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INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.

CIRCULAR - F.Y. 2013-14


TAX SCHEDULE: 1. For resident individual (who is of the age of below 60 years at any time during the previous year) the basic exemption limit of income is Rs.2,00,000/- for the current year. TOTAL INCOME Up to Rs. 2,00,000/Between Rs.2,00,001/- to Rs.5,00,000/NIL 10% of income above Rs. 2,00,000/- + 2% Education Cess + 1% Secondary and Higher Education Cess Less: Tax Relief - 10% of taxable income or Rs. 2,000/whichever is lower. Rs.30,000 + 20% of income above Rs.5,00,000 + 2% Education Cess + 1% Secondary and Higher Education Cess Rs.1,30,000 + 30% of income above Rs.10,00,000 + 2% Education Cess + 1% Secondary and Higher Education Cess Note : 10 % surcharge is applicable on total income exceeding Rs. 1 Crore. 2. For resident senior citizen ( who is of the age of 60 years or more at any time during the previous year) the basic exemption limit of income is Rs. 2,50,000/- for the current year TOTAL INCOME Up to Rs. 2,50,000/Between Rs.2,50,001/-to Rs.5,00,000/Between Rs.5,00,001/-to Rs.10,00,000/Above Rs.10,00,000/NIL 10% of income above Rs. 2,50,000/- + 2% Education Cess + 1% Secondary and Higher Education Cess Rs.25,000 + 20% of income above Rs.10,00,000 + 2% Education Cess + 1% Secondary and Higher Education Cess Rs.1,25,000 + 30% of income above Rs.10,00,000 + 2% Education Cess + 1% Secondary and Higher Education Cess. Note: 10 % surcharge is applicable on total income exceeding Rs. 1 Crore. 3. Interest paid in respect of Self Occupied House Property: [Investment Plan Head:- 584] Under 2nd proviso to section 24(b), interest payable on borrowed capital in respect of Self Occupied (S.O.) House Property is deductible up to a maximum of Rs. 1,50,000/-. The S.O. House Property should have been acquired or constructed with capital borrowed on or after 01-04-1999 and the acquisition or construction of the said house property should be completed within three years from the end of the financial year in which capital was borrowed. [1] RATE OF TAX RATE OF TAX

Between Rs.5,00,001/-to Rs.10,00,000/Above Rs.10,00,000/-

Further 1/5 of Pre-EMI interest i.e. Interest charged by the lender before starting of EMI consisting of Principal & Interest shall be considered in the total deductible maximum amount of Rs. 1,50,000/-. In other words Pre-EMI interest is deductible in 5 equal installments starting from the year in which construction of house is completed/possession taken i.e. month of starting of EMI consisting of Principal & Interest. The lenders always give certificate for both Pre-EMI and EMI interest. Further employee who has availed housing loan for purchase/construction of residential property has to compulsorily submit provisional certificate for principal and interest paid/payable for the period from 01.04.2013 to 31.03.2014 from bank or financial institution on or before 11.02.2014. In no case certificate dated before December, 2013 shall be accepted.

4. Exemptions from Salary Income: (a) Leave Travel Concession [ Section 10(5) read with Rule 2B ] : WHO? Any employee is eligible to claim an exemption from Income Tax on receipt of LTC for himself / herself and his/her spouse, children-dependent or independent, minor or major as well as dependent parents, brothers and sisters. However, in respect of children born on or after 1.10.1998, the exemption will be restricted only to two surviving children unless the birth after one child has resulted in multiple births. WHERE? Exemption is available for travel to any place in the country and is not restricted to home-district travel. WHEN? An exemption from Income Tax in respect of receipt of LTC is available in respect of two journeys performed in a block of Four calendar years. The current block is the period starting from January 1, 2010 till December 31, 2013. Salary is taxable on receipt basis or on due basis, whichever happens earlier. LTC for current year would become due on 31.03.2014. If it is not claimed by them, tax would be payable in respect thereof and would be deducted from the payment of LTC. Under no circumstances LTC of one year can be carried over to the next year so as to avail of the exemption with respect to combined LTCs of both years. HOW MUCH? If the journey is performed by air, it is the economy class airfare of the national carrier by the shortest route to the place of destination. If the journey is performed by rail, it is the air-conditioned first class railway fare by the shortest route to the place of destination. If the journey is performed by any other mode to a place connected by rail, it is an amount actually spent but not exceeding the air-conditioned first class railway fare by the shortest route. If the journey is performed by a mode of public transport to a place not connected by rail, it is the amount actually spent but not exceeding first class or deluxe class fare for that mode of transport by the shortest route. If the journey is performed by any mode to a place not connected by rail or public transport, it is the air-conditioned first class railway fare for an equivalent distance or amount actually spent whichever is less.

