Income Declaration Scheme shall be in force for four months starting June’2016. This scheme was announced during Budget 2016. It was incorporated as Chapter IX of the Finance Act 2016. It is an opportunity to all persons who have not declared their income correctly in earlier years. They can come forward and declare such undisclosed incomes. It will not applicable to the individuals who have foreign assets or income to which Black Money Act 2015 applies.
According to the press release, 'Under the Scheme, such income as declared by the eligible persons, would be taxed at the rate of 30% plus a 'Krishi Kalyan Cess' of 25% on the taxes payable and a penalty at the rate of 25% of the taxes payable, thereby totaling to 45% of the income declared under the scheme.'
Declarations can be filed online or with the jurisdictional Pr. Commissioners of Income-tax.
There will be no scrutiny and enquiry under the Income-tax Act or the wealth tax Act shall be undertaken with respect of such declarations.
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