Inland Revenue (Amendment)

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Inland Revenue (Amendment)
Inland Revenue (Amendment)




AN ACT TO AMEND THE INLAND REVENUE ACT. No. 38 of 2000








Be it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :-



[9th May

, 2003 ]













Short title.



1. This Act may be cited as the Inland Revenue (Amendment) Act. No. 19 of 2003.



Amendment of section 10 of Act. No. 38 of 2000.



2. Section 10 of the Inland Revenue Act. No. 38 of 2000 amended by Act. No. 10 of 2002 thereinafter referred to as the "principal enactment'") is hereby further amended by the insertion, immediately alter paragraph (eee) of that section of the following paragraph :-





"(eeee) the interest arising or accruing to any person, (other than a body corporate, or any other person or partnership to whom or to which such interest is arising or accuring as business income.) on any secondary market transaction in dealing with any Security or Treasury Bond issued under the Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420). or Treasury Bill issued under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapter 417). or Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422) on or after April 1,2002 :



For the purposes of this paragraph secondary market transaction Includes a sale of a security, repurchase or reverse repurchase of a security after the original issue of such security ; ".



Amendment of section 15 of the principal enactment.



3. Section 15 of the principal enactment as amended by Act. No. X of 2001 is hereby further amended by the repeal of sub-paragraph (t) of 'that section and the substitution therefor of the following sub-paragraph -





"(t) the profits and income within the meaning of paragraph (a) of section 3 arising or accruing to any person or partnership on any secondary market transaction in dealing with any Security or Treasury Bond issued under the Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420), or Treasury Bill, issued under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapter 417) or Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422) on or after April 1,2002. :



For the purposes of this paragraph secondary market transaction includes a sale of a security, repurchase or reverse repurchase of a security after the original issue of such security ; ".



Amendment of section 21A of the principal enactment.



4. Section 21 A of the principal enactment (inserted by Act no .10 of 2002 is hereby amended as follows :-





(1) in subsection (1) of that section by the substitution for all the words from "for a period of three years reckoned from the commencement of the year" to the end of that subsection, of the following :-



"for a period of five years reckoned from the year of assessment in which the undertaking commences to make profits or any year of assessment not later than two years reckoned from the date on which the undertakings, commences to carry on commercial operation which ever is earlier.";



(2) in paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of that section by the substitution for the words "five hundred million" of the words "two hundred and fifty million" : and



(3) by the repeal of sub-paragraph (ii) of subsection (2) of that section and the substitution therefor of the following:-





"(ii) "export of non-traditional products" means 'he export of any goods, including deemed export of goods within the meaning of section 49, other than goods referred to in sub-paragraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of section 52 not less than eighty per centum of the total turnover of such undertaking for any year of assessment.



Amendment of section 21B of the principal enactment



5. Section 21B of the principal enactment (inserted by Act. No. 10 of 2002) is hereby amended in subsection (1) of that section by the substitution for all the words "not less than five years but not more than ten years" to the end of that subsection of the following :-



"not less than six years but not more than twelve years as may be determined by the Minister, by Order published in the Gazette, if the amount of the investment made by such company in such undertaking is not less than one thousand million rupees. Such period shall be reckoned, from the year of assessment in which the undertaking commences to make profits or any year of assessment not later than two years reckoned from the date on which the undertaking commences to carry on of commercial operations, which ever is earlier. " .



Insertion of new sections 21C, 21D,2E,2F and 2G of the principal enactment .



6. The following new sections are hereby inserted immediately after section 21 B of the principal enactment and shall have effect as sections 21C. 21D, 21E, 21F and 21G, of that enactment:-







"Exemption from income tax of small scale infrastructure industries.



21c.





(1) The profits and income within the meaning of paragraph (a) of section 3 (other , than any profits and income from the sale of capital assets) of any company from any undertakings. specified undertaking referred to in subsection(2), shall be exempt from income tax, for a period of live years, reckoned from the year of assessment in which the undertaking commences to make profits or any year of assessment not later than two years reckoned from the date of commencement of commercial operations, whichever is earlier.



