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80HHB Deduction in respect of profits and gains from projects outside India as per section 80HHB, chapter via of Income Tax Act

 

Indian company or Person assessee who is resident in India includes any profits and gains derived from income specified in the provisions can claim deduction under section 80HHB.

Provisions in the Income Tax Act related to Section 80HHB are:

 

 

 

80HHB (1) Where the gross total income of an assessee being an Indian company or a person (other than a company) who is resident in India includes any profits and gains derived from the business of-

(a) the execution of a foreign project undertaken by the assessee in pursuance of a contract entered into by him, or

(b) the execution of any work undertaken by him and forming part of a foreign project66 undertaken by any other person in pursuance of a contract entered into by such other person, with the Government of a foreign State or any statutory or other public authority or agency in a foreign State, or a foreign enterprise, there shall, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, be allowed, in computing the total income of the assessee, [a deduction from such profits and gains of an amount equal to-

(i) forty per cent thereof for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2001;
(ii) thirty per cent thereof for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2002;
(iii) twenty per cent thereof for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2003;
(iv) ten per cent thereof for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2004,
and no deduction shall be allowed in respect of the assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2005 and any subsequent assessment year :

Provided that the consideration for the execution of such project or, as the case may be, of such work is payable in convertible foreign exchange.

(2) For the purposes of this section,-
(a) "convertible foreign exchange" means foreign exchange which is for the time being treated by the Reserve Bank of India as convertible foreign exchange for the purposes of 67a[the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999)], and any rules made thereunder;

(b) "foreign project"68 means a project for-
(i) the construction of any building, road, dam, bridge or other structure outside India ;
(ii) the assembly or installation of any machinery or plant outside India ;
(iii) the execution of such other work (of whatever nature) as may be prescribed.
(3) The deduction under this section shall be allowed only if the following conditions are fulfilled, namely :-
(i) the assessee maintains separate accounts in respect of the profits and gains derived from the business of the execution of the foreign project, or, as the case may be, of the work forming part of the foreign project undertaken by him and, where the assessee is a person other than an Indian company or a co-operative society, such accounts have been audited by an accountant as defined in the Explanation below sub-section (2) of section 288 and the assessee furnishes, along with his return of income, the report of such audit in the prescribed form duly signed and verified by such accountant;

(ia) the assessee furnishes, along with his return of income, a certificate in the prescribed form from an accountant as defined in the Explanation below sub-section (2) of section 288, duly signed and verified by such accountant, certifying that the deduction has been correctly claimed in accordance with the provisions of this section ;

(ii) an amount equal to [such percentage of the profits and gains as is referred to in sub-section (1) in relation to the relevant assessment year] is debited to the profit and loss account of the previous year in respect of which the deduction under this section is to be allowed and credited to a reserve account (to be called the "Foreign Projects Reserve Account") to be utilised by the assessee during a period of five years next following for the purposes of his business other than for distribution by way of dividends or profits ;

(iii) an amount equal to [such percentage of the profits and gains as is referred to in sub-section (1) in relation to the relevant assessment year] is brought by the assessee in convertible foreign exchange into India, in accordance with the provisions of [the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999)], and any rules made thereunder, within a period of six months from the end of the previous year referred to in clause (ii) or, [within such further period as the competent authority may allow in this behalf] :

Provided that where the amount credited by the assessee to the Foreign Projects Reserve Account in pursuance of clause (ii) or the amount brought into India by the assessee in pursuance of clause (iii) or each of the said amounts is less than [such percentage of the profits and gains as is referred to in sub-section (1) in relation to the relevant assessment year], the deduction under that sub-section shall be limited to the amount so credited in pursuance of clause (ii) or the amount so brought into India in pursuance of clause (iii), whichever is less.

Explanation.-For the purposes of clause (iii), the expression "competent authority" means the Reserve Bank of India or such other authority as is authorised under any law for the time being in force for regulating payments and dealings in foreign exchange.

(4) If at any time before the expiry of five years from the end of the previous year in which the deduction under sub-section (1) is allowed, the assessee utilises the amount credited to the Foreign Projects Reserve Account for distribution by way of dividends or profits or for any other purpose which is not a purpose of the business of the assessee, the deduction originally allowed under sub-section (1) shall be deemed to have been wrongly allowed, and the [Assessing] Officer may, notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, recompute the total income of the assessee for the relevant previous year and make the necessary amendment; and the provisions of section 154 shall, so far as may be, apply thereto, the period of four years specified in sub-section (7) of that section being reckoned from the end of the previous year in which the money was so utilised.

