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1 FINANCE BILL, 2014

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3 Announcements Not to ordinarily bring about any change retrospectively. Instead of tax officers, High Level Committee to scrutinise ‘indirect transfer’ cases covered by retrospective amendment. Advance Ruling can now be obtained by resident taxpayers also. High level Committee to interact with trade and industry regularly and ascertain areas where clarity in tax laws is required. Appropriate clarifications to be issued within 2 months.

4 Announcements Government to review provisions, consider comments received from stakeholders’ and take view on the Direct Taxes Code. Standards for computing tax would be notified separately pursuant to adoption of new Indian accounting standards. No policy announcements or amendments in relation to General Anti Avoidance Rules which are effective from AY Income-tax survey can now be carried out by Income-tax authorities for verifying TDS compliances.

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6 Investment in New Plant & Machinery – Section 32AC(1A) & (1B) W.e.f AY , where a company, engaged in the business of manufacturing or production of any article or thing acquires or installs a new Plant & Machinery at a cost exceeding Rs.25 Crores from AY up to AY , there shall be allowed a deduction of 15% of the actual cost of the asset acquired and installed. Further, the assessee who is eligible to claim deduction under existing combined threshold limit of Rs. 100 Crores for investment made in AY & AY , shall continue to be eligible to claim deduction under the existing provisions of section 32AC(1) (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

7 It is proposed to include two new businesses as ‘specified business’ for the purposes of the investment-linked deduction so as to promote investment in these sectors – laying and operating a slurry pipeline for the transportation of iron ore; setting up and operating a semiconductor wafer fabrication manufacturing unit, if such unit is notified by the Board in accordance with the prescribed guidelines. The date of commencement of operations for availing investment linked deduction in respect of the two new specified businesses shall be on or after 1st April, Deduction in respect of capital expenditure on specified business – Section 35AD

8 It is proposed to amend the section to provide that any asset in respect of which a deduction is claimed and allowed under section 35AD, shall be used only for the ‘specified business’ for a period of eight years beginning with the previous year in which such asset is acquired or constructed. Where any asset, in respect of which such deduction is claimed and allowed, is used for a purpose other than the specified business during the specified period of eight years, the total amount of deduction claimed and allowed (as reduced by the amount of depreciation otherwise allowable for income-tax purposes) shall be taxable as business income of the taxpayer in the year of such use of the asset. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015) Deduction in respect of capital expenditure on specified business – Section 35AD

9 However, this would not apply to a company which has become a sick industrial company under sub-section (1) of section 17 of the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions)Act, 1985 during the specified period of eight years. Where a taxpayer claims an investment linked deduction, the same taxpayer, being a unit in a SEZ, will not be allowed a profit linked deduction in respect of the same business and vice-versa. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015) Deduction in respect of capital expenditure on specified business – Section 35AD

10 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) –Section 37 It is proposed to add Explanation 2 to S.37(1) to disallow any expenditure incurred on any activities related to CSR as referred under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, while computing taxable income, as it shall not be deemed to be expenditure incurred for the purpose of business or profession. However, CSR expenditure of the nature described in Section 30 to Section 36 of the Act shall be allowed under those sections subject to fulfillment of the prescribed conditions, if any, specified therein. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

11 Amount Not deductible while computing Total Income – Section 40(a)(i) Under clause (i), any amount which is payable outside India or in India to a non-resident as Interest, royalty and Fees for technical services or any other sum, on which tax is deductible at source but tax has not been deducted or deducted but not deposited during the previous year or by the due date u/s. 200 is not allowable as deduction in the year in which the expenditure is incurred. Such expenditure is allowable in the year of payment. W. e. f. A.Y , it is proposed to allow such expenditure, if tax is deducted and deposited by the due date for filing the return of income u/s. 139(1).

