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|Time Allowed : 3 Hours||Maximum Marks : 100|
|Answers to questions are to be given only in English except in the cases of candidates who have opted for Hindi medium. If a candidate who has not opted for Hindi medium, answers in Hindi, his answers in Hindi will not be valued.|
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|1.|| SK Private Limited is engaged in the business of civil construction. The Profit and Loss account of the company for the year ended 31st March, 2005 is as under: |
|2.||(a)||Mr. X bought 10,000 equity shares of TT Ltd., listed in stock exchanges in India and abroad and constituent of BSE 500 on 15th March, 2003 @ Rs. 2,250 per share. He sold the shares at Rs. 5,000 per share on 31st December, 2004. The brokerage and securities transactions tax deducted were at 0.5% and 0.075% respectively. Examine the liability of Mr. X to income tax for the assessment year 2005-06. Will your answer be different, if instead of selling the shares in the market Mr. X privately transferred the shares to his son at the same price? (Cost Inflation Factors : 2002-03-447; 2004-05-480).||6||(0)|
|(b)||Gangaram Public Charitable Trust runs a hospital, which derived income of Rs. 250 lakhs, form its operational activities. Expenses incurred to earn such income are Rs. 55 lakhs. Depreciation on various assets used in the hospital is Rs. 15 lakhs. Out of income of Rs. 250 lakhs, the amount accrued but not received as on 31-03-2005 is Rs. 20 lakhs. The institution earmarked and set apart Rs. 30 lakhs in March, 2005 to give as advance for a building intended to be taken on lease for expansion of the hospital, but the amount was paid. |
on 7th April, 2005, as the lease agreement could not be signed by 31st March, 2005. The trust has got an ERP package developed and installed by an IT company during the year. The total cost to the trust on account of the ERP package was Rs. 85 lakhs. Advice the trust on its total income, if the trust has incurred Rs. 12 lakhs for purchase of a number of desktop and laptop computers for use in the hospital.
|3.||(a)||Mr. Gavaskar sought voluntary retirement from a Government of India Undertaking and received compensation of Rs. 40 lakhs on 31st January, 2005. He is planning to use the money as capital for a business dealership in electronic goods. The manufacturer of the product requires a security deposit of Rs. 15 lakh, which would carry interest at 8% p.a. Gavaskar’s wife is a graduate and has worked as marketing manager in a multinational company for 15 years. She now looks for a change in employment. She is willing to join her husband in running the business. She expects an annual income of Rs. 3 lakhs. Mr. Gavaskar would like to draw a monthly remuneration of Rs. 40,000 and also interest @ 10% p.a. on his capital in the business. Mr. Gavaskar has approached you for a tax efficient structure of the business. |
Discuss the various issues, which are required to be considered for formulating your advice. Computation of income or tax liability is not required.
|(b)||GK Ltd. filed its return of income for the assessment year 2002-03 on 1.4.2003. The assessing officer levied a penalty of Rs. 5,000 under Section 271F. The assessee makes a submission to the CIT (Appeals) that he has furnished the return of Income within the due date specified in Section 139(4) and hence no penalty should be levied under 271F. Discuss.||3||(0)|
|(c)||An assessee’s case is pending in appeal before the Income Tax Appellatc Tribunal for assessment year 2000-01. Since the appeal is pending, the assessee wishes to file an application to the Settlement Commission for disclosing additional income, the income tax on which is Rs. 15 lakhs. Is it possible to make such application? Will your answer be different if the Tribunal sets aside the case and restores the matter to Commissioner (Appeals)?||3||(0)|
|4.||(b)|| Your client, Ashavari Ltd. has two industrial undertakings–one engaged in production of audio music CDs and cassettes and the other engaged in production of video CDs. As a restructuring drive the company has decided tosell its undertaking producing video CDs as a going concern by way of slump sale for Rs. 450 lakhs to a new company called Tori Ltd., in which it holds 75% equity shares. The balance sheet of Ashavari Ltd. as on 31st March, 2005 reads as follows: |
The company set up the video unit on 1st April, 2001. The written down value of the block of assets for tax purpose as on 31st March, 2005 is Rs. 200 lakhs of which Rs. 85 lakhs are attributable to video unit.
|(i)||Determine the tax liability, which would arise to Ashavari Ltd. from slump sale:||5||(0)|
|(ii)||Suggest modification of the restructuring plan of Ashavari Ltd. without changing the amount of consideration so as to make it more tax efficient.||3||(0)|
|5.||(a)|| Alap Ltd. has made payments on various dates in financial year 2004-05 to Vilambit Ltd. towards work done under different contracts as follows : |
Alap Ltd. claims that it is not liable to duduction of tax at source under Section 194C. Examine the correctness of the claim made by the company. What would be the position if the value of the contract no. 5 is Rs. 1,000 only and there is no other contract during the year.
