Guidelines for taxation of partnership firms on its reconstitution in respect of the provisions of section 9B and section 45(4): A Short overview

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Guidelines for taxation of partnership firms on its reconstitution in respect of the provisions of section 9B and section 45(4):

A Short overview

 

 

Section 9B provides for taxation of income of the firm on the transfer of capital assets & stock in trade whereas Section 45(4) now provides for taxation of income in the hands of the firm which is actually the income in the hands of the partner.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued the guidelines for taxing partnership firms on its reconstitution in respect of the provisions of section 9B and sub-section (4) of section 45 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

The CBDT noticed that the amount taxed under sub-section (4) of section 45 of the Act is required to be attributed to the remaining capital assets of the specified entity so that when such capital get transferred in the future, the amount attributed to such capital assets gets reduced from the value of the consideration and to that extent the specified entity does not pay tax again on the amount. It is further noticed that this attribution is given in the Act only for the purposes of 48 of the Act. It may be seen that section 48 of the Act only applies to capital assets that are forming a block of assets.

For capital assets forming a block of assets, there is sub-clause (c) of clause of section 43 of the Act to determine the written down value of the block of asset and section 50 of the Act to determine the capital gains arising on transfer of such assets. However, the Act has not provided that the amount taxed under sub-section (4) of section 45 of the Act can also be attributed to capital assets forming part of a block of assets and which are covered by these two provisions. remove the difficulty, it is clarified that rule 8AB of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 notified vide notification no. 76 dated 02.07.2021 also applies to capital forming part of a block of assets.

Wherever the term capital asset is appearing in the rule of the Rules, it refers to a capital asset whose capital gains are computed under section 48 of the Act as well capital asset forming part of a block of assets.

The copy of the said notification is as under:

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)
New Delhi

Notification No. 76/2021-Income Tax, Dated: 2nd July, 2021

G.S.R. 470(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 48 read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct taxes hereby makes the fol lowing rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules,1962, namely:‑

  1. Short title: –(1) These rules may be called the Income tax Amendment (18th Amendment), Rules, 2021
  2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, (hereinafter referred to as the principal rules) inrule 8AA,after sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely: ‑

“(5). In case of the amount which is chargeable to income-tax as income of specified entity under sub­section (4) of section 45 under the head “Capital gains”,‑

(i) the amount or a part of it shall be deemed to be from transfer of short term capital asset, if it is attributed to,‑

(a) capital asset which is short term capital asset at the time of taxation of amount under sub­section (4) of section 45; or

(b) capital asset forming part of block of asset; or

(c) capital asset being self-generated asset and self-generated goodwill as defined in clause (ii) of Explanation 1 to sub-section (4) of section 45; and

(ii) the amount or a part of it shall be deemed to be from transfer of long term capital asset or assets, if it is attributed to capital asset which is not covered by clause (i) and is long term capital asset at the time of taxation of amount under sub-section (4) of section 45.”.

  1. In the principal rules, after rule 8AA, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:—

“8AB. Attribution of income taxable under sub-section (4) of section 45 to the capital assets remaining with the specified entity, under section 48.-

(1) For the purposes of clause (iii) of section 48, where the amount is chargeable to income-tax as income of specified entity under sub-section (4) of section 45, the specified entity shall attribute such amount to capital asset remaining with the specified entity in a manner provided in this rule.

(2) Where the aggregate of the value of money and the fair market value of the capital asset received by the specified person from the specified entity, in excess of the balance in his capital account, chargeable to tax under sub-section (4) of section 45,relates to revaluation of any capital asset or valuation of self -generated asset or self-generated goodwill, of the specified entity, the amount attributable to the capital asset remaining with the specified entity for purpose of clause (iii) of section 48 shall be the amount which bears to the amount charged under sub-section (4) of section 45 the same proportion as the increase in, or recognition of, value of that asset because of revaluation or valuation bears to the aggregate of increase in, or recognition of, value of alI assets because of the revaluation or valuation.

