CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE August 26, 2017

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE August 26, 2017

Image result for corporate images hdDirect Tax:

  • Delhi ITAT upholds assessee’s Resale Price Method (RPM) over TPO’s TNMM for AYs 2003-04 to 2005-06 for benchmarking purchases of finished goods from AE for resale, holds that RPM is most appropriate method absent any value addition by assessee[TS-661-ITAT-2017(DEL) -TP]
  • The income tax department is open to lowering the withholding tax rate for foreign companies which have income in India, says CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra.
  • Supreme Court ruling the right to privacy as a fundamental right under the Constitution has triggered uncertainty over the mandatory linking of Aadhaar for stock trading brokers said they will now wait for the SC judgment that will test the validity of Aadhaar.

Indirect Tax:

  • CBEC made amendment in the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act by way of notification no 8/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 683(E), dated the 28th June, 2017. Vide notification no 354/173/2017 –TRU, dated 22th August 2017.

GST Update

  • GST Authorities have issued clarification w.r.t selling of space for advertisement in print media on the basis of the queries being raised regarding GST applicability on the same. The rate is @ 5%.
  • IT Minister launched a GST filing and reconciliation solution product named ‘XaTTaX’. The product, developed by Sailotech, simplifies the filing of GST returns, claims for refund, raising invoices with comfort from home or workplace.

FAQ on GST

Query: What is the time limit beyond which the inputs/capital goods sent for job work shall be treated as supply?

Answer:The time limit prescribed for return of goods sent to job work under the exemption route is 1 year of being sent out (for inputs) and 3 years of being sent out (for capital goods). Therefore, if the inputs/ capital goods are returned to the principal after 1 year/ 3 years (as applicable), then such return of goods to the principal after the said period would be treated as ‘supply’. This time limit is not applicable to moulds and dies, jigs, fixtures, and tools

Corporate Law:

  • MCA made companies (Arrests in connection with Investigation by serious Fraud Investigation Office) Rules, 2017 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.Vide notification no ur2l20r3 cL-V, dated 24th august 2017
  • MCA amend the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Rules, 2O16. These rules may be called the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (Amendment) Rules’ 2O17 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette. Vide notification no 1/30/2013-CL-V, dated 23th August 2017
  • The Cabinet has approved a framework to speed up mergers of public sector banks, the first of which could take place by March. The mergers will not involve any cash but only share swaps.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MARCH 15, 2017

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

·        CBDT clarified that Existence of undisclosed bank deposits non-mandatory on the date of PMGKY payment.

·        CBDT has asked Taxmen to Fast track cases against shell firms also to file prosecution cases against those companies which claimed bogus long-term capital gains. While the SFIO has filed cases against 49 shell companies, Rs 3,900 crore is believed to have been laundered by 559 persons with the help of 54 professionals. Also, Rs 1,238 crore cash has been deposited in shell co’s, post demonetization.

·        Penalty can’t be imposed u/s 271(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, where substantial question of law had been admitted by the High Court in respect of quantum proceedings. CIT Vs. Advaita Estate Dev. Pvt. Ltd., High Court of Bombay.

·        ITAT Ahmedabad held that forfeiture of share application money which has been duly received by the appellant in terms of prospect and credited to capital reserve account was a capital receipt and is not taxable. DCIT(OSD) Vs Mahalaxmi Rubtech Ltd. (ITAT Ahmedabad).

·        Sec. 271(1)(c): If the quantum appeal is admitted by the High Court, it means that the issue is debatable and penalty cannot be levied. Argument of the Dept that Nayan Builders 368 ITR 722 (Bom) does not lay down this proposition is not correct. CIT Vs Advaita Estate Development Pvt. Ltd (Bombay High Court)

·        Entitlement for deduction U/s 80IB – amount under the head VKGUY [Vishesh Krishi Gram Udhyog Yojana] and on account of DEPB – these benefits do not form part of the net profits of eligible industrial undertaking for the purposes of Sections 80I/80IA/80IB – ITAT Jaipur in case of [M/s Neel Kanth Gum & Chemicals Vs. ACIT].

·        New India Assurance to refund TDS amount to claimant as it had wrongly deducted TDS on compensation: HC[2017] 79 taxmann.com 76 (Gujarat)

·        Expenditure incurred for re- possession of the club – capital or revenue in nature – when as per the JDA, the ownership is vested in the assessee and the plot owners have no right in the assets of the club, it cannot be said that creating the asset of the club is a revenue expenditure – ITAT Bangalore in case of [G.R. Developers Vs. The ACIT, Circle-3 (1) , Bangalore].