12 Amount Not deductible while computing Total Income – Section 40(a)(ia) The provision is now proposed to be in line with the provision applicable to TDS on payments to residents covered under clause 40(a)(ia). W.e.f. A.Y , all expenses subject to TDS will be disallowed u/s. 40(a)(ia), in the same manner in which interest, royalty, etc. are disallowed. However, disallowance under this clause is proposed to be restricted to 30% of the expenditure instead of 100% disallowable at present. Such sum shall be allowable in the year in which tax is deducted and deposited

13 Speculative Transaction – Section 43 An eligible transaction in respect of trading in commodity derivatives carried out in a recognised association, which is chargeable to commodities transaction tax shall not be deemed to be speculative transaction. (retrospectively w.e.f. 1 st April 2014)

14 Special Provisions for computing profits and gains of business of plying, hiring, or leasing goods carriage - Section 44AE Under the existing provisions of section 44AE, for the purpose of presumptive taxation in case of an assessee engaged in the business of plying, hiring or leasing of goods carriages who does not own more than 10 goods carriages, Rs 5,000/- and Rs. 4,500/- for every month or part thereof is taken as income per heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and vehicle other than HGV respectively. Now the distinction between HGV and vehicle other than HGV is sought to be done away with and it is proposed to take Rs. 7,500/- for every month or part thereof per vehicle as income under this section. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

15 The existing provisions of section 73 of the Act provide that losses incurred in respect of a speculation business cannot be set off or carried forward and set off except against the profits of any other speculation business. Explanation to section 73 provides that in case of a company deriving its income mainly under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession” (other than a company whose principal business is business of banking or granting of loans and advances), and where any part of its business consists of purchase or sale of shares, such business shall be deemed to be speculation business for the purpose of this section. Explanation to Sec 73 to be amended to provide that provision of the Explanation shall also not be applicable to a company the principal business of which is the business of trading in shares. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015) Losses in Speculation Business – Section 73

16 Extension of sunset date for power sector undertaking – Section 80-IA Currently, a deduction of profits is available to an undertaking, if the undertaking: is set up for the generation and distribution of power if it begins to generate power at any time during the period beginning on 1st April, 1993 and ending on 31st March, 2014; starts transmission or distribution by laying a network of new transmission or distribution lines at any time during the period beginning on 1st April, 1999 and ending on 31st March, 2014; undertakes substantial renovation and modernization of existing network of transmission or distribution lines at anytime during the period beginning on 1st April, 2004 and ending on 31st March, It is proposed to extend the above terminal date from 31 March 2014 to 31 March (w.e.f. AY )

17 Dividend distribution Tax and Income Distribution Tax –Section 1150 & Section 115R Dividends distributed by domestic companies and mutual funds to be grossed up. It is proposed to amend Section 115-O and Section 115-R to provide that tax would be paid after grossing up the net profit distributed by the company or the income distributed by the mutual fund. In other words - a) If surcharge and education cess is excluded then effective rate of Dividend distribution tax will be % (100×15 ÷85=17.647%). An extra burden of 2.647%. b) If surcharge and education cess is included then effective rate of Dividend distribution tax will be 20.47% (100× ÷83.005=20.47%). An extra burden of 3.48%. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014)

18 Furnishing PAN in respect of payment of interest on long term bonds –Section 206AA Existing provision under Section 206AA(7) of the Act relating to requirement of furnishing PAN are not applicable to payment of interest on long term infrastructure bond referred to in section 194LC of the Act. It is proposed to amend Section 206AA (7) to extend the benefit of exemption to payment of interest in any long term bonds referred to in Section 194LC of the Act and not restricted to infrastructure bonds. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014)

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20 Definition of Short term capital asset - Section 2(42A) Section 2(42A)amended to provide that securities other than units not listed in a recognized stock exchange and units of mutual fund other than equity oriented mutual fund shall be regarded as short term capital asset, if the same are held for not more than 36. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

21 Capital Gains – Section 45 In case of compulsory acquisition of capital asset, any enhanced compensation received by the order of the Court, Tribunal or other authority, is chargeable to tax in the year in which such amount is received by the assessee. It is proposed to provide that, if any amount of compensation is received pursuant to an interim order passed by the Court, Tribunal or other authority, such amount shall be taxable in the year in which the final order of such Court, Tribunal or other authority is made. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

