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CBDT Orders Remission of Outstanding Direct Tax Demands of Earlier Year | Union Interim Budget 2024
While processing Income Tax returns of FY 2022-23, most of the taxpayers faced issue of delayed refund, refund put on hold on account of outstanding demand, refund adjusted against outstanding demand etc. During FY 2022-23, due to digitalisation of Income tax records of earlier year, the department uploaded various demands of earlier years (much prior to the years when Income tax return was started filing online).
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on March 5,2024
Income tax on transfer of unquoted equity shares at less than Fair Market Value (FMV)
Transfer of shares of listed entities is quite a simple and fair process as the price of shares are available on the stock exchange and shareholders have no option to transfer shares at value other than price available on stock exchange. However, what about the unquoted or unlisted equity shares. Whether shareholders can transfer such shares at any price or is there any mechanism specified for the same?
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on February 20,2024
Key takeaways from Interim Budget, 2024
During the year of the Central Election, Our present government has come up with an Interim Budget for FY 2024-25. All the financial schemes or Plans proposed in the Interim Budget are temporary until the final budget is presented by the new Government post elections.
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on February 13,2024
Deductions for purchases from MSE to be allowed on Payment basis| Amendment in Section 43B of Income Tax Act
For the last many years the government has provided various benefits for MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) to boost their business. A separate portal is provided for the entities to register themselves as MSME. MSMEs are encouraged through various benefits such as collateral free loans, subsidy on patent registration, Free ISO certification etc. To take data of dues outstanding to MSME, The Companies Act also introduced Form MSME-1 wherein every company is required to disclose funds outstanding to MSME for more than 45 Days.
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on February 7,2024
Guidelines issued for TDS on payment by e-commerce operator
Finance Act, 2020 requires e-commerce operators to deduct TDS @ 1% on transactions made through e-commerce platforms. E-commerce operators are required to make such deduction at the time of credit of such amount to the account of e-commerce participant or at the time of payment, whichever is earlier. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has earlier issued Guidelines for deduction of TDS under section 194-O(4) vide Circular no.17 of 2020 dated 29th September, 2020 and vide Circular No. 20 of 2021 dated 25th November, 2021.
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on January 23,2024
Amendment in Safe Harbour Rules under Income Tax Act
“Safe Harbour” means circumstances under which Income-tax authorities shall accept the transfer price declared by the assessee himself. Thus, 'safe harbour rules' specifies the various circumstances under which transfer price declared by the Assessee with respect to International transactions shall be accepted by Income tax authorities. Safe Harbour rule is given under Rule TD of Income Tax Rules, 1961.
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on January 9,2024
Fees received for registration of domain name of customers can’t be considered as Royalty
The Appellant is engaged in providing domain name registration service, website design and web hosting. The Appellant charges a fee for facilitating domain name registration and a part of such fees is kept by the Appellant and a portion is shared with ICANN and the registry. Ld. The Assessing Officer considered such a fee as royalty and issued a demand order accordingly. View of Ld. AO is upheld by DRP and Tribunal. The Appellant contented that the domain name is not owned by the Appellant. Rather, the same is owned by the customer itself. The Appellant is only an intermediary and only renders registration services. The Appellant does not have any right in the property or trademark in the domain name. There is a difference between domain name registration and Trademark. The services offered by the Appellant are similar to those provided by other professionals to their respective clients who seek registration of a company's name with the RoC or registration of patents and trademarks with the concerned registrars appointed under the relevant statute.
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on December 19,2023
Processing of ITR Filed electronically with refund claim under section 143(1) beyond the prescribed limit in non- Scrutiny cases
After filing of Income tax return, processing of Income tax return under section 143(1) is the first step wherein return is electronically processed by the Department system and action is taken as per the prima facie validations such as TDS is granted as per information available in Form 26AS irrespective of amount claimed in ITR, computation of interest etc. Refund claimed in Income tax return is processed only after processing under Section 143(1) of Income Tax Act.
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on December 19,2023
Mere establishment of Subsidiary in India does not tantamount to Having Permanent Establishment in India
The Assessee is a company based out in Austria. The Assessee is having a Subsidiary Company in India. The Appellant has received software-related services income during the year. Apart, The Company also received reimbursement of expenses from Indian Subsidiary. However, the Company claimed the same as exempted Income as expenses are recovered on cost to cost basis without any markup. Further, the Company also supplied goods to Indian Entities on a principal to principal basis. The Ld. AO Charged Income tax on reimbursement of expense claiming that such income pertains to technical income provided to Indian subsidiary. Further, AO assumed that entire sales in India are made through Indian Subsidiaries. The Asseesee has a fixed place of business in India in the form of Indian Subsidiary. The 'core business' of the assessee is conducted through Mosdofer India Private Limited. Therefore, profit attributable to such PE is taxable in India.
By CA. Kapil Mittal
Last update on December 12,2023
Apex Court: Most Favored Nation (MFN) Clause in DTAA is not automatically applicable
The Supreme Court has finally put a full stop on the long going dispute of the Most-Favored Nation (MFN) clause in DTAA. India entered into DTAA with Netherlands, France and Switzerland, members of OECD, containing MFN clauses.
By CA. Kavit Vijay
Last update on November 28,2023