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Motor Car [Sub-rule (2) of Rule 3] – Income Tax

Motor Car [Sub-rule (2) of Rule 3] :

The value of perquisite by way of use of motor car to an employee by an employer shall be determined in the following manner –
VALUE OF PERQUISITE PER CALENDAR MONTH

Sl. No.CircumstancesWhere cubic capacity of engine does not exceed 1.6 litresWhere cubic capacity of engine exceeds 1.6 litres
(1)(2)(3)(4)
(1)

(a)

Where the motor car is owned or hired by the employer and – is used wholly and exclusively in the performance of his official dutiesNot a perquisite, provided the documents specified in Note (2) below the table are maintained by the employer.Not a perquisite, provided the documents specified in Note(2) below the table are maint
(b)is used exclusively for the private or personal purposes of the employee or any member of his household and the running and maintenance expenses are met or reimbursed by the employer;Actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer on the running and maintenance of motor car during the relevant previous year including remuneration, if any, paid by the employer to the chauffeur as increased by the amount representing normal wear and tear of the motor car and as reduced by any amount charged from the employee for such use.Actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer on the running and maintenance of motor car during the relevant previous year including remuneration, if any, paid by the employer to the chauffeur as increased by the amount representing normal wear and tear of the motor car and as reduced by any amount charged from the employee for such use.
(c)is used partly in the performance of duties and partly for private or personal purposes of his own or any member of his household and-

(i) the expenses on maintenance and running are met or reimbursed by the employer

Rs 1,800 (plus Rs 900, if chauffeur is also provided to run the motor car)Rs 2,400 (plus Rs 900, if chauffeur is also provided to run the motor car)
 (ii) the expenses on running and maintenance for private or personal use are fully met by the assessee.Rs 600 (plus Rs 900, if chauffeur is also provided by the employer to run the motor car)Rs 900 (plus Rs 900, if chauffeur is also provided by the employer to run the motor car)
(2)Where the employee owns a motor car but the actual running and maintenance charges (including remuneration of the chauffeur, if any) are met or reimbursed to him by the employer and –  
(i)such reimbursement is for the use of the vehicle wholly and exclusively for official purposesNot a perquisite, provided the documents specified in Note (2) below the table are maintained by the employer.Not a perquisite, provided the documents specified in Note (2) below the table are maintained by the employer.
(ii)such reimbursement is for the use of the vehicle partly for official purposes and partly for personal or private purposes of the employee or any member of his household.The actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer as reduced by the amount specified in Sl. No. (1)(c)(i) above (Also see note (2) below this table).The actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer as reduced by the amount specified in Sl. No. (1)(c)(i) above (Also see note (2) below this table).
(3)

(i)

Where the employee owns any other automotive conveyance but the actual running and maintenance charges are met or reimbursed to him by the employer and such reimbursement is for the use of the vehicle wholly and exclusively for official purposesNot a perquisite, provided the documents specified in the note (2) below the table are maintained by the employer.Not applicable.
(ii)such reimbursement is for the use of vehicle partly for official purposes and partly for personal or private purposes of the employeeThe actual amount of expenditure incurred by the employer as reduced by the amount of Rs 900. (Also see note (2) below the table) 

Notes:
(1) Where one or more motor-cars are owned or hired by the employer and the employee or any member of his household are allowed the use of such motor-car or all of any of such motor-cars (otherwise than wholly and exclusively in the performance of his duties), the value of perquisite shall be the amount calculated in respect of one car as if the employee had been provided one motor-car for use partly in the performance of his duties and partly for his private or personal purposes and the amount calculated in respect of the other car or cars as if he had been provided with such car or cars exclusively for his private or personal purposes.

(2) Where the employer or the employee claims that the motor -car is used wholly and exclusively in the performance of official duty or that the actual expenses on the running and maintenance of the motor-car owned by the employee for official purposes is more than the amounts deductible in Sl. No. 2(ii) or 3(ii) of the above table, he may claim a higher amount attributable to such official use and the value of perquisite in such a case shall be the actual amount of charges met or reimbursed by the employer as reduced by such higher amount attributable to official use of the vehicle provided that the following conditions are fulfilled :-

(a) the employer has maintained complete details of journey undertaken for official purpose which may include date of journey, destination, mileage, and the amount of expenditure incurred thereon;

(b) the employer gives a certificate to the effect that the expenditure was incurred wholly and exclusively for the performance of official duties.

(3) For computing the perquisite value of motor car, the normal wear and tear of a motor -car shall be taken at 10% per annum of the actual cost of the motor-car or cars.

Lavish Dey

Lavish Dey

"I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection with income tax policies."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
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