(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) "specified undertaking" in relation to a company means an undertaking carried on by such company on or alter April 1,2002. and which is engaged in infrastructure development for the generation of power, tourism, recreation, ware housing and cold storage, garbage collection or disposal, construction of houses or construction of hospitals, and the total amount invested within one year from the commencement of the undertaking is not less than rupees ten million hut not exceeding rupees fifty million.



Exemption from income tax of any company engaged in research and development



21D. The profits and income within the meaning of paragraph (a) of section 3 (other than any profits and income from the sale of company capital assets) of any company which research and commences a new undertaking which is engaged in research and development with an investment of not less than rupees two million made within one year from the commencement of such undertaking, shall be exempt from income tax for a period of five years, reckoned from the year of assessment in which the undertaking commences to make profits or any year of assessment not later than two years, reckoned from the date on which the undertaking commences to carry on of commercial operations which ever is earlier.



For the purposes of this section "research and development" means any systematic or intensive study carried out in the field of science and technology with the object of using the results thereof for the production or improvement of materials, devices, products, produce or process (other than quality control of products or routine testing materials, devices, products or produce research in social sciences or humanities, routine data collection, efficiency surveys or management studies and market research or sales promotion).



Exception from income tax of any company acquiring non- performing or under performing business enterprise.



21E.





(1) The profits and income within the meaning of paragraph (a) of section 3 (other than any profits from the sale of capital assets) of a company which acquires a non- performing or underperforming business enterprise engaged under in a specific area of activity, to rehabilitate such enterprise subject to terms approved by the Minister and subject to adequate provision being made to meet the statutory liabilities outstanding at the time of acquisition of such enterprise, shall be exempt from income tax for a period of three years, where the acquisition has been completed and commercial operations have commenced on or before March 31,2004.



(2) The period of three years referred to in subsection (1), shall be reckoned from the year of assessment in which the acquired enterprise commences to make profits or any year of assessment, not later than two years reckoned from the dale on which each enterprise commences commercial operations which ever is earlier.



For the purposes of this section-



"acquires" means acquiring ownership of enterprise by becoming the owner, partner or a joint venturer ;



"rehabilitation" means the recommencement of commercial operations of the enterprise on a sustainable basis ;



"specific area" means the manufacture of textiles, poultry, farming, fish rearing or any other area as may be determined by the Minister by Order published in the Gazette :



"non-performing' means the failure to carry out commercial operations :



"under performing" means the incurring of operational losses for a period not less than two consecutive years of assessment.



Exemption from income tax of any company engaged in non- traditional products for exports which undertakes expansion.



21F





(1) The profits and income within the meaning of paragraph (a) of section 3. (other than any profits from the sale of capital assets)company engaged in of any company which has an undertaking which non-traditional is the manufacture and export of products for and undertakes expansion exports which of its manufacturing undertaking of such undertakes expansion products with an investment of not less than rupees ten million but not exceeding rupees one hundred million, shall be exempt from income tax for a period of two years where the full investment has been made on or before March 31, 2004. in respect of such expansion.



(2) The period of two years referred to in subsection (1), shall be reckoned where the undertaking, which engages in expansion-





(a) is qualified for an exemption from income tax on the export of non-traditional products, from the dale on which such exemption period is due to expire ; or



(b) other than an undertaking referred to in paragraph (a) from the dale on which each undertaking commences to any on commercial operations.



For the purposes of" this section "export of non-traditional products" means the export of any goods, including deemed export of any goods within the meaning of section 49 other than goods referred to in sub-paragraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of section 52 not less than eighty percentum of the total turnover of such undertaking for any year of assessment.



Exemption from income tax of profits and income from expansion of undertakings engaged in the manufacture or production of traditional exports or non-exportable goods.



21G.





(1) The profits and income attributable to the expansion of any company, which is engaged in the manufacture and income from or production of traditional exports or non- exportable goods and which undertakes the expansion of any undertaking for the production engaged in thereof manufacture of such traditional export or non- or production exportable goods with an investment of not less of traditional than rupees ten million, shall be exempt from exports or income tax for a period of two years where the ,, full investment in relation to such expansion has exportable ' goods. been made on or before March 31. 2004.



