Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015
|Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015|
|An Act to make provisions to deal with the problem of the Black money that is undisclosed foreign income and assets, the procedure for dealing with such income and assets and to provide for imposition of tax on any undisclosed foreign income and asset held outside India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.|
|Citation||Act No 22 of 2015|
|Territorial extent||Whole of India|
|Enacted by||Parliament of India|
|Date enacted||11 May 2015 (Lok Sabha)|
13 May 2015 (Rajya Sabha)
|Date assented to||26 May 2015|
|Date signed||26 May 2015|
|Date commenced||1 July 2015|
|Bill citation||84-C of 2015|
|Bill published on||20 March 2015|
|Status: In force|
Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 is an Act of the Parliament of India. It aims to curb black money, or undisclosed foreign assets and income and imposes tax and penalty on such income. The Act has been passed by both the Houses of the Parliament. The Act has received the assent of the President of India on 26 May 2015. It came into effect from 1 July 2015.
- 1 Disclosure Opportunity
- 2 Valuation
- 3 Computation
- 4 Penalty
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The goal of this law is to bring back the income and assets held abroad back to the country. As a result, only an Indian resident gets the opportunity to declare undisclosed assets.
The government gives a time frame when someone can disclose assets. If the resident holding undisclosed assets declare the assets in the given time frame they are not subject to prosecution.
The resident may want to disclose assets when they have not submitted a return on time, or if they filled and submitted a return they chose not to include certain assets or even when the taxpayer did not provide all the facts and thus the return could not be evaluated.
There are instances when a taxpayer does not get the opportunity to disclose the income and assets. Information received on or before June 30, 2015 is not considered valid because of the date of the act. A resident with unsettled legal offense under the Indian law cannot disclose money. Disclosure opportunity is not available when the tax audit is still under surveillance with accordance to Indian tax laws.
The valuation of undisclosed assets to calculate tax on will be done at Fair Market Price.
Under normal income tax act, taxpayers are subject to deduction but while computing for such undisclosed foreign assets and income no such deductions will be applicable. While computing, if the assets/income are movable then value computed will be used to calculate the tax but if it is taxed prior then that value would be subtracted from the undisclosed income/asset. In case of immovable object, computation keeps in mind the value at the first day of financial year.
Related to undisclosed foreign income and assets 
The taxpayer holding undisclosed foreign income and assets is liable to pay a penalty which is three times the tax computed under section 10 of the article.
Related to default in payment of tax arrear 
If the taxpayer is in default, he/she is liable to pay a penalty which equals amount of tax arrears.
Related to other defaults 
If the taxpayer does not comply with the rules and officers and is subject to defaults then he/she is liable to pay a sum ranging from 50,000- 2,00,000 INR.
Related to failure in filing return 
If a person fails to file return before the end of that assessment year then he/she is subject to 10,00,000 INR penalty. There will be no penalty if the aggregate balance in one or more foreign bank account is less than 5,00,000 INR.
Related to failure to provide information or provide inaccurate particulars while filing
If a person provides inaccurate information or does not provide information in general is subject to penalty of 10,00,000 INR. There will be no penalty if the aggregate balance in one or more foreign bank account is less than 5,00,000 INR.
- "Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015" (PDF). 26 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
- "Tax Talk: Black money Bill gives a chance to come clean". Financial Express. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- Associates, Rashmin Sanghvi &. "Black Money Law - an Analysis". www.rashminsanghvi.com. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
- "Indian Government provides one-off disclosure opportunity under the "Black Money Act"".
- Thornton, Grant. "The Black Money Act: Ignorance is not bliss!" (PDF).
- "BLACK MONEY (UNDISCLOSED FOREIGN INCOME AND ASSETS) AND IMPOSITION OF TAX ACT, 2015;". www.incometaxindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2018-09-07.