Summary of New MCA official updates under the Company Act 2013

Summary of New MCA official updates under the Company Act 2013

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Corporate & Allied Laws Update:

# MCA has released a notification that “ACTIVE non-compliant” corporations and “Deactivated DIN” holders can take full advantage of the moratorium term from 01.04.2020 to 30.09.2020 without any LATE FEES.

# 31.03.2020 is the latest due date of AOC-4, MGT-7 for F.Y. 2018-19 for companies with authority in UT J&K and Ladakh and NBFC (IND AS) Firms XBRL AOC-4 and MGT-7.

# In order to ensure Corona Preparations of Companies / LLPs, on 23.03.2020, MCA must deploy a web-form called CAR (Company Affirmation of Readiness for COVID-19) to be filed by all INSTANT Companies / LLPs.

# MCA also updated the rules of the Board of Directors to ensure that the Board of Directors may keep the “Video-Conferencing” facility for the acceptance of the financial reports, the Board report, etc. to be held until 30.06.2020.

# MCA has explained that corporations are allowed to conduct AGM by video conferencing (VC) or other audio and visual means. (Refer to MCA General Circular No. 20/2020 for specific details).

# MCA extended the date of registration of current directors at the Independent Director Databank from 30.04.2020 to 30.06.2020. Consequently, timely identification of the same is of primary importance. Note that MCA also charges a nominal fee of 5,900 per director for such registration. MCA also extended the deadline for the “Registration at the Independent Directors’ Portal” of the new Independent Directors.

# The Government has developed an online PF withdrawal system for “COVID-19 Outbreak” reasons through the EPF Member Portal or “Umang Mobile App.” You should withdraw the lower PF of:

  1. 75% of the total standing PF amount.
  2. Three months of Standard + DA.

# MCA has explained w.r.t. dates and duration of the name allocation, name change and resubmissions as follows:

  • No Licensed Business Names (New / Update) expiring from 15.03.2020 to 03.05.2020 must be retained until 23.05.2020.
  • Resubmission timelines of any MCA form for which the last resubmission date is from 15.03.2020 to 03.05.2020 has been extended to 18.05.2020.

RELIEF TO LISTED COMPLIANCE REPORTING COMPANIES ATTRIBUTABLE TO CORONAVIRUS:

LATEST DUE DATE-15.05.2020—QUARTERLY COMPLIANCE)

  • Furnishing Specifics of the shareholding structure (Q4 19-20) in compliance with Regulation 31 (Earlier Date-21.04.2020).
  • Furnishing Corporate Governance Statement (Q4 19-20) according to Regulation 27 (Earlier Date-15.04.2020).
  • Furnishing information of customer grievances (Q4 19-20) under Regulation 13(3) (Earlier Date-21.04.2020)

LATEST DUE DATE-31.05.2020 (Half-Year Compliance)

  • Furnishing Certificate of Compliance with Stock Exchange (HY2 19-20) according to Regulation 7 (Earlier Date-30.04.2020).

LATEST DUE DATE-30.06.2020-(Yearly Compliance)

  • Publication of financial results pursuant to Regulation 33 of the LODR Guidelines for Financial Publishing (Earlier Dates-15.05.2020 (Q4 Results) and 30.05.2020 (Annual Results)).
  • Secretarial compliance study under Regulation 24A for the year 2019-20 (earlier date-30.05.2020).

The Essential Points to be remembered with reference to the company incorporation in India with reference to current situation + “SPICE

  1. Both forms (Incorporation, AOA, MOA, AGILE-PRO) have to be filled out in a web-based facility and then copied, digitally signed and posted as before.
  2. “Check Form,” “Pre-Scrutiny” to be performed on a web-based database, so no modifications can be made to the downloaded files.
  3. “INC-9” (declaration by first subscriber) must always be submitted by a web-based facility only.
  4. “AGILE-PRO” is to be digitally signed only by a person who has signed the “Spice+” form and no other director will sign the same form.
  5. If you continue to apply for “Name Reservation” first, you should opt for 2 Proposed Names otherwise you might also proceed to the “Name with Incorporation” facility and then you can only propose One Name

# The GSTIN status applied through AGILE-PRO can be checked at the GST Portal from the MCA Forms SRN.

# Companies that enroll ESI and PF inside the SPICE+ package do not require compliance with the ESI and PF laws until the deadline for application is set.

Changes made in CARO, 2020 Applicable from the Financial year 2019-20

  1. Fixed Assets/ Property, Plant and Equipment

# Reporting over maintenance of records of Intangible assets have been specifically added.

# Leased Immovable property are specifically excluded from the reporting over the holding of title deeds in the Company’s name. If owned Immovable property is not held in the Company’s name, Dispute status and details of the registered owner need to be reported.