|(b)|| The profit and loss account of East West Bank Ltd. operating in India for the financial year 2004–05 contains, interalia, the following particulars : |
From the above information compute total income of the bank for the assessment year 2005–06.
|6.||(a)||Arif, a resident both in India and Malaysia in previous year 2004-05, owns immovable properties (including residential house) at Malaysia and India. He has earned income of Rs. 50 lakhs from rubber estates in Malaysia during the financial year 2004-05. He also sold some property in Malaysia resulting in short-term capital gain of Rs. 10 lakhs during the year. Arif has no permanent establishment of business in India. However, he has derived rental income of Rs. 6 lakhs from property let out in India and he has a house in Lucknow where he stays during his visit to India. The Article 4 of the double taxation avoidance agreement between India and Malaysia provides that where an individual is a resident of both the Contracting States, then he shall be deemed to be resident of the Contracting State in which he has permanent home available to him. If he has permanent home in both the Contracting States, he shall be deemed to be a resident of the Contracting State with which his personal and economic relations are closer (center of vital interests). |
You are required to state with reasons whether the business income of Arif arising in Malaysia and the capital gains in respect of sale of the property situated in Malaysia be taxed in India.
|(b)||EIH Private Ltd’s assessment for assessment year 1996-97 was completed under Section 143(3) on 31st December, 1998. The company went in appeal to the Commissioner (Appeals) and the appeal was decided on 16th August, 2003 and the appeal effect was duly given by the assessing officer on 25th August, 2003. Thereafter, on 1st September, 2004 the assessing officer noticed a mistake in calculation of depreciation on a particular block of assets, which reduced the income by Rs. 1.10 lakh. The assessing officer issued notice under Section 154 for the purpose of rectifying the mistke. Is such rectification permissible?||3||(0)|
|(c)||Can a person resident in India seek advance ruling from the Authority for Advance Ruling?||3||(0)|
|7.||(a)||A Company submitted the return of income for assessment year 2002-03 on 10th October, 2002. The assessing officer served a notice u/s 143(2) on the Company on 14th August, 2003 in order to make assessment under Section 143(3). Thereafter on 1st September, 2003 the assessing officer issued an intimation under Section 143(1). Such intimation shows a demand for Rs. 10.500 towards tax and interest. The company argues that the issue of intimation under Section 143(1) is bad in law. Discuss.||3||(0)|
|(b)||The assessment of Ashok for assessment year 2001-02 was completed under Section 143(3) on 15th January, 2004. The commissioner acting under Section 263 directed the assessing officer to add certain amount appearing in the balance sheet in total income of Ashok. Ashok did not challenge the order of the commissioner under Section 263 by filing appeal to the tribunal. The assessing officer passed a fresh assessment order on 1st October, 2004 including the said amount in total income of Ashok pursuant to the order of the commissioner. Ashok disputed the fresh assessment order in appeal to commissioner (appeals) under Section 246A. The commissioner (appeals) dismissed the appeal on the ground that the assessing officer only complied with direction of the commissioner under the 263, which was not disputed by Ashok in appeal to tribunal. Examine the correctness of the stand taken by the commissioner (appeals)||3||(0)|
|(c)||MKG Agency is a partnership firm consisting of father and three major sons. The partnership deed provided that after the death of father, the business shall be continued by the sons, subject to the condition that the firm shall pay 20% of the profits to the mother. Father died in March, 2003. In the previous year 2003-04 the reconstituted firm paid Rs. 1 lakh (equivalent to 20% of the profits) to the mother and claimed the amount as deduction from its income. Examine the correctness of the claim of the firm.||3||(0)|
|8.|| Steel, Oil and Coal are partners in a firm engaged in the business of running a manufacturing unit in the municipal town of Siliguri having a population of more than 10,000 located in the State of West Bengal. Given below is the Balance Sheet of the firm as on 31st March, 2005 : |
Term loan was taken for purchase of :
(a) plant and machinery Rs. 300 lakhs;
(b) Lands the plots are of equal size Rs. 700 lakhs.
The residential house is occupied by partner Steel, who looks after the production activity of the firm.
Partner oil is a non–resident for Income–tax purposes.
The partners share the profits in the ratio of 2 : 2 : 1.
Details of personal assets of the partners as on 31st March, 2005 are as follows: