INCOME BY WAY OF INTEREST ON CERTAIN BONDS AND GOVERNMENT SECURITIES – NOTIFIED RATES OF INTEREST ON RUPEE DENOMINATED BOND OF AN INDIAN COMPANY NOTIFICATION NO. 56/2013 [F.NO.149/81/2013-TPL]/SO 2311(E), DATED 29-7-2013

SECTION 194LD OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 – INCOME BY WAY OF INTEREST ON CERTAIN BONDS AND GOVERNMENT SECURITIES – NOTIFIED RATES OF INTEREST ON RUPEE DENOMINATED BOND OF AN INDIAN COMPANY

NOTIFICATION NO. 56/2013 [F.NO.149/81/2013-TPL]/SO 2311(E), DATED 29-7-2013

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 194LD of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies the following rates of interest in respect of rupee denominated bond of an Indian company, namely :-

(i)

in case of bonds issued before the 1st day of July, 2010, the rate of interest shall not exceed 500 basis points (bps) over the Base Rate of State Bank of India as on the lst day of July, 2010.

(ii)

in case of bonds issued on or after the 1st day of July, 2010, the rate of interest shall not exceed 500 basis points (bps) over the Base Rate of State Bank of India applicable on the date of issue of the said bonds.

Reference: Section 194 of the income Tax Act, 1961

Income by way of interest on certain bonds and Government securities.

 (1) Any person who is responsible for paying to a person being a Foreign Institutional Investor or a Qualified Foreign Investor, any income by way of interest referred to in sub-section (2), shall, at the time of credit of such income to the account of the payee or at the time of payment of such income in cash or by the issue of a cheque or draft or by any other mode, whichever is earlier, deduct income-tax thereon at the rate of five per cent.

(2) The income by way of interest referred to in sub-section (1) shall be the interest payable on or after the 1st day of June, 2013 but before the 1st day of June, 2015 in respect of investment made by the payee in—

 (i)  a rupee denominated bond of an Indian company ; or

 (ii)  a Government security:

Provided that the rate of interest in respect of bond referred to in clause (i) shall not exceed the rate as may be notified by the Central Government in this behalf.

Explanation.—For the purpose of this section,—

(a) “Foreign Institutional Investor” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (a) of the Explanation to section 115AD;

(b) “Government security” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (b) of section 2 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956);

(c) “Qualified Foreign Investor” shall have the meaning assigned to it in the Circular No. Cir/IMD/DF/14/2011, dated the 9th August, 2011, as amended from time to time, issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India, under section 11 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992).]

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