# In the case of EPP revaluation, the auditor must determine that the same has been achieved on the basis of the Reported Interest survey. Changes ought to be recorded if 10% or more of the adjustments are made in the WDV.

  1. Inventory

# Inconsistencies recognized by management with an effect of 10% or more of the inventory value need to be reported.

# In the case that the Corporation has a working capital limit of more than INR 5 Crores depending on the security of the current assets (e.g. Stock, Debtors), the auditor must report that the regular filings (e.g. Financial Accounts, Debtors Listing) made with the lender are in compliance with the books.

  1. Undisclosed Income:

# The auditor must disclose whether or not any income has been returned under the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the same has been duly accounted for in the books of accounts.

  1. Default in repayment of loans

# The auditor must determine that the company is considered to be a “Willful defaulter.”

# Information on the removal of term loans from allowable use needs to be published.

# Data has been given on how short-term loans have been used for long-term purposes.

# The auditor must comment on all money taken to meet the commitments of the community business.

# Reporting on loans received by the Firm was made on the basis of the commitment of shares issued by the Firm to shareholders, Joint venture’s and associates.

  1. Fraud reporting

# Fraud reporting has been extended to fraud against the Company by any person rather than by officers or employees in the past.

# The fraud report issued by the auditors in the form ADT-4 to CG should be reported.

# The auditor has to record his evaluation of “Whistle Blower” allegations.

  1. Internal Audit

# The auditor must report whether the internal audit system exists within the company and whether or not the internal audit reports have been considered.

# The particulars of the proceedings (pending / initiated) under the Benami Law need to be published.

  1. Consolidated Financial Statements

# Details of consolidated companies with qualifications or adverse reactions in the CARO report must be reported along with Paragraph Number of the auditor with audit report on Consolidated Financial Activities.

  1. Non-Banking Financial Activities

# The auditor must report on the conduct of financial activities of an NBFC nature by the company without valid Certificate and reporting.

  1. Cash Losses

# The auditor will document whether the Company has suffered CASH LOSS during the current AND preceding financial year and the volume of such cash loss.

# The resignation of the statutory auditor and the causes, problems with him duly considered by the incoming auditor or not; must be published.

  1. Financial Ratios

# The goals of the Organization to meet its Existing Obligations on the basis of percentages, maturity and plans for execution must be stated.

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility:

# The Auditor will disclose that the unexpended amount has been allocated to the designated fund within 6 months of the end of the fiscal year and whether or not the pending project balance has been moved to a special account. (Amendment itself under the Corporations Act, not yet told in 2013).

APPLICABILITY OF ANNEXES TO THE AUDITOR’S REPORT:

  • Annexure of the CARO Report is not needed in the case of Small Business, Banking Firm, Insurance Company, Section 8 Company, One Person Company and any private company having paid up capital and free assets to INR 1 crores as at the balance sheet date and borrowing up to INR 1 crores at any time during the year and revenue up to INR 10 crores as per the financial reporting of the year mentioned.
  • Annexure of the Internal Financial Control Report is not required in the case of Small Company, One Person Company, AND any Private Company with Turnover up to INR 50 Crores as per the financial statements of the year concerned and borrowing up to INR 25 Crores at any time during the year.

Click here to access the overview of the MCA Order on CARO, 2020 dated 25.02.2020.

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Everything about MCA Company Fresh Start Scheme (CFSS) 2020

Everything about MCA Company Fresh Start Scheme (CFSS) 2020

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs released Company Fresh Start Scheme 2020 full Circular 12/2020 dt 30.3.2020 which applies to both public and private corporations incorporated under the Co Act 1956/2013.

The key provisions are as follows:-(1) Permits to register all outstanding refunds, accounts, records over any amount of years.

(2) It shall come into force on 1.4.2020 and shall remain in effect until 30 September 2020.

(3) It shall extend to all public or private entities who have not submitted any financial statements or records, including tax reports, for any amount of years as of the date of filing.

(4) Only the usual payments as they prevail on the date of filing shall be payable.

(5)No late charge, no fine, no investigation instead of regular fees owed.

(6) Prosecution where any outstanding is disposed of after payment

(7) The scheme shall not apply to those companies against which the final notice under section 248 has been given to ROC for cancelation or which have applied for cancelation or have been declared dormant; vanishing or dormant company or companies under CIRP.

