CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 12, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 12, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

CBDT has issued the Income Tax (24th Amendment) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 89/2016 dated 4/10/2016.These rules are regarding expenditure for obtaining right to use spectrum for telecommunication services.

CBDT has issued the Income Tax (25th  Amendment) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 90/2016 dated 5/10/2016.Form No. 68 notified to get immunity from penalty for underreporting and misreporting of income.CBDT also insert the rule 129 and Form no. 68.

CBDT has issued the Income Tax (26th  Amendment) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 91/2016 dated 06/10/2016.CBDT notified rules for allowability of Spectrum license fee paid by TeleCos.

IT: Transaction of shares – nature of income – business income or capital gain – magnitude of transactions carried out by the assessee in our view should not be very material in coming to the conclusion that income in question is income from business – Shree Padmasagar Exports Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT, Cir-5, Kol (2016 (10) TMI 320 – ITAT Kolkata)

IT: Validity of reopening of assessment – Revenue in the instant case has come to the conclusive finding which attained finality that the transactions of purchase of shares are sham and bogus transactions camouflaged with an intention to evade taxes – Ratnakar M. Pujari Vs ITO, W-25(3)(3), Mumbai (2016 (10) TMI 316 – ITAT Mumbai)

 Indirect Tax:-

Principle of lifting of the corporate veil – recovery of duty / tax from the director cannot be made merely on the basis of allegation . The test of fraudulent conduct not satisfied so as to attract the principle of lifting of corporate veil.High Court -VAT and Sales Tax.( Shri Harbhajan Singh Versus The Commissioner of Trade Tax, U.P. Lucknow)

 The petitioner cannot seek for cross examination of the officer who gave the report – the contention raised by the petitioner that they have to be permitted to cross examine the Chemical Examiner of the Central Laboratory is a misconceived plea – High Court – Customs-(M/s. Visal Lubetech Corporation, P. Karthikeyan Versus The Additional Commissioner of Customs)

ST: Suo motu adjustment of excess payment of service tax made in October 2008 with subsequent service liability – procedural violation – demand of service tax of the said amount is not sustainable – ONGC Ltd. Vs CCEC&ST, Surat-II (2016 (10) TMI 307 – CESTAT Ahmedabad)

FAQ on Company Law:

Query: One of the director of our client company died in the car accident who was one director of only TWO Directors Company. Kindly tell us the procedure to fill the casual vacancy so arose as immediately as possible as the company as a whole is suffering due to this.

Answer: As per Section -161 of the Companies Act 2013, the articles of company confer on its Board of Directors the power to appoint any person, other than a person who fails to get appointed as a director in general meeting, as an additional director at any time who shall hold office upto the date of AGM or the last date on which AGM should have been held, whichever is earlier.

So, additional director can be appointed by the remaining director of the company  who shall hold office upto the date of AGM  & thus is required to be regularized in the forthcoming AGM of the company.

Query: Whether the members of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India are exempted from obtaining registration under Investment Adviser Regulations?

Answer: Members of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India who provide investment advice to their clients incidental to their professional services are exempted from obtaining registration under IA Regulations. For example :- An advice by a professional CA as a tax consultant to his tax client for investing in ELSS in the course of tax planning will be treated as incidental to his profession as a tax consultant. However, if they are engaged in providing investment advisory services in securities as an activity or business to clients or investors which is not incidental to their main activity then they are required to get registration as an investment adviser.

ICAI Updates:-

The Council, at its 359th meeting, held on September 16-17, 2016, has decided to withdraw the Guidance Notes on Availability of Revaluation Reserve for Issue of Bonus Shares[GN(A) 9 (Issued 1994)] and Guidance Notes on Accounting for Fringe Benefits Tax[GN(A) 20 (Issued 2005)] dated on 07/10/2016.

Application Guide on the Provisions of Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013 is no longer effective as the Guidance Note on Accounting for Depreciation in Companies in the context of Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013 has been issued.

SEBI UPDATE:

SEBI proposed a Consultative Paper titled ‘Corporate Governance Issues in Compensation Agreements’ to review the disclosure requirements under SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.

ED: 10 OCT 2016 is the Last date for filing of Excise return in form ER-1 for the m/o SEP’ 2016.

GST update:

Under GST Reverse charge provisions will be applicable in case of both goods & services in case of specified supplies and assessees.

Under GST In case of advance payment received from purchaser, pay tax proportionately and not on total amount of supplies to be made.

Under GST registration certificate issued to casual or non-resident dealer is valid for 90 days. Extension by another 90 days, on request.

 Key Dates:

ER-1 return for non ssi assessee for the month of September-10/10/2016

ER-2 return for EOUs for month of September-10/10/2016

Submission of ER-3 return by SSi unit for September quarter-10/10/2016

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FAQ on GST

FAQ on GST 

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Time of Supply

Q . What is time of supply?

