1. In addition to the Income-tax charged under this Act, there shall be charged for every assessment year commencing on or after the 1St day of April, 2006, additional Income-tax (in this Act referred to as fringe benefit tax) in respect of the fringe benefits provided or deemed to have been provided by an employer to his employees during the previous year at the rate of thirty per cent. on the value of such fringe benefits.
2. Even if no Income-tax is payable by an employer on his total income computed in accordance with the provisions of the Income-tax Act, the tax on fringe benefits shall be payable by such employer.