(8) Companies who have canceled their names can not benefit from this scheme and must have their names restored;

(9) Companies that make use of this scheme for the purpose of I becoming inactive under Section 455 and also (ii) deleting their names

(10) After payment of the usual fees and the return of documents has been registered, an application shall be lodged electronically (without any fees) for the purposes of this scheme.

(11)Scheme grants immunity from filing forms and returns of records, but not from any disciplinary action by the organization for which ROC may be necessary.

It is a prime opportunity to register any remaining annual reports, plus any overdue annual returns, for any amount of years.

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Comprehensive Understanding Regarding the current Further Issue Of Share Capital On Under Right Issue Basis Section 62 of the companies act 2013

Comprehensive Understanding Regarding the current Further Issue Of Share Capital On Under Right Issue Basis Section 62 of the companies act 2013

Shareholders who, at any time, plan to increase their subscribed share capital the increase their share capital by selling shares to their current shareholders who, at the date of the bid, are the holders of the share capital of the company. In basic words, the right issue is an offer to the existing shareholders to buy the equity of the company in proportion to the current stock. It is the best way to encourage capital in a business. It is up to the owners whether or not they support it.

Unless the terms of the Article of the Company do not provide otherwise, the current owner still has the right to revoke this privilege for the benefit of some other individual. The firm sends the Letter of Offer to the owners of the company stating the number of shares offered and the time period during which the bid is to be approved. The time period recommended will not be less than 15 days, but not more than 30 days. In the case that no notice has been obtained from the shareholder side within the specified time period, the bid is considered to have been rejected.

The existing shareholder of the company to purchase additional shares at discounted prices in proportion to their existing holdings. A shareholder entitled to receive the share on the basis of the offer rate prescribed in the letter of offer. For eg, the bid ratio is 1:2 which means that the shareholder owning two shares is able to receive one share if he only has 3 shares and is entitled to receive 1 share. If he has 4 shares, he is entitled to 2 shares. Through this offer, corporations give shareholders the right, but not the duty, to buy new securities at a discount on the existing stock price.

In the case of non-acceptance of such a bid, the Board of Directors shall have the right to dispose of it in a manner that is not adverse to the owners and the company.

If, at any point, a company with a share capital intends to raise its registered capital through the issuing of additional shares; those shares shall be offered—

ON RIGHT BASIS: to existing shareholders in proportion to the company’s paid-up equity capital owned by them by means of a letter of offer.

PROCEDURE FOR ALLOTMENT OF SHARES On RIGHT ISSUE BASIS:

  • Note in writing to each Director at least seven days prior to the meeting of the Board of Directors. [Sec 173(3)] Pass the vote of the Board to accept the “Statement of Bid” The letter of bid also contains the right of renunciation.
  • Dispatch of the Letter of Offer to all current shareholders by registered post or speed post or by online means at least three days before the opening of the issue.
  • Convene a decision of the Board of Directors of the Pass Board to approve allocation and issue of shares.
  • Receive approval, renunciation, denial of rights of shareholders
  • Meeting of the Directors and Notification of Meeting of the Board of Directors given at least seven days prior to the meeting of the Board of Directors (Section 179(3)).
  • The meeting of the Board of Directors will be held in compliance with SS-1 to accept the Board of Directors’ Decision on the adoption of the “Letter of Bid.”
  • Letter of offer will be submitted to existing shareholders by registered post or by fast post or by online means, with proof of delivery to all current shareholders at least three days before the opening of the issue.
  • For the case of the “Public Business” file MGT-1 within 30 days from the date of the vote of the Council.
  • Register the return of allotment with Registrar in E-Form PAS-3 within 30 days of allotment of shares.
  • Register the return of allotment with Registrar in E-Form PAS-3 within 30 days of allotment of shares.
  • File E-form MGT 14 within 30 days of issuance of securities.
  • Addition to the E-Form PAS-3 I Board resolution on distribution and question of interest. (ii) Letter of Offer (iii) List of Allottes
  • List of Allottes attached to E-Form PAS-3 shall state the names, address, profession, if any, of the owner and the number of shares assigned to each of the allottes, and the list shall be certified as complete and accurate by the signatory of Form PAS-3 in accordance with the company’s records.
  • Issue of the share certificate over a span of two months from the date of issuance in the form-SH-1. Stamp duty paid within 30 days of the date of issue. Reasonable
  • In the case of a listed firm – Unless otherwise mentioned, SEBI (ICDR) Regulation 2009 shall apply where the aggregate value of the stated offer is fifty lakh roupies or more. Provided that provision of this Regulation does not apply to securities issued pursuant to Regulation 9(1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011.

