Section 176: Discontinued Business

Discontinued business.  176. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 4, where any business or profession is discontinued in any assessment year, the income of the period from the expiry of the previous year for that assessment year up to the date of such discontinuance may, at the discretion of the Assessing Officer, be charged to...

Section 172: Shipping business of non-residents

Shipping business of non-residents. 172. (1) The provisions of this section shall, notwithstanding anything contained in the other provisions of this Act, apply for the purpose of the levy and recovery of tax in the case of any ship, belonging to or chartered by a non-resident, which carries passengers, livestock, mail or goods shipped at a...

Is MCX Futures & Options Trade Speculative or Business Activity?

There is great confusion regarding the nature of Futures & Option (derivative) trades executed through MCX . The confusion has, perhaps, aggravated after the recent decision dt 17/09/2012 by Mumbai Tribunal in case of ACIT vs Arnav Akshay Mehta IT Appeal No. 2742 (Mum.) of 2011 in which the issue was whether the derivative transaction...

Can Loss in Commodities F & O Trade be Adjusted With Capital Gains ?

The derivative segments trades (Futures & Options )  in India are done in shares and commodities. While the trade in F & O segments of shares through NSE or BSE is considered business trade now . A confusion arises in mind of tax payers who indulge in F & O trades in commodities segment. For...

Agriculture Land : Importance of Notified Area !

Capital gains on sale of agricultural land  bring the issue whether the said agriculture land is capital asset.If the said agriculture land is not capital asset within the definition section 2(14) of the Income Tax Act , the gain on agriculture land sale shall be exempt from income tax. This article is written with an...