Extension OF Eligible Period


Extension OF Eligible Period

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Extension of eligible period of concessional tax rate under section 194LD

Extension of eligible period of concessional tax rate under section 194LD

 
The existing provisions of section 194LD of the Act, provide for lower withholding tax at the rate of 5 percent in case of interest
payable at any time on or after the 1st day of June, 2013 but before the 1st day of June, 2015 to FIIs and QFIs on their investments in Government securities and rupee denominated corporate bonds provided that the rate of interest does not exceed the rate notified by the Central Government in this regard.
 
The limitation date of the eligibility period for benefit of reduced rate of tax available under section 194LC in respect of external
commercial borrowings (ECB) has been extended from 30th June, 2015 to 30th June, 2017 by Finance (No.2) Act, 2014.
 
Accordingly, it is proposed to amend section 194LD to provide that the concessional rate of 5% withholding tax on interest
payment under the section will now be available on interest payable upto 30th June, 2017.
 
This amendment will take effect from 1st June, 2015.
[Clause 47]
 
 
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