Form No. 10BBC in respect of compliance to the provisions of clause (23FE) of section 10 : Income-tax (20th Amendment) Rules, 2020

Form No. 10BBC in respect of compliance to the provisions of clause (23FE) of section 10 : Income-tax  (20th Amendment) Rules, 2020
Form No. 10BBC
 MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)

(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 17th August, 2020

INCOME-TAX

G.S.R. 508(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (iii) of clause (c) of Explanation to the clause (23FE) of section 10 read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-

1. Short  title  and  commencement.

  • (1) These  rules  may  be  called  the  Income-tax  (20th Amendment) Rules, 2020.
  • (2) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

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    2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962,-

    (i) after rule 2DA, the following rules shall be inserted, namely: -

    “2DB. Other conditions to be satisfied by the pension fund. - For the purposes of clause (23FE) of section 10, the pension fund shall be required to satisfy the following other conditions, namely: -

    • (i) it is regulated under the law of a foreign country including the laws made by any of its political constituents being a province, state or local body, by whatever name called, under which it is created or established, as the case may be;
    • (ii) it is responsible for administering or investing the assets for meeting the statutory obligations and defined contributions of one or more funds or plans established for providing retirement, social security, employment, disability, death benefits or any similar compensation to the participants or beneficiaries of such funds or plans, as the case may be;
    • (iii) the earnings and assets of the pension fund are used only for meeting statutory obligations and defined contributions for participants or beneficiaries of funds or plans referred to in clause (ii) and no portion of the earnings or assets of the pension fund inures any benefit to any other private person;
    • (iv) it does not undertake any commercial activity whether within or outside India;
    • (v) it shall intimate the details in respect of each investment made by it in India during the quarter within one month from the end of the quarter in Form No. 10BBB;
    • (vi) it shall file return of income on or before the  due date  specified  under  sub-section  (1) of section 139 and furnish along with such return a certificate in Form No. 10BBC in respect of compliance to the provisions of clause (23FE) of section 10, during the financial year, from an accountant as defined in the Explanation below sub-section (2) of section 288.

    2DC. Guidelines for notification under clause (23FE) of section 10.- (1) For the purposes of notification under sub-clause (iv) of clause (c) of Explanation to the clause (23FE) of section 10, the pension fund shall make an application in Form No. 10BBA enclosing therewith relevant documents and evidence, to the,-

    • (i) Member (Legislation), Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi during the financial year 2020-2021;
    • (ii) Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi having supervision and control over the work of Foreign Tax and Tax Research Division during the other financial years.

    (2) The Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the Director General of Income-tax (Systems), as the case may be, shall lay down the data structure, standards and procedure  of furnishing and verification of Form No 10BBB and Form No 10BBC, and shall be responsible for formulating and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to the said forms so furnished under this sub-rule.”;

    (ii) in Appendix-II, after Form No. 10BB, the following forms shall be inserted, namely: -

    “Form No. 10BBA

    [See sub-rule (1) of rule 2DC]

    Application for notification under sub-clause (iv) of clause (c) of Explanation to the clause (23FE) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

    (Pension Fund) 

    To,

     The Member (Legislation), CBDT (For application during Financial Year 2020-2021)**/

    The Member (Having control over the Foreign Tax and Tax Research Division) (For application during other financial year)** 

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      Madam/ Sir,

      The applicant is a Pension Fund and interested in making investment in terms of clause (23FE) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and therefore, it is requested that necessary notification may kindly be issued, the details for which are as under:

      (a) Name of the Pension Fund :

      (b) Address of the Pension Fund :

      (c) Tax Identification Number of the country of residence :

      (d) Country of residence :

      (e) Permanent Account Number (PAN)

      2.. It is hereby certified that-

      • (a) the Pension Fund is created or established under the law of (please mention the name of the foreign country including any of its political constituents like province/ state/ local body etc) and is regulated under that law;
      • (b) is not liable to tax in the foreign country mentioned at (a) above;
      • (c) the Pension Fund is responsible for administering or investing the assets for meeting the statutorily obligations and defined contributions of one or more funds or plans established for providing retirement, social security, employment, disability, death benefits or any similar compensation to the participants or beneficiaries of such funds or plans, as the case may be;
      • (d) the earnings and assets of the pension fund are used only for meeting statutory obligations and defined contributions for participants or beneficiaries of funds or plans referred to in (c) above and no portion of the earnings or assets of the pension fund inures any benefit to any other private person; and
      • (e) the pension fund does not undertake any commercial activity whether within or outside India.

      3. In support of the claims made above, the following documents are attached:

      • (a) documents constituting the Pension Fund and any later amendment thereto, and

       Source : http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/221171.pdf

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