(2) The period of two years referred to in subsection (1) shall be reckoned from the year of assessment in which the expansion of such undertaking commences to make profits or from April 1, 2006, whichever is earlier.



For the purposes of this section "profits and income attributable to the expansion of any undertaking" means the excess of profits and income within the meaning of paragraph (a) of section 3. (other than any profits and income from the sale of capital assets) from the production and manufacture of traditional exports or non-exportable goods during any year of assessment which is qualified for tax exemption over the annual average of the profits of" such undertaking, such average, being computed taking into consideration the total profits for the period of three years immediately preceding the year of assessment in which such tax exemption period commenced .".



Amendment of section 23 of the principal enactment.



7. Section 23 of the principal enactment as amended by act ,No 10 of 2002 is hereby further amended in subsection principal ,(1) of that section as follows :-





(1) in paragraph (b) of that subsection by the repeal of sub-paragraph (iii) thereof and the substitution therefor of the following sub-paragraph-





"(iii) any motor coach acquired by such person and used in any trade, business, profession or vocation, in transporting employees of such trade, business, profession or vocation to. or from their place of work, at the rate of one hundred percent tint of" its cost of" acquisition ; " and



(2) in paragraph (c) of that subsection by the repeal of sub-paragraph (ii) thereof and the substitution therefor of the following sub-paragraph- "





(ii) one-fourth of any payment made for any year of" assessment on or after April 1, 2002 : ".



Amendment of section 24 of the principal enactment



8. Section 24 of the principal enactment as last amended by Act, No. 10 of 2002 is hereby further amended in subsection (1) of that section, by the substitution in paragraph (t) of that subsection for the word and figure "section 96" of the word and figure "section 95".



Amendment of section 29 of the principal enactment



9. Section 29 of the principal enactment as amended by Act. No 10 of 2002 is hereby further amended as follows :-





(1) in subsection (1A) of that section -





(a) substitution for the word and figure "section 122A". wherever that word and figure appears in that section, of the words and figures "section 122A and section 122B" ;



(b) in the proviso to that subsection by the substitution for the words "statutory income of such person.", of the words "statutory income of such person : " ;



(c) by the insertion immediately alter the proviso to that subsection of the following :-



"Provided further that the interest received or accruing to any primary dealer being a company or otherwise from which tax has been deducted under section 122A on any primary market transaction on any Security or Treasury Bond issued under the Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420), or Treasury Bill issued under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapter 417). or Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422), shall not be considered as receipts from any trade or business under section 3 for the purpose of computing the statutory income of such company." :



(2) by the insertion immediately after subsection (1A) of that section of the following new subsection :-





"(1B) The assessable income of any primary dealer, on or after April 1, 2002, shall not include any interest income received or accruing where -





(a) tax, on the total amount of such interest has been deducted under section 122A or section 122B, as the ease may be : and



(b) such interest income has been accrued or arisen to such primary dealer in respect of a primary market transaction on any Security or Treasury Bonds issued under the Registered stock and Security Ordinance (Chapter 420) or Treasury Bill issued under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapter 417) or Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422) referred to in section 122A or any debt security issued by a company under section 122B as the case may be.; and ;



(3) in the proviso to subsection (2) of that section -





(a) in sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (iii) of that subsection by the substitution for the words "moneys worth.", of the words "money's worth ;":



(b) by the insertion immediately alter paragraph (iii) of that proviso of the following paragraph :-





"(iv) no deduction shall be allowed in respect of any sum paid if the amount payable has already been allowed in any year of assessment commencing prior to April 1,2002



Amendment of section 40B of the principal enactment.



10. Section 40B of the principal enactment (inserted by section 40B of the Act. No. 10 of 2002) is hereby amended as follows :-





(1) in subsection (1 ) of that section by the substitution for the word and figure "21B" of the words and figures "section 21B or section 21D" ; and



(2) in subsection (2) of that section by the substitution for the word and figure "section 21A", of the words and figures "section 21A or section 21C".



Amendment of section 49 of the principal enactment.



11. Section 49 of the principal enactment is hereby amended in subsection (1) of that section, by the substitution for the words other than desiccated coconut" of the words "other than coconut oil and desiccated coconut".



