The Income-tax Department has stated that under the Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme, 45,855 declarations have been filed in Form-1 upto 17th November,2020. Disputes amounting to about Rs. 1,31,929 crore have been settled & total amount of about Rs. 72,480 crore has been paid by taxpayers & CPSUs under the Scheme till date
itatonline.org had requested a panel of experts to answers to queries arising on Vivad Se Viswas Scheme to assist the tax consultants and tax payers. The forum received more than 300 queries which have been answered by the panel of experts consisting of Dr. K. Shivaram, Senior Advocate, CA. Rajan Vora and CA Pradeep Kapasi. For the benefit of the Tax professionals and tax payers, the important queries and answers in a tabular from.
The Ministry of Finance has issued a press release dated 24th October 2020 stating that in view of constraints being faced by taxpayers due to COVID-19, the due dates for various compliances for FY 2019-20 has been extended
The Finance Ministry and the CBDT, which had earlier shown a spark of efficiency and pro-activeness, appear to have gone back to their usual ways of turning a blind eye, and maintaining an indifferent attitude, to matters concerning taxpayers. Though the deadline for filing the Tax Audit Report and Income Tax Return for the Assessment year 2020-21 is fast approaching and the Country is still under severe stress due to Covid-19, the authorities have not yet issued any extension order. Naturally, this sorry state of affairs has aroused the ire of leading professional associations like The Chamber of Tax Consultants and The Rajasthan Tax Consultants
The CBDT has vide Circular No. 17 of 2020 dated 29th September, 2020 issued Guidelines under section 194-0 (4) and section 206C (1-1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961
The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 received the assent of the President on the 28th September, 2020 and is now available for download.
The CBDT has issued a Press Release dated 26th September 2020 stating that there is no requirement of scrip wise reporting for day trading and short-term sale or purchase of listed shares
The Income Tax Department has launched the Faceless Income Tax Appeals. Under Faceless Appeals, all Income Tax appeals will be finalised in a faceless manner under the faceless ecosystem with the exception of appeals relating to serious frauds, major tax evasion, sensitive & search matters, International tax and Black Money Act. The Gazette notification is available for download
Vodafone International Holdings BV had invoked Clause 9 of the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) signed between India and the Netherlands to challenge the retrospective amendment to tax capital gains of Rs 22,100 crore. In a unanimous decision, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague has held that the retrospective demand was “in breach of the guarantee of fair and equitable treatment”. The court has also asked India not to pursue the tax demand any more against Vodafone Group