Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws (One paper – Three hours – 100 marks)

I. The Income-tax Act, 1961 and Rules thereunder (90 marks)

II. The Wealth-tax Act, 1957 and Rules thereunder (10 marks)
While covering the direct tax laws, students should familiarise themselves with considerations relevant to tax management. These may include tax considerations with regard to specific management decisions, foreign collaboration agreements, international taxation, amalgamations, tax incentives, personnel compensation plans, inter-relationship of taxation and accounting, with special reference to relevant accounting standards and other precautions to be observed to maximise tax relief. Further, they should have a basic understanding about the ethical considerations in tax management and compliance with taxation laws.

Note – If new legislations are enacted in place of the existing legislations relating to income tax and wealth tax, the syllabus will accordingly include such new legislations in the place of the existing legislations with effect from the date to be notified by the Institute.

Sources: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

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