The objective of this document is to summarize all the updates of Income Tax (Notifications, Circulars, other amendments and updates) in one place. The same are being summarized below, along with our opinions on certain clarifications.
There may be some hope for relief from the courts based on the 1955 circular of CBDT and the decision of the Supreme court in Goetze case but it appears to be very risky. Therefore the author would advise all the entities to file the return immediately before 31-10-2019 without going for risky adventurous legal battle.
With the introduction of sec 115BAA, domestic companies who are paying tax at the rate of 25% (or 30%) now have an option to pay tax at a lower rate through sec 115BAA. Any person who had opted for sec 115BAA being a domestic company will pay tax at the rate of 22% on its total income irrespective of its turnover during the previous year.
The listed companies would have to prepare the quarterly financial results for the quarter ended 30 September very soon, and hence the decision have to be taken by them as to the income tax rates they opt for.