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More over, the tax exemption cannot, under any circumstances, exceed the amount actually incurred for the travel fare. To avail the benefit, one must proceed on leave. One must furnish details of actual expenditure incurred along with original supporting to personnel department at HO in the prescribed format. (b) House Rent Allowance [Investment Plan Head:- 581] [Section 10(13A) read with Rule 2A ] :

On the basis of house rent paid, amount of HRA received is exempt from income tax in whole or in part, as per the prescribed rules. For this purpose, original receipt of house rent (only for one month) must be sent to us along with declaration form. Declaration form is enclosed. (An employee living in his own house or in a house for which he/she does not pay any rent is not eligible for this exemption.) The least of the following is exempt from tax: 1) 40% of basic salary (50% for Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai). 2) HRA for the period the house is occupied by the employee. 3) The excess of rent paid over 10% of basic salary. Further it is important to note that if annual rent paid by the employee exceeds Rs.1,80,000/- per annum, it is mandatory for the employee to report PAN of landlord to the company(Employer). In case the landlord does not have a PAN, a declaration to this effect from the landlord along with name and address of the landlord should be filed by the employee.

(c) Children Education Allowance Under Sec. 10(14) read with Rule 2BB(2)(5) Children Education Allowance (C.E.A.) is exempt from income tax up to Rs.100/- per month per child up to maximum of two children. For claiming exemption of C.E.A., Companys prescribed form should be filled in and submitted as stated in the attached Declaration Form together with the proofs as and when the payments are made. (d) Children Hostel Allowance Under Sec. 10(14) read with Rule 2BB(2)(5) Children Hostel Allowance is exempt from income tax up to Rs.300/- per month per child up to a maximum of two children. For claiming exemption of C.H.A., Companys prescribed form should be filled in and submitted as stated in the attached Declaration Form 5. DEDUCTIONS FROM GROSS TOTAL INCOME Deduction U/s 80CCC in respect of contribution to specified Pension Funds: [Investment Plan Head:- 586] Under the amendment of section 80 CCC (1), the said ceiling limit of deduction is raised from Rs.10,000 to Rs.1,00,000 within overall ceiling limit of Rs.1,00,000 U/s 80 C. Deduction U/s 80CCD in respect of contribution to Pension Scheme notified by Central Government: [Investment Plan Head:- 586] Under the amendment of section 80 CCD (1), the said ceiling limit of deduction is raised from Rs.10,000 to Rs.1,00,000 within overall ceiling limit of Rs.1,00,000 U/s 80 C.

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Deduction U/s 80CCG in respect of Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS) [Investment Plan Head:- 585] The Finance Bill 2013-14 proposes liberalisation of the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS) that was launched in FY 2012-13. The first time investors will now be allowed to invest in mutual funds as well as listed shares. This investment can be done not in one year alone, but in three successive years. While presenting the Union Budget in the Lok Sabha on 28.02.2013, the Finance Minister Shri P.Chidambaram said that the income limit is also being proposed to be raised from Rs.10 lakh to Rs.12 lakh. The existing provisions of section 80CCG, inter-alia, provide that a resident individual who has acquired listed equity shares in accordance with the scheme notified by the Central Government, shall be allowed a deduction of fifty per cent of the amount invested in such equity shares to the extent that the said deduction does not exceed twenty five thousand rupees. The deduction is a one-time deduction and is available only in one assessment year in respect of the amount so invested. The deduction is available to a new retail investor whose gross total income does not exceed ten lakh rupees. Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme has been notified under section 80 CCG. With a view to liberalize the incentive available for investment in capital markets by the new retail investors, it is proposed to amend the provisions of section 80CCG so as to provide that investment in listed units of an equity oriented fund shall also be eligible for deduction in accordance with the provisions of section 80CCG. It is proposed to provide that equity oriented fund shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (38) of section 10. It is further proposed to provide that the deduction under this section shall be allowed for three consecutive assessment years, beginning with the assessment year relevant to the previous year in which the listed equity shares or listed units were first acquired by the new retail investor whose gross total income for the relevant assessment year does not exceed twelve lakh rupees. Maximum deduction of Rs. 25,000/- shall be allowed to the First Time Investor on case to case basis, subject to fulfillment of condition prescribed in section 80CCG as amended in Finance Bill, 2013. Deduction U/s 80D in respect of Medical Insurance Premium: [Investment Plan Head:- 585] A deduction for a sum not exceeding Rs. 15,000 /- (Rs. 20,000/- for senior citizens) per annum is available to the extent Mediclaim insurance premium is paid by you by cheque. Mediclaim policy is taken on the health of employee, spouse, and dependent children. Additional deduction of Rs.15,000/- (Rs. 20,000/- for senior citizens) for premium paid by the employee on Mediclaim insurance of Parents of the employee is available. Parents need not be dependent on the Employee. Further it is also include any payment made by any mode including cash by an individual on account of preventive health-check up of self, spouse, dependent children or parent(s) during the previous year 2013-14 not exceeding Rs. 5,000/- as eligible for deduction within the overall limit of Rs.15,000/- under section 80D for self spouse, and dependent children + additional limit of Rs. 15,000/- for parents . Kindly note that this is not an additional deduction u/s 80D. In Finance Bill, 2013, New Section 80EE, has been introduced under which benefit of deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for residential house property is available to home buyers [Investment Plan Head:- 585] The deduction shall be subject to the following conditions:(a) Deduction of interest payable on loan taken from the financial institution for the purpose of acquisition of a residential house property is available to Individuals only. [4]

