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QUERY: A Co. has only agricultural income & income from sale of rural agricultural land (not capital assets). Can there be any liability under MAT?
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From the fact, it is apparent that querist is a company and therefore no Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT) would be applicable. For the companies Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) would be applicable u/s. 115JB of the Act.
So while calculating “book profit” under Explanation 1 to section 115JB(1), the agricultural income falling u/s. 10(1) to be excluded as per Explanation (ii)

QUERY: Assessee changed its method of providing depreciation from ‘Straight Line Method (SLM) to “Written Down Value (WDV) during the year under consideration which resulted into shortfall in depreciation. Such shortfall was charged to P & L Account. AO disallowed claim of such additional depreciation on the count that Sec. 205 of the Companies Act does not entitled an assessee to claim depreciation for earlier years placing reliance on “McDowell and Co. v. CTO – 154 ITR 148”. Whether the change in method of accounting for depreciation was in accordance with Accounting Standards issued under the Companies Act? Whether AO has jurisdiction to go behind the “book profits” shown in P & L Account except to the extent of prescribed adjustments once it is found that books of accounts are certified by authorities under the Companies Act? What is the treatment of income on account of change in the method of depreciation? What is the treatment of additional claim / write back of depreciation in the books of account upon change in the method calculating the same?
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The assessee has changed method depreciation from SLM to WDV and shortfall (deficiency) is charged to profit and loss account as per accounting standard. Thus prepared accounts is per schedule VI of the Companies Act, 1956 (i.e. schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013) and certified by the authorities under the Companies Act. Therefore the Assessing Officer has no jurisdiction to go behind the “book profit” shown in P & L account except to the extent of prescribed adjustment mentioned under section 115JB of the Income tax Act, 1961. As per the Supreme Court in Apollo Tyres Ltd. v. CIT [255 ITR 273], while interpreting similar provision under section 115J of the Act.

QUERY: Whether penalty under section 271(1)(c) of the Act can be levied in a case where tax has been paid by the assessee under section 115JB of the Act and amount of tax payable as book profit is the same even as per order of assessment, with reference to variation in the amount of loss or income determined as per normal provisions of the Income-tax Act?
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In CIT v. Nalwa Sons Investments Ltd., [327 ITR 543 (Del.)] the facts were the assessee filed return declaring loss of Rs. 43.47 crores. Thereafter, the revised return exhibiting the income at Rs. 3.87 crores were filed under provisions of section 115JB

QUERY: A company has credited gain arising from transfer of a capital assets directly to capital reserve account, without routing through profit and loss account. The auditor has not qualified the accounts and the ROC also has not taken any objection to the accounts. Whether Assessing Officer can add back this amount to the book profit while calculating MAT liability?
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From the query it is not clear what type of a capital asset has been transferred and directly credited to capital reserve account.

The cardinal principle has been propounded by the Supreme Court in Apollo Tyres Ltd. vs. CIT [255 ITR 273], while deciding the matter under Section 115J of the Income-tax Act, 1961 which was precursor to

QUERY: We have made a capital profit of Rs. 10 crores from sale of our property. We have been advised that the profits being capital in nature can be directly credited to the capital reserves account in the balance sheet and need not be routed through the P & L A/c. As the profits are not a part of the P&L A/c, can we avoid paying MAT book profits u/s 115JB?
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No! Even if capital profits are credited to the capital reserves a/c in the balance sheet, they have to be added to the “book profits” for purposes of s. 115JB.