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Circular No. 1 of 2021

F. No. 1370142/2/2021-T PL
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
(Tax Policy and Legislation Division)

New Delhi, 15th January, 2021

Amount of remuneration prescribed under section 9A(3)(m) of the Income-tax Act, 1961
Finance (No 2) Act, 2019, inter alia, amended clause (m) of sub-section (3) of section 9A
of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) w.e.f. 01.04.2019 to provide for payment ofremuneration
by an eligible investment fund to an eligible fund manager in respect of fund management activity
undertaken by him on its behalf to be not less than the amount calculated in such manner as may
be prescribed.
2. Accordingly, rule 10V of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (the Rules) has been amended, w.e.f.
01.04.2019, vide Notification No 29/2020 dated 27.05.2020 by way of, inter alia, insertion of subrules (12) and (13) therein. Sub-rule (12) provides for the amount of remuneration to be paid by
the fund to a fund manager. 2nd proviso of the said sub-rule provides that the fund may seek
Board’s approval in case where the amount of remuneration is lower than the amount so
prescribed.
3. In this regard, representations have been received expressing inability to comply with the
provisions of sub-rule 12 of rule 10V of the Rules regarding the amount of remuneration to be paid
by the fund to a fund manager for the financial year 2019-20 as the said Notification No 29/2020
was notified after the financial year got over and the financial year 2020-21 had already
commenced.
4. In order to avoid genuine hardship in such cases, the Board, in exercise of powers conferred
under section 119 of the Act, has decided to provide that for the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-
21 in cases where the remuneration paid to the fund manager is lower than the amount of
remuneration prescribed under sub-rule (12) of rule lOV of the Rules, but is at arm’s length, it
shall be sufficient compliance to clause (m) of sub-section (3) of section 9A of the Act.
5. It is stated that the remuneration to be paid to the fund manager, for the financial year 2021-
22, shall be in accordance with sub-rule (12) of rule 10V of the Rules and the application for lower
remuneration in terms of 2nd proviso for this year, if any, may be filed not later than 151 February,
2021.

(Vipul Agarwal)
Director (Tax Policy and Division)-l

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