(b) (c) (d) (e) (f)

Benefit of Section 80EE is available only if a person does not own any residential property. Person must buy a residential property and value of the residential property does not exceed Rs. 40 lakhs. Loan is sanctioned by the financial institution during the period beginning from 1st April,2013 and ending on 31 st March,2014. The amount of loan sanctioned does not exceed Rs. 25 Lakhs. Maximum interest deduction under section 80EE is Rs.1,00,000/-.

Specified savings qualifying for deduction from Gross Total Income U/s 80C [Investment Plan Head:- 586] Eligible investments: a) Contributions made to a Statutory Provident Fund and Recognized Provident Fund. b) Life Insurance Premium for self, spouse & children subject to a maximum of 20% of sum assured for policies taken on or before 31.03.2012/10% of sum assured for policies taken on or after 01.04.2012. c) National Savings Certificate VIII Issue (along with accrued interest which is deemed as reinvested) for self only. d) 15 year Public Provident Fund A/c. (PPF) with Banks/Post Office for self, spouse & any child. e) Unit Linked insurance Plan (ULIP) for self, spouse & children. f) Any payment towards the cost of purchase / construction of a residential property (including repayment of loan) for self. g) NSS, Jivan Dhara / Jivan Akshay Policy Premium for self. h) Contribution to notified pension fund set up by Mutual Funds or U.T.I. for self. i) Any sum paid as tuition fees (not including any payment towards development fees/donation/Transport charges/hostel charges/Mess charges/Library fees/Scooter-CycleCar Stand charges/Late fees/payment of similar nature and private tuition fees) whether at the time of admission or otherwise to any University / College / Educational institution in India for full time education of any two child of the individual. Any amount of Time deposit / fixed deposit of not less than 5 years with a Post office/ scheduled bank within overall ceiling limit. of deduction U/s 80C, 80CCC & 80CCD not to exceed

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Aggregate amount Rs.1,00,000/-

ELIGIBILITY U/S 80C REGARDING NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOUSE PROPERTY: The following payments/repayments/expenditure are eligible for deduction. 1. The payment for purchase or construction of Residential Property under any self-financing or other scheme of development authority / housing board or any other similar authority / or to any Company / Co-operative society of which you are a shareholder / member. 2. Repayment of loan borrowed from: (a) Government or (b) Any Bank or LIC or (c) Employer being a public company or (d) Any Institution providing long term finance like LIC, HDFC, National Housing Bank, etc. for construction or purchase of residential houses in India. [5]

3. (A) Stamp Duty, Registration Fees & Other Expenses for the transfer of House Property is also covered. (B) However, admission fee or cost of share or initial deposit or cost of addition /alteration/renovation/repair incurred, after the house is occupied / let out or any interest payment on borrowed money are not to be included. Proof of completion of construction of house must be sent invariably for getting the income-tax benefit for the first time. Withdrawal of Deduction: If the house, for which deduction has been allowed in earlier previous year(s), is transferred before the expiry of 5 years from the end of financial year in which possession of such property is obtained, the aggregate amount of the deductions of income-tax so allowed in earlier years shall be deemed to be tax payable by the assessee and shall be added to the tax on the total income of year of transfer. Please note that the deduction for donations to certain funds, charitable institutions (Sec 80G) would not be considered by the Company. The same would have to be claimed by the employee in his/her Tax Return. Important Note: Finance (No.2) Bill, 2009 has inserted section 206AA in the Income tax Act, 1961 with effect from 1st April, 2010 for strengthening the PAN mechanism. The provisions of section 206AA are given below: 1. Every person whose receipts are subject to deduction of tax at source (i.e. the deductee) shall furnish PAN to the deductor. It will be compulsory from 1st April,2010. 2. If such person does not furnish PAN to the deductor, the deductor will deduct tax at source at higher of the following rates : The rate prescribed in the Act; The rate in force i.e. the rate mentioned in the Finance Act; At the rate of 20% In view of the para 2 above, it is compulsory for employer to deduct tax at source at higher rate of 20% even if employee is falling under first slab of 10% and that to without deducting threshold exemption limit of Rs. 2,00,000/-. Kindly note that if valid PAN is not provided to employer or entered in the SAP system, tax at the higher rate of 20% shall be calculated & deducted from the first months salary i.e. April,2013 salary/1st month salary of new joiner by the SAP system without giving any further intimation to the employee.

With Regards, Shyamsunder Ajmera/Sanju Kanojiya Direct Taxes Department (HO- Phone No.(D):- 079-66523183/079-66523488) E-mail ID: ssajmera@intaspharma.com

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