22 Transaction not regarded as transfer – Section 47 Any transfer of Government Security carrying a periodic payment of interest, made outside India through an intermediary dealing in settlement of securities, by a non-resident to another non-resident, shall not be regarded as “transfer”. Section 2(b) of Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 defines the expression “Government Security” (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

23 A new clause (ix) in sub-section (2) of section 56 is proposed to provide for the taxability of any sum of money, received as an advance or otherwise in the course of negotiations for transfer of a capital asset if – such sum is forfeited; and the negotiations do not result in transfer of such capital asset. A consequential amendment is also proposed to be made to include such sum in the definition of the term 'income'. Correspondingly, section 51 is proposed to be amended to provide that where tax is paid on the forfeited advance, the same is proposed not to be reduced from the cost of acquisition of the asset while computing the capital gains on its transfer. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015) ` Taxation of advance for transfer of a capital asset

24 The existing provisions exempt proportionate capital gains arising from transfer of a long-term capital asset, if the same is invested in specified long-term assets within a period of six months. The investment in such specified long-term assets during any financial year should not exceed Rs 50 lakhs. The existing provisions are ambiguous due to the window of six months being spread in two years in certain cases (transfers post September) which results in claim of relief of Rs 1 crore instead of the intended relief of Rs 50 lakhs. Accordingly, it is proposes to insert a proviso to clarify that the investment made by a tax payer during the financial year in which the assets are transferred and in the subsequent financial year should not exceed Rs 50 lakhs. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015) Capital gains exemption in case of investment in long term specified assets – Section 54EC

25 The existing provisions exempt capital gains arising from sale of a long term capital asset, being a residential property if the gains are utilised for purchasing/constructing another residential property within the specified period. If the gains are utilised in the aforesaid manner the capital gains arising from transfer of a long term capital asset, other than a residential house are exempt. It is proposed to amend section 54 and section 54F to provide relief only if the investment is made in one residential house situated in India. At present instead of ‘one’ the term used is ‘a’. The FM wants to put an end to the controversy whether investment can be made in more than one residential house to claim the exemption. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015) Capital gains exemption in case of investment in a residential house property – Section 54 & Section 54F

26 Tax on Long Term Capital Gains – Section 112 Presently, the concessional tax rate of 10% is applicable on long term capital gains arising from transfer of listed securities, units of mutual funds and zero coupon bonds. Now, the concessional tax rate of 10% shall be applicable only on long term capital gains arising from the transfer of listed securities (other than units) and zero coupon bonds. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

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28 Taxation regime for REIT and Invit – Chapter XII - FA InvestorSponsor REIT / INVTS SPV

29 Taxation regime for Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Infrastructure Investment Trust – Chapter XII - FA A specific taxation regime is proposed for two new categories of investment vehicles namely, the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) & Infrastructure Investment Trust (Invit). Business Trust means a trust registered as an REIT/Invit, the units of which are required to be listed on a recognised stock exchange in accordance with SEBI. Trust would be given a pass-through status. Listed units of business trust when traded on stock exchange would attract STT and long term capital gains would be exempt while short term capital gains would be taxable at 15%. However, the period of holding of units would be reckoned as long term only where the units have been held for more than 36 months. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014)

30 Taxation regime for Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Infrastructure Investment Trust – Chapter XII - FA Sponsor will not be liable to capital gains tax arising at the time of exchange of shares in SPVs with units of the business trust. However, sponsor shall be liable to tax at the time of disposal of such units and no preferential capital gains tax regime (consequential to levy of STT) will be available to sponsor in respect of units of business trust. For the purpose of computing capital gain, the cost of units shall be the original cost of shares to the sponsor. The holding period of shares shall also be included in the holding period of such units for the sponsor. Income by way of interest received by the business trust from SPV is not taxable in the hands of the trust when the SPV makes an interest payment to the trust. However, withholding tax at the rate of 5% (non-resident unit holders) and 10% (resident unit holders) shall be applicable in case of payment of interest component of income distributed to unit holders.

31 Taxation regime for Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Infrastructure Investment Trust – Chapter XII - FA In case of ECBs availed by the business trust, the benefit of reduced rate of 5% tax on interest payments to nonresident lenders shall be available for a prescribed period as specified in section 194LC of the Act. The dividend received by the trust will be subject to DDT at the level of SPV but will be exempt in the hands of the trust, and the dividend component of income distributed by the trust to unit holders will also be exempt in the hands of unit holders. Income by way of capital gains on disposal of assets by the trust shall be taxable in the hands of the trust. However, if such capital gains are distributed, then the component of distributed income attributable to capital gains would be exempt in the hands of unit holder. Any other income of the trust shall be taxable at the maximum marginal rate The business trust is required to furnish its return of income.

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33 Characterization of income in case of Foreign Institutional Investors - Section 2(14) Definition of the term “Capital Asset” has been amended to provide that securities held by FIIs in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act,1992 regulations will be regarded as Capital Asset asset only so that any income arising from transfer of such security by a Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) would be taxable under the head “capital gain”. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

34 Meaning of International Transaction - Section 92B (2) Under the current transfer pricing provisions, transactions entered into by an enterprise with a person other than an associated enterprise is deemed as a transaction between associated enterprises, if there exists a prior agreement in relation to such transaction between such other person and an associated enterprise or the terms of the relevant transaction are determined in substance between such other person and the associated enterprise. In order to bring clarity, it has been proposed to amend the deeming provision as transaction shall be deemed to be an international transaction irrespective of whether such other person is a resident or non-resident, as long as either the enterprise or the associated enterprise or both are non-resident. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015) (w.e.f. AY )

35 The section provides for taxation of gross dividends received by an Indian company from a specified foreign company at a concessional rate of 15%, if such dividend is included in the total income for the AY or AY or AY With a view to encourage Indian companies to repatriate foreign dividends into the country, it is proposed to amend the section to extend the benefit of lower rate of taxation without limiting it to a particular assessment year. Thus, such foreign dividends received in FY and subsequent financial years shall continue to be taxed at the lower rate of 15%. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015) Reduction in tax rate on certain dividends received from foreign companies – Section 115BBD

36 APA is an agreement between the taxpayer and the income-tax authorities on an appropriate TP methodology for a set of international transactions over a fixed time period in future. It is proposed to now introduce roll back provisions in the APA scheme – Roll back refers to the applicability of the TP methodology agreed in an APA to international transactions entered prior to the period covered under the APA. Roll back period not to exceed four years preceding the first financial year for which APA is applicable. Procedure, conditions and manner in respect of roll back of APAs to be prescribed. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014) Roll back provisions in Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) Scheme

37 Use Of Multiple year data & Computation of the arms length price Use Of Multiple year data Presently, the Indian transfer pricing regulations allow the use of single year data for comparability analysis and multiple year data in exceptional cases. It is proposed to amend the regulations to allow use of multiple year data for comparability analysis. Rules to be issued on this aspect. Computation of arm’s length price Range concept to be introduced for determination of arm’s length price.. Concept of arithmetic mean to continue where number of comparables is inadequate. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014)

38 TDS on income by way of interest from Indian company - Section 194LC The existing provisions of section 194LC of the Act provide for lower withholding tax rate of 5%, on interest paid by an Indian company to non-residents on monies borrowed by it in foreign currency from a source outside India under a loan agreement or through issue of long- term infrastructure bonds at any time on or after the 1 st day of July, 2012 but before the 1 st day of July,2015 subject to certain conditions. It is proposed to make Section 194LC applicable to a business trust also. It is proposed to extend the benefit of this concessional rate to all long- term bonds including long term infrastructure bonds. It is proposed to extend the benefit of lower withholding tax rate for overseas borrowing made up to 1 st July (w.e.f. 1st October 2014)

