CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE  OCT 1, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:-

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

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

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

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

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

INDIRECT TAX:-

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

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

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

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

GST UPDATES:-

CBEC has issued a presentation on IGST model

CBEC has issued Draft Rules and Formats for return and refund

FAQ as Issued by CBECRegistration

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

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

Legally recognized as supplier of goods or services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FAQ on Company Law:

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

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

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

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

Key Dates:

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

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

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

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

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” If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient .”

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 26, 2016

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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

Time, power, money & body may not cooperate every time in life but Good nature, good understanding, spiritual path & true spirit will always cooperate in life.

Silence is the strong fence around wisdom, If your foot slips, You can re-gain your balance, but if your tongue slips, you can never re-build your image again.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 8, 2016

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Rajasthan High Court in the below citied case held that once it has been held as deemed income of the assessee or an addition u/s.68, has been made the character of the said amount/addition will not remain as a loan or deposit and section 269-SS will not be applicable. Hence no penalty u/s 271D shall be imposed. (Gyarsi Lal Vijay Vs. CIT & Others)

Madras High Court in the below citied case held that In between agricultural land and the nearest municipality, if there is a mountain, or lake or private lands or government properties, and in such other cases, where the public has no access to reach the municipality, the distance has to be measured only through the access road and not in a straight line or horizontal plane.(The CIT, Chennai Vs. Dr. R. Rangarajan)

CBDT has entered 20 unilateral advance pricing agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers on 29-30 Aug 2016 in order to reduce litigation by providing certainty in transfer pricing.

INDIRECT TAX:

CBEC amended the Notification No. 25/2012- Service Tax dated 20/06/2012 vide Notification no. 39/2016 dated on 02/09/2016. In the said notification, in the first paragraph, in entry 62, for the words and figures “during the financial year 2015-16”, the words, figures and letters “during the period prior to 1st April, 2016” shall be substituted. (Click here to view)

Where only service of Clinical Research is provided then such service would be not taxable under the Act in light of Rule 3 of the Place of Provision of Services (POP) Rules 2012 as the applicant renders said services to its customers and the place of provision is located outside India (M/s Steps Therapeutics Limited, Hyderabad Versus Commissioner of Customs)-2016 (9) TMI 143 – AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCE RULINGS – Service Tax

All religious places shall be considered to fall within the purview of clause (a) of entry 5 of Notification No. 25/2012- Service Tax, to be exempted from payment of service tax. No. 40/2016-Service Tax.  [F. No.3354/45/2016 -TRU]

MCA UPDATE:

MCA: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has amended the Investor Education and protection Fund Authority (Appointment of Chairperson and Members, holding of meeting and provision for offices and officers) Rules, 2016. These rules may be called the Investor Education and protection Fund Authority (Appointment of Chairperson and Members, holding of meeting and provision for offices and officers) Amendment Rules, 2016. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. In the said rule after rule 3, Rule 3A inserted.

“3A. The Authority shall be a body corporate by the name aforesaid having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire, hold and dispose of property both movable and immovable, and to contract and shall, by the said name, sue or be sued.”

MCA: IEPF Forms are likely to be available on the IEPF portal w.e.f 7th Sep 2016.

MCA: The Central Govt. designates as Special Courts for Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, UT of Chandigarh, UT of Puducherry, Manipur and some Distrct of Tamilnadu for the purposes of providing speedy trial of offences punishable with imprisonment of two years or more under the Companies Act, 2013 – F. No. 01/12/2009-CL-I (Vol-IV), dt.01.09.2016.

MCA made Annual filing forms available for Companies Act, 1956 – Form 23AC, Form 23ACA, Form 23B, Form 20B, Form 21A, Form 66 on MCA21 Forms Download page. Further, IEPF Forms are likely to be available on the IEPF portal with effect from 07.09.2016.

Provisions of Companies Act, 2013 relating to IEPF (Investors Education and Protection Fund) to be effective from 07.09.2016.

CLB if inclined to injunct appellants from using information derived from statutory records, would have to first deal with the submission that it would have no jurisdiction to prevent them from using information. [Jasmohan Singh vs. Freeze King Ind (P.) Ltd. High Court Of Delhi].

GST UPDATE:

Under GST, registration required in each state from where supplies to be made. File 3 Returns p.m. for each Registration & 1 Annual Return. (Min 37 per regn)

Under GST, Department  to nominate Chartered / Cost Accountant for Special Audit if in scrutiny etc it seems that value has not been correctly declared or excess credit is availed.

Under GST, mandatory audit of books of account of all registered persons shall be carried on by Chartered/ Cost Accountant, if the turnover in Financial Year exceeds the specified limit.

OTHER UPDATE

DIPP has clarified that Internet broadcasting companies shall also come under the purview of statutory licensing under section 31D of the Copyright Act.

ESIC raises wage threshold to Rs 21,000 w.e.f 1st October, 2016.

IDBI entitled to auction property if it had issued notice to borrower prior to attachment order passed by TRO Suresh Kumar Goyal v. Chief Commissioner of Income-tax-2 [2016] 73 taxmann.com 10 (Delhi)

COMPAT rejected time barred complaint of unfair trade practices Wing Commander S.K. Puri v. Swatantra Land & Finance (P.) Ltd. [2016] 72 taxmann.com 336 (CAT – New Delhi)

Appellant couldn’t be held guilty of unauthorized dealing in Forex in absence of any evidence Prakash Bafna v. Special Director , Directorate of Enforcement [2016] 72 taxmann.com 354 (ATFFE – New Delhi)

DGFT has amended the Clause 3(1)(i)(h) of Foreign Trade to allow individuals to import CIF value of consumer electronic items at any one time for personal use upto Rs. 50,000/-.

Last date for MEF 2016-17 is 10.09.16. Members are requested to apply at www.meficai.org.

Key Dates:

E-Payment of TDS/TCS deduced/collected for the month of August: 07/09/2016

Submission of Form No. 27C (TCS) received in August to IT Commissioner: – 07/09/2016

ER-1 Return for Non SSI assessee for the month of August: – 10/09/2016

ER-2 Return for EOUs for the month of August: – 10/09/2016

TDS Return for June quarter in DVAT-48:- 10/09/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 5, 2016

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DIRECT TAX:

SAFEMA : It is only when link or nexus of properties with convict/detenue or to income from such illegal activity is established, properties standing even in name of a relative can be forfeited Competent Authority v. M. Khader Moideen[2016] 72 taxmann.com 283 (Madras)

IT: Eligibility of exemption u/s 54F(4) – the entire amount which was subject to capital gain tax had not been utilized for the purpose of construction of new house nor were the unutilized amounts deposited in the notified Bank Accounts – No exemption – Humayun Suleman Merchant Vs The CCIT-XVII, Mumbai and Anr. (2016 (9) TMI 70 – Bombay High Court)

IT: Without using the services of the directors the key decisions of the business cannot be taken. Therefore it is essential to give remuneration as per Rules and Regulations of the company. In view of this expenditure is allowable as business expenditure – Rangoli Projects Pvt. Ltd. Vs ITO, Ward-15 (2), New Delhi (2016 (9) TMI 67 – ITAT Delhi)

University not wholly or substantially financed by government is not eligible for exemption u/s 10(23)(iiiab). [Visvesvaraya Technological University vs. ACIT (Supreme Court of India)].

