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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New Online filing eForm DIR-3 eKYC Directors for FY 2019-20

New Online filing eForm DIR-3 eKYC Directors for FY 2019-20

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Warning for registration of eKYC Directors for FY 2019-20

The last filing deadline for eKYC Directors for FY 2019-20 is 30 September 2020.

Last modification as of 31 March 2020 The holders of the DIN labeled ‘Deactivated’ shall have an extended period of time until 30 September 2020 for the submission of DIR-3KYC / DIR-3 KYC-Web without payment of Rs 5,000. Companies classified as “ACTIVE non-compliant” were granted an extension of time until 30 September 2020 to file eForm ACTIVE without a fee of Rs 10,000.

Who wants to sign the DIR-3 KYC eForm?

As per the recent announcement by MCA, any director who has been assigned a DIN by or on 31 March 2020 and whose DIN is in approved status will have to send his KYC data to the MCA. In fact, this process is also compulsory for disqualified directors.

What are the requirements for filing the DIR-3 KYC eForm?

  • Before filing an eForm, each Manager will have a separate personal mobile number and e-mail address. This number and e-mail address will be verified by an OTP (One-Time Password).
  • The second check here is that the director has to use his own digital signature before filing this eForm.
  • In addition, the third test to ensure that correct and relevant information is given would be that the eForm is accepted by a professional Chartered Accountant or Business Manager or Cost and Management Accountant.

eForm DIR-3 KYC – Deployment by KYC Administrators

Which are the thresholds involved in filing the DIR-3 KYC eForm?

  • Each Manager would need to have a separate personal mobile number and e-mail address before filing the eForm. This number and email address will be checked by an OTP (One-Time Password).
  • The second test here will be that the director needs to use his own digital signature before filing this eForm.
  • In fact, the third check to ensure that accurate and appropriate information is given should be that the eForm will be approved by a qualified Chartered Accountant or Company Secretary or Cost and Management Accountant.

DIR-3 KYC – Application for KYC of Directors

DIR-3 KYC Filing Guidance While filing your DIR 3-KYC form, you would need the following documents: • Nationality and Citizenship records, such as gender and date of birth.

Permanent Account Number (PAN) • Voters I d Card • Passport (mandatory if a foreign national holds a DIN) • Driving License • Aadhaar Card • Personal Phone • Personal Email Address • Home address.

DIR-3 KYC Filing Guide When filing your DIR 3-KYC form, you will require the following documents: • Ethnicity and Citizenship information such as gender and date of birth.

  • Copy of PAN
  • Copy of Voters card
  • Copy of Passport (Compulsory for a foreign national owns a DIN)
  • Copy of Driving License
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card
  • Copy of Mobile No
  • Copy of Email Address
  • Copy of Residential address.

In addition to the above, please keep the following items ready:

  1. Digital signature of the person filing of the application (applicant).
  2. Apostolic tradition of the documents described above by Practising Professionals such as CA, CS or Cost Accountants. In the case of foreign citizens, the documents must be approved by the specified authority.
  3. A declaration must be made by the applicant properly approved by the practicing professionals.

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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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The visitors may visit the web site of Government site Like Income Tax Department, Services Tax, Excise, Etc for resolving their doubts or for clarifications.

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 26, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 26, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

  • Karnataka High Court held that Sale consideration received by the assessee is entitled to benefit under Section 54 of the Income Tax Act, even though the transaction for purchase of new property was not completed and possession was also not handed over to the assessee within 2 years- (CIT Vs Mrs. Shakuntala Devi (Karnataka High Court)
  • Compensation received by flat owner from builder for hardship caused due to redevelopment of the building is a non-taxable receipt and has to be reduced from the cost of the flat-(Jitendra Kumar Soneja vs. ITO (ITAT Mumbai)
  • FM: Better tax payer services key to direct tax reforms; Launches SMS Alert Service for about 2.5 crore private and Government salaried employees in order to directly inform them about the deposit of tax deducted at the end of every quarter. Press Information Bureau 24­October­2016 19:26 IST

Indirect Tax:-

  • Allahabad High Court in the below mentioned case held that the assessee cannot be forced to pay entire disputed amount when the assessment proceedings are pending. The department can only take action to ensure compliance of order passed by the Court-(Prosper Build Home Pvt. Ltd. V/s. Union Of India (Allahabad High Court)
  • AAR held that Processing of steel scrap into blended steel scrap amounts to manufacture-(T.T. Recycling Management India Private Limited (Authority for Advance Rulings)
  • Draft rules for prescribing the method of valuation of fair market value in respect of the trust or the institution ceases to exist as charitable organization or converts into a non-charitable organization have been prescribed.
  • Quarterly returns under DVAT Act and CST Act for dealers registered in Delhi or the 2nd quarter of 2016 ended on 30.9.2016 is due to be filed on or before 28.10.2016 along with details of closing stocks as at 31.3.2016