FEMA provisions allow Indian companies to issue, if any, the right shares to existing non-resident shareholders, subject to the sectoral cap. Furthermore, this concern will also be concerned with in accordance with the other statute. (a) In the case of shares of a company listed on a recognized stock exchange in India, at a price as decided by the company; (b) In the case of shares of a company not listed on a recognized stock exchange in India, at a price not less than the price at which the right-based bid is made to a resident shareholder.

It is appropriate to receive prior permission from RBI for Right Issue to former OCBs. An investor may allocate an additional right share out of the unsubscribed portion, subject to the condition that the total issue of the shares to non-residents in the company’s total paid-up capital does not exceed the sectoral cap.

RECENT RIGHT ISSUE Reliance Industries (RIL) which is India’s most popular corporation propose to collect Rs 53,125 crore by giving Rs.1,257 a share discount of 14 per cent. Existing RIL shareholders may buy One share for every 15 shares owned The target to raise this issue is to decrease the net debt to zero by 31 March 2021.

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RETURNS UNDER GOODS & SERVICES TAX :

RETURNS UNDER GST : EIGHT FORMS: GSTR-1 TO GSTR-8

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 GSTR-1

(Sales Register)

  • This is a sales register of goods and services
  • we can enter the details of sales and services there.
  • For each transaction it is important to classify the goods or services with his SAC or HSN code.
  • (Later on we will discuss abt SAC or HSN CODE)

 

 GSTR- 2

(Purchase Register)

  • This is a purchase register. Here we can enter the data of both purchase of service and goods.
  • In GSTR-2 the data of the goods purchase from register dealer including debit/credit note will automatically populated there as the respective dealers upload there sales register on due date. Due to this we can match our purchases against the sales register and the impact of this in current scenario where tax credit mismatch is hard to match and a time taking process, in GST there we will check our data as per seller return so mismatch issues will be solve easily
  • As well as here we will amend our purchase bill too as we received in earlier periods
  • Here a separate details information will be required for input service distributors
  • Due date of filling the return is 15th of the next month. But we can upload our data on daily, fortnight, weekly too. Soon the last date of return filing the workload should be lesser than before

 

GSTR-3

(Monthly Return Form)

  • In this GST return form maximum data of this return is auto populated from purchase and sales registers.  Only adjustment entries and challan information will enter after these entries
  • Here cash ledger (tax deposit in cash and TDS/ TCS) will made separately for CGST, SGST and IGST
  • Basically its looks like PLA register of Excise and Service tax

 

 GSTR-4

(Quarterly return for compounding dealers)

  • For those compounding dealers  assesses whose turnover is less than Rs. 50 lacs and there is no interstate transaction )
  • File return on and before 18th of the month after the quarter
  • In this return, data will be automatically populated after filing of GSTR-1

 GSTR-5

(Return file by the Non-Resident)

  • This will be a monthly return filed by the non –resident within 18th day after end of the month and within the 7 days after expiry of registration ( plz refer registration rule or will be shared with u later on)
  • In this return HSN/SAC code should be mention because these are classify the transaction as a sales and purchase of goods and services

  GSTR-6

(Return for Input Service Distributor)

  • This return will be filed by the Input Service Distributors within 15 days after end of the month
  • In this return form input service distribution ledger will be maintained. In this ledger credit of CGST, SGST, IGST  will maintain separately of each tax amount

GSTR-7

(TDS Return)

  • Tax deductor will be liable to file this TDS return within the 10 days after end of the month
  • This return form is almost similar to TDS return of income tax (26Q/24Q etc) as in this return deductee information and transaction information is mention with the related challan in which the TDS amount is paid to department

 GSTR-8

(Annual Return)

  • This return form will be filed on or before 31st December of the next financial year
  • In this return the total annual returns information will be matched by the department with the monthly /quarterly return filled by the assesse
  • In this return auditors information will submitted
  • In this return all the transaction will bifurcated within goods and services. This bifurcation should be match with the HSN/SAC code given by the assessee in his monthly/ quarterly return

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GST RATE IN COUNTRIES

ABOUT GST RATE IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES:

Are-you-ready-for-GST-in-Malaysia-2The combined GST rate is being discussed by government. The rate is expected around 18% to 22%. After the Total GST Rate is arrived at, the States and the Centre will decide on the CGST and SGST rates.