INDIRECT TAX:

Refund will be allowed where the contract is for a fixed amount and it has been categorically recorded in the impugned order that no excise duty incidence has been passed on by the respondent to NHAI. NHAI also categorically certified to that effect. (CCE, Raipur Versus M/s Ircon International Ltd.)- 2016 (8) TMI 1022 – CESTAT NEW DELHI – Central Excise

where on account of delay in delivery of manufactured goods is liable to pay a lesser amount that the generically agreed price as a result of a clause (in the agreement), stipulating variation in the price, on account the liablility to “liquidated damages”, irrespective of whether the clause is titled “penalty” or “liquidated damages”, the resultant price would be the “transaction value.( M/s Kalpana Chemicals Versus CCE, C & ST, Hyderabad – III) – 2016 (8) TMI 1024 – CESTAT HYDERABAD – Central Excise

ST: CENVAT credit – an assessee cannot be denied the benefit of Cenvat Credit of duty on the ground that no manufacturing activity was involved when the assessee has admittedly cleared its final product on payment of duty – M/s. Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Versus C.E. & S.T. Jabalpur (2016 (9) TMI 96 – CESTAT New Delhi)

Full receipt of Singaporean sub-contractor to develop ‘T3 Terminal’, Delhi Airport is taxable AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCE RULINGS (INCOME TAX) NEW DELHI MERO Asia Pacific (P.) Ltd., In re[2016] 73 taxmann.com 17 (AAR – New Delhi)

GST UPDATE

GST exemption for traders having turnover up to 25 lakhs: Revenue Secretary Source: www.businesstoday.in

RBI UPDATES:-

RBI on Thursday directed credit information companies (CIC) to provide free credit reports in full to individuals whose credit score is maintained with the agency, effective January 1.

RBI has issued a master circular – Non-Banking Financial Company –Non-Systemically Important Non-Deposit taking Company (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016 vide Master Direction No.  DNBR.PD.007/03.10.119/2016-17 dated 01/09/2016.

RBI has issued a master circular – Non-Banking Financial Company-Systemically Important Non-Deposit taking Company and deposit taking company (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016vide Master Direction No.  DNBR.PD.008/03.10.119/2016-17 dated 01/09/2016.

MCA UPDATE:

Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide General Circular No. 8/2016 dated 29.07.2016, has extended the date to file financial Statements or Annual Returns on or before 29.10.2016, where due date for holding of AGM is on or after 1st April, 2016, without payment of additional fees.

KEY DATES:

E-Payment of Service Tax for August by Companies: 06/09/2016

E-Payment of TDS/TCS deduced/collected for the month of August: 07/09/2016

Submission of Form No. 27C (TCS) received in August to IT Commissioner:- 07/09/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 3, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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Direct Tax:

IT: TDS u/s 194C – non tds on Vehicle / dumper Hire Charges – No contract either verbal or written is entered into with the owners / drivers in these cases of purely temporary transporting arrangements – No disallowance – ACIT, Cir-1, Asansol Vs. Raja Transport (2016 (8) TMI 1046 – ITAT Kolkata)

CBDT: Income Tax Notices mandatorily to have email IDs & contact details to reduce interaction with the officials.

Sum received from developer due to hardship caused on redevelopment of flat not a revenue receipt Jitendra Kumar Soneja v. Income-tax Officer, Ward 6(3)(3), Mumbai[2016] 72 taxmann.com 318 (Mumbai – Trib.)

Sec. 50(1)(iii) doesn’t contemplate usage of acquired property falling within the block of assets Indogem v. Income-tax Officer- 19 (1) (5), Mumbai [2016] 72 taxmann.com 315 (Mumbai – Trib.).

Secured asset rightly taken by Commissioner as tenant failed to show that tenancy existed prior to mortgage Otoklin Global Business v.State of Maharashtra [2016] 72 taxmann.com 213 (Bombay).

No tax on income from offshore supplies as supplier had no agency PE in India Ion Geophysical Corporation v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle-2, Dehradun [2016]2 taxmann.com 298 (Delhi – Trib.)

 IT: Reopening of assessment – the information was available only in the valuation report. Giving the information in this manner shall be of no help to the appellant as the AO was not expected to go through the said information available in the valuation report for the purpose of ascertaining the actual construction of the plot – M/s Girilal & Company Vs. ITO, Mumbai & Others (2016 (8) TMI 1010 – Supreme Court).

IT: Addition u/s 68 – the loan which has been returned to the respective creditors cannot be taxed in the hands of assessee as its income – DCIT, Cir-6(1), New Delhi Vs. Minda Investment Ltd. and Vica-Versa (2016 (8) TMI 1007 – ITAT Delhi)

SC dismisses Revenue’s appeal against Rajasthan HC ruling in Hissaria Brothers deleting penalty u/s 271D/E for Sec 269SS/T default (accepting/repaying loan in cash). HC had held that penalty order was barred by limitation under clause (c) of Sec. 275(1) which prescribes six months’ time-limit rejecting Revenue’s contention that the case would fall under clause (a) of Sec. 275(1) which provides for extended period of limitation commensurating with completion of appellate proceedings.[TS-471-SC-2016]

IT: Addition u/s 145A – inclusion of service tax as part of trading receipts – ection 145A of the Act would have no application in cases where service is provided by the Assessee – CIT-2, Mumbai Vs Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd. (2016 (8) TMI 1096 – BOMBAY HIGH COURT)

IT: Exemption u/sec. 54F – net consideration computation to be invested or value fixed u/s 50C as stamp valuation – Under provisions of Sec. 54F of the Act net consideration has to be invested in the Residential property but not the deeming value being fiction – Shri. R. Srinivasan (HUF) Vs ITO, Ward-I (1), Trichy (2016 (8) TMI 1092 – ITAT CHENNAI

Indirect Tax:

ST: CENVAT credit CHA services are utilized by the appellant before the goods were loaded on to the ship and therefore the same falls within the definition of input services- Kennametal India Ltd. Vs. CST, Large Taxpayers Unit (2016 (8) TMI 1031 – CESTAT Bangalore)

No penalty will be imposed on non filling of ER-5 and ER-6 returns within the period prescribed – contravention is only a procedural violation and subsequently the required return has been filed.(M/s Dharampal Satyapal Ltd. Versus C.C.E. Delhi-II) – 2016 (8) TMI 1021 – CESTAT NEW DELHI – Central Excise

HC rules in favour of assessee, directs unconditional release of seized imported goods u/s 110(2) of Customs Act absent show cause notice within 6 months from seizure as contemplated u/s 124(a); Rejects Revenue’s ‘strange’ stand that there was no seizure at all and hence, the limitation for notice would not apply, in view of the order passed in application for provisional release u/s 110-A. [TS-336-HC-2016(MAD)-CUST]

FAQ on Company Law:

Query :  One of our client companies is a section 8 company, and its AGM is scheduled to be conducted in September, and company has sent notice of AGM with proxy form. A member of the company has appointed another as proxy to present in AGM on his behalf and such person is not a member of the section 8 company. Whether such person can be appointed as proxy or membership is precondition to be eligible to be proxy ?

Answer : As per SS-2, a member of section 8 company may appoint proxy on his behalf to another person if such person is also a member of the section 8 company, no other person can be appointed as proxy if such person is also not a member.

Therefore, only a member of the section 8 company may be appointed as proxy for another member.

Here, in this case, member of the company cannot appoint such person.