·        Operation Clean Money; Income Tax Department identifies 17.92 Lakh persons whose tax profiles were not in line with the cash deposits made by them during the demonetization period.

·        CBDT reported the direct tax collections up to February 2017 to witness steady growth trend. The collection net of refunds stands at Rs. 6.17 lakh crore which is 10.7% more.

INDIRECT TAX:

·        Excise: CBEC issued Master Circular providing the clarity and uniformity on the issues dealing with Show Cause Notice, Adjudication Proceedings and Recovery of duty vide Circular No. 1053/02/2017-CX dated March 10, 2017. CESTAT allows assessee’s appeal, remands issue for determination whether Food Processor accessories are assessable at MRP u/s 4A or at the transaction value u/s 4 of Central Excise Act, when same not cleared as part of package containing Food Processor [TS-47-CESTAT-2017-EXC]

·        Service Tax: In the absence of a statutory provision which prescribes that registration is mandatory and that if such a registration is not made the assessee is not entitled to the benefit of refund, the committed a serious error in rejecting the claim for refund on the ground which is not existence in law. Commissioner, Service Tax Vs M/S Pangea 3 Legal Database Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Allahabad High Court)

·        Date of filing of DVAT Return in Form 16, 17 & 48 for Q-3, 2016-17 has been extended up to 17.03.2017 vide Circular No. 26 dated 08.03.2017.

·        CBEC vide Circular No. 1053/02/2017-CX dated March 10, 2017 has issued the Master Circular providing the clarity and uniformity on the issues dealing with Show Cause Notice, Adjudication Proceedings and Recovery of duty.

·        In the absence of a statutory provision which prescribes that registration is mandatory and that if such a registration is not made the assessee is not entitled to the benefit of refund, the committed a serious error in rejecting the claim for refund on the ground which is not existence in law.Commissioner, Service Tax Vs M/S Pangea 3 Legal Database Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Allahabad High Court)

·        CESTAT allows assessee’s appeal, remands issue for determination whether Food Processor accessories are assessable at MRP u/s 4A or at the transaction value u/s 4 of Central Excise Act, when same not cleared as part of package containing Food Processor [TS-47-CESTAT-2017-EXC]

 OTHER UPDATES

·        RBI has cancelled the certificate of registration of some NBFC in of the powers conferred on it under Section 45-IA (6) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

·        RBI issued notification that Section 269SS and 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961 would be applicable to all NBFCs with immediate effect. Currently, the relevant threshold is Rs 20,000 Vide Notification No. DNBR (PD) CC.No.086/03.10.001/2016-17 dated 09.03.2017.

·        RBI notified the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2017 which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. Vide Notification No. FEMA.387/2017-RB dated 09.03.2017.

Key Dates:

Payment of Advance Income Tax by all assesses (100%): 15.03.2017

E-payment of PF for Feb: 15.03.2017

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 27, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

6Direct Tax:-

IT: Assessee has directly deposited cash in the supplier’s account and has produced the bills, no evasion of tax by claiming the bogus expenditure in cash – Arun Kumar Mondal Vs ITO, W-2(2), Burdwan (2016 (9) TMI 995 – ITAT Kolkata)

SC modifies Karnataka HC order on the issue of taxability of amount received by assessee-company (engaged in real estate business) on account of share capital from various share-holders. ITAT has held that share capital received by the assessee was in the nature of  of capital receipt and cannot be treated as business income despite the same having been received towards allotment of flats/ units. [TS-513-SC-2016]

Indirect Tax:-

CBEC has made amendments in various notification u/s 25(1) in Custom Act 1962 vide Notification No. 52/2016 –Custom-Tariff  dated 23/09/2016.(Click here to view)

Reg. Service Tax exemption on advancement of Yoga [Notification No. 42/2016-Service Tax]

In the below citied case petitioner had calculated and deposited tax 10.3% whereas the tax had to be calculated 12.36% as per department.Delhi high court held that here is no provision in the VCES which permits correction of errors of this nature by the Petitioner.It was not obligatory for the Respondent to inform the Petitioner what the correct rate of service tax was. It was for the Petitioner to have ascertained the correct rate of tax and calculated the service tax.(Techno Concept India Pvt. Ltd. Versus The Deputy Commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi)

GST UPDATES

Under GST,all cesses to be subsumed in GST. Only 5% assessees would be audited in GST regime, against 70-80% by some states now.

