or a local authority to any business entity, the point of taxation shall be the earlier of the dates on which:
(a) any payment, part or full, in respect of such service becomes due, as indicated in the invoice, bill, challan, or any other document issued by Government or a local authority demanding such payment; or
(b) such payment is made.
Thus, the point of taxation in case of the services of the assignment of right to use natural resources by the Government to a business entity shall be the date on which any payment, including deferred payments, in respect of such assignment becomes due or when such payment is made, whichever is earlier.

Therefore, if the assignee/allottee opts for full upfront payment then Service Tax would be payable on the full value upfront. However, if the assignee opts for part upfront and remainder under deferred payment option, then Service Tax would be payable as and when the payments are due or made, whichever is earlier.

 

11. How to determine the date on which payment in respect of any service provided by Government or a local authority becomes due for determination of point of taxation (Sl. No. 10 refers)? The date on which such payment becomes due shall be determined on the basis of invoice, bill, challan, or any other document issued by the Government or a local authority demanding such payment [Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 as amended by Notification No. 24/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 refers].

For instance, Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) dated January 9, 2015 issued vide File No. 1000/16/2014-W.F./Auction for auction of right to use spectrum and letter dated March 29, 2015 issued vide File No. 1000 /23 / 2014 -W.F. /Auction by Department of Telecommunications to successful bidders of spectrum indicate the dates on which the payments in respect thereof become due. These may be accessed at http://www.dot.gov.in/sites/default/files/u8/NIA_January_2015.pdf and http://www.dot.gov.in/sites/default/files/u8/PaymentMethodologyAndPaymentDetails.pdf respectively.

12. Whether Service Tax is leviable on spectrum user charges and license fee payable after 1-4-2016 for the year 2015-16. Service Tax is payable on such payments in view of rule 7 of Point of Taxation Rules, 2011 as amended by Notification No. 24/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016. However, the same have been specifically exemptedvide Notification No. 25/2012-ST dated 20-6-2012 as amended by Notification No. 22/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 [ENTRY 62 REFERS].
13. Whether Service Tax is payable on the interest charged by Government or a local authority where the payment for assignment of natural resources is allowed to be made under deferred payment option. Rule 6(2)(iv) of the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006 has been amended videNotification No. 23/2016-ST dated 13-4-2016 so as to provide that interest chargeable on deferred payment in case of any service provided by Government or a local authority to a business entity, where payment for such service is allowed to be deferred on payment of interest, shall be included in the value of the taxable service.
14. When and how will the allottee of the right to use natural resource be entitled to take CENVAT Credit of Service Tax paid for such assignment of right. The CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 have been amendedvide Notification No. 24/2016 C.E. (N.T.) dated 13-4-2016. Consequently, the CENVAT Credit of the Service Tax on one time charges (whether paid upfront or in installments) paid in a year, may be allowed to be taken evenly over a period of 3 (three) years. [Rule 4(7) of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 as amended refers]. Detailed illustrations explaining how the CENVAT Credit is to be availed, are given in para 2 below.
  However, the Service Tax paid on spectrum user charges, license fee, transfer fee charged by the Government on trading of spectrum would be available in the year in which the same is paid. Likewise, Service Tax paid on royalty in respect of natural resources and any periodic payments shall be available as credit in the year in which the same is paid. The existing eighth proviso in sub-rule (7) of rule 4 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 is being omitted because the same is superfluous.
  Amendments have also been made in CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 so as to allow CENVAT credit to be taken on the basis of the documents specified in sub-rule (1) of rule 9 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 even after the period of 1 year from the date of issue of such a document in case of services provided by the Government or a local authority or any other person by way of assignment of right to use any natural resource [Fifth Proviso to sub-rule (7) of Rule 4 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004].
15. On basis of which documents can CENVAT Credit be availed in respect of services provided by Government or a local authority. CENVAT Credit may be availed on the basis of challan evidencing payment of Service Tax by the Service recipient [Clause (e) of sub-rule (1) of rule 9 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004, refers].

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STARTUP INDIA PORTAL HAS BEEN FINALLY LAUNCHED

STARTUP INDIA PORTAL HAS BEEN FINALLY  LAUNCHED

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  • Information Availability: The portal and mobile app provide up-to- date information on various notifications/ circulars issued by various Government ministries/ departments, towards creation of a conducive ecosystem for Startups. The portal and mobile app provide information regarding incubators and funding agencies recognized for the purpose of recommending Startups (as part of Startup recognition application). A comprehensive list of FAQs is also available to help Startups, Incubators and Funding Agencies use the portal and mobile app more effectively.
  • Startup India Hub:The Startup India Hub, which has been established within Invest India, will be a single point of contact for the entire Startup ecosystem which would enable exchange of knowledge. The Hub will work in a hub and spoke model with Governments, VCs, Angel Funds, Incubators, Mentors, etc. It will assist Startups through their lifecycle, on all aspects, such as providing mentorship, incubator facilities, IPR support, funding etc. The Hub will be operational from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on working days and can be reached via the toll free number: 1800115565 or the email ID: dipp-startups@nic.in
  • Application for Startup Recognition:Entities that fulfill the criteria as per the definition of “Startup” and are incorporated/ registered in India, can obtain recognition as a “Startup” to avail various benefits listed in the Startup India Action Plan. The process of recognition is simple and user friendly and involves a single page application form that a user can fill either through a web interface or through mobile app. Formats of the recommendation/ support letters that need to be attached as part of the application form have been published on the portal and mobile app.
  • Real Time Startup Recognition: A real time recognition certificate is provided to Startups on completion of the application process. A digital version of the final certificate of recognition is available for download, through the portal and mobile app. A request for certificate of eligibility for tax exemptions from Inter-ministerial Board will be made simultaneously by selection of a simple option.
  • Verification of Recognition Certificate:The certificate of recognition is verifiable through the portal and mobile app by entering the Startup Recognition/ Certificate Number.
  • Approval of Inter-Ministerial Board: DIPP has also setup an Inter-Ministerial Board to verify the eligibility of Startups opting to avail Tax and IPR related benefits and to provide a certificate of eligibility to innovative Startups.

LINKS

  • Official site startup India portal : http://startupindia.gov.in/
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BRIGHT LINE TEST CAN’T BE APPLIED TO DETERMINE ALP OF AMP EXPENSES.

BRIGHT LINE TEST CAN’T BE APPLIED TO DETERMINE ALP OF AMP EXPENSES.

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Honda Siel Power Products Ltd. v. DCIT, ITA No. 346 of 2015, Date of Decision: December 23, 2015

Facts of the Case

The assessee, is engaged both in the manufacture of licensed products as well as the distribution of goods manufactured by its associated enterprises (AE).The assessee has entered into the international transactions with its AE. Under a Technical Collaboration Agreement, the Assessee is granted exclusive license to manufacture and sell the products of the foreign AEs against payment of royalty of 4% on sales. Additionally, the assessee entered into agreement for obtaining license to use the trademark (HONDA) of its AE. The consideration for use of such trademark is determined at 1 per cent of the sales of licensed products. The Assessing Officer invoked Section 92CA(1) of the Act and referred the case of the Appellant to the Transfer Pricing Officer (TPO) for determination of Arm’s Length Price (‘ALP’) in relation to the international transactions undertaken by the Appellant with its AEs.

Decision of the Court

The High Court held that the mere existence of an agreement whereby a license has been granted to the assessee to use the brand name would not ipso facto imply any further understanding or arrangement between the Assessee and its foreign AE regarding the AMP expense for promoting the brand of the foreign AE. The assessee is carrying on business as an independent enterprise and is incurring AMP expenses for its own benefit and not at the behest of the AE. It was further held that the absence of an international transaction involving AMP spend with an ascertainable price, even if such price were to be nil, neither the substantive nor the machinery provision of Chapter X of the Act are applicable to the transfer pricing adjustment exercise. The Transfer Pricing adjustment envisages the substitution of the price of an international transaction with the ALP. Therefore, the Bright Line Test (BLT) is not a valid method for either determining the existence of international transaction or for the determination of ALP of such transaction.

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