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Breather for tax payer; AIS data not for tax calculation: CBDT December 08, 21

? On the alleged discrepancies related to stock sale and purchase data of assessees on newly-introduced Annual Information System (AIS), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has said that AIS data is not being used for suo moto tax liability calculation as of now. ? In many cases AIS is showing pledged shares as sale of shares, an entry which will enhance tax liability. The data on sale/purchase of shares is showing the day’s closing prices rather than prices at which the sale/purchase was executed. ? Clarifying the points, a top official from CBDT, clarified that *The equity data being reflected in AIS is based on inputs from depositories.” “ ? The data is just there to make the tax payer aware about transactions that have been reported to the tax department by depositories and other third parties. ? We are not taking those transactions into account for pre-filling income tax return forms or calculating capital gains, etc, as of now, as it is a third party data,” the official added. ? “No tax liability computation will be done based on the data,” the official pointed out. ? The official also said that AIS gives an option in the drop-down menu for raising a red flag on data sourced from third parties. ? The CBDT has rolled out AIS to capture information related to interest, dividend, securities transactions, mutual fund transactions and foreign remittances, among others, for 360-degree profiling of tax payers to plug evasion. ? It will replace Form 26AS. The data is collected from agencies like depositories, property registrars and asset management companies. Team – Intellex Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd Economiclawpractice.com, Venturestreets.com, Intellexconsulting.com

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