GST UPFDATE:

  • Under GST a taxable person who has taken registration voluntarily cannot apply for cancellation before completion of one year from date of registration.
  • Aprox 80 lakhs of the existing assessees of excise, customs, service tax and VAT will start shifting to GSTN Portal on 8th November 2016. This is going to be one of the biggest moves for GST implementation.
  • Under GST every taxable person (other than Composition Supplier) has to submit final return before cancellation of registration.

FAQ on Company Law:

  • Query Can an Indian company be amalgamated with another foreign company?

Answer: Yes, subject to the provisions of Section 234 of the Companies Act 2013, an Indian company can be amalgamated with another foreign company. Provided that prior approval of Reserve Bank of India should have been obtained by the foreign company in this behalf.

  • Query : Can an Independent director be reappointed after the term for he was appointed is complete?

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.

 

SEBI UPDATE

  • SEBI issued disclosure norms for listed insurance companies in respect to their quarterly results. Besides, additional disclosures should be made as prescribed by IRDAI.
  • SEBI introduced an online system for investment advisers and research analysts which aims to ease the operations in terms of registration and compliance reporting, etc.

OTHER UPDATE

  • Compulsory acquisition of non-agricultural land is also tax-free under new Land Acquisition Act: CBDT Circular No. 36/2016 Dated 25th October 2016
  • Haryana government has revised minimum wages for different categories of workers, in exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 5 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

Key Dates:

  • Advance information for 1st fortnight of Nov of function with booking cost more than Rs. 1 Lakh in Banquet halls, hotels etc in Delhi-27.10.2016
  • Filling of DVAT Return verification form for quarter ended September where return not signed with digital signature:- 28.10.2016
  • Return of TDS for September quarter in DVAT-48 -28.10.2016
  • Return by scheduled bank branches in Delhi engaged in sale of silver, gold, repossessed vehicle for quarter ended September:-28.10.2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 14, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 14, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

High Court in the below citied case held that Statement of 22-year-old partner should be considered in search if he is actively involved in business of firm.( Classy the Antique Disigned Furniture v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Central Circle-2, Kozhikade.)

Bombay High Court in the below citied case held that Income Escaping Reassessment will be void Void if Reasons are not supplied to the assessee- (CIT (Large Tax Payer Unit), Mumbai IDBI Ltd.)

IT: TDS u/s 192 or 194J – merely because doctors are subject to the payment of PF or other retirement benefit TDS u/s 194J is not deductible – Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital & Research Centre Vs DCIT (TDS)-3 (2), Mumbai (2016 (10) TMI 432 – ITAT Mumbai)

IT: No TDS liability u/s 194-I on lump sum lease premium or one-time upfront lease charges which are not adjustable against periodic rent paid or payable for acquisition of long-term leasehold rights over land – CBDT Circular No. 35 of 2016, dt.13 OCT 2016.

CBDT restricts acceptance of contributions by electoral trust by amending Rule 17C to provide that   (a)  from an individual who is not a citizen of India (b) from any electoral trust registered u/s 25 of the Co Act.

Indirect Tax:-

CESTAT denies CENVAT Credit on capital goods received in FY when final product (asbestos cement sheet) was chargeable to Nil rate of excise duty; Notes that assessee claimed credit i.r.o. capital goods and services upon obtaining Central Excise Registration consequent to final product becoming exigible to 18% duty. [TS-409-CESTAT-2016-EXC]

The government has doubled the limit of excise duty evasion for arrest and prosecution of accused to Rs 2 crore and also asked officials not to resort to penal provision in cases of technical nature.

ST: Levy of service tax – security services – sovereign functions – After choosing one particular remedy the plaintiff cannot avail the other remedy as well in respect of the same relief founded on same cause of action – State of Rajasthan Vs Union of India & Others (2016 (10) TMI 462 – Supreme Court)

Indirect Tax collections up to September, 2016 show an increase of 25.9% over the net Indirect Tax collections for the corresponding period last year(2015-16)

Bombay HC grants interest on delayed CENVAT Credit refunds u/s 11BB of Central Excise Act; Notes that original refund application was initially rejected by Revenue on merits and not on basis of incomplete application. [TS-410-HC-2016(BOM)-EXC]

GST Updates:

GST: Portal of GST Registration would be open for the existing taxpayer from Nov’ 2016 – GSTN Chairman

GST law to be passed in winter session of parliament commencing from 16 Nov 16 and ending on 16 Dec 16.