Amendment of section 52 of the principal enactment.



12. Section 52 of the principal enactment is hereby amended Amendment of by the substitution for the words "other than desiccated coconut", section 52 of the where ever such words appear in that section, of the words "other ' enactment than coconut oil or desiccated coconut".



Amendment of section 122 of the principal enactment.



13. Section 122 of the principal enactment as amended by Act No. 10 of 2002 is hereby further amended by the repeal section 122 of the principal subsection (2)of that section and the substitution therefore of the following subsection :-





"(2) Livery bank or financial institution or any company which issues any debt security, which deducts income tax in accordance with the provisions of subsection (1), or subsection (1) of section 122A, or subsection (1) of section 122B respectively, from any interest paid or credited or deemed to be credited by it to any person or partnership, as the case may be shall issue to such person or partnership a statement setting out the following particulars :-





(a) the gross amount of the interest paid or credited or deemed to be credited ;



(b) the rate of tax and the amount of tax deducted ;



(c) the net amount of interest actually paid".



Replacement of section 122A of the principal enactment.



14. Section 122A of the principal enactment is hereby repealed and the following section substituted therefor:-







"Bank or financial institution to deduct income tax on interest paid.



122A.





(1) Every bank or financial institution shall, subject to the provisions of this Chapter deduct at the time the interest is paid or credited. on any sum of money deposited with it-





(a) by any person or partnership in his or its own name or in the name of any other person or without the name of any person or partnership, other than in any Security or Treasury Bond issued under the Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420). or Treasury Bill issued under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapter 417). or Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422) -





(i) Where the interest paid or credited on such deposit is not less than six thousand rupees per month or not less than seventy two thousand rupees for a period of twelve months on such deposit on or after April 1,2002 but prior to January 1,2003;



(ii) Where the interest paid or credited on such deposit which is not less than nine thousand rupees per month or not less than one hundred and eight thousand rupees for a period of twelve months, on such deposit, on or after January 1,2003,



income tax at the rate of ten percentum on the total amount of interest paid or credited on such deposit :



Provided however the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply in respect of an institution certified by the Commissioner General as a charitable institution on any interest and discount which is not in excess of twelve thousand rupees a month or one hundred and forty four thousand rupees a year, paid or credited to such institution on all deposits or accounts held by such institution :



Provided further, that where a person or a partnership requests, to a bank or financial institution, in writing to deduct income tax at the rate of ten percentum from any interest paid or credited to such person or partnership on a sum of money deposited by such person or partnership with such bank or financial institution, then such bank or financial institution shall comply with such request, not withstanding that the amount of interest paid or credited does not exceed the amounts specified in the proceeding provisions and such deduction of tax shall be a deduction under section 122A ;



(b) by any person or partnership in his or its own name or without the name of any person or partnership in any Security or Treasury Bond issued under the Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420). or Treasury Bill issued under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapter 417), or Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422), and any discount is allowed and any interest is paid or is payable over the tenor of the period of such Security Bond or Bill.



income tax at the rate of ten percentum on the total amount of interest calculated at the yield to maturity over the tenor of such Security. Bond or Bill, as the case may be, at the time of the issue of such Security, Bond or Bill other than any Security, bond Bill issued prior in April 1. 2002.



For the purpose of this paragraph "the yield, to maturity of any security or treasury bond issued under the Registered stocks and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420). or Treasury Bill issued under the Local Treasury Bonds Ordinance (Chapter 417), or Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422). at the time of issue", shall mean "the interest at the time of issue considering the issue price which may be at a premium or discount on the par value of such Security, Bond or Bill, the interest coupons, the frequency and timing of" interest coupons, the maturity value and the term of maturity.



(2) Notwithstanding the provisions in paragraph (a) of" subsection (1), in ease of any savings certificate, certificate of deposit, or similar instruments or Government Rupee Loans or any deposit not in the name of any individual or jointly with any other individual to any charitable institution as certified by the Commissioner-General, income tax shall be deducted on the total amount of the discount allowed and interest paid irrespective of such amount of discount or interest.



