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INCOME-TAX (FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT) NOTIFICATION NO. 271/2007
December, 21st 2009
INCOME-TAX (FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT) RULES, 2007

AMENDMENT IN RULE 3 - VALUATION OF PERQUISITES

NOTIFICATION NO. 271/2007, DATED 7-11-2007


In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 read with sub-section (2) of section 17 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:

1. These rules may be called the Income-tax (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2007.

2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in rule 3,-

(i) in sub-rule (1), for Table I, the following Table shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have been substituted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2006, namely:-

TABLE I
Sl No. Circumstances Where accommodation is unfurnished Where accommodation is furnished
(1) (2) (3) (4)
(1) Where the accommodation is provided by the Central Government or any State Government to the employees either holding office or post in connection with the affairs of the Union or of such State or serving with any body or undertaking under the control of such Government on deputation. License fee determined by the Central Government or any State Government in respect of accommodation in accordance with the rules framed by such Government as reduced by the rent actually paid by the employee. The value of perquisite as determined under column (3) and increased by 10% per annum of the cost of furniture (including television sets, radio sets, refrigerators, other household appliances, air-conditioning plant or equipment) or if such furniture is hired from a third party, the actual hire charges payable for the same as reduced by any charges paid or payable for the same by the employee during the previous year.
(2) Where the accommodation is provided by any other employer and-

(a) where the accommodation is owned by the employer, or

 

 

 

 

 

(b) where the accommodation is taken on lease or rent by the employer.

(i) 15% of salary in cities having population exceeding 25 lakhs as per 2001 census;
(ii) 10% of salary in cities having population exceeding 10 lakhs but not exceeding 25 lakhs as per 2001 census;
(iii) 7.5% of salary in other areas,
in respect of the period during which the said accommodation was occupied by the employee during the previous year as reduced by the rent, if any, actually paid by the employee.

Actual amount of lease rental paid or payable by the employer or 15% of salary whichever is lower as reduced by the rent, if any, actually paid by the employee.

The value of perquisite as determined under column (3) and increased by 10% per annum of the cost of furniture (including television sets, radio sets, refrigerators, other household appliances, air-conditioning plant or equipment or other similar appliances or gadgets) or if such furniture is hired from a third party, by the actual hire charges payable for the same as reduced by any charges paid or payable for the same by the employee during the previous year.

 

 

The value of perquisite as determined under column (3) and increased by 10% per annum of the cost of furniture (including television sets, radio sets, refrigerators, other household appliances, air-conditioning plant or equipment or other similar appliances or gadgets) or if such furniture is hired from a third party, by the actual hire charges payable for the same as reduced by any charges paid or payable for the same by the employee during the previous year.

(3) Where the accommodation is provided by the employer specified in serial number (1) or (2) in a hotel (except where the employee is provided such accommodation for a period not exceeding in aggregate fifteen days on his transfer from one place to another) Not applicable 24% of salary paid or payable for the previous year or the actual charges paid or payable to such hotel, which is lower, for the period during which such accommodation is provided as reduced by the rent, if any, actually paid or payable by the employee.



(ii) after sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from 1st April, 2008, namely:-

(2) (A) The value of perquisite provided by way of use of motor car to an employee by an employer, who is not liable to pay fringe benefit tax under Chapter XII-H of the Act, shall be determined in accordance with the following Table, namely:-

Sl. No. Circumstances Where cubic capacity 8/L3of engine does not exceed 1.6 litres Where cubic capacity of engine exceeds 1.6 litres
(1) (2) (3) (4)
(1) Where the motor car is owned or hired by the employer and
(a) is used wholly and exclusively in the performance of his official duties;

(b) is used exclusively for the private or personal purposes of the employee or any member of his household and the running and maintenance expenses are met or reimbursed by the employer;

No value:
Provided that the documents specified in clause (B) of this sub-rule are maintained by the employer.
Actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer on die running and maintenance of motor car during the relevant previous year including remuneration, if any, paid by the employer to the chauffeur as increased by the amount representing normal wear and tear of the motor car and as reduced by any amount charged from the employee for such use.
No value:
Provided that the documents specified in clause (B) of this sub-rule are maintained by the employer.
Actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer on the running and maintenance of motor car during the relevant previous year including remuneration, if any, paid by the employer to the chauffeur as increased by the amount representing normal wear and tear of the motor car and as reduced by any amount charged from the employee for such use.
  (c) is used partly in the performance of duties and partly for private or personal purposes of his own or any member of his household and
(i) the expenses on maintenance and running are met or reimbursed by the employer,
(ii) the expenses on running and maintenance for such private or personal use are fully met by the assessee.
  