Under GST amount paid by assessee is used first for self assessment tax and interest of earlier periods, then current period & then other amounts e.g. demand.

Under GST normal & compounding taxpayer to file annual return. Not to be filed by casual / Non-resident taxpayers, ISDs & persons liable to deduct TDS.

MCA Updates:

The e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will no longer be available on the Ministry’s portal and stakeholders will not be able to file any previously downloaded versions from 1st November, 2016. The e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1st November, 2016.

Only Forms INC-32 i.e. SPICE (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company electronically), INC-2 (One Person Company), or INC-7 (Incorporation of Company) are applicable for incorporation of Company.

MCA has notified that e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1 .11. 2016.

MCA revised Forms 23AC XBRL,23ACA XBRL & AOC-4 XBRL,w.e.f. 5.10.16,& Forms MGT-15, FC-3, INC-4, MGT-14, 23C,23D,A-XBRL,I-XBRL w.e.f. 8.10.16.

SEBI Update :

SEBI in it’s circular stated that exclusively listed co (ELCs) will be required either raise capital for listing or exit from the dissemination board.

The special investigation team (SIT) on black money has asked the SEBI to furnish the details of P-Note data for black money investigation.

OTHER UPDATE :

Bank of Baroda, invites proposal (RFPs) for appointment of concurrent auditors for branches for south Gujarat zone (Baroda) Last Date : 07.11.2016.

Ministry of labour and employment invites comments on increasing limit for ESI coverage from INR 15,000 to INR 21,000.

ICAI request members to improve annual ROC filing compliance to promote high standard of integrity and professionalism it is an essential part of the professional duty of the Chartered Accountants.

Key Dates:

Payment of DVAT TDS for the month of September-15/10/2016

Form 27EQ (TCS return) by all deductor-15/10/2016

Issue of TDS Certificate in case of payment/credit made in the month of august for purchase of property u/s 194IA-15/10/2016

Statement by bank in Form no. 15CC in respect of foreign remmitence during the quarter-15/10/2016

E-Payment of PF for the month of September-15/10/2016

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How will Tax Structure Look Like After Implementation of Goods and Services Tax?

How will Tax Structure Look Like After Implementation of Goods and Services Tax?

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GST Council approves four tier GST rates @ 5% (Food Items), 12% & 18% (Standard) & 28% (Aerated drinks, Pan Masala, Tobacco & Luxury Items). GST rate for Gold to be decided later.

The Goods and services tax is a new regime in the indirect taxation in India. This was basically introduced mainly with the intention of removing the cascading effect that is the effect of paying taxes on taxes in India. The prevailing indirect taxes which are VAT, CST, service tax, central excise will all vanish once the GST comes into force. It is proposed that GST would come into force from 1st of April,2017.

This new GST would open the doors of theIndian market to many foreign investors who are willing to trade in India. Thus the trade barriers which are prevailing now due to the complications of Indian indirect taxation regime will be removed by GST. On the darker side, GST would also bring up some challenges to Indian businesses as there would be an ease of entry into Indian market thus increasing competition. But however, the business persons in India are still happy with GST because they no longer have to face the complications which prevail right now. Especially for service-oriented industries, it is no less than a boon.

In order to appreciate the provisions of GST, we need to have an overlook over the present tax structure. By doing so, we can have a comparative view. That would be more convincing. Here we go!

Present tax structure

Presently both state and the central governments are involved in imposing and collecting of taxes under various entries of the constitution. A detailed analysis is given below:

  • Service tax

Service tax is collected by the union government for the taxable services which are provided in the taxable territory ( thewhole of India except Jammu and Kashmir). The rates are differential based on the service provided.

  • Central Sales Tax ( CST)

It is collected by the state where the sale has been made. Only interstate sales come under CST. Local sales are left under State VAT.

  • State VAT

The sales or purchases which are affected within the state are subject to state VAT. They are collected by respective state governments.

  • Central excise

This is collected by the union government. It is collected by the manufacturers producing goods and is collected when the manufactured goods are removed from the premises.

  • State excise

This is collected by the state government on the alcoholic production.

Now, that was an overview of the present tax structure. Let us now zoom into the proposed GST structure. Read on!

