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  • Thursday, 26 April 2018

    Importance of receiving ITR-V acknowledgement

    Most of us file our income-tax (I-T) returns ‘online’ before the July 31 deadline. Electronic filing (e-filing) is convenient and you can even pay your taxes online. However, filing your returns online does not mean that the process of filing return is complete. If you have added your ‘digital signature’ while e-filing, then your return filing process is complete. You will receive the acknowledgement by I-T department through email.
    But if you have filed your return online ‘without adding digital signature’, then the process of e-filing is not complete. Your e-filing will only be complete after the central processing centre (CPC) of the I-T department sends an email or SMS acknowledging the receipt of the Form ITR-V.
    What does ITR-V mean?
    ITR-V stands for ‘Income Tax Return–Verification’ Form. It is a one page document. ITR-V is received when you file your I-T return online—without using a digital signature. It is sent by the I-T Department.  The I-T Department needs to verify the authenticity of your e-filing which does not have a digital signature. On receipt of Form ITR-V, you have to sign the copy of the Form in ‘blue ink’ and submit it to the I-T Department CPC, Bangalore to complete the filing process.
    ITR-V significance
    To complete the e-filing process (without digital signature), you need to follow the below mentioned steps.
    ITR-V should be printed in dark blank ink and clear to read. ITR-V should have original signature in blue ink. Your signature should not be on bar code of the Form. Bar code and numbers below the bar code should be clearly seen. Do not use stapler on the Form ITR-V. Do not fold this signed ITR-V. Enclose the same in an A-4 size white envelope. Send the envelope to the CPC through speed post or ordinary post within 120 days from the date of filing. You cannot courier the ITR-V.
    You do not need to send any supporting documents along with the ITR-V. Just the one page signed ITR-V. The envelope should be send to Income Tax Department CPC Post Box No.1, Electronic City Post Office, Bangalore-560100, Karnataka.
    Upon receipt of ITR-V, CPC Bangalore dispatches an email acknowledgement on receipt of ITR-V. It should reach within 4-5 days after sending ITR-V to Bangalore.
    The e-mail from CPC is sent to the email ID mentioned in the ITR. This is your acknowledgement. Your filing is now complete. Remember you have to compulsorily mail your ITR-V in a sealed A-4 envelope to the address mentioned above.
    Remember, if you miss submitting your ITR-V within 120 days, your e-filing will be considered invalid. It will be considered that you have not yet filed your return. You then have to file a revised return, get a new ITR-V and submit the same within 120 days.
    Not received the acknowledgement
    If you haven’t received the acknowledgement, download the acknowledgement from the income-tax web portal by logging in through your online account. The same will be available under 'E-filing processing status' under the tab 'My Account'.
    The receipt can also be checked by adding your PAN and assessment year or by filling the e-filing acknowledgement number on the 'ITR-V Receipt Status' tab under 'Services' section on the e-fling website.
    You can also call the CPC call centre number 1800-4250-0025 (from 9am to 8pm) to enquire about the status of e-filing. For rectification and refund, the number is 1800-425-2229

    Monday, 23 April 2018

    PRANAB MUKHERJEE REPORT

      Minister of External Affairs   
      India   
    Pranab Mukherjee
    No. 13787/EAM/2008                                                                                     19th December 2008
                Sub: 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) Implementation:
                            Further benefits requested by the Armed Forces

                This has reference to the meeting taken by you on 27 November 2008 to discuss the report I had sent on 11 November 2008. While there was general agreement on the recommendations made, Finance Minister raised the issue regarding the horizontal relativities of Armed Forces vis-à-vis CPMFs and civilians. It was agreed that we should further examine the problems relating to Lt Col level officers on deputation to the Central Secretariat, Intelligence Agencies and CPMFs.
                As directed by you, I discussed the matter further with Shri A K Antony on 17 December. Since Shri P Chidambaram could not attend the meeting on 17 December, I sent him a note after my discussions with RM. I received his view this morning. The substantive portions of Shri Chidambaram’s view have been incorporated in the revised report which is enclosed. Following recommendations have been made in the revised report:  
    (i)         The pensionary benefits to all PBORs may be given without disadvantage to any category and an Anomaly Committee may be set (up) immediately to address any such cases.