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40 TAX RATES For Companies There are no changes in the Tax Rates including surcharge and education cess applicable to Companies for the AY For Individuals: Currently, there is no change in surcharge and education cess payable by individuals For resident senior citizens of 60 years of age but less than 80 years, the basic exemption limit is proposed to be raised from Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs 3,00,000/-. and for resident senior citizens above 80 years the basic exemption limit remains unchanged at Rs 5,00,000/- Income Slabs (in Rs)Rate of Tax (%) Upto 2,50,000/-*Nil 2,50,001 – 5,00,00010% 5,00,001 – 10,00,00020% Above 10,00,00130%

41 Income from House Property – Section 24 The deduction in respect of interest paid on money borrowed for the construction, repair and acquisition of self –occupied house property is proposed to be raised from Rs 1,50,000 to Rs 2,00,000 (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

42 Deductions under Chapter VIA Section 80C- Deduction in respect of life insurance premia, deferred annuity, contribution to PF etc. has been raised from Rs 1 Lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh. Section 80CCD - Under the existing provisions of section 80CCD, deduction respect of contribution to pension scheme of Central Government is allowed to an individual employed by the Central Government or any other employer on or after 1 January Now, the condition of being employed on or after 1 January 2004 for private sector employees is proposed to be omitted. Section 80CCE – Cumulative Limit of deductions under sections 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD has been increased from Rs 1 Lakh to Rs 1.5 Lakh. (w.e.f. AY )

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44 Income of Charitable Trust and Institution – Section 11& Section 12 Principal Commissioner or the Commissioner may also by an order in writing cancel the registration of trust or institution if the activities of trust or institution is not carried out in a manner that : its income does not endure for the benefit of general public it is for the benefit of any particular religious community or caste any income or property of the trust is applied for the benefit of specified persons, or its funds are invested in prohibited mode. However, registration shall not be cancelled if there was a reasonable cause to carry out such activity The power to cancel registration has been expanded. Now for any of the above failures, the registration of a trust can be cancelled by the Commissioner. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014)

45 Income of Charitable Trust and Institution – Section 11& Section 12 Where registration granted u/s 12A then benefit of exemption would be available for earlier years which are pending before AO as on the date of registration if activities and objects are same. No reopening of assessment for earlier years do be done merely because trust or institution has not obtained registration u/s 12AA. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014) It is proposed to provide definition of institution (university, hospital or other educational institution) 'substantially financed by the Government" u/s 10(23C). A specific percentage will be prescribed for amount of Government grant as a percentage of total receipts including any voluntary contribution and when such percentage is exceeded the institution will be treated as substantially financed by the Government. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

46 Income of Charitable Trust and Institution – Section 11& Section 12 Double benefit would not be allowable in respect of depreciation and application of income for acquiring capital asset. Therefore, it is proposed that under section 11 and section 10(23C), income for the purposes of application shall be determined without any deduction or allowance by way of depreciation or otherwise in respect of any asset, acquisition of which has been claimed as an application of income under these sections in the same or any other previous year Any trust or institution registered for availing exemption u/s 11 cannot claim any other exemption u/s 10 other than exemption related to agriculture income and exemption u/s 10(23C) (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

47 Anonymous donations - Section 115BBC As per the existing provisions of section 115BBC, while tax at the rate of 30% is levied on the amount of anonymous donations exceeding the threshold (5% of the total donations received by the assessee or Rs 1 Lakh, whichever is higher), the remaining tax is chargeable on total income after reducing the full amount of anonymous donations. The proper way of computation is to reduce the income by the amount which has been taxed at the rate of 30%. It is proposed to amend section 115BBC to provide that the remaining tax is chargeable on total income after reducing the income by the amount which has been taxed at the rate of 30%. (w.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

