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80HHE Deduction of profits from export of computer software as per section 80HHE, chapter via of Income Tax Act

 

Indian company or Person assessee who is resident in India engaged in business of export of computer software or its transmission from India to a place outside by any means or providing technical services outside India in connection with the development of software the amount to the extent of profit shall be allowed as deduction under this section.

 

 

 

Provisions in the Income Tax Act related to Section 80HHE

80HHE (1) Where an assessee, being an Indian company or a person (other than a company) resident in India, is engaged in the business of,-

(i) export out of India of computer software or its transmission from India to a place outside India by any means;

(ii) providing technical services outside India in connection with the development or production of computer software,

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 to the extent of the profits, referred to in sub-section (1B),]derived by the assessee from such business :

Provided that if the assessee, being a company, engaged in the export out of India of computer software, issues a certificate referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (4A), that in respect of the amount of the export specified therein, the deduction under this sub-section is to be allowed to a supporting software developer, then the amount of deduction in the case of an assessee shall be reduced by such amount which bears to the total profits derived by the assessee from the export, the same proportion as the amount of the export turnover specified in such certificate bears to the total export turnover of the assessee.

Explanation.-For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that the profits and gains derived from on site development of computer software (including services for development of software) outside India shall be deemed to be the profits and gains derived from the export of computer software outside India.

(1A) Where the assessee, being a supporting software developer, has during the previous year, developed and sold computer software to an exporting company in respect of which the said company has issued a certificate under the proviso to sub-section (1), 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 of the profits derived by the assessee from the developing and selling of computer software to the exporting company in respect of which the certificate has been issued by the said company [to such extent and for such years as specified in sub-section (1B)

(1B) For the purposes of sub-sections (1) and (1A), the extent of deduction of profits shall be an amount equal to-

(i) eighty per cent of such profits for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2001;

[(ii) seventy per cent thereof for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2002;

(iii) fifty per cent thereof for an assessment year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2003;

(iv) thirty 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.

(2) The deduction specified in sub-section (1) shall be allowed only if the consideration in respect of the computer software referred to in that sub-section is 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].-The said consideration shall be deemed to have been received in India where it is credited to a separate account maintained for the purpose by the assessee with any bank outside India with the approval of the Reserve Bank of India.

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.

(3) For the purposes of sub-section (1), profits derived from the business referred to in that sub-section shall be the amount which bears to the profits of the business, the same proportion as the export turnover bears to the total turnover of the business carried on by the assessee.

(3A) For the purposes of sub-section (1A), profits derived by a supporting software developer shall be,-
(i) in a case where the business carried on by the supporting software developer consists exclusively of developing and selling of computer software to one or more exporting companies solely engaged in exports, the profits of such business;

(ii) in a case where the business carried on by a supporting software developer does not consist exclusively of developing and selling of computer software to one or more exporting companies, the amount which bears to the profits of the business, the same proportion as the turnover in respect of sale to the respective exporting company bears to the total turnover of the business carried on by the assessee.

(4) The deduction under sub-section (1) shall not be admissible unless the assessee furnishes in the prescribed form, 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 in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(4A) The deduction under sub-section (1A) shall not be admissible unless the supporting software developer furnishes in the prescribed form along with his return of income,-

(i) the report of an accountant85, 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 profits of the supporting software developer in respect of sale of computer software to the exporting company; and

(ii) a certificate from the exporting company containing such particulars as may be prescribed and verified in the manner prescribed that in respect of the export turnover mentioned in the certificate, the exporting company has not claimed deduction under this section :

Provided that the certificate specified in clause (b) shall be duly certified by the auditor auditing the accounts of the exporting assessee under the provisions of this Act or under any other law.

(5) Where a deduction under this section is claimed and allowed in respect of profits of the business referred to in sub-section (1) for any assessment year, no deduction shall be allowed in relation to such profits under any other provision of this Act for the same or any other assessment year.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section,-
(a) "convertible foreign exchange" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (a) of the Explanation to section 80HHC;
(b) "computer software" means,-
(i) any computer programme recorded on any disc, tape, perforated media or other information storage device; or
(ii) any customised electronic data or any product or service of similar nature as may be notified88 by the Board,
which is transmitted or exported from India to a place outside India by any means;]
(c) "export turnover" means the consideration in respect of computer software received in, or brought into, India by the assessee in convertible foreign exchange in accordance with sub-section (2), but does not include freight, telecommunication charges or insurance attributable to the delivery of the computer software outside India or expenses, if any, incurred in foreign exchange in providing the technical services outside India;
(ca) "exporting company" means a company referred to in sub-section (1) making actual export of computer software;]
(d) "profits of the business" means the profits of the business as computed under the head "Profits and gains of business or profession" as reduced by-
(1) ninety per cent of any receipts by way of brokerage, commission, interest, rent, charges or any other receipt of a similar nature included in such profits; and
(2) the profits of any branch, office, warehouse or any other establishment of the assessee situate outside India;
(e) "total turnover" shall not include-
(i) any sum referred to in clauses (iiia), (iiib) and (iiic) of section 28;
(ii) any freight, telecommunication charges or insurance attributable to the delivery of the computer software outside India; and
(iii) expenses, if any, incurred in foreign exchange in providing the technical services outside India;]
(ea) "supporting software developer" means an Indian company or a person (other than a company) resident in India, developing and selling computer software to an exporting company for the purposes of export.]

 

 

 

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Section 80D Deduction in respect of health insurance premia

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

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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

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

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Section 80HHE Deduction of profits from export of computer software

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

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

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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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