Ans. The time of supply fixes the point when the liability to charge GST arises. It also indicates when a supply is deemed to have been made. The MGL provides separate time of supply for goods and services.

Q . When does the liability to charge GST arise in respect of supply of goods?

Ans. Section 12 of the MGL provides for time of supply of goods. The time of supply of goods shall be the earliest of the following namely,

(i)  the date on which the goods are removed by the supplier, where the supply of goods require removal; or

(ii)  the date on which the goods are made available where the supply does not require removal; or

(iii)  the date on which the supplier issues invoices with respect to the supply where the above two situations do not apply; or

(iv)  the date on which the recipient shows the receipt of the goods in his books of accounts.

Q  What is time of supply of continuous supply of goods?

Ans. The time of supply of continuous supply of goods is;

  1. a) where successive statements of accounts or successive payments are involved, the date of expiry of the period to which such successive statements of accounts or successive payments relate.
  2. b) where there are no successive statements of account or successive payments involved, the date of issue of the invoice or the date of receipt of payment whichever is earlier.

Q . What is time of supply of goods sent on approval basis?

Ans. In case of supply on approval basis, the time of supply shall be the time at which it is known whether a supply will take place or six months from the date of supply, whichever is earlier.

Q . Where it is not possible to determine the time of supply in terms of sub-section 2, 3, 5 or 6 of Section 12 or that of Section 13 of MGL, how will time of supply be determined?

Ans. There is a residual entry in Section 12(7) as well as 13 (7) which say that if periodical return has to be filed, then the due date of filing of such periodical return shall be the time of supply. In other cases, it will be the date on which the CGST/SGST/IGST is paid.

Q . When does the liability to pay GST arise in respect of supply of services?

Ans. Unlike goods, in the case of services, the time of supply is determined by the fact whether the invoice for supply of services has been issued within the prescribed period or beyond such prescribed period.

Q . What is time of supply of service when invoice is not issued within prescribed period?

Ans. The time of supply of service in such cases shall be the earliest of the following:

(i)  date completion of the provision of service; or

(ii)  the date of receipt of payment.

Q . What is time of supply of service when invoice is issued within prescribed period?

Ans. The time of supply of service in such cases shall be the earliest of the following:

(i)  date of issue of invoice; or

(ii)  the date of receipt of payment.

Q . What is time of supply?

Ans. The time of supply fixes the point when the liability to charge GST arises. It also indicates when a supply is deemed to have been made. The MGL provides separate time of supply for goods and services.

Q . When does the liability to charge GST arise in respect of supply of goods?

Ans. Section 12 of the MGL provides for time of supply of goods. The time of supply of goods shall be the earliest of the following namely,

(i)  the date on which the goods are removed by the supplier, where the supply of goods require removal; or

(ii)  the date on which the goods are made available where the supply does not require removal; or

(iii)  the date on which the supplier issues invoices with respect to the supply where the above two situations do not apply; or

(iv)  the date on which the recipient shows the receipt of the goods in his books of accounts.

Q . What is time of supply of continuous supply of goods?

Ans. The time of supply of continuous supply of goods is;

  1. a) where successive statements of accounts or successive payments are involved, the date of expiry of the period to which such successive statements of accounts or successive payments relate.
  2. b) where there are no successive statements of account or successive payments involved, the date of issue of the invoice or the date of receipt of payment whichever is earlier.

Q . What is time of supply of goods sent on approval basis?

Ans. In case of supply on approval basis, the time of supply shall be the time at which it is known whether a supply will take place or six months from the date of supply, whichever is earlier.

Q . Where it is not possible to determine the time of supply in terms of sub-section 2, 3, 5 or 6 of Section 12 or that of Section 13 of MGL, how will time of supply be determined?

Ans. There is a residual entry in Section 12(7) as well as 13 (7) which say that if periodical return has to be filed, then the due date of filing of such periodical return shall be the time of supply. In other cases, it will be the date on which the CGST/SGST/IGST is paid.

Q . When does the liability to pay GST arise in respect of supply of services?

Ans. Unlike goods, in the case of services, the time of supply is determined by the fact whether the invoice for supply of services has been issued within the prescribed period or beyond such prescribed period.

Q . What is time of supp

ly of service when invoice is not issued within prescribed period?

Ans. The time of supply of service in such cases shall be the earliest of the following:

(i)  date completion of the provision of service; or

(ii)  the date of receipt of payment.

Q . What is time of supply of service when invoice is issued within prescribed period?

Ans. The time of supply of service in such cases shall be the earliest of the following:

(i)  date of issue of invoice; or

(ii)  the date of receipt of payment.

Input Tax Credit

Q .What is input tax?

Ans. “Input tax” has been defined in section 2 (57) of the MGL and section 2 (1) (d) of the IGST Act. Input tax in relation to a taxable person, means the {IGST and CGST} in respect of CGST Act and {IGST and SGST} in respect of SGST Act, charged on any supply of goods and/or services to him which are used, or are intended to be used, in the course or furtherance of his business and includes the tax payable under sub-section (3) of section 7.