    (ii)        Lt Cols, who are in their parent service in combat or ready-to-combat jobs, may be placed in Pay Band-4. Those Lt Col level officers who are on deputation would be entitled to PB-4 only when they return to parent service.
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    (iii)       The grade pay for Lt Cols who are in their parent service in combat or ready to combat jobs, may be fixed at Rs 8000/- against the grade pay of Rs 8700/- for Cols/Directors. Those Lt Col level Officers who are on deputation be entitled to the above grade pay when they return to parent service.   
    (iv)       A High-Powered Committee may be set up to resolve the issues relating to command and control functions/status of armed forces vis-à-vis paramilitary forces and civilians.
    (v)        The pay revision of the armed forces should be delinked from the civilian pay revisions. Separate Board or Commission should be set us to recommend the pay scales of the Armed Forces in future.
    You may like to approve these recommendations for implementation. 
    Yours sincerely,
    Sd/-----------------
    (Pranab Mukherjee)
    Dr Manmohan Singh
    Prime Minister of India
    New Delhi

    Copy to:

    Wednesday, 18 April 2018

    MSP CASE STATUS IN ORISSA HIGH COURT

    W.P.(C) No. 13130 of 2017
    21.07.2017
            Mr. S.S. Das, learned Sr. Counsel along with Ms. S. Das files memo of appearance of behalf of the petitioners in Court today, which is taken on record.
            Mr. A. Mohanty, learned Central Govt. Counsel also file memo of appearance on behalf of the opposite parties, which is taken on record.
            The name of Mr. A. Mohanty, learned Central Govt. Counsel be indicated in the cause list.
            The petitioners, who were working under the Army, Navy and Air Force, have filed this application for pay parity as per Military Service Pay (MSP) paid to the Commissioned Officers and Personnel belonging to Military Nursing Service and further seek for a direction to the opposite parties to grant the consequential benefits as due and admissible in accordance with law.
            Preliminary objection was raised with regard to maintainability of the writ petition. Mr. A. Mohanty, learned Central Govt. Counsel raises objection and states that on constitution of Army Tribunal, this Court has no jurisdiction to entertain this application.
            Mr. S.S. Das, learned Sr. Counsel for the petitioners referring to Section 14 of the Armed Force Tribunal Act, 2007 states that the jurisdiction of this Court has not excluded, rather it is inclusive under the said provision, wherein under Sub-clause-1, it has been clearly indicated that save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, the Tribunal shall exercise, on and from the appointed day, all the jurisdiction, powers and authority, exercisable immediately before that day by all courts (except the Supreme Court or a High Court exercising jurisdiction under article 226 and 227 of the Constitution) in relation to all service matters. It is contended that exercising the power under article 226 and 227 of the Constitution has not been excluded in view of the provisions contained under Section 14 of the Armed Force Tribunal Act. To substantiate his contention, he has relied upon the judgments of the apex Court in Executive Engineer, Southern Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Limited (SOUTHCO) and another v. Sri Seetaram Rice Mill, (2012) 2 SCC 108 and Union of India and others v. Major General Shri Kant Sharma  and another, (2015) 6 SCC 773.
            In view of such position, keeping the question of maintainability open for consideration, issue notice to the opposite parties.
            Three extra copies of the writ petition along with annexures be served on Mr. A. Mohanty, learned Central Govt. Counsel within three days, who shall take instruction in the matter or file counter affidavit.
    List it after four weeks.
                                                                .      JUDGE
                                                        (DR. B.R. SARANGI)
                                              

    Monday, 16 April 2018

    Rs 1 lakh SC fine for plea on settled soldier disability case

    Expressing displeasure over the Ministry of Defence (MoD) getting into unnecessary litigation, the Supreme Court has imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on the government for filing an appeal in the case of a disabled soldier when similar appeals had already been dismissed earlier.
    A former soldier, Naik Balbir Singh, who hails from Hoshiarpur district, had been granted relief by the Chandigarh Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal in 2016. The MoD, however, challenged the order.
    “This is unnecessarily adding to the burden of the justice delivery systems for which the Union of India must take full responsibility,” a Division Bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta held recently.
    It also asked the government to deposit the costs with the SC Legal Services Committee within four weeks for utilisation in juvenile justice issues. 
    The case is expected to come up for hearing on April 23 for the government to file its compliance report.
    A committee of experts on reduction of litigation had come down heavily upon the MoD and the services headquarters for generating unnecessary “ego-fuelled litigation” by perceiving litigants as persons “acting against the state”. 
    The panel had noted that even SC decisions, sentiments expressed by the PM and Defence Minister and letters by A-G for reducing litigation had not had any effect.
    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HON'BLE SUPREME COURT ORDER