48 Total DonationsRs. 50,00,000 Anonymous Donation Rs. 3,00,000 Tax Payable on 30% Anonymous donation less( 5% of total donation or Rs.1,00,000 whichever is more),i.e., 30% on Rs.50,000 Amount to be reduced from computed income A. At present Rs.3,00,000 B. As per the proposed amendment Rs.50,000 Anonymous donations - Section 115BBC

49 Alternate minimum tax - Section 115JC Under the existing provisions, total income is required to be increased by deductions claimed under Part C of Chapter VI-A and under section 10AA to arrive at adjusted total income. It is proposed to insert a new clause (iii) in sub-section (2) so that the total income shall be increased by the deduction claimed under section 35AD for computing adjusted total income. However, the amount of depreciation allowable in accordance with the provisions of section 32 shall be reduced to arrive at adjusted total income. (w.e.f. 1 st April 2015) E.g. Total income : Rs. 60, Deduction claimed under Chapter VI-A : Rs. 40, Deduction claimed u/s 35AD on a capital asset : Rs Computation of adjusted total income for the purposes of AMTRs. Total income60 Addition: (i)deduction under Chapter VI-A (on non-specified business) (ii)deduction under section 35AD (on specified business) -Rs. 100 Less: depreciation under section 32 -(Rs. 15) Adjusted total income under section 115JC185

50 Credit of AMT - Section 115JEE The existing provisions provide that provisions of section 115-JEE relating to AMT are applicable to any person who has claimed a deduction under part C of Chapter VI-A or under section 10AA. Further, section 115-JEE does not apply to individuals or HUF or an association of persons or a body of individuals (whether incorporated or not) or an artificial juridical person if the adjusted total income does not exceed Rs 20 Lakhs. However, there was difficulty in claiming AMT credit in subsequent years where income of specified persons is less than Rs 20 Lakhs or no deduction under part C of Chapter VI-A or under section 10AA has been claimed. It is proposed to amend this section to provide credit for tax paid under section 115JC in subsequent assessment years whether or not the conditions mentioned above are satisfied or not. (w.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

51 Power of survey – Section 133A The Finance Bill, 2014 proposes to extend the power of Income-tax authority by inserting sub section (2A) after subsection (2). It is proposed to authorise the Income-tax authority to carry out survey for the purpose of verifying that tax has been deducted or collected at source in accordance with the provisions under sub-heading B of Chapter XVII or under sub-heading BB of Chapter XVII. However, the Income-tax authority acting under sub section (2A) cannot impound books of account or take inventory of stock or cash. Further, the power of income tax authority to impound and retain in his custody the books of account or documents has been increased from 10 days to 15 days. (w.e.f. 1 St October 2014)

52 Power to call for information by prescribed income-tax authority – Section 133C  Insertion of new section 133C  With a view to enable prescribed Income-tax authority to verify the information in his possession relating to any person, it is proposed to empower him to issue a notice to such person requiring him to furnish information or documents verified in the prescribed manner which may be relevant to enquiry or proceeding under the Act. (w.e.f. 1 St October 2014)

53 Return of Income – Section 139 Currently, certain entities such as Mutual Funds, Securitisation Trusts, Venture Capital Companies and Venture Capital Funds are exempted from filing income tax returns. These entities are required to furnish specified statement to the income tax authorities. It is proposed that these entities will now be required to file their annual tax return with the income-tax authorities where their total income before giving effect to the provisions of the Act under which they are exempt, exceeds the maximum amount which is not chargeable to tax. The requirement of filing of statements before an income-tax authority is proposed to be dispensed with by omitting sub-section (3A) of section 115R and sub-section (3) of section 115TA. (w.e.f. AY )

54 Income tax return can be signed in manuscript or by any electronic mode. In other words, the return shall be verified by the persons specified u/s 140. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014) Estimate by Valuation Officer - Section 142A The A.O. may refer to a Valuation Officer (V.O.) during the assessment/ reassessment proceedings to estimate the value (including FMV) of any asset, property or investment whether or not he is satisfied about the correctness or completeness of the accounts of the assessee. The V.O. may estimate the value to the best of his judgment, if the assessee does not co-operate or comply with his direction. A copy of the Valuation report should be sent to the A.O. and the assessee within a period of 6 months from the end of the month in which a reference is made. (w.e.f. 1st October 2014) Signing and verification of return of income - Section 140