(3) For the purposes of a deduction of income tax under this section -





(a) "a sum of money deposited" means any interest bearing deposit, any form of savings certificate or certificate of deposit or any Security or Treasury Bond issued under the Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420). Treasury Bill issued under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapior4l7). or the Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422);



(b) "'interest" in relation to a deposit of a sum of money includes interest, discount, any guaranteed income or fee assured, or any other payment accruing to the benefit of the person or partnership in whose name or on whose behalf the sum of money is deposited or to any other person on his or its behalf but does not include any interest exempt under section 10 or any interest credited or paid to any Ministry of a Minister of the Cabinet, or Department of the Government of Sri Lanka, or any Local Government Institution, or any Institution under a Provincial Council, or any foreign Government or any person exempt on such interest income under paragraph (a) of section 8 of this Act ;



(c) in the case of a discount allowed, interest which is equal to the amount of discount shall be deemed to have been paid at the lime of such discount is allowed and in case of a bill or bond or security with interest payments over the tenor of such Bond or Bill, or security the interest shall be the yield to maturity which amounts shall be deemed to have been paid at the time of the issue of such. Bond or Bill or security.



For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that "deduct at the time the interest is paid or credited" in subsection (1) shall include any amount of interest credited to any account of the depositor or any other person.".



insertion of new section 122B in the principal enactment .



15. The following new section is hereby inserted immediately after section 122A of the principal enactment and shall have effect as section 122B of that enactment :-









Any company which issues corporate debt security to deduct income tax on interest



122B







(1) Any company which issues security to deduct income tax on interest which issues corporate debt security shall, subject to the corporate debt provisions of this Chapter, deduct at the time of payment the interest payable by such company deduct income where such payment lakes place on or alter November 1, 2002 on any sum of money subscribed by any person or partnership towards such debt security, whether such subscription has been made before or on or after November 1, 2002, income tax at the rate often percentum on the total amount of interest accrued and paid or credited on such debt security :



Provided however any corporate debt security issued at a discount exceeding fifty percentum of the par value of such security shall not be subject to the deduction of tax under this section. Any interest or other income arising out of or in relation to such security shall be chargeable with tax. at the rate of ten percentum. including any secondary market transaction, involving such security notwithstanding any thing to the contrary in this Act.



(2) Where any discount is allowed or any other guaranteed income is paid on such debt security on or after November 1, 2002 such discount or income shall be deemed to be interest paid and be liable to the deduction of income tax accordingly.



For the purposes of this section-









(a) "corporate debt security" means any debt security issued by any company-




(i) which is a limited liability company listed on the Stock Exchange : or



(ii) where the security is listed on the Stock Exchange: or



(iii) where the paying agent for such company is a -









(A) licensed commercial bank or a financial services subsidiary thereof; or



(B) licensed specialized bank or a financial services subsidiary thereof; or



(C) a non-bank financial institution.



and such security shall be any interest hearing or 'discounted debt instrument which includes bonds, notes, mortgages and any other form of instrument or paper that obligates the company which issues such security to pay the holder of a specified sum of money on demand or during the tenor or maturity.





(b) debt security shall not include any loans, advances, over-draft or other similar facility or financial instrument issued by a bank or financial institution in the course of carrying on a business.



For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that "'deduct at the time of payment from interest payable", in subsection (1) shall include any amount of interest credited to any account of the subscriber or any oilier person.".



Amendment of section 123 of the principal enactment .



16. Section 123 of the principal enactment is hereby amendment as follows:-





(1) by the substitution for all the words "a payment referred to in section 122. then", of the words "a payment of interest referred to in section 122. section 1 22A or section 122n, then '";



(2) in paragraph (a) of that section by the substitution for the word and figure "section 122", of the words and figures "section 122. section 122A or section I 22B";



(3) in paragraph (b) of that section -





(a) by the substitution for the word and figure "section 123", of the words and figures "section 122. section 122A or section 122B";



(b) by the substitution for the words "amount set out in such statement", of the words "amount set out in such statement :"; and



(4) by the addition immediately after paragraph (b) of that section of the following :-



"Provided however, where the total income on which tax has been deducted under section 122A or section 122B, accrues over more than one year of assessment and has not been included in full in computing the assessable income of such person for any year of assessment, then such deduction shall be restricted to the proportionate amount of tax so deducted which is attributable to the income included in the assessable income of such person in that year or any .subsequent year of assessment.".



