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80HHD Deduction of earnings in convertible foreign exchange as per section 80HHD, chapter via of Income Tax Act

 

Indian company or Person assessee who is resident in India engaged in business of hotel or of a tour operator approved by the prescribed authority shall be allowed deduction under this section.

 

 

 

Provisions in the Income Tax Act related to Section 80HHD

80HHD (1) Where an assessee, being an Indian company or a person (other than a company) resident in India, is engaged in the business of a hotel or of a tour operator, approved by the prescribed authority in this behalf or of a travel agent, there shall, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, be allowed, [in computing the total income of the assessee-

(a) for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2001, a deduction of a sum equal to the aggregate of-

(i) forty per cent of the profits derived by him from services provided to foreign tourists; and

(ii) so much of the amount not exceeding forty per cent of the profits referred to in sub-clause (i) as is debited to the profit and loss account of the previous year in respect of which the deduction is to be allowed and credited to a reserve account to be utilised for the purposes of the business of the assessee in the manner laid down in sub-section (4);

(b) for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2002, a deduction of a sum equal to the aggregate of-

(i) thirty per cent of the profits derived by him from services provided to foreign tourists; and

(ii) so much of the amount not exceeding thirty per cent of the profits referred to in sub-clause (i) as is debited to the profit and loss account of the previous year in respect of which the deduction is to be allowed and credited to a reserve account to be utilised for the purposes of the business of the assessee in the manner laid down in sub-section (4);

(c) for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2003, a deduction of a sum equal to the aggregate of-

(i) [twenty-five] per cent of the profits derived by him from services provided to foreign tourists; and

(ii) so much of the amount not exceeding [twenty-five] per cent of the profits referred to in sub-clause (i) as is debited to the profit and loss account of the previous year in respect of which the deduction is to be allowed and credited to a reserve account to be utilised for the purposes of the business of the assessee in the manner laid down in sub-section (4);

(d) for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2004, a deduction of a sum equal to the aggregate of-

(i) [fifteen] per cent of the profits derived by him from services provided to foreign tourists; and

(ii) so much of the amount not exceeding [fifteen] per cent of the profits referred to in sub-clause (i) as is debited to the profit and loss account of the previous year in respect of which the deduction is to be allowed and credited to a reserve account to be utilised for the purposes of the business of the assessee in the manner laid down in sub-section (4),

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 a hotel or, as the case may be, a tour operator approved by the prescribed authority on or after the 30th day of November, 1989 and before the 1st day of October, 1991, shall be deemed to have been approved by the prescribed authority for the purposes of this section in relation to the assessment year commencing on the 1st day of April, 1989 or the 1st day of April, 1990 or, as the case may be, the 1st day of April, 1991 if the assessee was engaged in the business of such hotel or as such tour operator during the previous year relevant to any of the said assessment years.

(2) This section applies only to services provided to foreign tourists the receipts in relation to which are received [in, or brought into, India by the assessee in convertible foreign exchange within a period of six months from the end of the previous year or, within such further period as the competent authority may allow in this behalf.

Explanation [1].-For the purposes of this sub-section, any payment received by an assessee, engaged in the business of a hotel or of a tour operator or of a travel agent, in Indian currency obtained by conversion of foreign exchange brought into India through an authorised dealer, [from another hotelier, tour operator or travel agent, as the case may be,] on behalf of a foreign tourist or group of foreign tourists, shall be deemed to have been received by the assessee in convertible foreign exchange if the person making the payment furnishes to the assessee a certificate specified in sub-section (2A).

Explanation 2.-For the purposes of this sub-section, 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.

(2A) Every person making payment to an assessee referred to in the Explanation [1] to sub-section (2) out of Indian currency obtained by conversion of foreign exchange received from or on behalf of a foreign tourist or a group of foreign tourists shall furnish to that assessee a certificate in the prescribed form indicating the amount received in foreign exchange, its conversion into Indian currency and such other particulars as may be prescribed.

