New Income Tax Act to come into force from Apr 1, '08
September, 09th 2006
The government on Friday said the new simplified Income Tax Act is likely to come into force on April 1, 2008, replacing the existing Income Tax Act 1961.
A report to simplify and rationalise the law relating to income tax, prepared by officials from Central Board of Direct Taxes, was presented to Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday.
Chidambaram told reporters that the report is an exercise of the future and is not aimed at amending the existing Income Tax Act 1961.
"This report is about a brand new income tax act, which if all goes well, will come into force from Apr 1, 2008, that is assessments made for 2009-10," he said.
He said the new act will hopefully come into force from April 2008 subject to Parliament approving it "well in time"