Query:   An Indian registered Private Limited company has transferred their shares, which were rightly held by its two directors equally, to an Australian company and company further wants to issue shares to that Australian company also, means FDI which is covered under automatic route.

Now my question is whether company required to open share application account separately for that transaction or can get share capital in its current account. Is it mandatory to open share application account?

Answer:  After the transfer of shares to that Australian company, that company has become the shareholder of the company.

Now, if company allots further shares to it through Rights issue of shares, then there shall not be any requirement of opening any account separately.

But if company wants to allot shares through Private placement, then as per section 42(6) of the companies act 2013, monies received on application shall be kept in a separate bank account in scheduled bank and which shall not be utilized for any purpose other than –

(i)    For adjustment against allotment of securities; or

(ii)  For the repayment of monies where the company is unable to allot securities.

Key Dates:

Filing of ITR returns by Individuals, HUF (With Audit): 30/09/2016

Filing of ITR returns by all companies (except TP audit): 30/09/2016

E-Payment of Service Tax for August by Companies: 06/09/2016

E-Payment of TDS for August : 07/09/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 2,2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

No tax on income from offshore supplies as supplier had no agency PE in India.

No cancellation of trust’s registration just because its main income was from interest and miscellaneous receipt.

CBDT Extends due date for quarterly furnishing of Form 15G/155H

Income Tax Authorities must mention official e-mail Ids & phone/fax no in all notices/letters issued to taxpayers. F No 225/214/2016/ITA.II of 30-8-2016.

No tax on income from offshore supplies as supplier had no agency PE in India.

The CBDT vide Circular no. 30/2016 dated. 26 Aug. 2016 has streamlined the process for ‘Port Clearance/ No Objection Certificates and Voyage Return/ Assessment’ in the case of foreign shipping companies

No cancellation of trust’s registration just because its main income was from interest and miscellaneous receipt.

Extension of due dates of Form 15G/H received during 1.10.2015- 31.3.2016 & for Q1 of 2016-17, to31.10.2016; & for Q2 of 2016-17, to 31.12.2016. CBDT notification no 10/2016.

SC dismisses review petition against its earlier order dated April 22, 2016 denying exemption u/s 10(23C)(iiiab) to Visvesvaraya Technological University (‘VTU’ ) on the ground that it doesn’t satisfy the condition of being an institution ‘wholly or substantially financed by the Govt.’ for AYs 2004-05 to 2009-10. It Rejected VTU’s contention that ‘fees of all kinds collected’ must be regarded as receipts from Govt.[TS-465-SC-2016]

ITAT pune in the below citied case held that The payments made by assessee to Gensler-USA were merely for project specific drawings & designs without transfer of technology or know-how or even title in drawing & designs and not in the nature of “Royalty” or “Fee for Technical Services u/s 195.[Gera Developments Pvt. Ltd. Vs. DCIT, (Int. Tax), Pune]

INDIRECT TAX:

Recovery of CENVAT credit imposition of interest and penalty machine tool accessories, tips and Inserts CHA service for export of goods Held that – the ownership of the goods and the risk related thereto remains with the appellant up to the loading of the goods on the ship at the port of shipment. Further, Section 4 of the Central Excise Act, 1944, inter alia, states that the place of removal is any other place from where the excisable goods are to be sold after the clearance from the factory. ( Kennametal India Ltd. Versus Commissioner of Central Excise, Large Taxpayers Unit) – 2016 (8) TMI 1031 – CESTAT BANGALORE – Service Tax

Cenvat credit – manpower supply services – availed the input service in their manufacturing activity – whether 75% of service tax payable by the respondent should be considered as ineligible for credit when the provider of service was to pay only 25% of service tax having been paid 100 of the service tax – Held that – 75% of the service tax, which is sought to be denied is admittedly paid to the Government by the provider of service instead of recipient of service.( M/s. Prime Ispat Ltd. Versus CC and CE, Raipur) – 2016 (8) TMI 1026 – CESTAT NEW DELHI – Central Excise

The state of Jammu & Kashmir CBDT further extends the ‘due-date’ for filing Return of Income from 31st August, 2016 to 30th September, 2016.

COM VAT issued the notification:

  • Order dt.31/8/16 enhancing DVAT Refunds jurisdiction of AO’s, Addl. Com/JC’s & Spl.Com.
  • No.658 dated 24/8/16 reg. Withdrawal of mandatory requirement of filing DVAT return with Digital Signatures.
  • Circular No.13 dated.31/08/2016 extending the Q1 2016-17 DVAT returns up to 10/09/2016.

DVAT Last date extended for filing the return for Q1 2016-17 by 10 days and also to find out the ways to improve the system STBA.

GST UPDATE

GST: The Central Govt. is planning to advance the winter session of parliament to pass GST Bill as the ratification of the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill by at least 50% States is expected to be completed by 10th Sep’ 2016. Eight States have already ratified the same. The State of West Bengal has put on HOLD the ratification indefinitely.

GST: With Odisha has become the 16th States to ratify the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill on 01.09.2016, the Central Govt. may seek President’s assent on it. The complete list of States are: 1. Assam; 2. Bihar; 3. Jharkhand; 4. Himachal Pradesh; 5. Chhattisgarh; 6. Gujarat; 7. Madhya Pradesh; 8. Delhi; 9. Nagaland: 10. Maharashtra; and 11. Haryana; 12. Telengana; 13. Mizoram; 14. Sikkim; 15. Goa; and 16. Odisha.

Under GST; TDS @ 1% will be applicable on notified supplies for contracts exceeding Rs. 10 lacs in value. TDS deposit by 10th of next month.

Under GST, refund of ITC allowed at end of Tax Period for exports & where ITC accumulated due to input tax rate higher than output tax rate.

GST will make consumer goods cheaper, boost jobs: CBEC Spelling out benefits of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the revenue department on Monday said it will make consumer goods cheaper, increase consumption and generate more employment by enhancing economic activity.

FAQ on Company Law:

Query:  One of our client company has appointed Additional Director during the year subject to vacation of office upto ensuing annual general meeting of the company. AGM of the company was scheduled to be called on 15th Sept, but due to unforeseen reasons, company was not able to conduct AGM till 30th September. Our query is whether such Additional Director may hold office afterwards as well as AGM has not been held?

Answer:  As per the provision of Section 161 of Companies Act 2013, the articles of a company may confer on its Board of directors the power to appoint, other than 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 next annual general meeting or the last date on which Annual general meeting should have been held, whichever is earlier.

Here, in this case, AGM was not held upto due date of AGM, i.e 30th September but as per provisions, he may hold office upto the date of AGM or the day on which AGM should have been held , whichever is earlier. Therefore, he shall not hold office afterwards.

Query:  We have a query as whether a company is required to consolidate the financials of LLP, which is its subsidiary, along with its financials?

Answer:   As per Rule 6 of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, it is provided that consolidation of financial statements of a company shall be done in accordance with the provisions of Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013 and the applicable Accounting Standards.

As per the definition of subsidiary as defined under Accounting Standard (AS) 21, an enterprise controlled by the parent is required to be consolidated. The term ‘enterprise’ includes a company and any enterprise other than a company. Therefore, under AS also, LLPs and partnership firms are required to be consolidated.

Query:  Whether Form DIR-11 is required to be filed in case of vacation of director under Se3ction 167 of Companies Act 2013?

Answer: No, as per  Section 168 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 16 of Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014,  Form DIR-11 is required to be filed in case of resignation of director from his office within a period of thirty days from the date of resignation.

