Govt notifies Special Courts in Tripura to deal with Income Tax and Black Money Cases [Read Notification]

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The Central Government has notified the constitution of special courts under section 280A(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and section 84 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015.

A notification issued by the Government designated the Court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, West Tripura as the Special Court for the State of Tripura for the purposes of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015.

A notification issued by the Central Government on Monday stated that “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 280A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) and section 84 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 (22 of 2015), the Central Government, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court of Tripura, hereby designates the Court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, West Tripura as the Special Court for the State of Tripura for the purposes of section 84 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015.”

As per section 84 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015, certain provisions of the Income-tax Act shall apply with necessary modifications as if the said provisions refer to undisclosed foreign income and asset instead of to income-tax.

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