insertion of new section 123A and 123B of the principal enactment



17. The following new sections are hereby inserted immediately after section 123 of the principal enactment and shall have effect as sections 123A and 123B of that enactment :-







"A national tax credit on secondary market transaction



123A. Where any person is engaged in any secondary market transaction, involving any secondary security or treasury bond issued under the Registered stock and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420), or Treasury Bill issued under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapter 417). or Central Bank Security issued under the Monetary Law Act (Chapter 422) .referred to in section 122A on which the income tax has been deducted during any year of assessment at the rate of ten percentum at the lime of issue of such Security, Bond or Bill or where such Security, Bond or Rill has been issued prior to April 1,2002 such person is entitled to a notional tax credit at ten percentum of the grossed up amount of interest income from such secondary market transaction to an amount of one ninth of the same, if such interest income forms part of the assessable income of such person for that year of assessment.



For the purposes of this section 'interest income from secondary market transaction" means interest income accrued or received on a outright or reverse purchase transaction on such Security, Bond or Bill from a date on or after the date of primary issue of such Security, Bond or Bill, less interest expenses on repurchase transaction with Securities, Treasury Bonds or Treasury Bills from which such interest income was earned which has been certified by an approved accountant referred to in section 99 of this Act.



Refund of income tax paid on interest liable to withholding tax



123B . Where any person has proved to the satisfaction of the Commissioner-General that such person has already paid income tax on any interest liable to income tax at ten tax percentum under section 122A or 122B within twelve months from the date of commencement of this Act, such person shall be entitled to a refund of such income tax paid by him on such interest income other than income tax deducted under section 122A or 122B".



Insertion of new section 124A in the principal enactment.



18. The following new section is hereby inserted - immediately after section 124 of the principal enactment and shall have effect as section 124A of that enactment :-







"Issue of directions where deductions are made under section 122A or 122B



124A.





(1) Any person or partnership from whose interest income the income tax is deductible by a bank or financial institution, or a company which issues any corporate debt security in accordance with the provisions of section 122A or 122B, as the case may be. and such interest income will form part of the assessable income of such person or divisible profit or income of the partnership, as the case may be, for any year of assessment, may. if the amount of income tax payable by him or the relevant partners for such year of assessment is less than the income tax deductible during that year of assessment under section 122A or 122B, make an application to the Commissioner-General in such form and containing such particulars as may be specified by the Commissioner-General requesting that a direction be issued to that bank or financial institution or any company which issues corporate debt security, to make the necessary adjustments in the deduction of income tax in that year of assessment.



(2) The provisions of subsection (2). subsection (3). and subsection (4) of section 124 shall mutatis mutandis apply to and in relation to any direction issued under subsection (1).



(3) The Commissioner-General shall not issue a direction as provided for in subsection (1) of this section unless, such excess deduct ion of the income tax arises as a result of losses incurred by such person or partnership which are deductible under section 29 and such amount of losses at the commencement of the relevant year of assessment exceeds the estimated total statutory income for that year on the basis of the preceding year excluding the relevant estimated interest income which is subject to the deduction of income tax under section 122A or 122B not such interest income which is subject to the income tax deduction is exempt from income tax.



insertion of new section 125A in the principal enactment.



19. The following new section is hereby inserted Insertion of immediately after section 125 of the principal enactment and new section shall have effect as section 125A of that enactment:-







penalty for tax avoidance.



125A. Where the Commissioner General is tax avoidance of the view, that any bank or Financial institution which issues any debt security, or a company which issues corporate debt security not deducting tax in accordance with the provisions of section 5, 122A or 122B. as the case may be, he shall after affording such bank, financial institution or any such company which issues corporate debt security an opportunity to show cause and where he is satisfied that there has been a contravention of the provisions of sections 122A or 122B. as the case may be, impose on such hank or financial institution or the company which issues such debt security a penalty of a sum equivalent to five hundred percentum of the tax avoided by the contravention of the provisions of any such sections. ".



Amendment of section 129 of the principal enactment.



