Sunday, September 22, 2013

Income Tax :- Exemption from Filing Return of Income Tax u/s 139(1C)

Specified class or classes of persons to be exempted from filing Return of Income [Section 139(1C)]

(1) Under section 139(1), every person has to furnish a return of his income on or before the due date, if his total income exceeds the basic exemption limit.

(2) For reducing the compliance burden of small taxpayers, the Central Government has been empowered to notify the class or classes of persons who will be exempted from the requirement of filing of return of income, subject to satisfying the prescribed conditions.

(3) Every notification issued under section 139(1C) shall, as soon as may be after its issue, be laid before each House of Parliament while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days. If both Houses agree in making any modification in the notification, the notification will thereafter have effect only in such modified form. If both Houses agree that the notification should not be issued, the notification shall thereafter have no effect.

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