May 162017
 

The Income-tax Department had recently made linking of Aadhaar & PAN madatory for assessees. A facility for the same was also introduced in the income tax efiling website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

Now the Income-tax Department vide its Notification No S O 1513(E) dtd 11th May 2017 has exempted the following assessees :-

  1. Persons residing in the States of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya;
  2. A person who is a non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961;
  3. persons of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year;
  4. a person who is not a citizen of India.

The relevant notification is attached below :-

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May 132017
 

The Government of India had recently announced that the PAN numbers shall be linked to the Aadhaar mandatorily. Accordingly, the Income tax department had provided a facility in online efiling account , a facility to link aadhar card to the PAN. In most of the cases, as the Name of the Assessee as per PAN data base and Aadhaar card are different/spelled differently, assessees were facing difficulty in linking the Aadhar to PAN. Considering this , the Income -tax department has provided a new facility in www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in to link the Aadhaar to PAN.

As per this new facility provided in the www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in , the assessees need not log in to the website. In the home page itself a link (Link Aadhaar) has been provided and the adhaar can be linked to PAN using this facility.

The following are the steps to link aadhaar :-

Visit the income-tax efiling website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

In the left pane, you can find link named “Link Aadhaar”

 

 

 

 

 

Click the link and it will take you to the following page :

 

 

 

 

 

In the fields provided, fill the following :-

1) Type your PAN

2) Type your Aadhaar Number correctly

3) Type the Name as per Aadhaar card (Exactly as per Aadhaar, with same spelling and Uppercase/Lower Case as the case may be)

4) Type the Captcha

5) Finally after ensuring all the data typed are correctly, click “Link Aadhaar”

You have to ensure that the following fields are same as per PAN & Aaadhar :-

(i) Date of Birth

(ii) Gender

If Date of Birth & Gender is fully matched and Name as per Aadhaar Card is not exactly matched then the assessee has to additionally provide Aadhaar OTP to proceed with partial name match.

The above facility is available after log in also under the Profile settings-> Aadhaar Linking.

Feb 202017
 

If you have habit of making high value cash purchases (including jewellery/bullion) its time to shell out more money for your purchases.

As per the recent Finance Bill 2017 (which is yet to be passed by the Parliament), you may have to pay TCS (Tax Collected at Source) @ 1% on your Cash purchases exceeding Rs. 200000/-.

Currently, Section 206 C (1D) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 mandates sellers for TCS as follows :-

1) 1% TCS if the sale consideration is in cash for bullion purchases exceeding Rs. 2 Lakhs

2) 1% TCS if the sale consideration is in cash for Jewellery purchases exceeding Rs. 5 Lakhs.

3) 1% TCS if the sale consideration is in cash for any goods other than bullion & jewellery.

The proposed provision in the Finance Act, 2017 (Budget) the classification of “Cash purchases of Jewellery exceeding Rs. 5 Lakhs” is being removed and as a result, any goods purchases exceeding Rs. 2 Lakhs in cash will attract TCS @ 1%

The amendment , if approved by the Parliament will be effective from 1st April 2017.

May 022016
 

The following are the Various Statutory Obligations for the month of May 2016.

Payment of Service Tax

The last date for Payment of Service tax pertaining to the month of April 2016 is 5th of May 2016. In case of e-payment, the due date is 6th of May 2016.

In case of payment by Challan GAR 7, click here to download the Challan

In case of e-payment of Service Tax, Click here to make the payment online.

Remittance of Tax Deduction at source

The due date for remitting Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) on Salary & Non-salary payments during the month of Apr 2016 is 7th of May 2016.

Click here to pay the TDS online.

 Monthly Return and Payment of Tax under TNVAT

The monthly returns filing and the payment of TNVAT has to be complied on or before 20th of May for the month of April 2016.

 Quarterly Return of TDS for the Quarter Ending March 2016

The Quarterly returns (Form 24Q/26Q/27EQ) pertaining to the quarter ended March 2016 (Jan-Mar 2016) has to be filed on or before 15th of May 2016.

Issue of TDS Certificates

TDS Certificates in Form 16A (Other than salaries) for the Quarter ended March 2016 shall be issued on or before 30th of May 2016

TDS Certificates in Form 16 (Salaries) for the financial year 2015-16 shall be issued on or before 31th of May 2016

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Jan 062016
 

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has made significant changes in the requirement of submission of Permanent Account Number (PAN) in respect of certain specified transactions. As per new rule 114B, every person who enters into specified transactions shall quote his Permanent Account Number (PAN) in the documents pertaining to the transaction.

