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New Rate of service Tax from 24.02.2009

Effective date of the reduction of the service Tax & Excise Duty
Excise Duty Reduced By 2 % Notification from
New Rate of service Tax from 24.02.2009

Basic rate =10%
education cess =2 % of basic rate
Higher en secondary cess : 1 % of basic rate

total tax rate =10.30% of taxable amount of service.
Applicable Date
Service tax reduction from 12 to 10 and excise duty from 10 to 8 has been done by notifications dated 24.02.2009 so both are applicable from 24.02.2009



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The Board has considered the issues relating to the above and has decided that the information from the AIRs pertaining to financial year 2007-08 (Assessment year 2008-09) and subsequent years should be utilized in the manner laid down in paragraphs 2 to 8 below.

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IIFCL's 6.85 % 5 Years Tax Free Bonds

The 2nd tranche of Private Placement of 6.85% Tax free Bonds Issue

The 2nd tranche of Private Placement of 6.85% Tax free Bonds Issue with 5 years Tenor and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Government of India for timely payment of principal and interest shall open on February 18, 2009 and close on March 6, 2009. The deemed date of allotment shall be March 6, 2009. The Issue can be closed earlier/extended at the discretion of the Management of IIFCL. The deemed date of allotment shall also get extended in case of extension of the date of closure of the Issue. The face value of the Bond shall be Rs. 1,00,000 with minimum application size of 10 Bonds and thereafter in multiple of one Bond. The Company shall pay interest @ 6.85% on application money from the date of realization of the subscription upto one day prior to deemed date of allotment subject to TDS, if any. The Tax Free Bonds shall be issued in dematerialized form and listed on WDM Segment of BSE and NSE.

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Finance Budget 2009

Address Proof Card frm Post Office at Rs. 250

Working peoples often shift their houses. For them, it is difficult to produce an address proof issued by Govt with latest address. Our India post office has come up with a answer. Now you can get an Address proof along with your photo from India post. Since the ID proof is issued by India post which is a central government organization, it is similar to Govt ID cards like Driving license, Voters ID etc. It can be used for opening bank accounts, for getting telephone/internet connections etc.

Deduction u/s 80C - 2009

Procedure for obtaining Permanent Account Number (PAN)

What is Permanent Account Number (PAN) & Who can Apply

Procedure for new PAN card or/and changes or correction in PAN

Q. What is the requirement to submit the application in the form “Request for New PAN Card or Changes or Correction in PAN data”?
Ans. An application in the form “Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data” in the following cases:
A] When you don’t have PAN and want a new PAN card,
B] When you want to make some changes or corrections in your existing PAN details.
It is an offence under Income Tax Act, to hold more than one PAN card by a single person in his name.

Q. What are the charges for the form “Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data”?
Ans. The form is freely downloadable from NSDL-TIN website or from It is also available with the TIN-FCs, who may charge a maximum of Rs. 5 per form.

Q. What is the fees to be paid while submitting the form for “Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data”?
Ans. The fee payable is Rs. 60 (plus service tax, as applicable) to TIN-FCs as processing f…

Centralized processing centre for I-T returns in Bangalore Okayed

New Delhi, Feb.5 The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Income-Tax department to establish a centralized processing centre (CPC) at Bangalore for processing all electronically filed returns in the country and paper returns filed in Karnataka.
The CPC would enable the department to process the returns and issue refunds expeditiously, the Union Home Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
It would encourage more taxpayers to resort to electronic filing of returns. The creation of the new centre entails an estimated expenditure of Rs 255.46 crore over a period of five years, he said.
The Minister also said that the process of selection of the vendor was in its final stages and the income-tax department expects to operationalise the CPC within the next four months.
The data relating to processing of returns would reside in the primary data-centre of the income tax department which has recently been commissioned at New Delhi. The income tax department…

Proof of Leave Travel Allowance

Proof of Leave Travel Allowance

The Apex court in a recent order stated that there is no statutory obligation on the employer to collect supporting evidence from the employees claiming LTA/LTC exemption and furnish it to the tax department. Currently, if LTA and conveyance claims are not supported by journey bills they would be taxed. The order came on a plea by Larsen & Toubro and ITI. The bench comprising Justice SH Kapadia and Justice Aftab said that employers are under no statutory obligation to collect supporting evidence and furnish them to tax authorities.
The court stated “the beneficiary of exemption U/s 10(5) is an individual employee. There is no circular of Central Board of Direct Taxes requiring the employer under Sec192 to collect and examine the supporting evidence to the declaration to be submitted by an employee”. However the concerned employee must retain such proofs to be presented before I-T Dept. when required.

Prerequisites of Gift Transaction

Prerequisites of Gift Transaction

A gift transaction is not acceptable in substance merely because assessee has been able to file documents showing the form of the transactions such as affidavits, deeds, statements and transactions of gift through banking channels; for a gift to be genuine, surrounding circumstances, human probabilities and reality of human life are to be considered for determining genuineness of the gifts; the realities of human life in which a person would be motivated to give gift to another include the relationship between the donors and the donees, and emotional bondages, reciprocity showing that the two sides, one that of donor and the other that of donee are, in normal course, exchanging gifts of similar amounts on different occasions.
A person usually makes gifts to other person out of natural love and affection.

Krishna Mohan Agrawal
ITA No. 811/Luc/05
November 7, 2008

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