 

 

 

Rs. 1,200 (plus Rs. 600, if chauffeur is also provided to run the motor car)

 

Rs. 400 (plus Rs. 600, if chauffeur is provided by the employer to run the motor car)

 

 

 

 

 

Rs. 1,600 (plus Rs. 600, if chauffeur is also provided to run the motor car)

 

Rs. 600 (plus Rs. 600, if chauffeur is also provided to run the motor car)

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3)

Where the employee owns a motor car but the actual running and maintenance charges (including remuneration of the chauffeur, if any) are met or reimbursed to him by the employer and
(i) such re-imbursement is for the use of the vehicle wholly and exclusively for official purposes,
(ii) such re-imbursement is for the use of the vehicle partly for official purposes and partly for personal or private purposes of the employee or any member of his household.
Where the employee owns any other automotive conveyance but the actual running and maintenance charges are met or reimbursed to him by the employer and
(i) such re-imbursement is for the use of the vehicle wholly and exclusively for official purposes,

(ii) such re-imbursement is for the use of the vehicle partly for official purposes and partly for personal or private purposes of the employee.

 

 

 

 

 

No value:
Provided that the documents specified in clause (B) of this sub-rule are maintained by the employer.

 

Subject to the provisions of clause (B) of this sub-rule, the actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer as reduced by the amount specified in Sl. No. (1)(c)(i) above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No value:
Provided that the documents specified in clause (B) of this sub-rule are maintained by the employer.

 

Subject to the provisions of clause (B) of this sub-rule, the actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer as reduced by an amount of Rs. 600:

 

 

 

 

 

No value:
Provided that the documents specified in clause (B) of this sub-rule are maintained by the employer.

Subject to the provisions contained in clause (B) of this sub-rule, the actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer as reduced by the amount specified in Sl. No. (1)(c)(i) above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not applicable

Provided that where one or more motor-cars are owned or hired by the employer and the employee or any member of his household are allowed the use of such motor-car or all or any of such motor-cars (otherwise than wholly and exclusively in the performance of his duties), the value of perquisite shall be the amount calculated in respect of one car in accordance with Sl. No. (l)(c)(i) of Table II as if the employee had been provided one motor-car for use partly in the performance of his duties and partly for his private or personal purposes and the amount calculated in respect of the other car or cars in accordance with Sl. No. (1)(b) of Table II as if he had been provided with such car or cars exclusively for his private or personal purposes.

(B) Where the employer or the employee claims that the motor-car is used wholly and exclusively in the performance of official duty or that the actual expenses on the running and maintenance of the motor-car owned by the employee for official purposes is more than the amounts deductible in Sl. Nos. 2(ii) or 3(iii) of Table II, he may claim a higher amount attributable to such official use and the value of perquisite in such a case shall be the actual amount of charges met or reimbursed by the employer as reduced by such higher amount attributable to official use of the vehicle provided that the following conditions are fulfilled:

(a) the employer has maintained complete details of journey undertaken for official purpose which may include date of journey, destination, mileage, and the amount of expenditure incurred thereon;

(b) the employer gives a certificate to the effect that the expenditure was incurred wholly and exclusively for the performance of official duties.

Explanation.For the purposes of this sub-rule, the normal wear and tear of a motor-car shall be taken at 10% per annum of the actual cost of the motor-car or cars.

(iii) after sub-rule (5), the following sub-rule shall be inserted with effect from 1st April, 2008, namely:-

(6) The value of any benefit or amenity resulting from the provision by an employer, who is not liable to pay fringe benefit tax under Chapter XIIH of the Income-tax Act and is engaged in the carriage of passengers or goods to any employee or to any member of his household for personal or private journey free of cost or at concessional fare, in any conveyance owned, leased or made available by any other arrangement by such employer for the purpose of transport of passengers or goods shall be taken to be the value at which such benefit or amenity is offered by such employer to the public as reduced by the amount, if any, paid by or recovered from the employee for such benefit or amenity:

Provided that nothing contained in this sub-rule shall apply to the employees of an airline or the railways

(iv) in sub-rule (7),-

(a) after item (i), the following items shall be inserted with effect from 1st April, 2008, namely:-