Under the IGST Act, input tax is defined as IGST, CGST or SGST charged on any supply of goods and / or services.

Q .What is the implication of different definition of “input tax” in three acts viz CGST, SGST and IGST Acts?

Ans. It implies that input tax consists of IGST & CGST in CGST Act and IGST & SGST in SGST Act. In the IGST Act, input tax consists of all three taxes namely, IGST, CGST and SGST.

It further implies that credit of all three can be used for discharging IGST liability, whereas only credit of IGST & CGST can be taken in CGST Act and that of IGST & SGST can be taken under SGST Act. Further the credit of CGST & SGST cannot be cross-utilized.

Q .Can GST paid on reverse charge be considered as input tax?

Ans. Yes. The definition of input tax includes the tax payable under sub-section (3) of section 7 (ReverseCharge). The credit can be availed if such goods and/or services are used, or are intended to be used, in the course or furtherance of his business.

Q .Does input tax includes tax (CGST/ IGST/SGST) paid on input goods, input services and/ or capital goods?

Ans. Yes, in terms of section 2(54), 2(55) & 2(20) of the MGL respectively. It may be noted that credit of tax paid on capital goods also is permitted to be availed in one instalment.

Q .What is the ITC entitlement of a person who has applied for registration under the Act within thirty days from the date on which he becomes liable to registration and has been granted such registration? (Section 16(2))

Ans. He shall be entitled to take credit of input tax in respect of inputs held in stock and inputs contained in semi-finished or finished goods held in stock on the day immediately preceding the date from which he becomes liable to pay tax under the provisions of this Act. It may be noted that the credit on pre-registration stock would not be admissible if the registration has not been obtained within a period of 30 days from the date on which he becomes liable to registration.

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MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS RESENT CHANGES

MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS RESENT CHANGES

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As a part of ease of doing business government has once again further eased up the process of incorporation of a company by introduction of SPICE. I could term it as easiest and fastest process all over the globe to incorporate a company where in one can incorporate company, forget days in hours.

Ministry of Corpoate Affairs has introduced SPICE (Simplified Proforma for incorporating Company electronically) w.e.f. 02.10.2016 in e-form INC-32.

Highlights of INC-32

1) This form can be filed even after approval of INC-1. This facility was not provided in INC-29.

2) Memorandum of Association has been provided in Electronic Mode INC-33.

3) Article of Association has been provided in Electronic Mode INC-34.

4) By new e-MOA & AOA, no need of signatures of subscribers. Instead of sign of subscribers DSC of Subscribers can be affixed on MOA & AOA.

5) By new e-MOA & AOA no need of signatures of witness. Instead of sign of witness DSC of witness can be affixed on MOA & AOA.

6) Information in the form has increased in comparison to eForm INC-29.

REVISION THE VERSION OF MCA FORMS

MCA has revised the version of following e-forms :

FORM NAMES PARTICULAR
Form MGT-15 Form for filing Report on Annual General Meeting
Form FC-3 Annual accounts along with the list of all principal places of business in India established by foreign company
Form INC-4 One Person Company- Change in Member/Nominee
Form MGT-14 Filing of Resolutions and agreements to the Registrar
Form 23C Form of application to the Central Government for appointment of cost auditor
Form 23D Information by cost auditor to Central Government
Form A-XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of compliance report and other documents with the Central Government
Form I-XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of cost audit report and other documents with the Central Government
Form 23AC XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of balance sheet and other documents with the Registrar
Form 23ACA XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of Profit and Loss account and other documents with the Registrar
Form AOC-4 XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of financial statement and other documents with the Registrar

Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.

COSTING TAXONOMY

Costing taxonomy 2012 for filing Forms I-XBRL and A-XBRL along with business rules is available on XBRL portal w.e.f. 08 Oct 2016. Please visit the portal for latest validation tool and plan your filing accordingly.

MCA INVITING COMMENTS ON DRAFT REGULATION ON INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE, 2016

The MCA has issued Notice inviting comments/ suggestions on the draft regulations relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 available on the website of MCA. MCA had set-up a working group consisting of practitioners and experts for making recommendations for drafting regulations for registration and regulation of insolvency professionals and insolvency professional agencies under the Code. MCA, on behalf of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India has invited comments/ suggestions which shall be submitted in the prescribed format available on the website of MCA latest by 28 Oct. 2016.

  MCA has revised the version of e-forms: Form MGT-15, Form FC-3, Form INC-4, Form MGT-14, Form 23C, Form 23D, Form A-XBRL, Form I-XBRL, Form 23AC XBRL, Form 23ACA XBRL and Form AOC-4 XBRL, Costing taxonomy 2012 for filing Forms I-XBRL and A-XBRL w.e.f.  08.10.2016.