RBI UPDATE

RBI has issued Master Directions for NBFC Cos on six subjects. The subjects on which Master Directions have been issued are Exemptions from the provisions of RBI Act, 1934.

ICAI Update

Last date for MEF 2016-17 is 10/09/16. Members are requested to apply at www.meficai.org.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE Aug 26,2016

Professional Update For the Day:

1DIRECT TAX:

  • CBDT prescribes the Class or classes of buyers to whom provisions of sub-section (1D) of section 206C shall not apply [CBDT Notification dated 19.08.2016].
  • The assesses applying for registration/ approval under section 12AA, 80G and 10(23C)(iv), (v), (vi) & (via) have option to apply in form 10A/ 10G/ 56/ 56D of the I. T. Rules, 1962 either manually or through e-filing, which will get barred by limitation on 31.08.2016
  • The functionality for approval of hospital u/s 17(2) of the IT Act and for registration of tax practitioner will be available in administration module of ITBA  w.e.f  22.08.2016.
  • Company’s only income is from leasing property, then it should be taxed under the head PGBP [SC Judgment, Rayala Corporation Ltd vs. Asst Commissioner]
  • No compensation from Insurance Co. if there is theft without a forcible entry: Apex Court
    [2016] 72 taxmann.com 296 (SC) Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Orissa Ltd. v. New India Assurance Co. Ltd.
  • ITAT Kolkata in the below citied case denied the continuance of registration u/s 12A. if it is found that the assessee was accepting bogus donations, then that fact can only lead to an inference that the activities of the trust are not genuine or are not carried out in accordance with the objects of the trust than registration will be cancelled(Dr. B.G. Memorial Trust Vs. CIT)

 INDIRECT TAX:

  • Contractors providing the service of construction of tube wells for the Government have been considered to be liable to pay service tax [Circular No. 199/09/2016-Service Tax].
  • CESTAT Allahabad in the below citied case held that Cenvat credit – availed on transportation charges in the process of cleaning and disposal of waste – the disposal of hazardous waste by the appellant is an essential activity, without which, the final products being excisable insecticides, cannot be manufactured. Hence credit will be allowed.(India Pesticides Ltd. Versus Commissioner of C. Ex. & S.T., Lucknow)- 2016(8) TMI 724- Service Tax)
  • CESTAT Chennai in the below citied case held that service tax credit will be allowed for- insurance premium having been paid for the health insurance of the employees of the factory and Pest Control Service availed to protect the property of the company.(Sundaram Fasteners Ltd. Versus Commissioner of C. Ex., Chennai-II- 2016 (8) TMI 723-Service tax)
  • Delhi Govt. does away with requirement of digital sign for filing DVAT returns
  • VAT Dept issued notification dated 24.08.2016 regarding withdraw of mandatory requirement of DSC in filing DVAT returns.

 

GST UPDATES :

  • Under GST:
    • Composition Supplier can register in multiple states if total sales up to 50 lacs, no Inter state sale. Scheme must for all businesses having PAN.
    • Selling milk, eggs, chickens taxable under GST as dairy/poultry farming not part of agriculture. Vegetables not taxable but their saplings are taxable.
  • Under GST for sale of even a rupee from a state, registration required if turnover already exceeds 9 lacs in another state as limit is for India as a whole.
  • Gujarat became the sixth state to ratify the GST Bill after Assam , Bihar , Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
  • Infosys may get about dollar 60 million for GST project.

 

FAQ ON COMPANY LAW:

  • Query:   We have a query regarding the date of Annual General Meeting of company incorporated on 19th December 2015. Now our query is regarding the date of Annual General Meeting required to be held?

Answer: Section 96(1) of the Companies Act 2013 provides that in case of first Annual General Meeting, it shall be held within a period of nine months from the date of closing of the first financial year and in any case, within a period of six months, from the date of closing of the financial year.

Further, Section 2(41) of the Companies Act 2013 defines financial year in relation to any company or body corporate as the period ending on 31st day of March every year and where it has been incorporated on or after 1st day of January of a year, the period ending on 31st day of March of the following year, in respect whereof financial statement of the company or body corporate is made up

Thus, the Annual accounts of the company incorporated before 1st January 2016 shall be closed on 31st March 2016 and consequently AGM shall be held within a period of 9 months from the date of closing of the first financial year, i.e., 31st December 2016.

  • Query: We are trying to register DSC (Digital Signatures) of a director since last 15 days but at the time of selecting DSC, no icon is appearing so that we could select the DSC of director. We have raised ticket many times with the ROC but no solution is being provided by them and last date for filing e-form is approaching. Kindly let us know how can we register the same on MCA Portal.

Answer: You are required to install Java 8 update 45 and uninstall other versions of Java on your system, then try to register DSC with the MCA Portal and use either Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer for registering the same.

  • Query:We want to incorporate a Section 8 company with the words ‘micro-finance’ in its name?

Answer: Yes for this type of name, you can apply along with declaration as per rule 12 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rule, 2014 if, license is issued under section 8. However, Finance activity is under regulatory control of RBI. Hence at the time of filing incorporation documents promoters/director of proposed company are required to give undertaking as per rule 12 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014.

MCA News:

Forms AOC-4, AOC-4 CFS, DIR-12, FC-2 and MGT-15 are likely to be revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 24th August, 2016.

ICAI Updates:-

Ind AS Transition: Associate to adopt Ind AS from the FY in which holding company is required to adopt it

ICAI has invited to attend faculty Identification Programme on GST-II dated on 23.08.2016.

ICAI has extended the last date for Company Registration Related to Campus (9 Bigger Centres) from22 to 29 Aug’16.

ICAI is taking up the matter to resolve the  any problem in uploading tax audit reports due to non updation of PAN number at ICAI or due to differences in the name as per ICAI record and name given in PAN number with department on top priority basis and the members are requested to update/provide their PAN details by filling requisite details by clicking the linkhttp://online.icai.org/app_ forms/panupdate/index.html  at the earliest but latest by 26.08.2016.

Key Dates:

Advance information for 1st fortnight of September of functions with booking cost more than Rs. 1 Lakh in Banquet halls, hotels etc. in Delhi -27/08/2016

Payment of TDS in Form no. 26QB for purchase of property for the month of July: – 30/08/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JULY 21, 2016

Professional Update for the Day:

1 (2)DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax:  Interest paid by contractor to finance its business wasn’t includible in cost of inventory; No understatement of WIP Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Central Circle 2(2), Bangalore v. JSR Constructions (P.) Ltd. [2016] 71 taxmann.com 184 (Bangalore – Trib.)

Income tax : ITAT Chennai in below citied case held that Continuance of registration u/s 12AA – The beneficiaries is only the members and benefit is not passed on to the public at large in any way. – Therefore, the objects and activities of the applicant cannot be called as “charitable” within the definition of main provision of section 2(15) –( ITAT Chennai in case of [M/s. Aiema Technology Centre Vs. The DIT, (Exemptions)]

Income tax : ITAT C Ahmedabad in below citied case held that Valuation u/s 50C is a deeming provision and it extends only to land or building or both. – Rights in the land cannot be equated to land or building or both and therefore section 50C is not applicable on transfer of such rights –( ITAT Ahmedabad in case of [Smt. Devindraben I. Barot Vs. ITO, Ahmedabad])

INDIRECT TAX:

Excise : Where assessee manufactured two machineries and used same within its factory for manufacturing of final products and subsequently it cleared these machineries to its job worker and for discharging duty liability on machineries calculated assessable value of machineries by availing benefit of depreciation, availing of depreciation was in consonance with law – [2016] 71 taxmann.com 122 (Bangalore – CESTAT)

Service tax : Where assessee provided site formation and clearance and excavation services to one ‘S’ and ‘S’ in terms of agreement supplied explosives and diesel oil free of cost to assessee for rendering services and also paid bonus to it for a good performance, Adjudicating Authority was wrong in including value of explosives and diesel oil and bonus received by assessee in assessable value of services – [2016] 71 taxmann.com 175 (Bangalore – CESTAT)

COMPANY LAWUPDATES :

Query:   What shall be treatment of reserves in case we convert our Private Limited company to LLP?