20. Section 129 of the principal enactment is hereby amended as follows :-





(1) by the renumbering of that section as subsection (1) ;and



(2) by the addition immediately after the renumbered subsection (1) of that section of the following subsection :-





"(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in subsection (1). where any penalty is payable under subsection(1). is outstanding on November 6, 2002-





(a) such penally shall be waived in full where the tax in default has been fully paid on or before November 6, 2002 ;



(b) where a part of the tax in default has been paid on or before November 6, 2002. the penally referable to the amount of the tax in default so paid, shall he waived.".



21. The following new sections are hereby inserted immediately after section 130 of the principal enactment and shall have effect as section 130A and 130B of that enactment :-







"person or Partnership chargeable with income tax.



130A. Where any tax has been deducted from Partnership any person or partnership in accordance with chargeable the provisions of sections 122A or 122B such With income tax person or partnership, as the case may be, shall be a person or partnership chargeable with income tax.



Registered co-operative societies deemed to be companies Insertion of new section 130A and 130B in the principal enactment.



130B . For the purposes of this Chapter, any Insertion of new operative Co-operative society registered under the Co- operative Societies Law. No. 5 of 1972. shall principal companies. be deemed to be a company".



Amendment of section 186 of the principal enactment.



22. Section 186 of the principal enactment as last Amendment of amended by Act. No. 10 of " 2002 is hereby further amended section 186 of the " principal as follows :-





(1) in the definition of the expression of "authorized representative"-





(a) in sub item (iii) in item 1(a) of that definition by the substitution for the words "'Attorney at -Law ; or" the words "Attorney at Law ;";



(b) in sub item (iv) in item 1(a) of the definition by the substitution for the words "employed by that person", of the words "employed by that person : or";



(c) by the insertion immediately after sub item (iv) in item 1 (a) of the following :-





"(v) a member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation established under the Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation Act, No. 21 of 2000 ; " ;



(2) by the insertion immediately after the definition of the expression "prescribed" of the following :-



"primary dealer" means any financier or bank, appointed, by the Monetary Board of Sri Lanka, under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance (Chapter 417) or the Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance (Chapter 420), and functioning as a primary dealer in Treasury Bills. Treasury Bonds Registered Stock or other Security ; ".



Amendment of the third Schedule to the principal enactment.



23. The Third Schedule to the principal enactment is hereby amended in item (12) of that Schedule by the substitution for the word. figure and letter 'section (1) (r)" of the word, figures and letter "section 23(1) (q)".



Retrospective effect.



24.





(1) The amendments made to sections 10,15, 21A, 21B, 23, 29, 40B, 122, 122A, 123 and 186 of the principal enactment by sections 2, 3, 4, 5,9(1), (b), (c), 9(2), 9(3),10, 13, 14, 16 and 22 of this Act shall for all purposes be deemed : to have come into force on April 1, 2002.



(2) The inserted new sections 21D ,21E and 21G, inserted in the principal enactment by section 6 of this Act. shall for all purposes he deemed to have come into force on April 1,2003.



(3). The amendments made to sections 23,24 and the Third Schedule to the principal enactment by sections 7(2), 8 and section 23 of this Act, shall for all purposes be deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2000.



4.





(a) The amendment made to section 29 of the principal enactment by section 9(1) (a) of this Act and



(b) The new section 122B inserted in the principal enactment by section 15 of this Act.



shall for all purposes be deemed to have come into force on November 1,2002.



5. The amendment made to section 49 and 50 of the principal enactment by sections 11 and 12 of this Act. shall for all purposes be deemed to have come into force on January 1,2003.



6. The amendment made to section 129 of the principal enactment by section 20 of this Act, shall for all purposes be deemed to have come into force on November 6, 2002.



(7)





(a) section 21F inserted in the principal enactment by section 6. of this Act shall be deemed for all purposes to have conic into force on October 1, 2002;



(b) sections 21C, 123A, 123B, 124A, 125A, 130A and 130B inserted in the principal enactment by sections 6, 17, 18, 19 and 21 respectively of this Act



shall for all purposes be deemed to have conic into force on April 1,2002.



Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.



25. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act. the Sinhala text shall prevail.