Declarants under Income Declaration Scheme can pay interest and penalty in three instalments; CBDT [Read Clarifications]

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Government Issues Clarifications in the form of Fourth Set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). 

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 provides an opportunity to persons who have not paid full taxes in the past to come forward and declare their undisclosed income and assets. The Board has issued three sets of clarifications in the form of FAQs. The fourth set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) providing clarification on various issues are in the process of being issued.

Queries have been received from various stakeholders whether the payment under the Scheme can be made out of undisclosed income without including the same in the income declared, thereby bringing down the effective rate of tax, surcharge and penalty payable under the Scheme to around 31%.

The other queries were related to revision of declaration, chargeability of capital gain and TDS on transfer of property from benamidar to beneficial owner etc. have also been dealt with in the circular.

The fourth set of FAQs can be read below.