FAQ as Issued by CBEC

Q . How to compute ‘aggregate turnover’ to determine eligibility for composition scheme?

Ans. The methodology to compute aggregate turnover is given in Section 2(6). Accordingly, ‘aggregate turnover’ means ‘Value of all supplies (taxable and non-taxable supplies + Exempt supplies + Exports) and it excludesTaxes levied under CGST Act, SGST Act and IGST Act, Value of inward supplies + Value of supplies taxable under reverse charge of a person having the same PAN.

Q . What are the penal consequences if a taxable person violates the condition and is not eligible for payment of tax under the Composition scheme?

Ans. Taxable person who was not eligible for the composition scheme would be liable to pay tax, interest and in addition he shall also be liable to a penalty equivalent to the amount of tax payable. (Section 8 (3) of the MGL).

Q . What is the minimum rate of tax prescribed for composition scheme?

Ans. 1%

Q . When exemption from whole of tax collected on goods and/or services has been granted unconditionally, can taxable person pay tax?

Ans. No, the taxable person providing such goods or services shall not collect the tax on such goods or services.

FAQ on Company Law:

Query: In case of a right issue of shares by a private limited company for which board meeting we should file MGT 14 u/s 179(3)(c). Is it for the Board Meeting where rights issues offer is made or the Board Meeting where rights issue shares are issued and allotted?

Answer: In case of Rights issue, you shall be required to file Form MGT-14 under section 179(3) within 30 Daysof passing the Board Resolution in which Shares are issuedand allotted and put its SRN in Form PAS 3 accordingly.

MCA UPDATE

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.

Key Dates:

  • Advance information in BE_2  Formf or 1st fortnight of Oct of functions with booking cost more than rs 1 lakh in Banquet Halls, hotels etc. in Delhi for DVAT-27/09/2016
  • Return by banks in Form no. 26QAA for interest upto Rs. 5000 for September quarter.-30/09/2016
  • E-filling of reconciliation return of statutory forms for the year ending 2015-16-30/09/2016
  • Payment of TDS for the purchase of property for the month of August-30/09/2016
  • Due date for income declaration scheme  2016 is 30th September, no extension expected.

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FAQ on GST

FAQ on GST

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The Central Board of Excise and Customs has issue FAQ on GST. We are looking for your comments

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GST – DRAFT RULES AND FORMATS

GST – DRAFT RULES AND FORMATS

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The Central Board of Excise and Customs has issue few draft Rules and Formats. We are looking for your comments in it by 28th September 2016 and we will forward the same to CBEC and GSTN.

The following drafts are attached for your reference:

  1. Draft Registration Rules
  2. Draft Registration formats
  3. Draft Payment Rules
  4. Draft Payment formats
  5. Draft Invoice Rules
  6. Draft Invoice formats

Respective changes in the Model GST Law are being going on separately.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 26, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

IT: Penalty u/s 271B – assessee firm could not get the accounts audited within time limit prescribed u/s 44AB – there is no mala fide reason for not obtaining the accounts audited in time and penalty u/s 271B should not be imposed – M/s. Gemorium Vs ITO Ward-5(1), Jaipur (2016 (9) TMI 962 – ITAT Jaipur)

CBDT has issued office memorandum regarding withdrawal of notifications granting approval  u/s 35(1)(ii) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 in some cases.{ notification.No.203/09/2015/ITA.II  dated 21/09/2016}

IT: Late filing fee u/s 234E – late filing of TDS return prior to 01 JUN 2015 – demand notices u/s 200A for intimation for payment of fee u/s 234E can be said as without any authority of law and the same are quashed and set aside to that extent – Sri Fatheraj Singhvi & Others Vs Union of India & Others (2016 (9) TMI 964 – Karnataka High Court)

IT: Adjustment in respect of levy of fees U/s 234E was indeed beyond the scope of permissible adjustments contemplated U/s 200A – Little Servants of Divine Providence Charitable Trust Vs ITO (TDS), Alappuzha (2016 (9) TMI 960 – ITAT Cochin)

IT: Penalty u/s 271B – assessee firm could not get the accounts audited within time limit prescribed u/s 44AB – there is no mala fide reason for not obtaining the accounts audited in time and penalty u/s 271B should not be imposed – M/s. Gemorium Vs ITO Ward-5(1), Jaipur (2016 (9) TMI 962 – ITAT Jaipur)