GST Rates on Goods & Services  – to be based on Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) There will be Four rates:

Merit rate for essential goods and services,

Standard rate for goods and services in general,

Special rate for precious metals, &

NIL rate

Current Rate of GST in some other countries are :

🏻Australia 10%,

🏻France 19.60%,

🏻Canada 5%,

🏻Germany 19%,

🏻Japan 8%,

🏻Singapore 7%,

🏻Sweden 25%,

🏻New Zealand 15% &

🏻Pakistan17%

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE AUG 11, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

  • Gujarat High Court held thatTDS u/s 194LA – The buildings do not form part of the agricultural lands or at any rate have not been shown to be in the nature of small farm houses or go downs for agricultural operations. The Tribunal therefore, committed an error in reversing the orders of the revenue authorities with respect to the applicability of section 194LA qua the compensation for the buildings –[Gujarat High Court in case of [CIT (TDS) Vs. Special Land Acquisition Officer]
  • Roads and boundaries, railway sidings, jetty pire, bouys, mooring and navigation structure can be considered as plant and machinery for the purpose of granting of depreciation under Sec. 32– [Gujarat High Court in case of [CIT Vs. Kandla Port Trust] ]

INDIRECT TAX:

  • CESTAT grants exemption benefit under Notification No. 21/2002-Cus on import of heavy duty crane cum pipe laying ship, notes that said Notification exempts goods required in connection with petroleum operations undertaken under petroleum exploration licenses or mining leases, as granted by the Govt. of India to ONGC or OIL on nomination basis[TS-305-CESTAT-2016-CUST]
  • CESTAT sets aside order which rejected service tax exemption under Notification 4/2004-ST to assessee for logistic services rendered to SEZ unit on the ground that services were not consumed within the Zone [TS-300-CESTAT-2016-ST]

COMPANY LAW:

MCA Update: Amendment in Incorporation Rules dated 27.07.2016. Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a notification dated 27th July, 2016 to amend Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2016. Following are the major amendments mentioned in the Notification:

  1. Subscription Sheet of Incorporation: Now, the type written or printed particulars of the subscribers and witnesses shall be allowed as if it is written by the subscriber and witness so long as they appends his or her signature or thumb impression.
  2. Proofs of Subscribers* : In case the subscriber is already holding a valid DIN, and theparticulars provided therein have been updated as on the date of application, and the declaration to this effect is given in the application, the proof of identity and residence need not be attached.
  1. Form INC-10 is omitted.: Now, no need to attach Form INC-10 in Incorporation application.
  2. Publication of name by Company: Every company which has a website for conducting online business or otherwise, shall disclose/publish its name, address of its registered office, CIN, etc. on the landing/home page of the said website.
  3. Shifting of RO from One state to another:
  4. NOC from RBI to be attached with Form INC-23, in case Company is registered NBFC.
  5. In case of Listed Company, now no need to serve notice alongwith copy of application to SEBI.

Copy of notification can be accessed at below link:

http://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/pdf/CompaniesThridAmendementRules_28072016.pdf

OTHER UPDATE  –

FDI IN NBFCS

  • Yesterday, the Cabinet approved liberalization of foreign investment norms for the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), in yet another measure aimed at improving the ease of doing business.
  • At present, only investments in 18 specified NBFC activities are permitted under the automatic route.
  • Foreign investment (FDI) in all NBFC activities can now come under the automatic route provided they are regulated by any of the financial sector regulators.
  • Entities not regulated by any of the regulators will need approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).
  • The Cabinet also did away with minimum capital requirements, saying that such requirements are already imposed by regulators.

Key Dates:

  • Extension to 29.10.2016, of Last Date of filing of e-forms AOC-4 , AOC-4 XBRL, AOC-4 (CFS), & MGT-7. Circular No.08/2016 Dated 29.07.2016.
  • Public Servants Annual Assets Liabilities Return Filing due date extended to 31.12.2016
  • 15-08-16 is the last date for Issue of TDS certificates in form 16A for quarter ended 30-6-16 by all deductors.
  • Be honest when in trouble, be simple when in wealth, be polite when in authority and be silent when in anger.
  • “People Reach great heights in life only if they have great depth. The tallest building has the strongest foundation.”
  • Don’t find fault, find a remedy.     -Henry Ford

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE Aug 10, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

  • Gujarat High Court allows  Interest u/s 244A on principal claim of refund of tax – AO has not made out the case of delay in refund for any period attributable to the assessee disentitling for interest – officer has no escape from granting interest to the assessee in terms of section 244A(1)(a) of the Act .     [ Gujarat High Court in case of [Ajanta Manufacturing Limited Vs. DCIT]
  • Delhi High Court in the below citied case held that Section 80IA(2A): As the words “derived from” are absent, there is no requirement to prove “first degree nexus” of the receipts with the eligible business. All receipts of the undertaking are eligible for 100% deduction. (Pr. CIT vs. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (Delhi High Court)