55 Method of Accounting - Section 145 Presently, the AO may make an assessment in the manner provided in section 144 of the Act where he is not satisfied that the income has been computed in accordance with the Accounting standards notified under section 145(2) of the Act. It is proposed to amend section 145(2) by substituting the word “accounting standards” with the word “income computation and disclosure standards”. CG may notify the income computation and disclosure standards to be followed by any class of assessees or in respect of any class of income. Therefore, if the income has not been computed in accordance with the notified income computation and disclosure standards, the AO may make an assessment in the manner provided in section 144 of the Act. (w.e.f. 1st April,2015)

56 Time-limit for completion of assessment – Section 153 & 153B It is proposed to exclude the period commencing from the date on which the AO makes a reference to the VO under section 142A(1) and ending with the date on which the report of the VO is received by the AO while computing the time limit u/s 153 & 153B(search cases) for completion of assessment/ reassessment. (w.e.f. 1st October 2014) Assessment of income of a person other than the person who has been searched – Section 153C The existing provisions contained in Section 153C(1) provides where the A.O. of a person has received books of account or documents or assets seized at the time of search in the premises of another person, he shall proceed against such person and issues notice to him and assess or reassess his income in accordance with Section 153A. Now, it is proposed to provide that the other AO shall assess or reassess the income of such other person only if he is satisfied that the seized material will have a bearing on the determination of the total income of such other person. (w.e.f. 1st October 2014)

57 TDS on Interest other than Interest on Securities - Section 194A The interest income referred to in section 10(23FC) (interest income payable by special purpose vehicle to a business trust) is proposed to be exempted from the deduction of tax at source u/s 194A. (w.e.f. 1st October 2014)

58 TDS on non-exempt payments made under life insurance policy - Section 194DA As per section 10(10D) of the Act, any sum received under a life insurance policy, including the sum allocated by way of bonus on such policy is exempt subject to fulfillment of specified conditions. If such conditions are not fulfilled the amount is taxable. It is proposed to insert a new section in the Act to provide for deduction of tax at the rate of 2% on sum paid under a life insurance policy which are not exempted under section 10(10D) of the Act. No deduction shall be made if the aggregate amount of such payments to the payee is less than Rs. 100,000 during the FY. (w.e.f. 1st October 2014)

59 Correction of TDS statement - Section 200 & 200A Currently, a deductor is allowed to file correction statement for rectification/ updation of the information furnished in the original TDS statement as per the Centralized Processing of Statements of TDS Scheme, 2013 notified vide Notification No.03/2013 dated 15 th January, However, no provision is expressed in the Act which enable a deductor to file correction statement. It is proposed to amend section 200 of the Act to allow the deductor to file correction statements. Consequently, it is also proposed to amend provisions of section 200A of the Act for enabling processing of correction statement filed. (w.e.f. 1st October 2014)

60 Time limit for passing order deeming deductor as assessee in default - Section 201 It is proposed to omit clause (i) of sub-section (3) of section 201 of the Act which provides time limit of 2 years for passing order under section 201(1) of the Act for cases in which TDS statement have been filed. It is proposed to provide that time limit for passing an order deeming a person to be an assessee in default for failure to deduct the whole or any part of the tax from a person resident in India shall be 7 years from the end of the FY in which payment is made or credit is given. (w.e.f. 1st October 2014)

61 Tax Payable and Assesee deemed to be in default– Section 220 Section 220(1) provides that any amount specified as payable in the notice of demand under section 156 shall be paid within 30 days of date of receipt of the notice. Liability of assessee to pay interest on the amount specified in notice of demand is extended up to the disposal of appeal by last appellate authority or disposal of proceedings by inserting a new sub-section. In cases where tax payable was reduced due to order under section 154,155,250,254,260,262,264 or 245D(4) but was restored to earlier levels, interest under section 220 of the Act shall be payable from the date of first notice of demand up to the date when demand is paid. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014)