Answer:   In case of conversion of Private company into LLP, reverves can be treated in two ways. – for the treatment of reserves subsisting in the Balance sheet of Company, either distribute the reserves among the partners in their capital sharing ratio or the same would be transferred in the reserves account of the LLP under the head Reserves & Surplus.

Use latest version of e-Forms INC-23, MR-1 and MR-2, which are likely to be revised on MCA Portal by 21.07.2016. 

OTHER UPDATES:

The recommendation of the Supreme Court-constituted special investigation team (SIT) to ban cash transactions above Rs.3 lakh and capping cash holdings of companies and individuals at Rs.15 lakh will be detrimental for India’s traditional economy, according to a leading traders body.

KEY DATES:

Payment of ESI for the month of June-21/07/2016

E-payment of DVAT & CST for the month/quarter ended June-21/07/2016

Time limit for payment of tax and penalty under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 extended to 30.09.2017. CBDT Press Release dated 14.07.16

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JUNE 24, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:


Income Tax: Where issue of allowability of MAT credit was decided by AO by order dated 8-12-2011, even though issue of surcharge and cess was also allowed to be carried forward by AO by order dated 29-11-2012, revisional order passed on 30-3-2015 denying MAT credit would be time barred [2016] 70 taxmann.com 155 (Kolkata – Trib.)

Income Tax : SLP dismissed against High Court’s ruling that even if assessee voluntarily disclosed a sum subsequent to search and offered said sum to tax, penalty levied under section 271(1)(c) was justified
[2016] 70 taxmann.com 175 (SC)/[2015] 373 ITR 681 (SC)/[2015] 279 CTR 536 (SC)

Registration u/s 12AA cannot be denied on town planning activities continuing from earlier years.[ ITO vs. Moradabad Development Authority (ITAT Delhi)].

Income tax : Where as per sale agreement, transaction of sale of property was to be completed after five years of agreement at buyer’s option but possession of property was allowed to be taken over by buyer on next day of agreement in part performance of agreement, transfer within meaning of section 2(47) took place when possession was taken over by buyer and not when buyer exercised option to buy said property after five years – [2016] 70 taxmann 118 (Panaji – Trib.)

Income Tax: Recording of satisfaction by Assessing Officer of person searched that any money, bullion, jewellery or other valuable article or thing or books of account or documents seized belong to person other than person searched is a sine qua non for initiating action under section 153C; where Assessing Officer of person searched and such other person is same, then also, first while making assessment in case of person searched, Assessing Officer has to record such satisfaction, then, copy of this satisfaction note is to be placed in file of such other person and relevant document should also be transferred from file of person searched to file of such other person and thereafter, in capacity of Assessing Officer of such other person, he has to issue notice under section 153A, read with section 153C – [2016] 70 taxmann 156 (Delhi – Trib.)

Registration u/s 12AA cannot be denied on town Planning Activities continuing from earlier years [ITO vs. Moradabad Development Authority (ITAT Delhi)].

Income Tax: CBDT clarifies that the higher turnover threshold of Rs. 2 crores for non-audit of accounts is granted only to assesses, opting for presumptive taxation scheme u/s 44AD.

Income Tax : Interest U/s. 244A on excess self assessment tax payment cannot be denied. [CIT vs. Birla Corporation Limited].

Income tax :  ITAT can examine whether AO has rightly exercised discretionary powers to extend due date of Special Audit Report
Principal Commissioner of Income-tax v. Nilkanth Concast (P.) Ltd.
[2016] 70 taxmann.com 157 (Delhi)

Income Tax: Reassessment held as invalid as notice was affixed at the wrong address Income-tax Officer, Ward 2 (3), Chandigarh v. Om Parkash  Kukreja [2016] 70 taxmann.com 147 (Chandigarh – Trib.)

Income Tax: Tax audit threshold of Rs 2 cr. only applicable to taxpayers opting for presumptive tax scheme: CBDT

Income Tax: Proceedings can be initiated against the amalgamated company on account of the failure of the amalgamating company to distribute the statutory percentage of the accumulated profits. In the given case Calcutta High Court held that Tribunal was not right in holding that the proceedings against the amalgamated company could not be initiated on account of the failure of the amalgamating company to distribute the statutory percentage of the accumulated profits.( CIT Vs. M/s. Shaw Wallace Distilleries Ltd.)

Income Tax: CBDT vide Notification No. 45/2016 dated 14-th June , 2016 has exempted the tax in the hand of the resident on the investment made in the shares issued by the start-up companies, if the consideration is in excess of the face value for issue of shares  of the “start-up” companies. For the purposes of this notification, “startup” shall mean a company in which the public are not substantially interested and which fulfills the conditions specified in the notification of the Government of India. Further the Central Government, hereby notifies the ‘classes of persons’ for the purposes of the said clause as being the ‘person’ defined under sub-section (31) of section 2 of the said Act.

Income Tax: CBDT has made 15th Amendments Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 48/2016 dated 20th June, 2016.CBDT has made amendments in FATCA rules for registration, Due Diligence &information maintenance. Further, in the said rules, in Appendix-II Form 61B has been substituted with the new amended form with effect from 1st January, 2017.

Income Tax: CBDT has issued clarification regarding Threshold limit of tax audit under section 44AB and section 44AD vide press release dated 20th June 2016. The higher threshold for non-audit of accounts has been given only to assessee opting for presumptive taxation scheme under section 44AD.

Income Tax: CBDT vide Notification No. 47/2016 dated 17th June 2016 has notified that no deduction of tax under Chapter XVII of the said Act shall be made on the payments of the nature specified in the notification, in case such payment is made by a person to a bank listed in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934CBDT vide Notification No. 47/2016 dated 17th June 2016 has notified that no deduction of tax under Chapter XVII of the said Act shall be made on the payments of the nature specified in the notification, in case such payment is made by a person to a bank listed in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934

CBDT vide Notification No. 46/2016 dated 17th June 2016 has notified that no deduction of tax under Chapter XVII of the said Act shall be made on the payments of the nature specified in clause (23DA) of section 10 of the said Act received by any securitization trust as defined in clause (d) of the Explanation to section 115TC of the said Act.

Income Tax: New Explanation to sec. 263 doesn’t give unfettered powers to CIT to revise every order of AO Narayan Tatu Rane v.    Income-tax Officer, Ward 27(1)(1), Mumbai [2016] 70 taxmann.com 227 (Mumbai – Trib.)

Income Tax: Deeming fiction of sec. 50 won’t be triggered on transfer of rights in land Smt. Devindraben I. Barot v. Smt. Devindraben I. Barot  [2016] 70 taxmann.com 235 (Ahmedabad – Trib.)

