TAX payers will now have to pay FBT when they make payments for advance
tax to the governments. Budget 2007-08 has aligned the due dates for
payment of FBT with advance corporate or income tax.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram has proposed amendments in the
provisions of the FBT which will align the advance FBT payments with
corporate tax or personal income tax payments. Earlier, a tax payer had
to pay FBT after the completion of the quarter on the amount which was
already spent. After the aligning of the dates, he will have to make
advance payment as specified.
Earlier, an assessee had to pay
FBT for each quarter gone after the end of quarter. But, now by
aligning it with the income tax rate they will have to pay 15 days in
advance according to the advance tax schedule.
have to pay not less 15% of the advance tax before June 15, 45% on or
before September 15 and 75% as reduced by the amount paid in earlier
installment by December 15 and whole amount by March 15 of the
According to KPMG, Director, Vikas Vasal with
this change a tax payer will not have to pay tax to the same department
at two different dates and he can make his payment on the same day.
The assessee would now have to make an assessment of his expenditure in advance on the same lines as his income.