IT: Assessee has directly deposited cash in the supplier’s account and has produced the bills, no evasion of tax by claiming the bogus expenditure in cash – Arun Kumar Mondal Vs ITO, W-2(2), Burdwan (2016 (9) TMI 995 – ITAT Kolkata)

INDIRECT TAX:-

ST: Reimbursable expenses cannot be added in the assessable value of the C&F, ST tax is payable only on the commission and not on the reimbursable expenses  – CCE, Indore Vs Virmani Enterprises (2016 (9) TMI 1025 – CESTAT New Delhi)

VAT & ST: Sale of apartment – petitioner doesn’t become works contractor unless it had already entered into a contract with potential purchasers – Oceanus Dwellings Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.T.O. & Ors (2016 (9) TMI 971 – Kerala High Court)

VAT & ST: Sale of apartment – petitioner doesn’t become works contractor unless it had already entered into a contract with potential purchasers – Oceanus Dwellings Pvt. Ltd. Vs C.T.O. & Ors (2016 (9) TMI 971 – Kerala High Court)

GST Updates:-

Under GST compounding dealer can switch to normal dealer during the year but he can’t change again to compounding dealer during same year.

GST: CBEC released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on GST on 21.09.2016. Link athttp://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/deptt_offcr/faq-on-gst.pdf

GST CBEC issues FAQ’S on Registration, Valuation, ITC, Assessment, Audit, Refund, Demand & Recovery, Appeals, Advance Ruling, Offence & Penalties etc.

SEBI Updates:-

 SEBI has issued circular in respect of Permission for trading in futures contracts and modification in contract specifications at exchange level.

SEBI has issued a clarification that ‘Income from Operations’ may be disclosed inclusive of excise duty, instead of net of excise duty, as specified in the Companies Act, 2013.

FAQ on Company Law:

Query:  Can a Pvt. Ltd. Company pay remuneration to its Ordinary Director (other than M.D/WTD) on Monthly, Quarterly or yearly basis apart from 1% or 3% of Net Profit as provided under Section 197 of The Companies Act, 2013?

Answer: Private Company can pay remuneration to director (other than M.D/WTD) without any limit subject to provisions contained in the Articles of Association of the Company. However by passing a board resolution you can fix/revise the remuneration of the directors in private company. 

MCA Update :

MCA released Companies (Management and Administration) Amendment Rules, 2016 vide Notification dated 23.09.2016.  : 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.

Amendment is made to clarify the provision of Section 93 of the Companies Act, 2013 under which every listed company is required to file with the Registrar, a return in Form No. MGT.10, with respect to changes in the shareholding position of promoters and top ten shareholders of the company, in each case, representing increase or decrease by two per cent or more of the paid-up share capital of the company, within fifteen days of such change.

Further, Form MGT-6 which is Return to the Registrar in respect of declaration of beneficial interest in shares under section 89 by the company has also been revised.

OTHER UPDATES:-

The Union Cabinet has approved today the proposal of the merging of Union Finance Budget and Railway Budget. Now a Consolidated Budget shall be presented on February 1 every year instead of the last day of the month of February.

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Samoa for exchange of information with respect to Taxes – See more at: http://taxguru.in/income-tax/cabinet-approves-agreement-samoa-tax-info-exchange.html#sthash.njfis8w1.dpuf

Cabinet approves extension of the validity of Central Orders dated 28.09.2015 in respect of edible oils and edible oilseeds and Central Order No. S.O. No. 2857(E) dated 18.10.2015 in respect of pulses from01.10.2016 to 30.09.2017.

Today is last date for e-payment of ESI, and for DVAT & CST pertaining to august, 2016.

ICAI Updates:-

ICAI: Please pay your Membership and COP fee for 2016-17 before 30 SEP 2016.

Key Dates:

Advance information in BE_2  Formf or 1st fortnight of Oct of functions with booking cost more than rs 1 lakh in Banquet Halls, hotels etc. in Delhi for DVAT -27/09/2016

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HIGHLIGHTS RESULTS OF THE GST COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 22-23 SEPTEMBER,2016:

HIGHLIGHTS RESULTS OF THE GST COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 22-23 SEPTEMBER,2016:

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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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Any dishonest act of CA isn’t a professional misconduct if it is done in Individual capacity

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Chartered Accountant Act, 1949: Where a CA sold his shares but continued to receive dividends declared by the Company by cheating upon transferee, such activity could not be said done in relation to practice as CA as such act of dishonesty was done in individual capacity. Thus, disciplinary committee’s proposal to remove CA’s name from registers of members of ICAI for 6 months was to be set aside.