(3) Where the aggregate of the value of money and the fair market value of the capital asset received by the specified person from the specified entity, in excess of the balance in his capital account, charged to tax under sub-section (4) of section 45 does not relate to revaluation of any capita asset or valuation of self -generated asset or self-generated goodwill, of the specified entity, the amount charged to tax under sub-section (4) of section 45 shall not be attributed to any capita asset for the purposes of clause (iii) of section 48.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rules (2) or (3), where the aggregate of the value of money and the fair market value of the capital asset received by the specified person from the specified entity, in excess of the balance in his capital account, charged to tax under sub-section (4) of section 45 relate only to the capital asset received by the specified person from the specified entity, the amount charged to tax under sub-section (4) of section 45 shall not be attributed to any capital asset for the purposes of clause (iii) of section 48.

(5) The specified entity shall furnish the details of amount attributed to capital asset remaining with the specified entity in Form No. 5C.

(6) Form No. 5C shall be furnished electronically either under digital signature or through electronic verification code and shall be verified by the person who is authorised to verify the return of income of the specified entity under section 140.

(7) Form No. 5C shall be furnished on or before the due date referred to in the Explanation 2 below sub­section (1) of section 139 for the assessment year in which the amount is chargeable to tax under sub­section (4) of section 45.

(8) The Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the Director General of Income-tax (Systems), as the case may be, shall –

(i) specify the procedure for filing of Form No. 5C;

(ii) specify the procedure, format, data structure, standards and manner of generation of electronic verification code, referred to in sub-rule (6), for verification of the person furnishing the said Form; and

(iii) be responsible for formulating and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to the Form No 5C so furnished.

Explanation 1: For the purposes of this rule, the amount chargeable to tax under sub-section (4) of section 45 shall relate to revaluation of any capita asset or valuation of self-generated asset or self-generated goodwill, of the specified entity, if the revaluation is based on a valuation report obtained from a registered valuer as defi ned i n clause (g) of rule 11U.

Explanation 2: For the removal of doubt it is clarified that revaluation of an asset or valuation of self-generated asset or self-generated goodwill does not entitle the specified entity for the depredation on the increase in value of that asset on account of its revaluation or recognition of the value of self-generated asset or self -generated goodwi II due to its valuation.

Explanation 3: For the purposes of this rule, the expressions “self-generated asset” and “self-generated goodwill” shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in clause (ii) of Explanation 1 to sub-section (4) of section 45.”.

  1. In the principal rules, in Appendix II, after Form No. 5B, the following Form shall be inserted, namely:—

(See rule 8AB)

Details of amount attributed to capital asset remaining with the specified entity

  1. Name of the specified entity
  2. Permanent Account number
  3. Assessment Year
  4. Amount taxable under sub-section (4) of section 45
  5. Attribution of amount taxable under sub-section (4) of section 45 to capital assets remaining
Sr.No. Capital Asset Book Value Revalued amount/valued amount       for     self-generated asset Amount attributed Short term/ long term
name Whether self-generated yes/no
Total
  1. Name and registration number of the valuer based on whose valuation report information at serial no 5 is provided.

VERIFICATION

___________________________________________________ son/daughter                 of ________________solemnly declare that to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information given in the form is correct and complete and is in accordance with the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961. I further declare that I am furnishing the form in my capacity as ________________      (drop down to be provided in e-filing utility) and I am also competent to furnish this form and verify it. I am holding permanent account number________________

Place:

Date :

Signature………………….

[Notification No. 76/2021/F. No. 370142/22/2021-TPL]

ANKIT JAIN, Under Secy.

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section-3, Sub-section (ii) vide number S.O. 969 (E), dated the 26th March, 1962 and last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 395 (E), dated 8th June, 2021.

 

Section 9B provides for taxation of income of the firm on the transfer of capital assets & stock in trade whereas Section 45(4) now provides

 

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