62 Mode of taking or accepting certain loans or deposits – Section 269SS It is proposed to amend the S.269SS so as to provide that no person shall take or accept from any other person any loan or deposit otherwise than by an account payee cheque or account payee bank draft or use of electronic clearing system through a bank account if, the amount of such loan or deposit or the aggregate amount of such loans or deposits is Rs 20,000 or more. Repayment of Loan or Deposit –Section 269T It is proposed to amend the S.269T so as to provide that no person shall repay any loan or deposit made with it otherwise than by an account payee cheque or account payee bank draft drawn in the name of the person who has made the loan or deposit or by use of electronic clearing system through a bank account if, the amount of the loan or deposit together with interest or the aggregate amount of such loans or deposits together with interest, if any payable thereon, is Rs 20,000 or more. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

63 Levy Of penalty by Transfer Pricing Officers (TPO) –Section 271G Prior to this amendment only AO or Commissioner (Appeals) had the authority to levy documentation penalty. It is proposed to include the TPO as an authority to levy penalty at 2% of the value of international transaction or specified Domestic transactions for failure to furnish prescribed information or documentation. (W.e.f. 1st October 2014)

64 Penalty for failure to furnish Annual Information Return – Section 271FA It is proposed to provide for penalty for failure to furnish statement of financial transaction or reportable account. Providing of Inaccurate information with respect to AIR - Section271FAA (New) 271FAA provides that where a statement of financial transaction or reportable account, provides inaccurate information in the statement and where (a) The inaccuracy is due to non compliance of the due diligence requirement prescribed under section 285BA(7)(newly added) or is deliberate; or (b) The person knows of the inaccuracy but fails to inform; or (c) the person discovers the inaccuracy after the statement of financial transaction or reportable account is furnished and fails to inform and furnish correct information within the time specified under section 285BA(6) (newly added). then, the prescribed income-tax authority levy a penalty of a sum of Rs 50,000. (W.e.f. 1 st April 2015)

65 Levy of penalty for failure to furnish statements etc. (TDS/TCS).- Section 271-H Existing provisions provide circumstances in which the person shall be liable to pay penalty and it does not specify the competent authority. It is proposed to provide that the penalty shall be levied by the Assessing officer. (W.e.f. 1st October 2014)

66 Failure to produce accounts and documents-Section 276D At present where a taxpayer wilfully fails to produce books of accounts and any other documents as required by the Assessing Officer or wilfully fails to comply with a direction issued under special audit proceedings, such taxpayer shall be punishable with an imprisonment which may extend up to one year or be levied a fine ranging between Rs for each day of default or both. It is proposed to provide that he shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year and with fine. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014)

67 Provisional attachment to protect revenue.- Section 281B Existing provision provides that AO in order to protect the interest of the revenue may attach provisionally the property belonging to assessee as laid down in schedule 2. S. 281B(2) provides provisional attachment shall cease to have effect after the expiry of six months, it may be extended up to a total period of two years by Chief commissioner or commissioner. It is proposed to amend S. 281B (2) so as to provide that provisional attachment shall cease to have effect after the expiry of six months provided that the Chief Commissioner or Commissioner may extend the period up to a total period up to two years or sixty days after the date of assessment or reassessment, whichever is later. (W.e.f. 1 st October 2014)

68 Obligation To furnish Annual Information return (AIR) – Section 285BA It is also proposed that the Central Government may, by rules, Specify,–– (a) The persons referred to in 285BA (1) to be registered with the prescribed income-tax authority; (b) The nature of information and the manner in which such Information shall be maintained by the persons referred to in Clause (a); and (c) The due diligence to be carried out by the persons for the Purpose of identification of any reportable account referred to in 285BA(1) (W.e.f. 1st October 2014)

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