The proposed GST structure

There would be 3 types of Tax in the proposed GST regime:

  • Central Goods and Services Tax( CGST)

The sale of goods and services between 2 different states come under this. It is levied and collected by the central government.

  • State Goods and Services Tax ( SGST)

The local sales happening in the state are covered here. It is imposed and collected by the state government.

  • Integrated Goods and Services Tax ( IGST)

Other residual sales are covered under this head. This is again collected by the central government.

The list of central taxes which are going to be subsumed in GST is given below for better insight:

  • Additional excise duty
  • Service tax
  • Central excise
  • Excise duty which is presently levied under Medicinal and toiletries preparation act
  • Central Sales tax
  • Cesses

Similarly, the state taxes or levies which are going to be subsumed in GST are:

  • Luxury tax
  • State VAT
  • Entry tax
  • Entertainment tax
  • State cessesand surcharges
  • Taxes on betting, gambling and lotteries

GST in relation to certain specific products

Though GST is supposed to be the unanimous tax which promises uniformity in taxes, the GST treats certain products differentially. These products have a separate provision in the GST regime. Highlights of these provisions are summarized below:

  • The manufacturing of alcoholic beverages is outside the ambit of GST. Thus alcoholic beverages will have no ruling sections and would continue to be levied by the state excise act and collected by the respective state government.
  • Also, the tobacco and tobacco related products also are not covered under GST. They would continue to be charged by the central excise by the central government.
  • Imposing GST on the petroleum products is kept at a halt as of now. It would be included on a later date when the GST council deems it necessary. Till then, the central government would continue to collect taxes on petroleum products. The petroleum products are inclusive of the following:
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Natural gas
  • Aviation turbine fuel

The set-off and adjustment credit

As it is already mentioned, the main intention of GST is to remove the cascading effect of taxes. The double taxation will thus be removed by GST. Therefore, it is crucial that some set-off and adjustment credits need to be given when thetax is paid on both services and goods which are received to be set off against the liability which is to be paid when the goods are sold.

The 3 types of GST will have set off provisions like:

  • SGST can be set off against any surplus arising from IGST.
  • CGST can be set off against SGST and surplus from IGST.
  • IGST can be set off against SGST and CGST in the same sequence.

Exemption limits and the GST rate

The exemption limits and the GST rates are yet to be finalized by the GST council. However, it is estimated that the exemption limit would be INR 10 lacs. In layman terms, businesses which do not cross the turnover of 10 lacs are given exemptions under GST.

The rate of GST will have apositive impact on themajority of products like electronic goods and consumer goods and a negative impact on a few. The rate is estimated to be fixed between 18% and 20%. The concessional rate would be around 12% and the rate fir precious metals would be 2% to 6%.

GST registration

All the businesses indulged in thesale of goods and services are required to get themselves registered under GST. The registration has to be obtained based on states and not India as a whole. As the E- filing is in practice now obtaining GST registration is mandatory. The GST council has announced that the registration process is kept very simple and there is ease of operation.

Bottom line of GST

Thus as a whole, we can come to a conclusion that GST is going to reduce the price of many products and services. Moreover, due to ease of entry and ease of operations, the Indian market will be exposed to the international market. This can also pave way for investors to invest in India globally. The complications that prevailed in the indirect tax regime are removed by GST. Especially the service tax which is considered very complicated and confusing for many persons, GST is a boon. Besides the consumers too can benefit from theintroduction of GST as the frauds and errors are bound to decrease. There is no scope for escapism too to the dealers. Thus, bills will all be made white and no scope for theblack money. Everything would be billed and with a uniform tax rate. Thanks to the GST council and GST proposing committee!

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A Comparative Outlook Of Goods And Services Tax

A Comparative Outlook Of Goods And Services Tax

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The GST is a new regime in the world of indirect taxes. It is a tax on the sale of goods and services and a uniform rate is applied to all kinds of goods and services.  It is proposed to be brought into force from 1st of April 2017. All the complications which people faced while filing their indirect tax returns are said to be removed by GST. Besides, introduction of GST also paves way for the foreign investors to invest in India. Further,it is expected that GST will ease the operations and provide ease of entry for global dealers.

To have an insight of GST knowing the objectives is important. The basic objectives of GST are listed below:

  • The whole of Indian market must be integrated as one global village having a uniform rate
  • The working efficiency of the indirect taxes department must be increased. The formalities are made much easier with the introduction of GST.
  • The tax incidence must have an impact only on the domestic consumption and not on industrial consumption.
  • To reduce tax evasion by making it compulsory to get GST registration for all businesses carrying on business in sale of goods and services.
  • To remove the cascading effect of taxes. In present,we tend to pay taxes on taxes leading to double taxation. This problem is solved by GST.
  • The cooperative federalism would be built between the central and the state governments.
  • The existing confusions about the indirect tax rates especially the service tax and State VAT ought to be solved once GST is in force.