  MCA has issued notice inviting comments/ suggestions on the draft regulations relating to insolvency and bankruptcy code, 2016 available on the website of MCA.

MCA has released Updated C&I Taxonomy 2016 for filing Annual Financial Statements in Form AOC-4 XBRL in respect of financial years commencing on or after 01.04.2014

MCA has issued Notice inviting comments/ suggestions on the draft regulations relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 available on the website of MCA.

MCA has revised the version of e-forms viz. MGT-15, FC-3, INC-4, MGT-14, 23C, 23D, A-XBRL, I-XBRL, 23AC XBRL, 23ACA XBRL, AOC-4 XBRL.

MCA has released Updated C&I Taxonomy 2016 for filing Annual Financial Statements in Form AOC-4 XBRL in respect of financial years commencing on or after 01.04.2014.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 5, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

1

Direct Tax:-

CBDT notifies ICDS to be applicable w.e.f. AY 2017-18 for all assesses other than individual & HUF (who are not under audit u/s 44AB) following mercantile system of accountingfor the purposes of computation of income chargeable to income-tax under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession” or “Income from other sources”vide Notification No. 87/2016 dated 29/09/2016.(Click here to view)

CBDT has issued Income tax (23rd Amendments) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 88/2016 dated 29/09/2016.These Rules shall come in to force with effect from 1st April, 2017.(Click here to view)

CBEC has issued revised guidelines for arrest in relation to Service Tax offences punishable under the Finance Act, 1994 and Central Excise Act, 1944, Circular No. 201/11/2016-Service Tax dated. 30.09.2016.

Assessee could not get the accounts audited within time limit prescribed u/s 44AB and if  there is no mala fide reason for not obtaining the accounts audited in time than penalty u/s 271B should not be imposed – Gemorium Vs ITO W-5(1), Jaipur (ITAT Jaipur).

Indirect Tax:-

CBEC has issued a guidelines for arrest in relation to offences punishable under the Finance Act, 1994 and Central Excise Act, 1944 vide Circular No. 201/11/2016 dated 30/09/2016.(Click here to view)

CBEC has exempted the service tax on transportation  to educational institutions vide Notification No. 45/2016 dated 30/09/2016.(Click here to view)

Judgment of Delhi high court quashing rule 5A(2) of service tax rules, 1994 and holding service tax audits as invalid, has been stayed by supreme court; hence, for time being, service tax audits may continue.[SC of India vs. Mega Cabs (p.) Ltd].

 MCA UPDATE:

MCA has introduced SPICE (simplified proforma for incorporating Company electronically) w.e.f. 02.10.2016 in e-form INC-32.

Form INC-32, INC-33, INC-34 under simplified Performa for Incorporating Companies electronically are available as notified by Comp. (Fourth) Amendment Rules, 2014.

RBI UPDATE:

RBI has cuts the Repo rate by 25 bps now The *new Repo rate is 6.25%.* This will make the loan rate cheaper.

RBI issued a circular regarding Investment by foreign portfolio Investors (FPI) in government securities vide Circular No. 4/2016 dated 30/09/2016.

GST UPDATE:

Under GST Composition Scheme is not applicable if assessee makes Inter- state supplies or pays tax on Reverse Charge basis.

Under GST no need to file GST RFD-01 for refund of balance in electronic cash ledger. Same can be claimed through return forms GSTR-3, 4 & 7.

FAQ on GST issued by CBEC

Q 1. What is the taxable event under GST?

Ans. The taxable event under GST shall be the supply of goods and / or services made for consideration in the course or furtherance of business. The taxable events under the existing indirect tax laws such as manufacture, sale, or provision of services shall stand subsumed in the taxable event known as ‘supply’.

Q 2. What is the meaning of ‘Supply’?

Ans. The term ‘supply’ is wide in its import and includes all forms of supply of goods and / or services such as sale, transfer, barter, exchange, license, rental, lease or disposal made or agreed to be made for a consideration by a person in the course or furtherance of business. It also includes import of service. The model GST law also provides for including certain transactions made without consideration within the scope of supply.

Q 3. What is a taxable supply?

Ans. A ‘taxable supply’ means a supply of goods and / or services which is chargeable to good and services tax under the GST Act.

Q 4. What are the necessary elements that constitute supply under MGL?

Ans. In order to constitute a ‘supply’, the following elements are required to be satisfied, i.e.-

(i)  supply of goods and / or services;

(ii)  supply is for a consideration;

(iii)  supply is made in the course or furtherance of business;

(iv)  supply is made in the taxable territory;

(v)  supply is a taxable supply; and

(vi)  Supply is made by a taxable person.

Q 5. Can a transaction in which any one or more of the above criteria is not fulfilled, be still considered as supply under GST?

Ans. Yes. Under certain circumstances such as importation of service (Section 3(1) (b)) or supplies made without consideration, specified under Schedule-I of MGL, where one or more ingredients specified in answer to question no. 4 are not satisfied, it shall still be treated as supply under GST Law

Q 6. Importation of Goods is conspicuous by its absence in Section 3. Why?