Facts: 

  • A Chartered Accountant sold his shares in November 1999 however, share transfer deed for transfer of shares was lodged on November 04, 2004. In the meantime, CA continued to receive dividend declared by company for 5 years
  • The transferee made complaint about this conduct of CA before the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. The Disciplinary Committee found that the conduct of CA was wholly unworthy and amounted to professional misconduct.

On appeal the High Court held as under:

  1. In the instant case the respondent was acting as an individual in his dealings with the complainant which were purely commercial. While selling the shares held by him the respondent was not acting as a Chartered Accountant. He was not discharging any function in relation to his practice as a Chartered Accountant.
  2. In the decision reported as AIR 1958 SC 72 Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants & Anr. vs. B. Mukhreja, a Chartered Accountant who had been appointed as a liquidator was held liable for professional misconduct on the reasoning that Regulation 78 provided for a Chartered Accountant to act as a liquidator and thus while acting as a liquidator Sh. B. Mukhreja would be deemed to be in practice as a Chartered Accountant. The judgment brings out that the acts of omission or commission must relate to the offender acting as a Chartered Accountant and rendering service for remuneration and must be engaged in an activity which a Chartered Accountant would be entitled to be engaged in, wearing the hat of a Chartered Accountant.
  3. For example, a Chartered Accountant may drive rashly and negligently and in the process may kill a human being. This conduct would be an offence, but not a misconduct for the purposes of the Act
  4. The Disciplinary Committee’s proposal to remove CA’s name from registers of members of ICAI for 6 months was to be set aside. -[2016] 72 com 197 (Delhi)

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GST – A REALITY SOON

GST – A REALITY SOON

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The 122ND Constitutional Amen tdment Bill for the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) inhe Indian Constitution has been passed by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill has already passed by the Lower House (Lok Sabha) on 6th May 2015. Further, the Empowered Committee of the State Finance Ministers has released Model GST Law in June 2016. In order to have GST as the indirect Taxation Structure in force following steps needs to be followed:

Steps to convert GST a reality

  • 122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill to be ratified by at least 50% of the State Legislatures under Article 368 of the Constitution.
  • Assent by President of India to the 122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill will require.
  • After Constitutional amendment GST Council (GSTC) to be constituted within 60 daysunder Section 279A of the amended Constitution.
  • GSTC to recommend GST Law and procedure. IGST and CGST bill for Parliament/Centre and Model SGST bill for State Legislature.
  • CGST and IGST Laws to be introduced in Parliament and will require be passed by simple majority.
  • SGST Laws to be passed by concerned state legislatures.
  • Once Approval from Parliament and States, GSTN (GST network a Section 8 Company will launch the IT Platform for implementation of GST).

GST Council Formation Approved – A Step Forward :  Another step has been taken by the government on the right direction for the implementation of biggest tax reform. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty¬ second Amendment) Bill, 2014, for introduction of Goods and Services tax in the Constitution of the country was accorded assent by the President on 8th September, 2016, and the same has been passed as the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016.

Today, i.e. on 12th September 2016, the union Cabinet has approved the setting up of the GST Council (Section 279A) and its secretariat with the following details:

  • Union Finance minister will be the Chairperson with state finance ministers as members to the GST council
  • Setting up of Secretariat of GST council with its office at New Delhi
  • Appointment of the secretary (Revenue) as the Ex-Officio Secretary to the GST Council.
  • Inclusion of the Chairperson, CBEC as a permanent invitee (non-voting) to all the proceedings of the GST Council
  • Create one post of Additional Secretary to the GST Council in its secretariat (at the level of Additional secretary to the Government of India), and four post of the Commissioner in its secretariat (at the level of Joint secretary to the Government of India)

The Finance Minister has also decided to call the first meeting of the GST Council on 22nd and 23rd September 2016 in New Delhi.

The GST Council shall make recommendations on tax rates, cesses, exemptions, threshold limit, and other provisions.

GST Constitutional Amendment Bill gets Presidential assent:  Honorable The President of India gave assent to the 122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill 2014 on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and now it becomes One Hundred and First Amendment Act, 2016, a major milestone for the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) expected to be implemented by 1st April 2017.

For your information, The Bill was passed unanimously by both the houses of Parliament in august 2016 and ratified by the legislative assemblies of more than 50% of the states. Assam was the first state to ratify the Bill and the other states which have passed the legislation include Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Nagaland, Maharashtra, Haryana, Sikkim, Mizoram, Telangana, Goa, Odisha and Rajasthan.

