Archive for February, 2010

Extension of time limit for filing ITR-V to CPC Bangalore

February 8, 2010

Good news for the assesses filing their Income Tax Return electronically (without digital signature) on or after 1st April 2009. Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended the time limit for filing ITR-V to Centralised Processing Cell from 60 days to 120 days from the date of uploading of the electronic return data or till 31st March 2010 which ever is later. This extension is applicable for all the assesses who have e-filed their income tax return after 1st April 2009. So as per this circular if an assessee has e-filed his income tax return without digital signature on any date after 1st April 2009 but the copy of ITR-V was not filed to Bangalore office- CPC by any reason then that assessee can again send the copy of ITR-V to CPC- Bangalore before 31st March 2010 or 120 days from the date of filing return electronically which ever is earlier.

 However, in cases where email acknowledgement for ITR-V form is not received by the taxpayer from the CPC Bangalore the taxpayer may send another duly signed ITR-V form by speed post to Centralized Processing Centre, Electronic City Post Office, Bengalore, Karnataka – 560100. This means that if in case your ITR-V is not received by the Bangalore office by ordinary post then an assessee can send another copy of ITR-V by speed post.

The relaxation has been made following requests from taxpayers that, as a one-time measure, the time limit for filing of ITR-V form may be extended to 31st March 2010 and that alternative modes of submission of ITR-V form may also be provided in cases where an ITR-V form has not been received at CPC, Bangalore by ordinary post.

Adjustment of advance tax in respect of fringe benefits for assessment year 2010-11 against advance tax

February 8, 2010

The Finance (No. 2) Act, 2009 was produced and passed by the houses of Parliament in mid of the year 2009-10. In the Finance Bill a new section Section 115WM was inserted in the Income Tax Act, 1961 to abolish the FBT with effect from Assessment Year (A.Y.) 2010-11. Till that date many of the assessee had paid advance tax in respect of value of fringe benefits provided by employer to its employees. Hence, CBDT vide its Circular No. 2/2010, dated 29-1-2010 has decided that any assessee who has paid advance tax in respect of fringe benefits for A.Y. 2010-11 shall be treated as Advance Tax paid by assessee concerned for A.Y. 2010-11. The assessee can adjust such sum against its advance tax obligation in respect of income for A.Y. 2010-11 or in case of loss to claim such payment as refund as advance tax paid in A.Y. 2010-11.