Ans. Importation of goods is dealt separately under the Customs Act, 1962, wherein IGST shall be levied as additional duty of customs in addition to basic customs duty.

Q 7. Are self-supplies taxable under GST?

Ans.Inter-state self-supplies such as stock transfers will be taxable as a taxable person has to take state wise registration in terms of Schedule 1(5). Such transactions have been made taxable even if there is no consideration. However, intra-state self-supplies are not taxable.

Q 8. Whether transfer of title and/or possession is necessary for a transaction to constitute supply of goods?

Ans. Title as well as possession both have to be transferred for a transaction to be considered as a supply of goods. In case title is not transferred, the transaction would be treated as supply of service in terms of Schedule II (1). In some cases, possession may be transferred immediately but titled may be transferred at a future date like in case of sale on approval basis or hire purchase arrangement. Such transactions will also be termed as supply of goods.

Q 9. What do you mean by “supply made in the course or furtherance of business”?

Ans. No definition or test as to whether the activity is in the course or furtherance of business has been specified under the MGL. However, the following business test is normally applied to arrive at a conclusion whether a supply has been made in the course or furtherance of business:

Is the activity, a serious undertaking earnestly pursued?

Is the activity is pursued with reasonable or recognisable continuity?

Is the activity conducted in a regular manner based on sound and recognised business principles?

Is the activity predominantly concerned with the making of taxable supply for consideration/ profit motive?

The test may ensure that occasional supplies, even if made for consideration, will not be subjected to GST.

Q 10. An individual buys a car for personal use and after a year sells it to a car dealer. Will the transaction be a supply in terms of MGL? Give reasons for the answer.

Ans. No, because supply is not made by the individual in the course or furtherance of business. Further, no input tax credit was admissible on such car at the time of its acquisition as it was meant for non-business use.

Q 11. A dealer of air-conditioners transfers an air conditioner from his stock in trade, for personal use at his residence. Will the transaction constitute a supply?

Ans Yes. As per Schedule-I (1) business assets put to a private or non-business use without consideration will be treated as supply.

Q 12. Whether provision of service or goods by a club or association or society to its members will be treated as supply or not?

Ans. Yes. Provision of facilities by a club, association, society or any such body to its members shall be treated as supply. This is included in the definition of ‘business’ in section 2(17) of MGL.

Key Dates:

Excise payment for Non SSI for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan-06/10/2016

Service tax payment for company for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan-06/10/2016

Service tax payment for Individuals/Proprietory/ Partnership Firms for the quarter ended by G.A.R.- 7 challan-06/10/2016

Submission of TCS forms (27C) received in sep to IT Commissioner- 07/10/2016

Payment of TDS/TCS challan No. 281-07/10/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 4, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

Mumbai ITAT grants stay extension to ICICI Securities for outstanding demand of 4.31 crores [TS-536-ITAT-2016(Mum)]

ITAT allows MTM losses; Follows SC ruling in Woodward Governor over subsequent CBDT Instruction [TS-537-ITAT-2016(Mum)]

IDS’ 2016: ₹ 65,250 Crores surrendered through 64275 declarations under IDS’ 2016 and the Govt. to collect ₹ 29,362 Crores by way of tax, interest & penalty.

CBDT issued New Income Computation & Disclosure Standards (*ICDS*) to be effective from *AY 2017-18*. Old ICDS notified in 2015 rescinded – Notification # 29/2016, dt.29.09.2016.

IT: Deduction u/s 10AA eligibility – activities of getting manufactured goods from outside sources on job work basis are also covered under manufacturing activities – ITO, W-8(3), Surat Vs Pramukh International (2016 (10) TMI 8 – ITAT Ahmedabad)

CBDT notified revised income computation and disclosure standards ICDS to be followed by all assessees (other than an individual or HUF who is not required to get his accounts Audited u/s 44AB of the said Act).

Section 234E Fee cannot be levied on TDS deducted prior to 1.6.2015 [Sri Fatheraj Singhvi & Ors Vs. Union of India & Ors (Karnataka HC)].

Indirect Tax:-

Valuation – Once the transaction value was rejected and as the appellant did not want any show cause notice or hearing nothing unsustainable found in the adjudication order which determined the value on the basis of value of contemporaneous imports of similar goods enhanced value sustained. Customs (M/s Rim Zim Textile Versus CC, New Delhi – 2016 (9) TMI 124 – CESTAT NEW DELHI – Customs)

ST: Goods Transport Agency service (GTA) – the issuance of a consignment note is essential characteristic – No consignment note – No ST liability – C.C.E. & S. Vs Jaikumar Fulchand Ajmera  (2016 (10) TMI 42 – CESTAT Mumbai)

ST: Arrest in case of ST default for an amount exceeding Rs. 2 Crores and the default is more than 6 months from the date of amount due – CBEC Circular # 201/11/2016 ST, dt.30.09.2016

Service Tax Return (ST-3) for April 2016 to September,2016 period is  available from 1st October,2016,  for e-filing by the assessees in both offline and online modes. The last date for filing the returns for the said period is 25th October, 2016.