The GST model

The GST council has decided that the taxes would be collected by both central and state governments. There are 3 wings of GST:

  • Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) which is imposed and collected by the central government on interstate sales.
  • State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) which is levied and duly collected by the respective state governments on local sales.
  • Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) which covers those which are not covered in the above two and collected by the central government.

The principle of set off and input credit

The set off benefit is made available to the people who would have purchased goods with the intention of sales. Thus they can set off the GST which is paid. But there are specific provisions regarding the set off. Some basic rules being:

  • The taxes which are paid against the CGST should be taken as the credit when the same goods are being purchased and sold.
  • The SGST cannot be set off with the CGST. It can be set off against the IGST if there is any surplus available.
  • Cross set off between the CGST and SGST is strictly prohibited by the GST law.
  • But on purchase of capital goods, the set off can be made between the CGST and SGST. Thus the government is encouraging the purchase and sale of capital goods.

Few exemptions to be provided by the GST as suggested by the GST council

In the prevailing indirect laws like service tax, there is a mega exemption list which exempts few kinds of services from the levy of service tax. Similarly, the GST council has laid down that GST also should be providing some exemptions to certain range of goods and services. A list of such goods and services proposed to be exempted from levy of GST are:

  1. All government public services inclusive of the following:-
  • Government schools and colleges
  • Defense department
  • Police departments
  • Intelligence and verification departments

On the other hand, the following services are not going to have exemptions:

  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Post and telegraph
  • Railway department
  • Commercial departments
  • Education and health departments
  1. Any sale of food articles which are unprocessed and which are covered under the public distribution system.
  2. Health and education services which are provided by the non-governmental establishments.
  3. Any transactions of service contract between an employee and his employer for the service provided as well as service received.
  4. GST exempts goods including alcoholic products, tobacco products and emission fuels.
  5. Also petroleum products and natural gas are outside the ambit of GST and they would continue to be levied and collected by the central government.

The taxes to be subsumed by GST and its impact

The central levies which will be subsumed by GST once it comes into force are listed below which helps us to have a comparative analysis:

  • Central excise
  • Service tax
  • Additional customs duty
  • All cesses and surcharges

These taxes would no longer continue to apply. They shall cease to be collected from the central government. Thus the service industries which face a lot of confusions and dilemmas while they undertake filing of service tax returns will be benefitted by GST. The excise and customs too will have fewer complications now and the customs clearance offices will be benefitted to a great extent by GST.

State levies which would be subsumed in GST are:

  • State VAT
  • Entry tax
  • Luxury tax
  • Entertainment tax

There are differential rates in the state VAT and people face difficulties in determining the rate. GST would fix that problem. Also, the sky scrapping rates of entry tax and luxury taxes are washed away benefiting mostly the customers.

Thus the introduction of GST will lower the prices of many products and services. There will be a uniform rate applicable to the whole of India. All the confusions about the differential rates would thus be removed by GST. The tax authorities too are benefitted as they don’t have to crack their heads searching for what rate is applicable to what kind of product. The collection of revenue would be regular to the government as the GST would be made compulsory to all indulged in sale of goods and services. At the end of the day, except for few industries or categories, majority of the tax stake holders are going to be benefitted by the GST. Whole of India is looking forward to the introduction of GST with their fingers crossed!

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 13, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 13, 2016 

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ITAT Ahemdabad in the below mention case confirmed the addition u/s 68 on unexplained share capital and premium received as assessee has been able to just prove the identity of the company but unable to prove the genuineness & creditworthiness the parties.( ACIT, Ahmedabad Vs. Nakoda Fashion Pvt. Ltd.)

ITAT Kolkata in the below mwntioned case held that the assessee under consideration has one truck only and the same was being used for purpose of business, hence depreciation should be allowed to the assessee – since the truck are not used for renting, provisions of presumptive income U/s 44AE not applicable – [M/s Northern Services & Supply Co. (P) Ltd. Vs. DCIT, Jalpaiguri]

 IT: Assessee is required to prove the source of huge Cash Deposit in Bank even if he has declared his income u/s 44AF – Naresh Kumar Vs CIT, Patiala (2016 (10) TMI 252 – Punjab & Haryana High Court).