Indirect Tax:

  • CESTAT NEW DELHI Held that – Central Excise Cenvat credit – availability – duty paid on various iron and steel items used for fabrication of capital goods – Held that – the issue stand covered by the recent decision of Hon ble High Court of Gujarat in the case of Mundra Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. vs. CCE & Cus 2015 (5) TMI 663 – GUJARAT HIGH COURT and by the precedent decision of same assessees case. Therefore, in any case, even if the said items are held to be used as supporting structures, the cenvat credit cannot be denied. (Commissioner of Central Excise Versus M/s. Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd. – 2016 (8) TMI 349 – CESTAT NEW DELHI)

FAQ on Company Law:

  • Query:   We have a query regarding the regularization of Additional director in a Private Limited Company. We want to change designation of a person from additional director to Director Are we required to re appoint him as the  Director in the Annual General Meeting of the Company as he is suppose to retire in the ensuing Annual General Meeting or else. Please advise us that how can we change his designation from additional director to Director?

Answer:  You shall have to convene an Extra ordinary General meeting of the Company or you may regularize him in the ensuing Annual General Meeting also, for the purpose. Thereafter, you need to file Form DIR-12 and purpose selected should be “Change in Designation” and attach the copy of Resolution passed in the General Meeting of the Company with the Form.

OTHER UPDATE :

  • Co-operative bank is also a banking company; not liable to pay tax on NPA interest on accrual basis Principal Commissioner of Income-tax-5 v. Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank Ltd. [2016] 72 taxmann.com 117 (Gujarat)
  • Provision made by insurer for IBNR claims held as ascertained liability as it was made on basis of scientific method Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle-6, Kolkata v. National Insurance Co. Ltd. [2016] 72 taxmann.com 116 (Kolkata – Trib.)
Key Dates:
 ·         Extension to 29.10.2016, of Last Date of filing of e-forms AOC-4 , AOC-4 XBRL, AOC-4 (CFS), & MGT-7. Circular No.08/2016 Dated 29.07.2016.
·         Public Servants Annual Assets Liabilities Return Filing due date extended to 31.12.2016
·         15-08-16 is the last date for Issue of TDS certificates in form 16A for quarter ended 30-6-16 by all deductors.
·         Excise return in form ER-1 for NON SSI assessee for the month of July: 10/08/2016
·         Return by EOU in the ER-2 form for the month of July-10/08/2016
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THE GST BILL ADOPTED BY THE RAJYA SABHA & LOKE SABHA

THE GST BILL ADOPTED BY THE RAJYA SABHA & LOKE SABHA

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KEEPING GST RATE FIXED AT 18% AND BRINGING GST AS A FINANCIAL BILL AND NOT MONEY BILLS,

After a long period of histrionics and haggling, the Goods and Services tax(GST) bill was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha & Loke Sabha by amending the constitution which can be considered as a historic day in the Rajya Sabha and leter on in Loke Sabha. This would pave the way for the “one country, one tax” concept.

With all the parties pledging support except for the AIADMK, the Rajya Sabha has passed GST which is a constitutional amendment by taking in two thirds of majority. The amendments kept forward by the finance minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley were also taken into consideration. The bill shall now be sent back to the lower house for its approval.

This constitutional amendment of GST shall now enable both central and the state governments to levy the GST simultaneously,which shall subsume all the indirect taxes which are currently levied inclusive of service tax and excise duties. Rather than on production, it will now be levied on the basis of consumption.

The GST Bill amendments adopted by the Rajya Sabha last week were unanimously passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday 10 Aug 2016.

Two important components:

The GST will include 2 components in reference to the federal structure of our country: the State GST(SGST) and the Central GST(CGST).

The shift from various indirect taxes to the GST Regime will now lead to a seamless and a uniform market across India. GST will boost (increase) growth rates,check evasion and will bring into force a uniform rate said the Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley while he initiated the debate.

Mr. Chidambaram, the lead speaker of the Congress party made it very clear that main opposition party shall support long pending GST Bill on the condition that the government would give an assurance on 2 important things: Keeping the GST rate fixed at 18% in the ongoing subsequent legislation for roll-out of GST and bringing GST as a financial bill and not money bills, to which the Rajya Sabha will vote on and not just discuss.