VAT & ST: Input Tax Credit – discount/incentive received – sale of goods at a rate lower than the price shown in the VAT invoice – ITC cannot be disallowed – AC Cir-A, Commercial Taxes, Bharatpur (Raj) & Ors Vs Bhagwati Building Material Store & other (2016 (10) TMI 13 – Rajasthan High Court)

GST UPDATE:-

Under GST payment challan GST PMT-4 generated at GST Common Portal shall be valid for 15 days. Generate fresh challan if not paid in 15 days.

For payment through Debit or Credit card, prior registration of card at GST Common Portal through authorized bank is necessary.

FAQ on Company Law:

Query: In case of Re-appointment of independent director for second term, whether ordinary or special resolution is required to be passed?

Answer: As per the provisions of section 149 (10), an independent director shall hold office for a term up to five consecutive years on the Board of a company, but shall be eligible for reappointment on passing of a special resolution by the company and disclosure of such appointment in the Board’s report.

MCA Updates:

Revised integrated incorporation form for companies notified vide the Companies (Incorporation) fourth Amendment Rules, 2016 dated 1st October 2016 viz. “Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Companies Electronically (SPICe-INC 32)” along with electronic MoA (SPICe MoA-INC 33) and electronic AoA(SPICe AoA-INC 34). (Click here to view)

Key Dates:

Excise payment for Non SSI for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Service tax payment for company for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Service tax payment for Individuals/Proprietory/ Partnership Firms for the quarter ended by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Payment of TDS/TCS challan No. 281-07/10/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 1, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:-

Punjab and Haryana High court in the below citied case held that if the maintenance charges etc. are stipulated to be payable by the licencee or the lessor it must form a part of the rent for the purpose of computing the annual value of the property while calculating Income frm House Property.( Sunil Kumar Gupta Vs. ACIT, Circle-II, Amritsar)

ITAT Kolkata in the below citied case held that revision u/s 263 is valid where there is a difference of TDS as per 26AS and TDS as declared in the Retun of Income and AO failed to make inquires.( M/s. PBN Construction (P) Ltd., Siliguri Vs. Pr. C.I.T. – Siliguri)

ITAT Chennai in the below citied case held that Since the transaction was relatable to acquisition of capital asset, namely, plant and machinery by way of import from Japan, this Tribunal is of the considered opinion that the gain due to foreign exchange fluctuation would definitely be on the capital field.( M/s Renault India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. The Dy. CIT, Chennai)

INDIRECT TAX:-

There is no service tax liability on banking and financial service on income earned towards leasing out of certain machines where agreement was for providing lease/ right by the respondent to the third party for use of plant and machinery for a period of five year.( CCE, Indore Versus M/s Gajra Gears Pvt. Limited)- 2016 (9) TMI 1111 – CESTAT NEW DELHI – Service Tax

There will ne no penalty on appellant where he had bonafide believed that he is not liable to pay service tax but during the audit the audit party informed him that he is liable to pay service tax then he immediately paid the entire service tax along with interest.( M/s Memco Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd. Versus The Commissioner of Service Tax, Bangalore)- 2016 (9) TMI 1109 – CESTAT BANGALORE – Service Tax

GST UPDATES:-

GST: CBEC releases Draft GST Registration Rules, GST Payment Rules and GST Invoice Rules with formats.

MCA has released the revised the versions of e-Forms –

FORM NAMES PARTICULAR
Form 23AC Filing balance sheet and other documents with the Registrar underCompanies Act, 1956

 

Form 23ACA Filing Profit and Loss account and other documents with the Registrarunder Companies Act, 1956

 

Form CHG-1 Application for registration of creation, modification of charge (other than those related to debentures)

 

Form CHG-9 Application for registration of creation or modification of charge for debentures or rectification of particulars filed in respect of creation or modification of charge for debentures

 

Form CRA-2 Form of intimation of appointment of cost auditor by the company to Central Government.

 

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has made an amendment to the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014. These rules may be called the Companies (Management and Administration) Amendment Rules, 2016 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

ICAI Updates:

ICAI has issued a Guidance Note on Combined and Carve-Out Financial Statements(September 2016) dated on 28/09/2016

ICAI has published an overview (Revised 2016) on Indian Accounting Standard (Ind As) dated on 26/09/2016.

