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Clause 6 - Amendment of section 10. - FINANCE BILL, 2017

FINANCE BILL, 2017
Chapter III
DIRECT TAXES - Income-tax
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Amendment of section 10.

6. In section 10 of the Income-tax Act,-

(a) in clause (4), in sub-clause (ii), in the proviso, for the word, brackets and letter “clause (q)”, the word, brackets and letter “clause (w)” shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have been substituted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2013;

(b) after clause (12A) [as inserted by section 7 of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016)], the following clause shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018, namely:-

“(12B) any payment from the National Pension System Trust to an employee under the pension scheme referred to in section 80CCD, on partial withdrawal made out of his account in accordance with the terms and conditions, specified under the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013 (23 of 2013) and the regulations made thereunder, to the extent it does not exceed twenty five per cent. of the amount of contributions made by him;”;

(c) in clause (23C),-

(I) after sub-clause (iiiaaa), the following sub-clause shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 1998, namely:-

“(iiiaaaa) the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or the Lieutenant Governor’s Relief Fund in respect of any State or Union territory as referred to in sub-clause (iiihf) of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 80G; or”;

(II) after the eleventh proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018, namely:-

“Provided also that any amount credited or paid out of income of any fund or trust or institution or any university or other educational institution or any hospital or other medical institution referred to in sub-clause (iv) or sub-clause (v) or sub-clause (vi) or sub-clause (via), to any trust or institution registered under section 12AA, being voluntary contribution made with a specific direction that they shall form part of the corpus of the trust or institution, shall not be treated as application of income to the objects for which such fund or trust or institution or university or educational institution or hospital or other medical institution, as the case may be, is established:”;

(d) after clause (37), the following clause shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2015, namely:-

‘(37A) any income chargeable under the head “Capital gains” in respect of transfer of a specified capital asset arising to an assessee, being an individual or a Hindu undivided family, who was the owner of such specified capital asset as on the 2nd day of June, 2014 and transfers that specified capital asset under the Land Pooling Scheme (herein referred to as “the scheme”) covered under the Andhra Pradesh Capital City Land Pooling Scheme (Formulation and Implementation) Rules, 2015 made under the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014 (Andhra Pradesh Act 11 of 2014) and the rules, regulations and Schemes made under the said Act.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this clause, “specified capital asset” means,-

(a) the land or building or both owned by the assessee as on the 2nd day of June, 2014 and which has been transferred under the scheme; or

(b) the land pooling ownership certificate issued under the scheme to the assessee in respect of land or building or both referred to in clause (a); or

(c) the reconstituted plot or land, as the case may be, received by the assessee in lieu of land or building or both referred to in clause (a) in accordance with the scheme, if such plot or land, as the case may be, so received is transferred within two years from the end of the financial year in which the possession of such plot or land was handed over to him;’;

(e) in clause (38), after the second proviso and before the Explanation [as inserted by section 7 of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016)], the following proviso shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018, namely:-

“Provided also that nothing contained in this clause shall apply to any income arising from the transfer of a long-term capital asset, being an equity share in a company, if the transaction of acquisition, other than the acquisition notified by the Central Government in this behalf, of such equity share is entered into on or after the 1st day of October, 2004 and such transaction is not chargeable to securities transaction tax under Chapter VII of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2004 (23 of 2004). ”;

(f) after clause (48A), the following clause shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018, namely:-

“(48B) any income accruing or arising to a foreign company on account of sale of leftover stock of crude oil, if any, from the facility in India after the expiry of the agreement or the arrangement referred to in clause (48A) subject to such conditions as may be notified by the Central Government in this behalf;”.

 



 

Notes on Clauses:

Clause 6 of the Bill seeks to amend section 10 of the Income-tax Act relating to incomes not included in total income.

The existing provisions contained in the said section provide that in computing the total income of a previous year of any person, certain categories of income shall not be included in total income.

Further, sub-clause (ii) of clause (4) of the said section refers to any income of an individual by way of interest on moneys standing to his credit in a Non-Resident (External) Account in any bank in India in accordance with the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999), and the rules made thereunder. The proviso to the said sub-clause refers individual to be a person resident outside India, as defined in clause (q) of section 2 of Act 46 of 1973, which stands repealed and re-enacted as Act 42 of 1999. The definition of person outside India is occurring in clause (w) of Act 42 of 1999.

