Section 115JAA contains provisions regarding carrying forward and set off of tax credit in respect of Minimum Alternate T ax (MAT) paid by companies under section 115JB. Currently, the tax credit can be carried forward upto tenth assessment years. With a view to provide relief to the assessees paying MAT, it is proposed to amend section 115JAA to provide that the tax credit determined under this section can be carried forward up to fifteenth assessment years immediately succeeding the assessment years in which such tax credit becomes allowable. Further, similar amendment is proposed in section 115JD so as to allow carry forward of Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT) paid under section 115JC upto fifteenth assessment years in case of non corporate assessee.
It is also proposed to amend section 115JAA and 115JD so as to provide that the amount of tax credit in respect of MAT/ AMT shall not be allowed to be carried forward to subsequent year to the extent such credit relates to the difference between the amount of foreign tax credit (FTC) allowed against MAT/ AMT and FTC allowable against the tax computed under regular provisions of Act other than the provisions relating to MAT/AMT.
These amendments will take effect from 1st April, 2018 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2018-19 and subsequent years.