Deferred consideration contingent on uncertain future event cannot be taxed before vesting of right to receive via {CIT vs. Mrs. Hemal Raju Shete (Bombay High Court)}

Where the Assessee uses a network of computers for its business purposes, the LAN/WAN equipment is an essential part and to be regarded as computer peripherals. Hence depreciation will be allowed @ 60%.- (Global Trust Bank Limited, New vs. Department Of Income Tax) Delhi

INDIRECT TAX:


CENVAT : Refund claims under rule 5 of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 : This scheme is applicable only to service tax registrants who are exporters of services, with respect to refund claims under rule 5 of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004, which have been filed on or before 31-3-2015, and which have not been disposed of as on the date of the issue of the circular dated 10-11-2015. As clarified therein, claims which have been remanded are out of the purview of this scheme

Excise : Settlement Commission can reject application only in two cases : (a) assessee has not made full and true disclosure [section 32F], or (b) assessee has not co-operated in proceedings before it [section 32L]; there is no provision to send matter back merely because of differences between assessee and department – [2016] 70 taxmann 168 (Delhi)

Central Excise: Valuation – excise duty on the sample bottles under Rule 8 of the Valuation Rules – nothing is flowing back to the manufacture from the distributors – genuineness of transaction not doubted by the revenue – no demand can be raised – Tri

VAT  : Non-production of ‘C’-Forms – Demanding a higher rate of tax under the CST Act, 1956 due to the non production of ‘C’ Forms – The appellants and petitioners are not entitled to the reliefs prayed for – HC

Service tax : Penalty couldn’t be waived off on grounds of financial hardship if taxpayer failed to deposit collected tax Amcon Engineers (P.) Ltd. v. commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi [2016] 70 taxmann.com 217 (New Delhi – CESTAT)

An enterprise of a Contracting State shall not be deemed to have a permanent establishment in the other Contracting State merely because it carries on business in that other State through a broker, general commission agent, or any other agent of an independent status, provided that such persons are acting in the ordinary course of their business. It was held in the given case that Nortel India is an independent company and a separate taxable entity under the Act. There is no material on record which would indicate that its office was used as an office by the Assessee or Nortel Canada the same cannot lead to the conclusion that Nortel India was acting as a sales outlet. (M/S Nortel Networks India International Inc. Vs DIT)

Excise : Gujarat HC grants refund of Education Cess & Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Cess (‘ paid by assessee under mistake of law on Oil Cess levied u/s 15 of Oil Industry Development Act ; Holds that such Cesses can only be levied on duties of excise and merely because machinery provisions of Central Excise Act have been incorporated in OID Act for collection and refund of Cess, it cannot be inferred that Oil Cess assumes the character of ‘excise duty’; Notes that Oil Cess is levied and administered by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, whereas conditions precedent for levy of said Cesses are that excise duty should be levied and collected by Ministry of Finance .Gujrat High Court

Excise : Activities of image scanning, editing and loading on CD are classifiable as photography services Global Digital Color Lab v. Commissioner of Central Excise, Jaipur-I   [2016] 70 taxmann.com 226 (New Delhi – CESTAT)

Excise : Dept. can’t revoke excise registration on allegations of fraud without hearing assessee Commissioner, Central Excise Commissioner ate, Udaipur v. Mangalam Cement Ltd., Kota [2016] 70 taxmann.com 241 (Rajasthan)

Excise : Service of notice by registered post without acknowledgment due isn’t a valid service under excise: HC RP Casting (P.) Ltd. v. Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi[2016] 70 taxmann.com 242 (Rajasthan)

Service tax : No service tax on under construction flats if price includes land value via {Suresh Kumar Bansal vs UOI (Delhi High Court)}

Service tax : No service tax audit by service tax department or CAG via {Mega Cabs Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Union of India & Ors. (Delhi High Court)}

OTHER UPDATES :


RBI : RBI decides to simplify and rationalise the process of registration of new NBFCs In order to make the process of registration of new NBFCs smoother and hassle free, the application form for registration of new NBFCs and the checklist of documents to be submitted have been revised. The number of documents to be submitted by the NBFC applicants has been reduced from existing set of 45 documents to 7-8 in the revised process. Secondly, from now onwards, there would be two different types of applications for non-deposit taking NBFCs (NBFC-ND) based on Sources of Funds & Customer Interface as follows: a) Type I – NBFC-ND not accepting public funds1 / not intending to accept public funds in the future and not having customer interface2 / not intending to have customer interface in the future b) Type II – NBFC-ND accepting public funds/ intending to accept public funds in the future and/or having customer interface/intending to have customer interface in the future The processing of cases for Type I – NBFC-ND applicants would be on fast track mode.

SEBI : SEBI invites applications from CA firms, for empanelment to take up assignments relating to forensic audit of SEBI registered RTA/STA.

Central Depository Services (India) Limited [CDSL] has launched ‘m-Voting’, a mobile app for e-Voting. This m-Voting app enables Android based smart phone users to cast their vote on company resolutions even while they are on the move. The m-Voting can also be used for voting at the AGM/EGM venue. The m-Voting app can be downloaded from Google Play Store for Android based phones, while the app for iPhone and Windows Phone would be released shortly and can be downloaded from the App Store and Windows Phone Store, respectively.

Govt. allows 100% FDI in e-commerce, aviation and defense

Sebi : SAT sets aside 5 years ban on merchant banker who failed to examine bank statement of issuer Co. Almondz Global Securities Ltd. v. Securities and Exchange Board of India [2016] 70 taxmann.com 222 (SAT – Mumbai)

MCA : Construction carried out by builder under joint development agreement amounts to construction services N. Bala Baskar v. Union of India, Ministry of Finance [2016] 70 taxmann.com 151 (Madras)

MCA : Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified that Annual Filing Forms for Companies Act, 1956 – 23AC (Form for filing balance sheet and other documents with the Registrar), 23ACA (Form for filing Profit and Loss account and other documents with the Register), 23B (Information to the Registrar by company for appointment of auditor), 20B (Form for filing annual return by a company having a share capital with the Registrar), 21A (Particulars of annual return for the company not having share capital) are likely to be available on MCA21 portal by mid-August 2016. The Ministry had earlier removed these e-forms due to maintenance of the website. Stakeholders are requested to plan accordingly.

The NDA government on Monday announced relaxed foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in single brand retail, civil aviation, airports, pharmaceuticals, animal husbandry and food products. It has allowed up to 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence through the approval route, 100% FDI in food product e-commerce, 100% FDI in greenfield pharma via the automatic route, 100% in browfield pharma – of which 74% will be through automatic route – 100% FDI in scheduled airlines, and up to 49% FDI in airlines through automatic route. While FDI in defence beyond 49% was already allowed through approval route and up to 49% through automatic route, the new norms have done away with the condition of access to ‘state-of-art’ technology in the country for FDI more than 49%.

Sebi : SAT sets aside 5 years ban on merchant banker who failed to examine bank statement of issuer Co. Almondz Global Securities Ltd. v. Securities and Exchange Board of India [2016] 70 taxmann.com 222 (SAT – Mumbai)

MCA : Construction carried out by builder under joint development agreement amounts to construction services N. Bala Baskar v. Union of India, Ministry of Finance [2016] 70 taxmann.com 151 (Madras)

MCA : Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified that Annual Filing Forms for Companies Act, 1956 – 23AC (Form for filing balance sheet and other documents with the Registrar), 23ACA (Form for filing Profit and Loss account and other documents with the Register), 23B (Information to the Registrar by company for appointment of auditor), 20B (Form for filing annual return by a company having a share capital with the Registrar), 21A (Particulars of annual return for the company not having share capital) are likely to be available on MCA21 portal by mid-August 2016. The Ministry had earlier removed these e-forms due to maintenance of the website. Stakeholders are requested to plan accordingly.

