The last date for filing returns for AY17 and AY18 was 31 March 2018. According to the income tax department, there is substantial increase in the numbers of registered users on its e-filing portal, which has translated into more returns filed. As on 30 April 2018, there were about 73.9 million registered users on the e-filing portal and about 67.5 million people e-filed their returns during financial year (FY) 2017-18.
Shailesh Kumar, Director shares his views on Five income tax notices you can get and what they mean for
As per public information, in proposed deal, shares of holding company Flipkart Singapore (i.e. a foreign company) would be transferred to Walmart. Generally, any gain arising from sale of shares of a foreign company is not liable to income tax in India. However, pursuant to Vodafone controversy, ‘indirect transfer’ provisions were introduced under domestic tax laws, providing that gains from transfer of shares of foreign company could be taxed in India, if such shares derive its value substantially from assets situated in India, which would be apparently satisfied in Flipkart’s case, since entire business of Flipkart is situated in India.
In January this year, the investigation wing of income tax department unearthed a racket of incorrect/ fraudulent tax refunds by employees of information technology companies based in Bengaluru, in alleged connivance with a tax advisor. Similar other incidents were also reportedly found in other locations across India.
Shailesh Kumar, Director- Direct Taxation contributed an article on Income Tax department turns heat on salaried taxpayers; warns against false claims for Financial Express.
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