Going forward, GST Council will be formed within 60 days of the enactment of One Hundred and First Amendment Act, 2016. CGST and IGST laws will be introduced in Parliament and SGST Laws in State Legislative Assemblies for the rollout of GST.

Article on Supply without Consideration under GST : (Permanent transfer/ disposal of business assets and Temporary application of business assets to a private or non- business use)

With the passage of 122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill as One Hundred and First Amendment Act, 2016 in both the houses of Parliament by full majority and the release of Draft GST Model in June 2016 by the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers, it is expected that the GST will be in force very soon.

The Team DYKS has been analyzing the Draft GST Model deeply and initiated a Series of Articles on the issues emerging from the analysis.

Goods and Services Tax whether in the form of CGST, SGST or IGST will be levied on the“supply” of goods or/and services. Supply is defined in the Section 3 of the Draft Model Act which will also include a supply as mentioned in Schedule I even without consideration.

We have come up with an Article to analyse two transactions which are mentioned in the Schedule I i.e.

  • Permanent transfer/ disposal of business assets
  • Temporary application of business assets to a private or non- business use.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 20, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

CBEC has issued a clarification regarding supply of goods manufactured by EOUs without payment of central excise duty against advance licence/authorisation vide circular No. 1046/34/2016-CX  dated on 16/09/2016.

CBDT’s reiteration of maintaining strict confidentiality of the declarant and the declaration so made vide its press release dated 15-09-2016.

CBDT clarifies on last date to avail Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016, to be 31st December, 2016.

CBDT has issued a office memorandum vide F. No. 225/233/2016-ITA II dated 15/09/2016 that the last date for making declaration under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 is 30th September ,2016 hence the declaration can be filed till the midnight of the day.

ITAT Mumbai in the below case held that deduction will be allowed Where assessee is carrying out CGS activities which is nothing but infrastructure facility as defined under section 80IA(4).( ACIT-2 (1) , Mumbai Vs. Ameya Logistics P Ltd, Mumbai and Ameya Logistics P Ltd Vs. ACIT -2 (1) , Mumbai)

 

Indirect Tax:

 

CBEC seeks to amend Form ARE-2 vide Notification No. 44/2016 dated 16/09/2016.

Cbec has issued a clarification regarding rebate of duties paid on raw materials used in manufacture or processing of export of goods and admissibility of dutydraw back in such cases vide circular No. 1047/35/2016-CX  dated on 16/09/2016.

MVAT rate has been increased wef. From 17/09/2016, under schedule C except declared goods from 5.5% to 6% and under schedule E from 12.5% to 13.5% [Notification no, VAT.1516/CR-31/Taxation-1].

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

FORM NAMES PARTICULAR
Form CRA-2 Form of intimation of appointment of cost auditor by the company to Central Government
Form CRA-4 Form for filing Cost Audit Report with the Central Government
Form SH-8 Letter of offer for Buy-Back
Form CHG-4 Form for Satisfaction of Charge thereof
Form MR-2 Form of application to the Central Government for approval of appointment or reappointment and remuneration or increase in remuneration or waiver for excess or overpayment to managing director or whole-time director or manager and commission or remuneration to directors

The revised forms will be available on the portal on the portal w.e.f 22nd September, 2016 of MCA. Stakeholders are advised to download the latest version before filing. Form- wise date of last version change is available at on the website of MCA.

MCA has released the revised the versions of e-Forms – Form CRA-2, Form CRA-4, Form SH-8,  Form CHG-4, Form MR-2. The revised forms will be available on the portal on the portal w.e.f 22nd September, 2016 of MCA. 

GST UPDATES  

GST Payment by Internet banking, Dr/Cr Card, NEFT, RTGS or challan upto 10,000 & not  by Book Entry/Adjustment or Debit to Export Scrips.

GST Abatement for crucial services e.g. life or medical insurance expected to avoid significant increase in overall burden on consumers.

Under GST By Oct end, GSTIN & Passwords to be issued to exisiting Assessees who will have to update Address, Names of Owners / Directors etc & Bank details.

Under GST apply for registration in 30 days from becoming liable, to claim ITC of inputs in stock  on  date preceding  date of liability.

RBI & SEBI UPDATE

SEBI made Unique Client Code (UCC) and Permanent Account Number (PAN) mandatory for all the persons transacting on commodity exchanges.

Key Dates:

Return of TDS for June quarter in DVAT-48- 19/09/2016

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