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Highlights of Budget 2013-14

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DIRECT TAXES
1. Capital Gain on Agricultural Land Amendment The Definition of Agricultural Land under the definition of Capital Asset has been modified to exclude a. Land Situated within a municipality, notified area committee, town area committee, cantonment board of a population not less than 10,000 b. Any area within a distance measured aerially:Distance measured aerially from Having Population any municipality or cantonment board Within 2 Kms 10,001 1,00,000 Within 6 Kms 1,00,001 10,00,000 Within 8 Kms 10,00,001 or More Impact a. The agricultural land within aforesaid limits will be subject to Tax on Capital Gains at the time of transfer. b. The existing practice of notifying the distance has been dispensed with. c. The distance is to be measured aerially. 2. Raising the limit of percentage of eligible premium for life insurance policies of persons with disability or disease Under the existing provisions contained in clause (10D) of section 10, any sum received under a life insurance policy, including the sum allocated by way of bonus on such policy, is exempt, subject to the condition that the premium paid for such policy does not exceed ten per cent of the actual capital sum assured. The above Limit of 10% has been raised to 15% in respect of persons with disability of severe disability (in terms of Section 80DDB). Similar relief has been provided under Section 80C for the premium paid by such persons on such policies. 3. Taxation of Securitisation Trusts Section 161 of the Income-tax Act provides that in case of a trust if its income consists of or includes profits and gains of business then income of such trust shall be taxed at the maximum marginal rate in the hands of trust. In order to facilitate the process of securitization, the following provisions are proposed:a. Income of Securitisation trusts regulated by SEBI / RBI will be exempted from taxation. b. The Income distribution to investors will be taxed:i. If the investor is Individual or HUF @ 25% ii. In any other Case @ 30% c. Distributed Income will be exempt in the Hands of the Investor

4. Buy Back of Unlisted Shares : Additional Income Tax Amendment a. In terms of proposed Section 115 QA, amount paid by an unlisted company to its shareholders shall be subjected to a special tax on the amounts so paid as reduced by the amount received by the company as consideration for the shares. b. The Tax is payable at the rate of 20% by the company resorting to buy back. c. No Tax shall be payable in the hands of recipient. Impact: a. Additional Income Tax @ 20% payable by unlisted companies on Buy Back of Shares. b. Capital Gain Tax in the hands of recipient is exempted, under proposed Section 10 (34A). 5. Investment Allowance The assesse, being a company engaged in the business of manufacture, investing a sum of more than Rs. 100 Crore in new Plant & Machinery during April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015, then the assesse shall be allowed a deduction by way of Investment allowance @ 15%. The Plant & Machinery excludes computers, vehicles, ships or aircrafts, office appliances & other specified assets and also excludes plant & machinery on which 100% depreciation or deduction is allowed under the act. 6. Commodities Transaction Tax (CTT) A new Tax, i.e. Commodities Transaction Tax (CTT) has been introduced on sale of Commodities Derivative @ 0.01% payable by the seller except where underlying asset is an agricultural commodity. 7. Securities Transaction Tax (STT) Change in Stock S. No. Nature of Payable by Existing Rates Proposed Rates taxable (in per cent) (in per cent) securities transaction Delivery based Purchaser 0.1 Nil purchase of 1. units of an equity oriented fund entered into in a recognised stock exchange Delivery based Seller 0.1 0.001 sale of units of 2. an equity oriented fund entered into in a recognized stock exchange Sale of a futures in 0.017 0.01 securities 3. Sale of a unit of an equity oriented fund to the mutual fund Seller 0.25 0.001

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8. Profit on Transfer of Immovable Property held as Stock in Trade (SIT) Amendment a. In case of Land and Building held as SIT the sale consideration received or the value as per circle rate adopted for the purpose of Stamp Duty, whichever is higher will be considered for arriving at profit from sale of such immovable property. b. The Circle rate, for this purpose will be considered as the rate applicable at the time of agreement to sell & not at the time of registration of transfer, provided amount of consideration or part thereof was paid at the time of such agreement by other than the cost on or before the date of agreement. Impact a. Currently the Circle Rate for the purpose of Stamp Duty is considered only for arriving at capital gain, when land or building, being a capital asset is sold by the assesse, for the purpose of computation of capital gain tax. b. In case of Sale of Stock in Trade (SIT) this provision was so far not applicable 9. Taxability of immovable property received for inadequate consideration When an immovable property has been received by an Individual or HUF for inadequate consideration, i.e. a consideration less than the circle rate (Stamp Duty Value), the difference between the Stamp Duty value and Actual Consideration received will be taxable in the hands of such Individual or HUF. 10. Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme The Deduction of 50% of the amount invested in Equity Shares by a new retail investor was allowed as a deduction, subject to Maximum of Rs. 25,000. In terms of the Amendment such deduction will be available to the new investor even for investment in listed units of an equity oriented mutual funds. The Investment based deduction will be available for 3 (three) consecutive assessment years. The Maximum limit of Gross Taxable Income of the assesse also has been enhanced from Rs. 10 Lacs to Rs. 15 Lacs.