The specified transactions are listed below :-

Sl. No Nature of Transaction Value of Transaction
1 Sale or purchase of a motor vehicle or vehicle, as defined in clause (28) of section 2 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988) which requires registration by a registering authority under Chapter IV of that Act, other than two wheeled vehicles. All such transactions
2 Opening an account [other than a time-deposit referred to at Sl. No.12 and a Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account] with a banking company or a cooperative bank to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act). All such transactions.
3 Making an application to any banking company or a co-operative bank to which the BankingRegulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act) or to any other company or institution, for issue of a credit or debit card All such transactions.
4 Opening of a demat account with a depository, participant, custodian of securities or any other person registered under sub-section (1A) of section 12 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992). All such transactions.
5 Payment to a hotel or restaurant against a bill or bills at any one time. Payment in cash of an amount exceeding fifty thousand rupees.
6 Payment in connection with travel to any foreign country or payment for purchase of any foreign currency at any one time Payment in cash of an amount exceeding fifty thousand rupees.
7 Payment to a Mutual Fund for purchase of its units. Amount exceeding fifty thousand rupees.
8 Payment to a company or an institution for acquiring debentures or bonds issued by it. Amount exceeding fifty thousand rupees.
9 Payment to the Reserve Bank of India, constituted under section 3 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934) for acquiring bonds issued by it. Amount exceeding fifty thousand rupees.
10 Deposit with a banking company or a co-operative bank to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that

Act).

Deposits in cash exceeding fifty thousand rupees during any one day.
11 Purchase of bank drafts or pay orders or banker’s cheques from a banking company or a co-operative bank to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act). Payment in cash for an amount exceeding fifty thousand rupees during any one day.
12 A time deposit with, –

(i) a banking company or a co-operative bank to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act);

(ii) a Post Office;

(iii) a Nidhi referred to in section 406 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013); or

(iv) a non-banking financial company whichholds a certificate of registration under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), to hold or accept deposit from public.

 

Amount exceeding fifty thousand rupees or aggregating to more than five lakh rupees during a financial year.
13 Payment for one or more pre-paid payment instruments, as defined in the policy guidelines for issuance and operation of pre-paid payment instruments issued by Reserve Bank of India under section 18 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (51 of 2007), to a banking company or a co-operative bank to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act) or to any other company or institution. Payment in cash or by way of a bank draft or pay order or banker’s cheque of an amount aggregating to more than fifty thousand rupees in a financial year.
14 Payment as life insurance premium to an insurer as defined in clause (9) of section 2 of the Insurance Act, 1938 (4 of 1938). Amount aggregating to more than fifty thousand rupees in a financial year.
15 A contract for sale or purchase of securities (other than shares) as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956). Amount exceeding one lakh rupees per transaction.
16 Sale or purchase, by any person, of shares of a company not listed in a recognised stock exchange. Amount exceeding one lakh rupees per transaction.
17 Sale or purchase of any immovable property. Amount exceeding ten lakh rupees or valued by stamp valuation authority referred to in section 50C of the Act at an amount exceeding ten lakh rupees.
18 Sale or purchase, by any person, of goods or services of any nature other than those specified at Sl. No. 1 to 17 of this Table, if any. Amount exceeding two lakh rupees per transaction:

OTHER POINTS

1) Where the person entering into specified transactions as above is a minor, who does not have any income chargeable to income-tax , he shall quote the permanent account number of his father or mother or guardian , as the case may be , in the document pertaining to the said transaction.

2) Where the person entering into specified transaction does not have a Permanent Account Number (PAN) , he shall make a declaration in Form No 60 giving particulars of such transaction.

3) These requirements does not apply to the following persons :-

(i) the Central Government, the State Governments and the Consular Offices;

(ii) the non-residents referred to in clause (30) of section 2 of the Act in respect of the       transactions other than a transaction referred to at Sl. No. 1 or 2 or 4 or 7 or 8 or 10 or            12 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 of the Table.

4) “payment in connection with travel” includes payment towards fare, or to a travelagent or      a tour operator, or to an authorised person as defined in clause (c) of section 2 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999);

5) “travel agent or tour operator” includes a person who makes arrangements for air, surface or maritime travel or provides services relating to accommodation, tours, entertainment, passport, visa, foreign exchange, travel related insurance or other travel related services either severally or in package;

6) “time deposit” means any deposit which is repayable on the expiry of a fixed period.

 

Dec 082015
 

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date of payment of Tax deducted at Source & Tax Collected at Source in respect of deductions or collections made during the month of November 2015 from 7th of December 2015 to 20th of December 2015 , in respect of deductors located in the state of Tamilnadu.

The relevant notification is reproduced below:-

 

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Aug 212014
 

The Income-tax Department has released the following e-filing utilities in respect of Tax Audit reports for the A.Y.2014-15 :-

1) Form 3CA-3CD – Audit Report under Section 44 AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 in a case where the accounts of the business or profession of a person have been audited under any other law.

2) Form 3CB-3Cd- Audit Report under Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act,1961 , in the case of a person referred in clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of rule 6G.

Both the above utilities can be downloaded from the Income-tax e filing website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

Source :- www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

 

Aug 202014
 

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) vide its order under section 119 dtd 20th August 2014 has extended the due date for filing Tax Audit Report under section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 .

As per this Order,

The due date for obtaining and furnishing of the report of audit under section 44AB of the Act for Assessment Year 2014-15 in case of assessees who are not required to furnish report under section 92E of the Act has been extended from 30th day of September, 2014 to 30th November, 2014.

It has further clarified that the tax audit report under section 44AB of the Act filed during the period from 1st April, 2014 to 24th July, 2014 in the pre-revised Forms shall be treated as valid tax audit report furnished under section 44AB of the Act.

However the Order is silent about due date for filing the return of Income. The Clarification for the same is awaited.

 

Source :- www.incometaxindia.gov.in

The relevant order is reproduced below

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