Budget 2018 Amendments in relation to ICDS


Budget 2018 Amendments in relation to ICDS


At present, section 145 of the Act empowers the Central government to notify Income Computation and Disclosure Standards (ICDS). In pursuance the central government has notified ten such standards effective from 1st April, 2017 relating to Assessment year 2017-18. These are applicable to all assessees (other than an individual or a Hindu undivided family who are not subject to tax audit under section 44AB of the said Act) for the purposes of computation of income chargeable to income tax under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession” or “Income from other sources”. In order to bring certainty in the wake of recent judicial pronouncements on the issue of applicability of ICDS, it is proposed to —

  • Amend section 36 of the Act to provide that marked to market loss or other expected loss as computed in the manner provided in income computation and disclosure standards notified under sub-section (2) of section 145, shall be allowed deduction.
  • Amend section 40A of the Act to provide that no deduction or allowance in respect of marked to market loss or other expected loss shall be allowed except as allowable under newly inserted clause (xviii) of sub-section(1) of section 36.

  • Insert a new section 43AA in the Act to provide that, subject to the provisions of section 43A, any gain or loss arising on account of effects of changes in foreign exchange rates in respect of specified foreign currency transactions shall be treated as income or loss, which shall be computed in the manner provided in ICDS as notified under sub-section (2) of section 145.

  • Insert a new section 43CB in the Act to provide that profits arising from a construction contract or a contract for providing services shall be determined on the basis of percentage of completion method except for certain service contracts, and that the contract revenue shall include retention money, and contract cost shall not be reduced by incidental interest, dividend and capital gains.

  • Amend section 145A of the Act to provide that, for the purpose of determining the income chargeable under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession,—
    The valuation of inventory shall be made at lower of actual cost or net realizable value computed in the manner provided in income computation and disclosure standards notified under (2) of section 145.
    The valuation of purchase and sale of goods or services and of inventory shall be adjusted to include the amount of any tax, duty, cess or fee actually paid or incurred by the assessee to bring the goods or services to the place of its location and condition as on the date of valuation.
    Inventory being securities not listed, or listed but not quoted, on a recognised stock exchange, shall be valued at actual cost initially recognized in the manner provided in income computation and disclosure standards notified under (2) of section 145.
    Inventory being listed securities, shall be valued at lower of actual cost or net realizable value in the manner
    provided in income computation and disclosure standards notified under (2) of section 145 and for this purpose the comparison of actual cost and net realizable value shall be done category-wise.

 

  • Insert a new section 145B in the Act to provide that interest received by an assessee on compensation or on enhanced compensation, shall be deemed to be the income of the year in which it is received.

 

  • The claim for escalation of price in a contract or export incentives shall be deemed to be the income of the previous year in which reasonable certainty of its realization is achieved.

 

  • Subsidy as per section 2(24)(xviii) shall be deemed to be the income of the previous year in which it is received, if not charged to income tax for any earlier previous year.

Recent judicial pronouncements have raised doubts on the legitimacy of the notified ICDS. However, a large number of taxpayers have already complied with the provisions of ICDS for computing income for assessment year 2017-18. In order to regularize the compliance with the notified ICDS by a large number taxpayers so as to prevent any further inconvenience to them, it is proposed to bring the amendments retrospectively with effect from 1st April, 2017 i,e the date on which the ICDS was made effective and will, accordingly, apply in relation to assessment year 2017-18 and subsequent assessment years.


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