Rahat scheme under Punjab VAT extended to all towns

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The Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab has extended the Rahat Scheme earlier notified u/s 8-A of Punjab VAT Act, 2005, to all the retailers who are carrying on business anywhere in Punjab.
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Punjab VAT-Rate of Advance tax on iron and steel enhanced to 3.5%

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PUNJAB GOVT. GAZ. (EXTRA), MARCH I l, 2015 29 (PHGN 20,1936 SAKA) 

PART III 

GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB DEPARTMENT OF EXCISE AND TAXATION (EXCISE AND TAXATION-II BRANCH) 

NOTIFICATION

 The 11th March,20l5 .
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Punjab VAT-Rate of tax on iron and steel enhanced to 3.5%

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Punjab Government has enhanced rate of tax on iron and steel goods as enumerated in clause-iv of Section 14 of Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 except Non-Cenvat paid lron and Steel Scrap from 2.5% to 3.5%. After adding surcharge of 10% u/s 8-B of Punjab VAT Act 2005 the effective rate is now 3.85%.
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Interest earned from Recurring Deposit also subject to TDS

2 comments Monday, March 2, 2015
The Finance Bill, 2015 has proposed to amend section 194-A of Income Tax Act, 1961 so as to levy TDS on recurring deposits as well. It is notable here that earlier TDS was applicable only on the interest earned in Fixed Deposits with the banks. Now interest earned from Recurring deposits will also be subject to TDS.
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Proposed Amendments in TDS/TCS provisions-Budget, 2015

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The Finance Bill, 2015 proposes to rationalize the provisions of TDS and TCS under the IT Act. As such, the key proposals seek to bring parity between the TDS and TCS machinery provisions, resolve the uncertaintysurrounding taxation of interest payments by cooperative banks to members, strengthen TDS provisions relating to salary income and extend reporting requirements under section 195(6) of the IT Act to payments that are not chargeable to income tax.
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Investment in Sukanya Samriddhi account also eligible for deduction u/s 80C

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I. Introduction
In exercise of powers available under Section 80C(2)(viii) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 ("the Act"), the Central Government had notified a scheme known as "SukanyaSamridhi Account Scheme" videNotification No. G.S.R. 863(E) dated 02-12-2014.

Under the scheme, an amount deposited as per the provisions of the scheme was eligible for deduction under section 80C and the interest earned on the scheme was taxable.
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Relaxation from TDS u/s 194C restricted to only small transporters

0 comments Sunday, March 1, 2015
Under the existing provisions of section 194C of the Act payment to contractors is subject to tax deduction at source (TDS) at the rate of 1% in case the payee is an individual or Hindu undivided family and at the rate of 2% in case of other payees if such payment exceeds Rs. 30,000 or aggregate of such payment in a financial year exceeds Rs. 75,000. Prior to 1.10.2009, section 194C of the Act provided for exemption from TDS to an individual transporter who did not own more than two goods carriage at any time during the previous year. Subsequently, Finance (No.2) Act, 2009 substituted section 194C of the Act with effect from 1.10.2009, which inter alia provided for non- deduction of tax from payments made to the contractor during the course of plying, hiring and leasing goods carriage if the contractor furnishes his Permanent Account Number (PAN) to the payer. 
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No money above 20000 in cash, in relation to transfer of immovable property

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The existing provisions contained in section 269SS of the Income-tax Act provide that no person shall take from any person any loan or deposit otherwise than by an account payee cheque or account payee bank draft or online transfer through a bank account, if the amount of such loan or deposit is twenty thousand rupees or more. However, certain exceptions have been provided in the section. Similarly, the existing provisions contained in section 269T of the Income-tax Act provide that any loan or deposit shall not be repaid, otherwise than by an account payee cheque or account payee bank draft or online transfer through a bank account, by the persons specified in the section if the amount of loan or deposit is twenty thousand rupees or more.
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