Sunday, July 28, 2013

Launch of STV 786 by BSNL:

BSNL Chennai Telephones is happy to launch STV 786 under 2G and 3G 
prepaid mobile services through C-TOP-UP in Chennai Telephones 
(incl TN Circle) for 90 days with effect from 29.07.2013 to 26.10.2013. 
The details are given below:-

MRP of STV is Rs.786.00

Offer is full usage value equal to MRP i.e. Rs.786 and
free Local/National SMS - Any Network - 786 nos. with 90 days validity

This STV 786 will come under Group II in Multiple Boosters for 2G/3G 
prepaid mobile services.

The above STV is applicable to all the prepaid plans except Old anant, 
Kurinji, Wonder and C-TOPUP Plans.    

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

IT Department clarifies - Salaried Employees with Total Income up to Rs.5 lakhs too have to file Income Tax Returns

Income Tax Department has issued a press release clarifying that Salaried Employees with Total Income up to Rs.5 lakhs too have to file ITR (Income Tax Return) this year viz., Assessment year 2013-14. CBDT has earlier made E-filing of Return compulsory for Assessment Year 2013-14 for persons having total assessable income exceeding five lakh rupees.

The CBDT vide its earlier notifications had exempted salaried employees having total income up to Rs. 5 lakhs including income from other sources up to Rs. 10,000/- from the requirement of filing return of income for assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively. The exemption was available only for the assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13. The exemption was giving considering ‘paper filing of returns’ and their ‘processing through manual entry’ on system.

However, this year the facility for online filing of returns has been made user-friendly with the advantage of pre-filled return forms. These E-filed forms also get electronically processed at the central processing centre in a speedy manner. Hence, the exemption provided during the last two years is not being extended for assessment year 2013-14. Taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns electronically. E-filing is an easy, fast and secure method of filing of income tax return. Moreover, Digital signature is not mandatory for these taxpayers and they can transmit the data in the return electronically by downloading ITRs, or by online filing and thereafter submit the verification of the return in From ITR-V acknowledgement after signature to Central Processing Centre. The processing for E-filed returns is faster.

As Returns of Income above Rs. 5 lakhs have to be e-filed online mandatorily, the same will not be received at any of the  counters. Only paper return of income upto 5 lakhs can be filed at the counters. 

BSNL Promotional scheme on 3G data card

Relaunch of promotional scheme to offer 3G data card
BSNL Chennai Telephones has relaunched the scheme to offer  3.6 Mbps 
3 G data card as a Special offer at a reduced sale price to the existing 
and new Broadband customers of Chennai Telephones on promotional basis 
for 90 days w.e.f 22.07.2013. 

1.   The details of the scheme are as follows:- 

A.  For ADSL Broadband customers with FMC >= Rs. 600/- plan
      (monthly payment option): 
      Sale price of 3.6 Mbps 3G data card:- Rs. 800/- (Excl. of 5% VAT) 
B.  For ADSL Broadband customers under annual payment option or 
      longer period commitment with any FMC plan : 
Sale price of 3.6 Mbps 3G data card:- Rs. 500/- (Excl. of 5% VAT) 

For both plans: 
1.    SUK with 1GB free data usage embedded in the SIM with a validity 
       of 30 days- Rs.132 [Exclusive of S. Tax]-Rs.148.32(incl of S.Tax)
2.    SUK price includes price of Normal SIM and for USIM, an additional 
       Rs.59 will bee charged.
3.    The bundled free data usage of 1 GB should be used within 30 days 
        from the date of activation.
4.    Plan voucher - Rs.102 [Inclusive of S.Tax ]  with one year validity 
       will has to be purchased for activation of data plan.
5.    CSR will collect device cost + SUK cost Rs.148.32 + Plan voucher 
       cost Rs.102. 

2.    After first month, customers will have to recharge their data card at 
       market operated rates offered by BSNL to all data customers. 

3.    The data cards will be offered through BSNL CSC only, after 
       verification of credential of the customer i.e. the last paid bill of the 
       BSNL ADSL Broadband connection in respect of existing customer 
       and proof of having taken BSNL Broadband connection in respect 
       of new customer, till the stock lasts, against purchase of SUK, 
       plan voucher and on submission of CAF.  

4.    Only one Data Card as per this order is to be offered against one 
       BSNL ADSL connection.