IT: Levy of interest u/s 234C is an automatic, it cannot be restricted to the tax due on Returned income as referred u/s 139(1) – Sree Meenakshi Reltors Vs ITO, W-II (3), Coimbatore (2016 (10) TMI 215 – ITAT Chennai)

IT: TDS u/s 195 – AMC contract – non-resident payee as no PE in India therefore his business income not taxable in India – No TDS liability – ACIT, Cir-12(1), New Delhi Vs HCL Comnet Ltd. (2016 (10) TMI 175 – ITAT Delhi)

IT: Reference to DVO – AO strongly disputes the correctness sales consideration and must be allowed free hand to complete the assessment as per law – Kanaiyalal Dhansukhlal Sopariwala Vs DVO, Valuation Cell And 1 (2016 (10) TMI 407 – Gujarat High Court)

Indirect Tax:-

Madras High Court in the below case held that encashment of bank guarantee doesn’t amount to payment of duty:(Nizamabad Agro (P.) Ltd. v.Assistant Commissioner of Customs –EODC)

period of limitation where refund claim was filed electronically within prescribed time – They later submitted in physical form all these documents with Jurisdictional officer – refund cannot be rejected on the ground of time bar – Tri – Service Tax(M/s Boston Scientific India Private Limited Versus CST, Delhi-IV, Gurgaon)

ST: Refund claim filed electronically within prescribed time later submitted in physical form – refund cannot be rejected on the ground of time bar – M/s Boston Scientific India Private Limited Vs CST, Delhi-IV, Gurgaon (2016 (10) TMI 281 – CESTAT Chandigarh)

VAT & ST: 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 – Shri Harbhajan Singh Vs C.T.T., U.P. Lucknow (2016 (10) TMI 260 – Allahabad High Court)

DVAT: Circular No.15 of 2016-17 relating to disposal of refunds in the stipulated time stands withdrawn and shall be considered void ab initio – Circular No.16/2016-17.

ST: Service for loading goods by the contractor on weight basis – the activity of loading/unloading cannot be termed as supply of Manpower Recruitment Agency Service – M/s Radiant Textiles Ltd. Versus CCE, Chandigarh-II (2016 (10) TMI 242 – CESTAT Chandigarh)

DVAT refunds to be disposed in the stipulated time period – Circular No.15/2016-2017, dt.03.10.2016

ST: Classification of service – credit rating activity – the advisory service provided by the appellant does not fall under the category of Management Consultancy Service however it is correctly classifiable under Banking and Other Financial Services – M/s CRISIL Ltd. Versus Commissioner of Central Excise, Thane (2016 (10) TMI 390 – CESTAT Mumbai)

ED: Area based exemption- if the exemption is extended to one unit the change in ownership would not jeopardize the admissibility of exemption – M/s. Khurana Oleo Chemicals Vs CCE, Chandigarh (2016 (10) TMI 382 – CESTAT Chandigarh)

VAT & ST: Input tax credit – whether the Hon ble Tribunal was justified in rejecting the claim of the assessee for the Input Tax Credit even though such purchases are not disqualified as per Schedule- E attached to the Haryana VAT Act 2003 – Held NO -Modern Dairies Ltd. Vs State of Haryana and another (2016 (10) TMI 374 – Punjab & Haryana High Court)

MCA UPDATE:

After taking the bold initiative by coming up with SPICe, now MCA has notified that e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1st November, 2016.

Accordingly, e-Form INC-29 will no longer be available on the MCA21 portal and stakeholders will not be able to file any previously downloaded versions from this date. Stakeholders are requested to plan accordingly and use SPICe (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company electronically), INC-2 (One Person Company), or INC-7 (Incorporation of Company) e-Forms, as applicable for incorporation of Companies under the Companies Act, 2013. MCA had recently released SPICe forms where the entire process of incorporation was made electronic.

SEBI UPDATE:

SEBI in its  Circular stated that exclusively listed companies (ELCs) on the Dissemination Board will be required to exercise one of the two options — either raise capital for listing on nation-wide stock exchanges or exit from the dissemination board.

Key Dates:

Payment of DVAT TDS for the month of September-15/10/2016

Form 27EQ (TCS return) by all deductor-15/10/2016

Issue of TDS Certificate in case of payment/credit made in the month of august for purchase of property u/s 194IA-15/10/2016

Statement by bank in Form no. 15CC in respect of foreign remmitence during the quarter-15/10/2016

E-Payment of PF for the month of September-15/10/2016

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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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