(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of this Chapter under the heading "C.-Deductions in respect of certain incomes", no part of the consideration or of the income comprised in the consideration payable to the assessee for the execution of a foreign project referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) or of any work referred to in clause (b) of that sub-section shall qualify for deduction for any assessment year79 under any such other provision.

 

 

 

Income Tax Deductions under Chapter VIA

Section 80A Deductions to be made in computing taxable income as per section 80A, chapter via of Income Tax Act

Section 80AB Any deduction is required to be made or allowed under any section included in Chapter VIA under the heading "C"

Section 80AC Income Tax return needs be filed before due date to get deduction under few sections of VIA

Section 80B meaning of Gross Total Income under Income Tax Act

Section 80C Deduction in respect of LIC Premia, deferred annuity, PF contributions subscription to certain equity shares or debentures, etc.

Section 80CCA Deduction available to assessee in respect of deposits under National Savings Scheme or payment to a deferred annuity plan

Section 80CCB Deduction in respect of investment made under Equity Linked Savings Scheme

Section 80CCC Deduction in respect of contribution to certain pension funds

Section 80CCD Deduction in respect of contribution to pension scheme of Central Government

Section 80CCE Limit on deductions under sections Section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD

Section 80CCG Deduction in respect of investment made under an equity savings scheme

Section 80D Deduction in respect of health insurance premia

Section 80DD Deduction of of maintenance including medical treatment of a dependant person with disability

Section 80DDB Deduction against Medical Treatment Expenses etc incurred

Section 80E Deduction against interest on loan taken for higher education

Section 80EE Deduction against interest on loan taken for residential house property

Section 80G Deduction against donations to certain funds, charitable institutions, etc

Section 80GG Deductions against rents paid

Section 80GGA Deduction in respect of certain donations for scientific research or rural development

Section 80GGB Deduction in respect of contributions given by companies to political parties

Section 80GGC Deduction against contributions given by any person to political parties

Section 80HH Deduction against profits and gains from newly established industrial undertakings or hotel business in backward areas

Section 80HHA Deduction in respect of profits and gains from newly established small-scale industrial undertakings in certain areas

Section 80HHB Deduction in respect of profits and gains from projects outside India

Section 80HHBA Deduction against profits and gains from housing projects in certain cases

Section 80HHC Deduction in respect of profits retained for export business

Section 80HHD Deduction of earnings in convertible foreign exchange

Section 80HHE Deduction of profits from export of computer software

Section 80HHF Deduction of profits and gains from export or transfer of film software, etc

Section 80I Deduction profits and gains from industrial undertakings after a certain date, etc

Section 80IA Deductions of profits and gains from industrial undertakings or enterprises engaged in infrastructure development, etc

Section 80IAB Deductions in respect of profits and gains by an undertaking or enterprise engaged in development of Special Economic Zone

Section 80IB Deduction of profits and gains from certain industrial undertakings other than infrastructure development undertakings

Section 80IC Special provisions of certain undertakings or enterprises in certain special category States

Section 80ID Deduction of profits and gains from business of hotels and convention centres in specified area

Section 80IE Special provisions in respect of certain undertakings in North-Eastern Statesa>

Section 80JJA Deduction in respect of profits and gains from business of collecting and processing of bio-degradable waste

Section 80JJAA Deduction of employment of new workmen

Section 80LA Deductions of certain incomes of Offshore Banking Units and International Financial Services Centre

Section 80O Deduction of royalties, etc., from certain foreign enterprises

Section 80P Deduction of income of co-operative societies

Section 80Q Deduction of profits and gains from the business of publication of books

Section 80QQA Deduction of professional income of authors of text books in Indian languages

Section 80QB Deduction of royalty income, etc., of authors of certain books other than text-books

Section 80R Deduction of remuneration from certain foreign sources in the case of professors, teachers, etc

Section 80RR Deduction of professional income from foreign sources in certain cases

Section 80RRA Deduction of remuneration received for services rendered outside India

Section 80RRB Deduction of royalty on patents

Section 80TTA Deduction of interest on deposits in savings account

Section 80U Deduction in case of a person with disability

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