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Impact of GST on Real Estate Industries of INDIA

What is the impact of GST on real estate industries of INDIA?

gstThe introduction of GST would enhance attractions of other countries towards India as the investment destination through encouraging easier operations and higher transparency especially in property deals. In short term basis, the warehousing segment and industrial property shall be the most beneficial sectors of GST Adoption. However nothing can be firmly said if adoption of GST system will definitely bring the prices down in residential and commercial segments as sales of immovable property on which stamp duty continues to apply is outside the ambit of GST.

POSITIVE- IMPACT OF GST ON WAREHOUSING AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

As said earlier, in short run, the warehousing and industrial property sector shall be the prime beneficiary of Adoption of GST. The decision of establishing a warehouse shall no longer be on the base of tax arbitrage. It will be based on achievement of solving the optimal logistics. This will reduce the number of octroi checkpoints leading to considerable reduction in transportation time. Further, the Logistics companies shall look forward to establish large warehouses located on transit corridors.

We can therefore see the development of spoke and hub system in the warehousing, the spokes being on feeder lines and hubs on the transit corridors. We thus are expecting the nation to become a massive large market by cost of products being brought down. Further, the recent Modi government initiatives like 100% FDI in e-commerce sector and “Make in India” shall also boost the warehousing and manufacturing sector. Various international players like E-bay and Amazon have entered Indian markets already and have started to occupy large spaces in warehouses to gain their share in the E-commerce industry.

Neutral- Impact of GST on commercial property

Commercial leasing makes up for the larger portion of commercial property business in our country. Currently, commercial property leasing is considered as a service under finance act,1994 and is thus is taxed as per service tax. The service tax being applicable at 15%. After the introduction of GST, it is assumed that this treatment shall remain unchanged and commercial property leasing will be subject to GST. The negative or the positive impact is primarily dependable on the GST rate which is applicable. Moreover, adding to this is the ambiguity about availability of GST tax credit which is paid on the procurement of services and goods during the phase of construction.

Neutral- Impact of GST on residential property

The impact of GST on the residential property sectors cannot be decided precisely as it is too early to comment. We have briefly analysed the effects of GST on 3 types of transactions of residential property, being, residential property leasing, sale of property which is under construction and sale of immovable property which is completed:

  1. Residential property leasing is currently not subject to service tax. This treatment is more likely to remain unchanged under GST Regime too.
  2. Sale of property which is under construction shall be covered under GST Regime. However, in present times it looks like there wouldn’t be much difference besides the fact being all forms of indirect taxes shall be clubbed under one single heading. Some benefit can be expected only if GST tax credit will be made available for developers for GST paid on services and goods.
  3. The sale of immovable property which is completed will in no way be impacted by GST as these transactions are outside the ambit of GST. On these transactions, stamp duty shall be made payable.

To conclude it, we can expect the GST to increase(boost) the overall demand on real estate, especially on warehousing and industrial sector, due to impact on economy being positive overall. From the perspective of cost, more precision is required on various transactions on the applicability of GST tax credits. The developers must be able to get overall credit for various taxes paid on inputs if proper application of mechanism of credit utilisation is made. This will eventually lead to reduce the overall cost.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE AUG 9, 2016

Direct Tax:

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Kolkata ITAT allows assessee’s (cooperative bank) appeal against levy of penalty u/s 271FA for delay in furnishing annual information return (‘AIR’) u/s 285BA, accepts assessee’s “bonafide ignorance” of relevant provisions as sufficient cause for non-compliance.[TS-425-ITAT- 2016(Kol)]

Delhi High Court in the below citied case held that The payment made by the Petitioner to Steria France for the managerial services provided by the latter cannot be taxed as fee for technical services and are not liable to withholding of tax u/s 195.( Steria (India) Ltd. Vs. CIT & Anr.)

Fee charged by Finance Co. for collecting EMI from bank customers would be considered for sec. 36(viii) deduction. [Gruh Finance Ltd. v. Assistant Commissioner Income-tax, Circle-4, Ahmedabad]

No disallowance of ITC for mere technical defect in VAT invoice.[M/s Avdesh Tracks Private Limited vs. The State of Punjab and another (Punjab & Haryana High Court)]

NCLT has issued order to prescribed Rs. 200/- per inspection as the fee for inspection for the records as provided under Rule 114 of the NCLT Rules,2016

Only when a corresponding liability arises on the ONGC to pay up the accrued amount, the income will become taxable. [Deep Industries Limited vs Assistant Commissioner of  Income Tax, Circle-1-2016(8)TMI 225 – Gujarat High Court]