 

 

 

(3) For the purposes of sub-section (1), profits derived from services provided to foreign tourists shall be the amount which bears to the profits of the business54a (as computed under the head "Profits and gains of business or profession the same proportion as the receipts specified in sub-section (2) [as reduced by any payment, referred to in sub-section (2A), made by the assessee] bear to the total receipts of the business carried on by the assessee.

(4) The amount credited to the reserve account under clause (b) of sub-section (1), shall be utilised by the assessee before the expiry of a period of five years next following the previous year in which the amount was credited for the following purposes, namely :-

(a) construction of new hotels approved by the prescribed authority in this behalf or expansion of facilities in existing hotels already so approved;

(b) purchase of new cars and new coaches by tour operators already so approved or by travel agents;

(c) purchase of sports' equipment for mountaineering, trekking, golf, river-rafting and other sports in or on water;

(d) construction of conference or convention centres;

(e) provision of such new facilities for the growth of Indian tourism as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf;

(f) subscription to equity shares forming part of any eligible issue of capital made by a public company:

Provided that where any of the activities referred to in clauses (a) to [(f)] would result in creation of any asset owned by the assessee outside India, such asset should be created only after obtaining prior approval of the prescribed authority.

(5) Where any amount credited to the reserve account under clause (b) of sub-section (1),-
(a) has been utilised for any purpose other than those referred to in sub-section (4), the amount so utilised; or
(b) has not been utilised in the manner specified in sub-section (4), the amount not so utilised,
shall be deemed to be the profits,-
(i) in a case referred to in clause (a), in the year in which the amount was so utilised; or
(ii) in a case referred to in clause (b), in the year immediately following the period of five years specified in sub-section (4),
and shall be charged to tax accordingly.

(5A) Where any amount credited to the reserve account under clause (b) of sub-section (1) has been utilised for subscription to any equity shares referred to in clause (f) of sub-section (4) and either whole or any part of such equity shares are transferred or converted into money by the assessee at any time within a period of three years from the date of their acquisition, the aggregate amount so utilised in respect of such equity shares shall be deemed to be the profits of the previous year in which the equity shares are transferred or converted into money.

Explanation.-A person shall be treated as having acquired any shares on the date on which his name is entered in relation to those shares in the register of members of the public company.

(6) The deduction under sub-section (1) shall not be admissible unless the assessee furnishes in the prescribed form60, along with the return of income, the report of an accountant, as defined in the Explanation below sub-section (2) of section 288, certifying that the deduction has been correctly claimed on the basis of the amount of convertible foreign exchange received by the assessee for services provided by him to foreign tourists [, payments made by him to any assessee referred to in sub-section (2A)] and the payments received by him in Indian currency as referred to in the Explanation [1]to sub-section (2).

(7) Where a deduction under sub-section (1) is claimed and allowed in respect of profits derived from the business of a hotel, such part of profits shall not qualify to that extent for deduction for any assessment year under any other provisions of this Chapter under the heading "C.-Deductions in respect of certain incomes", and shall in no case exceed the profits and gains of such hotel.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section,-
(a) "travel agent" means a travel agent or other person (not being an airline or a shipping company) who holds a valid licence granted by the Reserve Bank of India under section 3266 of 66a[the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999);
(b) "convertible foreign exchange" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (a) of the Explanation to section 80HHC;
(c) "services provided to foreign tourists" shall not include services by way of sale in any shop owned or managed by the person who carries on the business of a hotel or of a tour operator or of a travel agent;
(d) "authorised dealer", "foreign exchange" and "Indian currency" shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in clauses (b), (h) and (k) of section 2 of 70a[the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999)];]
(e) "eligible issue of capital" means an issue made by a public company formed and registered in India and the entire proceeds of the issue is utilised wholly and exclusively for the purpose of carrying on the business of-
(i) setting up and running of new hotels approved by the prescribed authority; or
(ii) providing such new facility for the growth of tourism in India, as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify.

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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