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Lesser known changes introduced in Finance Bill 2009

 There are some small but important changes introduced in the Finance Bill 2009 which I would like to share with all:

1) First of all the maximum allowable cash payment limit of Rs. 20000 has been changed to Rs. 35000 in respect of the payments made to transporters involved in hiring, plying and leasing of trucks.

2) In section 32 concerning depreciation the words “block of assts” have been replaced with just “assets”. Now I am not able to infer the exact intent of this change, but it may mean that now the assets will be treated singularly.

3) The rate of tax deduction @ source on rent paid for use of Plant & Machinery has been reduced to 2 %.

4) Service tax will not have to be deducted on fees paid to the lawyer for appearing before the court, tribunal or any authority.

5) Now Form 15G/15H issued without quoting PAN will be treated invalid.

6) Earlier under section 56 any gift in kind received by an indivisual/HUF  was not taxable in his hands, but now 

a) In case of other then immovable property: If Aggregate FMV less: Any consideration given exceeds Rs. 50000 then Aggregate FMV less consideration will be treated as income.

b) In case of immovable property: If  Stamp duty value less: Any consideration given exceeds Rs. 50000 then Stampduty Value less consideration will be treated as income



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