CIT, CPC (TDS) will be subordinate to DGIT (System)

  MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue),

 (Central Board of Direct Taxes), NOTIFICATION No. 15/2013,

 Income-Tax, New Delhi, the 26th February, 2013

 S.O. 460(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 118 of the Income-taxAct,1961(43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby directs that the income-tax authority specified in column (3) of the Schedule below shall be subordinate to the income-tax authority specified in column (2) of the said Schedule.

SCHEDULE

S. No. Designation of Income Tax Authorities Designation of Income Tax Authorities
1. Director General of Income Tax (System) Commissioner of Income Tax Centralised Processing Cell (TDS)

This notification shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.


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Ten Tax Saving Options for Salaried Employees

1. Leave allowance: An employee can use such an allowance to cover his domestic travel and can be used for air, rail, and road transport.

2.Gratuity paid to an employee also has taxation benefits. To determine the taxability of gratuity, it is important to understand whether an employee is covered by payment of gratuity act. If an employee is covered by this act, lower of the following will be exempted from tax: –

  • 15 days salary based on salary drawn for each year of service.
  • Rs. 10,00,000/-
  • Actual gratuity received.

If an employee is not covered under the gratuity act then, the lower of the following will be exempted from tax:-

  • ½ month salary for each completed year of service.
  • Rs. 10,00,000/-
  • Actual gratuity received.

3.New pension scheme (NPS) : In this scheme an employer contributes an amount to the NPS which is the same amount that is contributed by the employee. Both of these contributions are eligible for deduction u/s 80 CCD (2) of the act. Thus such contributions reduce the overall tax liability of the employee.

4.House rent allowance (HRA) is paid by an employer to an employee to pay any rental towards his house property. An exemption is available under such HRA. The exemption is based on the least of the following: –

  • An amount equal to 50% of the yearly salary received (applicable to major Indian metros and 40% in other cases)
  • Actual HRA received
  • Rent paid in excess of 10% of the salary received in a year

5. Travelling allowance: Such an allowance is paid by the employer to the employee to meet his cost of travel on tour or on transfer from his work. This allowance can be completely exempt if the employee utilizes an amount equal to or more than the allowance.

6. Another option that is available to the employee is transport allowance. Such allowance is exempt up to Rs. 800/- per month i.e. 9600/- per year as a maximum deduction is available against this allowance.

7. In case a salaried employee has children, he should ask his employer to pay him children education allowance. A deduction of Rs. 100/- per month per child up to a maximum of two children is available.

8. An employee is entitled to receive perquisites  from his employer. The tax on such perquisites is generally borne by the employer and is tax exempt for the employee. Perquisites include payments by the employer to the employee such as car conveyance, free food and beverages, interest free or concessional  loan, sweeper/gardener/cook allowance, leave travel concession etc. These options are generally available as a part of salary structuring which an employee can provide to his employer.

9. Other general deductions u/s 80 C is also available to the salaried employee. Under this section, he can make investments in approved FD, Equity oriented MF, PPF etc. He can also pay his life insurance premiums. The total benefit available under this section if Rs. 100000/-.

10. An employee can also make several donations u/s 80 G and use that to reduce his total income. Such donations offer either 100% deduction or 50% deduction depending on the institution to which the donation is made.

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Handling of PPF deduction u/s 80C

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Suppose a Cheque is deposited in PPF on 29th March 2013 and it got cleared on 1st April 2013 then according to the Govt. Tax Deposit Rule, where if the tax is deposited within the due date by cheque but it got cleared after the due date then the cheque’s tender date will be taken as the deposit / receipt date. This means then the tax will be deducted in the financial year 2012-13 under section 80C.

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Budget -1% TDS on transfer of Immovable property exceeding Rs.50 lakh

Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) on transfer of certain immovable properties (other than agricultural land)

There is a statutory requirement under section 1 39A of the Income-tax Act read with rule 11 4B of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) in documents pertaining to purchase or sale of immovable property for value of Rs.5 lakh or more. However, the information furnished to the department in Annual Information Returns by the Registrar or Sub-Registrar indicate that a majority of the purchasers or sellers of immovable properties, valued at Rs.30 lakh or more, during the financial year 2011-12 did not quote or quoted invalid PAN in the documents relating to transfer of the property.

Under the existing provisions of the Income-tax Act, tax is required to be deducted at source on certain specified payments made to residents by way of salary, interest, commission, brokerage, professional services, etc. On transfer of immovable property by a non-resident, tax is required to be deducted at source by the transferee. However, there is no such requirement on transfer of immovable property by a resident except in the case of compulsory acquisition of certain immovable properties. In order to have a reporting mechanism of transactions in the real estate sector and also to collect tax at the earliest point of time, it is proposed to insert a new section 194-IA to provide that every transferee, at the time of making payment or crediting of any sum as consideration for transfer of immovable property (other than agricultural land) to a resident transferor, shall deduct tax, at the rate of 1% of such sum.

In order to reduce the compliance burden on the small taxpayers, it is further proposed that no deduction of tax under this provision shall be made where the total amount of consideration for the transfer of an immovable property is less than fifty lakh rupees.

This amendment will take effect from 1st June, 2013.


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