The NDA government on Monday announced relaxed foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in single brand retail, civil aviation, airports, pharmaceuticals, animal husbandry and food products. It has allowed up to 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence through the approval route, 100% FDI in food product e-commerce, 100% FDI in greenfield pharma via the automatic route, 100% in browfield pharma – of which 74% will be through automatic route – 100% FDI in scheduled airlines, and up to 49% FDI in airlines through automatic route. While FDI in defence beyond 49% was already allowed through approval route and up to 49% through automatic route, the new norms have done away with the condition of access to ‘state-of-art’ technology in the country for FDI more than 49%.

MCA : Forms AOC-4 XBRL, GNL-1, INC-6, INC-2 and CRA-2 are likely to be revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 25th June 2016. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.

PPF : The Central Government has amended Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968. This Scheme may be called Public Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2016. It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. The Government changed the norms for Public Provident Fund deposits, allowing the subscribers of the scheme to prematurely close their accounts and withdrawal the complete amount after five years. However, the withdrawal will be allowed for expenditure towards higher education or medical treatment. Currently, the lock-in-period for complete withdrawal from PPF accounts is 15 years.

Annual filing forms for Companies Act, 1956 – 23AC, 23ACA, 23B, 20B, 21A are likely to be available on MCA21 portal by mid-August 2016.

Interest rate on PPF retains at 8.1% for quarter ending September, 2016, same as stayed in 1st Quarter of 2016-17.

MCA has changed Version of e-forms MR-1 (Return of Appointment of MD/WTD/Manager), CHG-1 (Application for Registration of Creation, Modification of charge other than those related to debenture), CHG-4 (Particulars for satisfaction of charge thereof), MGT-14 (Filing of Resolutions and Agreements to the Registrar) w.e.f 7th June, 2016. The form has been updated on MCA Portal. Only new version of e-form will be acceptable. Stakeholders are requested to plan accordingly and ensure that latest version of form is downloaded for e-filing. Form- wise date of last version change is available at on the website of MCA.

KEY DATES


Payment of ESI for the month of May- 21-06-2016

E-Payment of DVAT & CST tax for the month of May -21-06-2016

Issue of TDS certificate in case of payment/credit made in the month of May for purchase of property u/s 194IA -22-06-2016

Issue of DVAT certificate for deduction made in month of May -22-06-2016

Advance Information for 1st fortnight of July of functions with booking cost more than Rs. 1 lakh in Banquet halls; hotels etc. in Delhi in form No. BE-2 under DVAT Act. – 27-06-2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JUNE 18, 2016

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DIRECT TAX:


Income Tax : The initiation of the proceedings u/s 153C in the absence of recording of the satisfaction by the AO of the person searched was held to be invalid and accordingly the assessment framed u/s 153C of the Act is quashed – Bhawna Bhalla Vs. ACIT, CC-21, New Delhi & DCIT, CC-21, New Delhi Vs. Bhawna Bhall

Income Tax: Disallowance made under sec. 14A has to be added back to book profit to compute MAT Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. v. Joint Commissioner of Income-tax,Range- 12, 3, Kolkata [2016] 70 taxmann.com 70 (Kolkata – Trib.)

Income Tax: TDS not deductible on web hosting and marketing services procured from US based entity. [DCIT vs. M/s Matrimony.Com Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Chennai)].

Income Tax: TDS –  15G/15H declarations for the period from 01 OCT 2015 to 31 MAR 2016 to be submitted through e-filing portal by 30 JUN 2016 – Notification No.9/2016.

Income Tax: Interest awarded under Land Acquisition Act forms part of compensation; not liable to sec. 194A TDS Movaliya Bhikhubhai Balabhai v. Income-tax Officer-TDS-1-Surat [2016] 70 taxmann.com 45 (Gujarat)

Income Tax : Mere TP addition doesn’t justify levy of penalty if assessee had applied incorrect TP method in good faith Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites India (P.) Ltd. v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle- 6 (1), New Delhi [2016] 70 taxmann.com  123 (Delhi – Trib.)

Income Tax: Penalty will be levied u/s 271C for assessee’s failure to withhold TDS u/s 194A on interest paid to its sister concerns. Kerala HC opined that the only way assessee could take the benefit of Sec. 273B was by establishing that there was “reasonable cause” justifying its failure to comply with Sec. 194A. Kerala High Court

Income Tax: Penalty U/s 271(1)(c) shall not be imposed if assessing officer at the time of initiation of penalty proceedings has not specified whether penalty is initiated for the inaccurate particulars of income or concealment of income.(DCIT Vs. M/s Grass Field Farms & Resorts P. Ltd.) ITAT Jaipur

Income Tax: TDS not deductible on web hosting & marketing services procured from US based entity via {DCIT vs. M/s Matrimony.Com Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Chennai) }

Income Tax: ITAT directs TPO to recalculate additions by considering only international transactions instead of total sales Federal Mogul Automotive Products (India) Ltd. v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle-11 (1), New Delhi [2016] 70 taxmann.com 121 (Delhi – Trib.)

Income Tax : Works contract services used for maintenance of office equipment are eligible input services Red Hat India (P.) Ltd. v. Principal Commissioner, Service Tax, Commissionerate, Pune [2016] 70 taxmann.com 132 (Mumbai – CESTAT)

Utility for Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 released by CBDT :  Central Government vide its notification no. 33/2016 dt. 19th May, 2016 has specified The Income Declaration Scheme Rules, 2016. Utility regarding these forms are now available on Income Tax website. Income Tax: Sec. 246A doesn’t allow filing of appeal before CIT(A) against order passed by AO under Sec. 195(2) Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (International Taxation)-4(2), Mumbai v. Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC [2016] 70 taxmann.com 224 (Mumbai – Trib.)

Income Tax Assessee gets enduring benefit from the rights acquired in films and serials and they do not expire on the date of first telecast as contemplated by the assessee – The rights are intangible assets within the meaning of Explanation (iii) to Section 32 and do not fall within the purview of Section 37(1). The assessee is entitled to claim depreciation on same. (Eenadu Television Private Limited. Vs. ACIT, Hyderabad) ITAT Hyderabad

Income Tax: Where assessee, an Indian company, received dividend from a Brazilian company, since assessee was a resident company of India within meaning of article 23 paragraph 3 of DTAA and, Brazilian company had already paid tax on its profits in excess of rate prescribed in paragraph 2 of article 10 of DTAA before distribution of dividend income, such dividend would be exempt from tax in India – [2016] 70 taxmann.com 22 (Kolkata – Trib.)

Income Tax: Section 147 could not be availed of for purpose of correcting a mistake in assessment order; Assessing Officer could not sit in appeal over decision of his predecessor Assessing Officer, who had examined claim and allowed claim of deduction under section 54EC by taking plea that assessee was eligible for lesser amount – [2016] 70 taxmann.com 72 (Gujarat)

Income Tax : Official Assignee need not go before the CBDT for waiver of interest payable under Income-tax assessments. The Insolvency Court itself can consider the question of waiver of interest in terms of the power conferred under section 7 of the Presidency Town Insolvency Act and in the light of the provisions of the Income-tax Act – [2016] 70 taxmann.com 182 (Madras)

Utility for Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 released by CBDT :  Central Government vide its notification no. 33/2016 dt. 19th May, 2016 has specified The Income Declaration Scheme Rules, 2016. Utility regarding these forms are now available on Income Tax website.