(ii) The value of travelling, touring, accommodation and any other expenses paid for or borne or reimbursed by the employer, who is not liable to pay fringe benefit tax under Chapter XH-H of the Act, for any holiday availed of by the employee or any member of his household, other than concession or assistance referred to in rule 2B of these rules, shall be determined as the sum equal to the amount of the expenditure incurred by such employer in that behalf. Where such facility is maintained by the employer, and is not available uniformly to all employees, the value of benefit shall be taken to be the value at which such facilities are offered by other agencies to the public. Where the employee is on official tour and the expenses are incurred in respect of any member of his household accompanying him, the amount of expenditure so incurred shall also be a fringe benefit or amenity. However, where any official tour is extended as a vacation, the value of such fringe benefit shall be limited to the expenses incurred in relation to such extended period of stay or vacation. The amount so determined shall be reduced by the amount, if any, paid or recovered from the employee for such benefit or amenity.

(iii) The value of free food and non alcoholic beverages provided by the employer, who is not liable to pay fringe benefit tax under Chapter XIIH of the Act, to an employee shall be the amount of expenditure incurred by such employer. The amount so determined shall be reduced by the amount, if any, paid or recovered from the employee for such benefit or amenity:

Provided that nothing contained in this sub-rule shall apply to free food and non-alcoholic beverages provided by such employer during working hours at office or business premises or through paid vouchers which are not transferable and usable only at eating joints, to the extent the value thereof in either case does not exceed Rs. 50 per meal or to tea or snacks provided during working hours or to free food and non-alcoholic beverages during working hours provided in a remote area or an off-shore installation.

(iv) The value of any gift, or voucher, or token in lieu of which such gift may be received by the employee or by member of his household on ceremonial occasions or otherwise from the employer, who is not liable to pay fringe benefit tax under Chapter XII-H of the Act, shall be determined as the sum equal to the amount of such gift. However, where the value of such gift, voucher or token, as the case may be, is below Rs. 5,000 in the aggregate during the previous year, the value of perquisite shall be taken as nil.

(v) The amount of expenses including membership fees and annual fees incurred by the employee or any member of his household, which is charged to a credit card (including any add-on-card), provided by the employer, who is not liable to pay fringe benefit tax under Chapter XII-H of the Act, or otherwise, paid for or reimbursed by such employer shall be taken to be the value of perquisite chargeable to tax. However, there shall be no value of such benefit where the expenses are incurred wholly and exclusively for official purposes and the following conditions are fulfilled

(a) complete details in respect of such expenditure are maintained by the employer which may, inter alia, include the date of expenditure and the nature of expenditure;

(b) the employer gives a certificate for such expenditure to the effect that the same was incurred wholly and exclusively for the performance of official duties.

The amount so determined shall be reduced by the amount, if any paid or recovered from the employee for such benefit or amenity. (vi) (A) The value of benefit to the employee resulting from the payment or reimbursement by the employer, who is not liable to pay fringe benefit tax under Chapter XII-H of the Act, of any expenditure incurred (including the amount of annual or periodical fee) in a club by him or by any member of his household shall be determined to be the actual amount of expenditure incurred or reimbursed by such employer on that account. The amount so determined shall be reduced by the amount, if any paid or recovered from the employee for such benefit or amenity. However, where the employer has obtained corporate membership of the club and the facility is enjoyed by the employee or any member of his household, the value of perquisite shall not include the initial fee paid for acquiring such corporate membership. (B) Nothing contained in this sub-rule shall apply if such expenditure is incurred wholly and exclusively for business purposes and the following conditions are fulfilled:

(a) complete details in respect of such expenditure are maintained by the employer which may, inter alia, include the date of expenditure, the nature of expenditure and its business expediency;

(b) the employer gives a certificate for such expenditure to the effect that the same was incurred wholly and exclusively for the performance of official duties;

(c) Nothing contained in this sub-rule shall apply for use of health club, sports and similar facilities provide uniformly to all employees by the employer.

(b) after item (viii), the following item shall be inserted with effect from 1st day of April, 2008, namely:-

(ix) The value of any other benefit or amenity, service, right or privilege provided by the employer shall be determined on the basis of cost to the employer under an arms length transaction as reduced by the employees contribution, if any:

Provided that nothing contained in this item shall apply to the expenses on telephones including a mobile phone actually incurred on behalf of the employee by the employer.

[F.No. 142/15/2007-TPL]

 
 
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