The assessee is eligible for the claim of depreciation u/s 32(1)(ii) on the amount of intangible assets acquired by it as per Business Transfer Agreement. [Grindwell Norton Ltd. vs Addl. CIT 1 (1) , Mumbai and Vice-Versa – 2016 (8) TMI 222 – ITAT MUMBAI]

 IT: MAT computation – deferred revenue expenditure is nothing but a window dressing and the authority should not be mislead or guided by the balance sheet which is prepared to satisfy the shareholders. It is the P&L a/c prepared on the basis of the books of accounts as contemplated in Part-II of Schedule-VI which should form and assist to find out what is the profit earned and on that profit tax is levied – CIT & Anr Vs. Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

ITAT Chennai in the below citied case held that the mere sale of few pieces of lands here and there, now and then, irrespective of their value, as long as the said assets/lands did not lose the basic character of agricultural lands, does not constitute business activity for the assessee. (The DCIT, Corporate Circle 6 (1), Chennai Vs. Shri S. Amar Narayana Reddy)

Gujarat High court in the below cited case held that the Tribunal has rightly decide that the assessee is entitled for deduction under Section 801A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 without deducting the amount of subsidy given by the Government to the farmers and accordingly allowed the claim of the assessee .(CIT, Ahmedabad Vs. Kishan Discretionary Family Trust)

Indirect Tax:

Punjab and Haryana High Court held that no disallowance of ITC for mere technical defect in VAT invoice.( M/s Avdesh Tracks Private Limited vs. The State of Punjab and another

ST: Erection Commissioning or Installation Services – receipt of labour charges for installation and commissioning of GRP Pipes for various customers – The pipes that the respondent / assessee had to lay were not plant machinery or equipment – demand was rightly set aside – Addn.C.C.E. Vs. M/s Strategic Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (Madras High Court).

DVAT prescribes Delhi Sugam-2 (DS2) to be produced at check-post or barrier for bringing the goods in Delhi – Notification No.F.7(433)/Policy-II/VAT/2012/PF/1259-70, dt.08 JAN 2016.

DVAT specifies Conditions for downloading Central Statutory forms online – Notification No.F.3(556)/Policy/VAT/2015/1271-82, dt.08 JAN 2016.

Transportation services up to customer’s premises eligible for credit if transfer of title takes place therein-(Commissioner of Central Excise, Service Tax, Bengaluru-IV v. Ultra Tech Cement Ltd.)

Delhi HC sets aside order passed by Jt. Secretary to Govt. of India rejecting assessee’s revision application u/s 129DD of Customs Act, absent valid signature. It Rejected Revenue’s submission that it is consistent practice of Dept. of Revenue that only draft orders are signed by Adjudicating Authority and on that basis, certified copies of final orders are issued to parties and that the word ‘draft’ is mere appendage. [TS-299-HC-2016(DEL)-CUST]

Melting and converting old batteries into lead plates amounts to manufacture under UP VAT.( Shyam Behari Lal Keserwani v. Commissioner, U.P. Trade Tax, Lucknow)-[2016] 72  42 (Allahabad)

Normal mining exp. couldn’t be disallowed just because assessee was engaged in illegal mining.(Obulapuram Mining Company (P.) Ltd.hj v Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Central Circle-1 (3), Bangalore)

GST

ICAI releases BGM on Model GST Law- Order online https://goo.gl/NxX2n5 and download soft copy from www.idtc.icai.org

ICAI Updates:-

ICAI invites comments on any aspect of exposure draft of IND AS 102, share based payments, issued by the Accounting Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India dated on 4/8/2016.

RBI Updates:-

RBI launched new website named “sachet” on Thursday, where information regarding entities that are allowed to accept deposits, lodge complaints, and share information regarding illegal acceptance of deposits by unscrupulous entities can be obtained.

SEBI clarified that in case an eligible seller does not receive the tender/offer form, he can participate in the delisting by providing the application in writing on plain paper, signed by the eligible seller, by introducing the issue in the FAQs on SEBI (Delisiting Of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009

Key Dates:

  • Income tax department extends ITR-V verification deadline till 31 JAN 2016.
  • 10.08.16 is last date to file ER-1,2 & 6 for Excise returns by Non SSI assesses, EOUs,& by units paying duty of more than 1Cr respectively, for July 2016.
  • Excise return in form ER-1 for NON SSI assessee for the month of July: 10/08/2016
  • Return by EOU in the ER-2 form for the month of July-10/08/2016
  • Public Servants Annual Assets Liabilities Return Filing due date extended to 31.12.2016
  • 15-08-16 is the last date for Issue of TDS certificates in form 16A for quarter ended 30-6-16 by all deductors.

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