Income Tax: Sec. 246A doesn’t allow filing of appeal before CIT(A) against order passed by AO under Sec. 195(2) Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (International Taxation)-4(2), Mumbai v. Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC [2016] 70 taxmann.com 224 (Mumbai – Trib.)

Income Tax Assessee gets enduring benefit from the rights acquired in films and serials and they do not expire on the date of first telecast as contemplated by the assessee – The rights are intangible assets within the meaning of Explanation (iii) to Section 32 and do not fall within the purview of Section 37(1). The assessee is entitled to claim depreciation on same. (Eenadu Television Private Limited. Vs. ACIT, Hyderabad) ITAT Hyderabad

Income Tax: AO of searched person has to record satisfaction even if he is also the AO of other person under sec. 153C  Narsi Creations v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Central Circle-12, New Delhi
[2016] 70 taxmann.com 156 (Delhi – Trib.)

Income Tax: Revenue couldn’t treat taxpayer as BPO if same was categorized as KPO in earlier year on basis of same agreement
SNL Financial (India) (P.) Ltd. v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Cir.8, Ahmedabad [2016] 70 taxmann.com 146 (Ahmedabad – Trib.)

Income Tax :  Co. outsourcing significant part of its operations can’t be a comparable for a Co. rendering IT enabled services American Express India (P.) Ltd. v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle 1(1), New Delhi [2016] 70 taxmann.com 82 (Delhi – Trib.)  Registration u/s 12AA cannot be denied on town Planning Activities continuing from earlier years [ITO vs. Moradabad Development Authority (ITAT Delhi)].

INDIRECT TAX:


Service tax & custom : CBEC has issued a circular for speedy disbursal of pending refund claims of exporters of service under rule 5 of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 vide Circular No. 195/05/2016- Service Tax dated 15th June ,2016.This scheme is applicable only to service tax registrants who are exporters of services, with respect to refund claims under rule 5 of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004, which have been filed on or before 31-3-2015, and which have not been disposed of as on the date of the issue of the circular dated 10-11-2015

CBEC has issued a single window project for simplification of procedure in SWIFT for clearance of consignment related to drugs & Cosmetics reg. vide Circular No. 28/2016- CUS- dated 14th June, 2016

Excise  : Whether there will be Eligibility of Cenvat credit of services at their retail outlets from where sales are affected. In the given case No sales are affected at the factory gate but duty is paid at the time of clearance. It was held that since the goods are not sold at the factory gate but are sold at the retail outlets, therefore, by virtue of the express provisions of Section 4(3) (c)(iii) of the Central Excise Act, 1944 the place of removal in the case of appellant will be the retail outlet. Hence cenvat credit will be eligible.( M/s Sports And Leisure Apparel Ltd. Versus Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise And Service Tax-Noida)- 2016 (6) TMI 468- CESTAT ALLAHABAD

Vat : Delhi value added tax has launched “Good Dealer Reward Scheme” Vide order instruction No. F.3 (632)/Policy/VAT/2015/PF/363- 69 dated 10.06.2016. The objective of the scheme is to acknowledge the efforts of better performing dealers so as to further encourage them to continue their efforts for better tax compliance and also to set examples for other dealers.

Central Excise: SSI Exemption – use of Brand/Trade mark or others – as long as assignment stands the assessee using the brand name is eligible for the benefit of SSI exemption notification – Tri

Excise  : CBEC has amend the notification No. 214/86 – central excise dated 25.03.1986 vide notification No. 24/2016 dated 14.06.2016 and further it amends the notification No. 67-95- Central Excise – dated 16.03.1995 vide Notification No. 25/2016 dated 14.06.2016.In this notification they have substituted the word “ Free Trade Zone” with “Special Economic Zone”

Central Excise: Levy of excise duty on readymade garments and made articles of textiles bearing a brand name or sold under a brand name and having a retail sale price of Rs. 1000 or more – reg. Circular No. 1031/19/2016-CX Dated 14th of June, 2016 F. No. 332/5/2016-TRU Dated 14th of June, 2016

Service tax : No interest can be demanded on time-barred payment of service tax  commissioner of Central Excise, Bhopal v. Western Coal Fields Ltd.[2016] 70  taxmann.com 133 (New Delhi – CESTAT)

Service tax : CESTAT grants refund of excess service tax paid on ‘brokerage’ towards stock-broker services, pursuant to subsequent downward adjustment thereof through credit notes to clients. It Rejected the Revenue’s stand that principle of unjust enrichment applicable to present case since issuance of credit notes not sufficient to establish that tax burden had not been passed onto recipients of service. CESTAT Mumbai

Custom : Seeks to extend the levy of anti-dumping duty on imports of Pentaerythritol, originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China, for a period of one year

Service tax & custom : CBEC has issued a circular for speedy disbursal of pending refund claims of exporters of service under rule 5 of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 vide Circular No. 195/05/2016- Service Tax dated 15th June ,2016.This scheme is applicable only to service tax registrants who are exporters of services, with respect to refund claims under rule 5 of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004, which have been filed on or before 31-3-2015, and which have not been disposed of as on the date of the issue of the circular dated 10-11-2015

CBEC has issued a single window project for simplification of procedure in SWIFT for clearance of consignment related to drugs & Cosmetics reg. vide Circular No. 28/2016- CUS- dated 14th June, 2016

OTHER UPDATES


Changes in form 2, 3, 4 & 11 vide Limited Liability Partnership (Second Amendment) Rules 2016

ICAI: 30 SEP 2016 is the last date for payment of Membership & Certificate of Practice (CoP) Fee for FY 2016-17.

Threshold limit of PF withdrawal for deduction of tax, raised to Rs. 50,000 from Rs. 30.000 with effect from 1st June, 2016 vide Finance Act, 2016.

Net realizable of stock to be taken as value it would fetch on actual sale in future. [ITO vs. M/s. Mahendra Traders (ITAT Kolkata)].

A month after India redrew its tax agreement with Mauritius, the government has constituted a working group to examine the “consequential issues” arising out of the changes. Sebi : The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has issued a consultation paper on financial disclosures to be made by the newly-introduced Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). Comments have been invited by June 28. It has proposed that annual disclosure to stock exchanges be on a quarterly basis, not half-yearly as suggested earlier.

Rbi : The country has a lot of “unmet demands” for bank loans and a lot of gap is still to be filled in the banking space, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Harun Rashid Khan has said. “We have a lot of unmet demands (for bank loans still a lot of gaps to be filled,” Khan said in reply to a question on the central bank’s plan to issue more licences for setting up new banks.

Sebi : The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has issued a consultation paper on financial disclosures to be made by the newly-introduced Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). Comments have been invited by June 28. It has proposed that annual disclosure to stock exchanges be on a quarterly basis, not half-yearly as suggested earlier.

KEY DATES


Payment of ESI for the month of May- 16-06-2016

E-Payment of DVAT & CST tax for the month of May -16-06-2016

Payment of ESI for the month of May- 21-06-2016

E-Payment of DVAT & CST tax for the month of May -21-06-2016

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