Key Dates:

Excise payment for Non SSI for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Service tax payment for company for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Service tax payment for Individuals/Proprietory/ Partnership Firms for the quarter ended by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Payment of TDS/TCS challan No. 281-07/10/2016

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HIGHLIGHTS RESULTS OF THE GST COUNCIL MEETING HELD :

HIGHLIGHTS RESULTS OF THE GST COUNCIL MEETING HELD :

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  1. The threshold Annual Exemption Limit fixed at ₹ 20 Lac.
  2. The threshold limit for the north-eastern and hill states paged at ₹ 10 Lac.
  3. GST rates and tax slabs would be decided at three-day’s meeting during 17-19 Oct, 2016.
  4. GST rollout slated for 1st April, 2017.
  5. All cesses will be subsumed in the GST
  6. GST Council’s next meeting on 30th Sep, 2016 to finalise draft GST law / rules.
  7. The state authorities will have jurisdiction over assessees with annual turnover of less than ₹ 1.5 crore.
  8. Those with turnover of over Rs 1.5 Crores would be cross examination either by officers from the Centre or state to avoid dual control.
  9. The existing 11 Lac service tax assessees would continued to be assessed by the Centre.
  10. New assessees which would be added to the list would be divided between the Centre and the States.
  11. Council is working on a compensation law and draft compensation formula.
  12. The base year for calculating compensation would be 2015-16 and the formula for payment of compensation would be deliberated b/w the state and Central authorities.
  13. All decisions today by the GST Council were taken on the basis of consensus.

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Income Declaration Scheme’2016

Income Declaration Scheme’2016 – Latest Developments

IDS

(a)       Instruction No. 9 of 2016 (IDS) dated 27-09-2016

(Non –indexation of assets sold prior to 01-06-2016)

CBDT issues yet another clarification on the Income Declaration Scheme (‘IDS’), clears air on making declaration with respect to sale made prior to June 1, 2016 of capital asset acquired out of undisclosed income and sale proceeds held in cash.

Instances have been brought to the notice of the Board that some taxpayers are of the view that if a capital asset acquired out of undisclosed income is sold before 01.06.2016 and the sale proceeds so received are held in cash, then the amount of undisclosed income required to be declared under the Scheme shall be the amount of undisclosed income invested in acquisition of such capital asset as increased by the capital gain arising on sale of such asset determined in accordance with the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (i.e.sale consideration less indexed cost of acquisition).

Clarifying the position, the Board has clarified that as per the provisions contained in section 183(2) of the Scheme that where the income chargeable to tax is represented in the form of investment in any asset, the fair market value of such asset as on 01.06.2016 shall be deemed to be the undisclosed income for the purposes of the Scheme. In this context, it may be noted that cash in hand is an asset for the purposes of the Scheme.

(b)       Instruction No. 10 of 2016 (IDS) dated 28-09-2016

(Filing declarations in non pan cases)

In cases where the declarant is not having a PAN or PAN is pending allotment and the assessee is not likely to get PAN by the date of closure of the Scheme i.e. 30.09.2016, the CBDT has clarified that in such cases a declaration under the Scheme can be filed manually before the jurisdictional Pr.Commissioner/Commissioner by quoting the date and acknowledgment number of PAN application form.

However, the jurisdictional Pr.Commissioner/ Commissioner shall issue Form-2 only after the allotment of PAN to the declarant. The time limit provided for issuance of Form-2 under sub-rule (3) of rule 4 of the Income Declaration Scheme Rules, 2016 in such cases shall apply from the date on which PAN has been allotted to the declarant. In case, PAN allotment could not be made due to non­compliance/non-furnishing of documents by the declarant, the declaration shall be treated as invalid.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE  OCT 1, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:-

Gujarat HC confirms ITAT order, holds ONGC (‘assessee’) in default u/s 201(1)/(1A) for not deducting TDS on payment of ‘uniform allowance’ to its employees for AY 2010-11.It Rejected assessee’s stand that the dress code at work place would qualify as uniform and hence exemption u/s Sec 10(14)(i) r.w. Rule 2BB with respect to uniform allowance was allowable. [TS-525-HC-2016(GUJ)]

IT: Deposit of amount of the firm in the bank a/c of partner- may be a violation of Indian Partnership Act but not of Income Tax Act – ITO, W-30 (1), New Delhi Vs Vinod Chadha and Vica-Versa (2016 (9) TMI 1069 – ITAT Delhi)

Delhi ITAT allows depreciation on ‘discarded assets’ which formed part of block, but were not used for the purpose of business during AY 2010-11. [TS-522-ITAT-2016(DEL)]

CBDT extended working hours on 30th September ,2016 for IDS Declaration vide press release dated 27/09/2016.Accordingly, the counters for receiving declarations under the Income Declaration Scheme – 2016 shall be functional till 12:00 midnight on 30th September, 2016.

ITAT Jaipur in the below citied case held that when declared income is more than the estimated income applying 8% of the works contract, no addition can be made while computing of net profit.( M/s Zuberi Engineering Co. Vs. D.C.I.T., Circle-2, Jaipur And A.C.I.T., Circle-2, Jaipur Vs.M/s Zuberi Engineering Co.)