    Courtesy:EX-Servicemen Welfare

    PETITION TO PRIMEMINISTER,FINANCE MINISTER & DEFENCE MINISTER

    Dear Fellow countrymen,
    You may be aware that our Members of Parliament are entitled for a good amount as remuneration and the entire amount is Exempted from INCOME TAX. We are Happy to note that this Privilege given to our Peoples Representatives but regret to note that this privilege is denied to Soldiers who safe guard our Borders to enable the entire countrymen  sleep peacefully at the cost of their precious life.
    Hence The VOICE OF PENSIONERS, an E-Journal Working for the Welfare   Soldiers & Ex-servicemen Start This Petition and request the GOI to grand INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR SOLDIERS &  EX- SOLDIERS.
    CLICK HERE TO SIGN PETITION

    Wednesday, 11 April 2018

    Brief of the meetings held between the Staff Side(JCM) and Official Side

    No.NC/JCM/2018 Dated: April 10, 2018 The General Secretaries,
    All Constituents Organizations of the JCM(Staff Side)

    Dear Comrades,
    Sub: Brief of the meetings held between the Staff Side(JCM) and Official Side
    Met yesterday, i.e. on 9th April, 2018, with the Secretary(DoP&T), Government of India, Dr. C. Chandramauli, who joined recently, and requested him for holding meetings of the Standing Committee of the NC/JCM and National Anomalies Committee at an earliest. He has promised for the same.
    Today, i.e. on 10th April, 2018, met the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, and handed him over a copy of the enclosed letter.
    He said that, the issue of the NPS is under finalization and Secretary(Pension), Government of India, had very recently given presentation. He further said that, there would be some visible changes in the NPS.
    On the issue of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula he once again mentioned that it depends totally on the political call.
    So far the issue of non-holding of meetings of the National Council(JCM) is concerned, he said that he would try to hold this meeting very shortly.
    This is for your information.
    sign

    Sunday, 8 April 2018

    CHANGES IN INCOME TAX FORMS AY 2018-19 FY 2017-18

    Income Tax department has notified the New ITR form for Ay 2018-19 Fy 2017-18.In new forms 25 specific changes has been made to enable Income tax department to get more information from Taxpayers. 
    There is no change in the manner of filing of ITR Forms as compared to last year. All these ITR Forms are to be filed electronically. However, where return is furnished in ITR Form-1 (Sahaj) or ITR-4 (Sugam), the following persons have an option to file return in paper form:-
    • (i) an Individual of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the previous year; or 
    • (ii) an Individual or HUF whose income does not exceed five lakh rupees and who has not claimed any refund in the Return of Income.
    E-filing of Income tax return has not been started yet for assessment year 2018-19 and expected to be started from 15th May,2018
    Main changes has been covered as under.
    1. Changes in Salary details in ITR-1.
    Earlier only taxable salary is required to be filed under the head of salary income in Income Tax return .But now more details has been asked to be filed under salary Income. in our view this step has been taken keeping in view of fraudulent refund claimed by the salaried person in Mumbai and Bangaluru .
    New columns in salary head in ITR has been added as under
    • i Salary (excluding all allowances, perquisites and profit in lieu of salary)  
    • ii Allowances not exempt 
    • iii Value of perquisites 
    • iv Profit in lieu of salary 
    • v Deductions u/s 16 
    Filling of above details are not very difficult for salaried persons but it will be confusing for few as many salaried person are not aware of what is to be included under Profit in lieu of salary or Value of perquisites and deduction u/s 16.
    In our view all such information is provided in Form 16 itself except allowance not exempt.So my suggestion to govt is that govt should also amend form 16 so that it also shows the value of allowances not exempt.
    2. Changes in Income under the head House property.
    More details are required to be filled under this head in Income tax return form ITR-2 also. Now following  information is required to filled for income from house property
    • i Gross rent received/ receivable/ letable value 
    • ii Tax paid to local authorities 
    • iii Annual Value (i – ii) 
    • iv 30% of Annual Value 
    • v Interest payable on borrowed capital 
    • vi Income chargeable under the head ‘House Property’ (iii – iv – v)
    All the columns explained in above in 1 and 2 was required to be filed in ITR-2 but now it has been insterted in ITR-1 also. So ITR-1(sahaj) is no more "Sahaj"(easy) Now.

    3. The columns explained at Sr no 1 and 2 has also been inserted in ITR-4 return for presumptive income scheme also called as Sugam.
    4.Non resident is required to file ITR-2 in case of  no income from business and profession and can not file return on ITR-1 .Further he has to provide details of bank account to get refund from income tax department.
    5. New Column of Fees under section 234F  has been inserted in all relevant ITR. In ITR -1 it is given at D10 Fee u/s 234F

    The Finance Act, 2017 vide section 234F levied fees of Rs.5,000 in case where return is furnished after the due date but on or before 31st December of the relevant assessment year and Rs.10,000, in other cases. However, it is also provided to restrict the fees to Rs.1,000, where the total income does not exceed five lakh rupees.