It is proposed to amend the proviso to sub-clause (ii) of clause (4) of the said section so as to reflect the correct definition of the expression "person resident outside India" and is clarificatory in nature.

This amendment will take effect retrospectively from 1st April, 2013, the date on which sub-clause (ii) of clause (4) of the said section was brought into force.

Further, clause (12A) of the said section provides exemption up to forty per cent. of the total amount payable from National Pension System Trust paid to an employee at the time of closure or his opting out of the scheme.

It is also proposed to insert a new clause (12B) in the said section so as to provide exemption from tax at the time of partial withdrawal by an employee from National Pension System Trust in accordance with the terms and conditions specified under Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority Act, 2013 and regulations made thereunder, to the extent it does not exceed twenty-five per cent. of the amount of contributions made by him.

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2018 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2018-2019 and subsequent years.

The provisions contained in clause (23C) of the said section, provide exemption in respect of income of certain funds which, inter alia, include, the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. However, the Chief Minister's Relief Fund or the Lieutenant Governor's Relief Fund referred to in subclause (iiihf) of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 80G, are not exempt under the said clause (23C).

It is further proposed to insert a new sub-clause (iiiaaaa) in clause (23C) so as to provide the benefit of exemption also to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund or the Lieutenant Governor's Relief Fund.

This amendment will take effect retrospectively from 1st April, 1998, the date on which sub-clause (iiihf) of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 80G relating to deduction in any sum paid to the Chief Minister's and Lieutenant Governor's Relief Fund came into force, and will, accordingly, apply in relation to assessment year 1998-1999 and subsequent years.

Clause (23C) of said section provides that donations made by entities referred to in sub-clause (iv) or sub-clause (v) or sub-clause (vi) or sub-clause (via) to any trust or institution registered under section 12AA, except those made out of accumulated income, is considered as application of income for the purposes of its objects.

It is also proposed to insert a new proviso in the said clause (23C) so as to provide restriction in respect of any amount credited or paid out of income, being voluntary contributions with specific direction that they shall form part of the corpus, to any trust or institution registered under section 12AA by not treating the said contribution of amount as application of income to the objects of such entities.

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2018 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2018-2019 and subsequent years.

It is also proposed to insert a new clause (37A) in the said section so as to provide that any income chargeable under the head "Capital gains" in respect of transfer of a specified capital asset arising to an assessee, being an individual or a Hindu undivided family, was the owner of such specified capital asset as on the 2nd June, 2014 and transfers such land under the Land Pooling Scheme covered under the Andhra Pradesh Capital City Land Pooling Scheme (Formulation and Implementation) Rules, 2015 made under the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014 and the rules, regulations and schemes made under the said Act, shall not be included in the total income of the assessee. It is also proposed to clarify the term "specified capital asset" in this regard.

This amendment will take effect retrospectively from 1st April, 2015 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2015-2016 and subsequent years.

Clause 38 of the said section, inter alia, provides for an exemption from tax on the income arising from the transfer of a long-term capital asset, being an equity share in a company or a unit of an equity oriented fund or a unit of a business trust, where such transaction is chargeable to securities transaction tax under Chapter VII of the Finance (No.2) Act, 2004.

It is proposed to amend the said clause (38) so as to provide that any income arising from the transfer of a long term capital asset, being an equity share in a company shall not be exempted, if the transaction of acquisition, other than the acquisition notified by the Central Government in this behalf, of such equity share is entered into on or after the 1st day of October, 2004 and such transaction is not chargeable to securities transaction tax under Chapter VII of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2004.

Clause (48A) of said section provides that any income accruing or arising to a foreign company on account of storage of crude oil in a facility in India and sale of crude oil therefrom to any person resident in India shall be exempt, if the said storage and sale is pursuant to an agreement or an arrangement entered into by the Central Government or approved by the Central Government; and having regard to the national interest, the said foreign company and the said agreement or arrangement is notified by the Central Government in that behalf.

It is also proposed to insert a new clause (48B) in the said section so as to provide for exemption of any income accruing or arising to a foreign company on account of sale of leftover stock of crude oil, if any, from the facility in India after the expiry of the agreement or the arrangement referred to in clause (48A), subject to such conditions as may be notified by the Central Government in this behalf.

These amendments will take effect, from 1st April, 2018 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2018-2019 and subsequent years.

 
 
 
 
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