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Interest Tax Act 1974 – Collection from borrowers


 Notice Date : 05 May 2014

RBI/2013-14/579

UBD.BPD (PCB) Cir No.56/13.04.00/2013-14

May 5, 2014

The Chief Executive Officers of

All Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks

Dear Sir,

Interest Tax Act 1974 – Collection from borrowers

Please refer to our circular UBD.BPD (PCB) Cir No.18/13.04.00/2008-09 dated September 22, 2008 on the captioned subject.

2. It is observed from the Supreme Court Order dated February 21, 2014 in Writ Petition (Civil) No.301 of 2005 that credit institutions which were in existence between October 1991 and March 1997 but were merged with another bank /financial institution prior to the date of the Supreme Court Order in April 2004 or merged subsequently, the transferee banks are liable to contribute to the extent of ` 50 lakh each as also deposit the excess amount collected by way of rounding off the interest tax on the interest income on loans and advances by the transferor banks, to the Trust Fund.

3. In view of the Supreme Court Order dated February 21, 2014, all UCBs are advised to take suitable action in accordance with the Order of the Supreme Court and report status to the concerned Regional Office of RBI.

Yours faithfully,

(P.K. Arora)

General Manager

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Revival of the Interest –tax Act 1974-Collection from borrowers

RBI/2008-09/188
UBD.BPD (PCB) Cir No: 18 /13.04.00/2008-09

September 22, 2008

Chief Executive Officers of
All Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks 
 
Dear Sir

Revival of the Interest –tax Act 1974-Collection from borrowers

Please refer to our circulars UBD (PCB)17/DC.(V.1).91/92 dated September 04, 1991 and UBD.No.PCB.CIR.5/13.04.00/97-98 dated August 11, 1997 on the above subject.

2. The Hon'ble Supreme Court in its judgement dated April 16, 2004 has ordered that excess interest collected by the banks from the borrowers through rounding off the applicable interest rate should be recovered from the banks and be credited to a Trust to be created for the benefit of disadvantaged people. The Hon'ble Court had also directed that each concerned bank shall contribute to the extent of Rs.50 lakh to the said Fund. (Relevant extracts of Order of Supreme Court dated April 16, 2004 in Civil Appeal No. 4655 of 2004 and copy each of Government letters dated January 10, 2006, November 24, 2006 and February 5, 2008 in this regard are enclosed).

3. Accordingly, UCBs are advised that excess amount realised, if any, from their borrowers towards interest tax by way of rounding off, may be deposited with the above referred Trust Fund. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has opened Saving Bank Account No. 65012067356 with the State Bank of Patiala, Shastri Bhavan Branch, New Delhi in the name of the Trust. UCBs, which have realised excess amount from the borrowers, towards interest tax by way of rounding off to the next higher 0.25%, are liable to deposit the said amount to the Trust Fund.

4. As regards contribution to the extent of Rs.50 lakh to the trust fund, it is for the UCBs concerned, which have collected excess amount, to decide depending upon the facts and circumstances of the case.

5. UCBs are advised to report their compliance to the respective Regional Office of Reserve Bank.

(A.K. Khound)
Chief General Manager-in-Charge.

 

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on 07 May 2014
Notification No : UBD.BPD (PCB) Cir No.56/13.04.00/2013-14
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