Month: August 2012

Vide order No. 152 of 2012 dated 5.08.2012, the CBDT has posted and transferred several newly appointed Assistant Commissioners of Income-tax

The Direct Taxes Committee of ICAI has raised the difficulty of processing of returns at the Central Processing Centre (CPC). Pursuant thereto and to enable taxpayers to e-file the income-tax returns easily, the CPC has provided the following three documents (i) FAQ’s on CPC and E-filing, (ii) FAQ’s relating to Refund & Demand: No refund No demand & (iii) Data Inconsistency issues which need to be avoided for accurate processing. If taxpayers pay attention to the issues set out in the FAQs, they will be able to ensure that their ROIs get processed properly at the CPC

Thus, the claim of any expense incurred in providing above mentioned or similar freebees in violation of the provisions of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002 shall be inadmissible under section 37(1) of the Income Tax Act being an expense prohibited by the law. This disallowance shall be made in the hands of such pharmaceutical or allied health sector Industries or other assessee which has provided aforesaid freebees and claimed it as a deductible expense in its accounts against income

A section of Media has reported that the Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended ‘due date’ of filing of returns to 31st August, 2012 in respect of only those returns which were to be e-filed by 31st July, 2012. It is clarified that the notification issued by the Board on 31st July, 2012 has extended the ‘due date’ of filing of all returns for the Assessment Year 2012-13 which were due to be filed by 31st July, 2012 to 31st August, 2012