Minimum Alternate Tax

Withdrawal of exemptions to SEZs cannot be treated as a breach of Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel

Mindtree Limited vs. UOI (Karnataka High Court) CLR Editorial Notes: As a corollary to the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (˜SEZ Act™), section 115JB(6) and section 115-O (6) were inserted to ensure that the SEZs are exempted from paying Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on book profits and taxes on distributed profits [Dividend Distribution Tax ("DDT")].… Read More

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Imposition of MAT on SEZs

The provisions of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) have been made applicable to Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Developers and Units with effect from 1st April, 2012. The imposition of MAT on SEZs has brought the book profits of SEZ units and developers under the ambit of Sec 115JB of the I-T Act, 1961. The investment in… Read More

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