INDIRECT TAX:-

The service tax paid on the renewal of the software by the service provider is eligible to be claimed as refund by the appellant.( Emerson Export Engineering Centre Versus Commissioner of Central Excise)-2016 (9) TMI 1134 – CESTAT MUMBAI – Service Tax

Dumpers and parts thereof are to be treated as used in or in relation to the manufacture of final products and thus qualifies as an input.( M/s. Aditya Cement Versus CCE, Jaipur-II)- 2016 (9) TMI 1127 – CESTAT NEW DELHI – Central Excise

CBEC has issued a notification  regarding Non-levy of service tax on the services by way of advancement of Yoga vide notification No. 42/2016 dated 26/09/2016. Central Govt. directs that service tax u/s 66B of Finance Act on the service by way of ‘advancement of Yoga’ provided by entities registered u/s 12AA of Income Tax from July 1, 2012 to October 20, 2015 shall not be required to be paid .

Since the services of renovation and modernization were provided by the service provider in the form of works contract which is excluded from the definition of input service Cenvat credit was rightly denied.(JDSU India Pvt. Ltd. Versus Commissioner of Service Tax, Pune)  2016 (9) TMI 1059 – CESTAT MUMBAI – Service Tax

GST UPDATES:-

CBEC has issued a presentation on IGST model

CBEC has issued Draft Rules and Formats for return and refund

FAQ as Issued by CBECRegistration

Q 1. What is advantage of taking registration in GST?

Ans. Registration under Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime will confer following advantages to the business:

Legally recognized as supplier of goods or services.

Proper accounting of taxes paid on the input goods or services which can be utilized for payment of GST due on supply of goods or services or both by the business.

Legally authorized to collect tax from his purchasers and pass on the credit of the taxes paid on the goods or services supplied to purchasers or recipients.

Q 2. Can a person without GST registration claim ITC and collect tax?

Ans. No. A person without GST registration can neither collect GST from his customers nor claim any input tax credit of GST paid by him.

Q 3. What will be the effective date of registration?

Ans. Where the application for registration has been submitted within thirty days from the date on which the person becomes liable to registration, the effective date of registration shall be date of his liability for registration.

Where an application for registration has been submitted by the applicant after thirty days from the date of his becoming liable to registration, the effective date of registration shall be the date of grant of registration.

In case of suomoto registration, i.e. taking registration voluntarily while being within the threshold exemption limit for paying tax, the effective date of registration shall be the date of order of registration.

Q 4. Who are the persons liable to take a Registration under the Model GST Law?

Ans. Any supplier who carries on any business at any place in India and whose aggregate turnover exceeds threshold limit as prescribed in a year is liable to get himself registered. However, certain categories of persons mentioned in Schedule III of MGL are liable to be registered irrespective of this threshold.

An agriculturist shall not be considered as a taxable person and shall not be liable to take registration. (As per section 9 (1))

Q 6. Which are the cases in which registration is compulsory?

Ans. As per paragraph 5 in Schedule III of MGL, the following categories of persons shall be required to be registered compulsorily irrespective of the threshold limit:

  1. a)  persons making any inter-State taxable supply;
  2. b)  casual taxable persons;
  3. c)  persons who are required to pay tax under reverse charge;
  4. d)  non-resident taxable persons;
  5. e)  persons who are required to deduct tax under section 37;
  6. f)  persons who supply goods and/or services on behalf of other registered taxable persons whether as an agent or otherwise;
  7. g)  input service distributor;
  8. h)  persons who supply goods and/or services, other than branded services, through electronic commerce operator;
  9. i)  every electronic commerce operator;
  10. j)  an aggregator who supplies services under his brand name or his trade name; and
  11. k)  such other person or class of persons as may be notified by the Central Government or a State Government on the recommendations of the Council.

FAQ on Company Law:

Query: Loan from directors are exempted from the definition of deposits but if in case the directors and shareholders are same, what will be the position when company has to take funds from them. Will they be included in the purview of Deposits?

Answer: Rule 2(c)(viii) of the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014 exempts any amount received from a person who, at the time of the receipt of the amount, was a director of the company. In case same person are directors and shareholders of a Company, in that case also, any amount of loan taken from such persons shall not be included in the purview of Deposits.

Query: Can you please tell the procedure to strike off LLP and which form is required to be filed for striking off the name of LLP?

Answer: You shall be required to file eForm 24 along with Copy of detailed application, Copy of authority to make the application, Copy of consent of all partners, Copy of consent of all creditors, Copy of the undertaking/ indemnity bond for striking off name, Copy of statement of assets and liabilities duly certified as true and correct by auditor/Chartered Accountant in practice and Copy of acknowledgement of latest Income tax.

Key Dates:

Excise payment for Non SSI for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Service tax payment for company for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Service tax payment for Individuals/Proprietory/ Partnership Firms for the quarter ended by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Payment of TDS/TCS challan No. 281-07/10/2016

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